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Energy & Climate Change - Facilities Management

The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. In the United States, buildings account for 39 percent of total energy use, 68 percent of total electricity consumption and 38 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions. Energy often represents a commercial property's single largest operating expense. By adopting strategies that increase energy efficiency, use renewable energy, and minimize waste, retailers can maximize both economic and environmental performance.

Compliance Resources

Regulations have been issued to minimize refrigerant emissions by maximizing the recovery and recycling of such substances during the service, repair, and disposal of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment

Sustainability Resources

EPA provides information to:

  • reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances greenhouse gases;
  • improve the energy efficiency of your buildings and appliances;
  • identify renewable power sources
  • to conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently.

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