Before your business can improve its energy consumption on a regular basis, current performance must be assessed and costly behavior reduced. Multiple resources, including the LEED standard, exist to give companies a way to measure progress and prioritize structural improvements. Once you’re aware of what needs to change, you can work with professionals that have experience bringing green office solutions to companies that want to make a difference.

In an article for the United States Green Building Council blog, Micah Remly emphasizes the need for property owners and managers, as well as tenant businesses, to be aware of energy costs. Remly says that tenants can be spotlighted when they make energy-efficient improvements to reward awareness. He also connects visibility and knowledge to tenant retention, saying that properties are better suited when tenants stay for long periods of time.

“Retention rates for tenants have an enormous impact on the profitability of a commercial property,” Remly writes. “Tenants who engage with energy management practices at the property are more likely to make the effort to help the property team assemble the data they need to comply.”

Energy use can be tracked through monitoring, but companies should remember the impact of good furniture choices on their carbon footprint. Whether it’s used cubicles reshaped to fit a specific office layout or new office desks from a local source, California liquidation experts will help businesses move from initial awareness of their energy usage issues to better LEED compliance through reused materials. Furniture made from reused can be part of a commitment to using locally obtained and low-impact goods in general throughout your company.