Architects have an essential role to play in ensuring the tenant fitouts they design are as sustainable and energy efficient as possible. Industry research indicates that client demand continues to drive growth in high-performance, energy-efficient buildings and spaces, while state and local policies are also beginning to require more efficient buildings.
As half of all commercial buildings nationwide are leased, they present significant opportunities to embed sustainability into existing buildings. Because the efficiency of a leased space begins with design, architects hold the power to create higher-performing spaces and help transform the building sector.
This webinar will walk you through the Urban Land Institute’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) and introduce the new TEOP for Architects resource, created in collaboration between ULI and the AIA. Featuring leading architects in high-performance design, speakers will cover how architects can use the TEOP process to ensure they are:
- harnessing the energy-conservation potential of existing buildings,
- saving clients money, and
- advancing and remaining at the forefront of sustainable design.
The Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) is a proven replicable approach that integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction while delivering excellent financial returns. It has been utilized by numerous tenants, including companies such as Bloomberg, LinkedIn, Estée Lauder, Cushman & Wakefield, and Shutterstock, to help them meet energy-reduction goals, achieve payback in three to five years, and reach average annual internal rates of return of 25%. Visit the ULI Tenant Energy Optimization Program website at TenantEnergy.ULI.org for technical resource guides, how-to documents, case studies, and other training materials.