The book starts with the observation that America's commercial buildings waste about 30% of the energy that owners and tenants pay for. On an annual basis, energy waste costs owners and tenants more than $60 billion, which is equivalent to:
• $60 billion in lost business profits
• $857 billion in lost asset value.
• Funding for 1.3 million jobs.
Given the size of this energy efficiency opportunity, and the fact that often simple, inexpensive solutions are readily available . . . one would think that energy efficiency improvements would be selling like hot cakes. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Cashing in on Energy Efficiency makes the observation that:
"While the 'Energy Efficiency Elephant' is only a metaphor, those who want to cash in on energy efficiency opportunities need to take heed . . .
Energy efficiency elephants are Darwinian creatures. Either you eat them (by making energy efficiency improvements)
Speaking to property owners, Cashing in on Energy Efficiency suggests that the most cost-effective (and least risky) way to recover wasted energy expense is to make energy efficiency improvements one bite at a time . . . through incremental investments in ongoing repair and maintenance, tenant improvement and renovation projects.
For management companies and individual managers, Cashing in on Energy Efficiency suggests that helping owners increase net operating income and asset value (by improving energy efficiency) is one very good way to make yourself irreplaceable.
Speaking to tenants, Cashing in on Energy Efficiency suggests that landlords have a responsibility to help tenants reduce their energy bills. And, speaking to contractors, Cashing in on Energy Efficiency points out that helping customers evaluate energy efficiency opportunities is one very goood way to win more repair and maintenance, tenant improvement and renovation projects.
The bottom line, according to the new eBook, Cashing in on Energy Efficiency, is that energy efficiency elephants are Darwinian creatures. Either you eat them . . . or they will eat up your business.
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