FAQ

Who can participate? How much does it cost to participate? How long will the competition take? Can schools, businesses or property managers with multiple locations participate? Can I participate as both a building and a tenant? Do I have to report on all primary areas (Energy, Water, Waste, and Employee Engagement)? How will you determine success and awards in the Competition? Will this require a lot of time from me? How can I participate as a Tenant?

Who can participate?
The competition is open to businesses and organizations of all sizes within DRG territory. Businesses and organizations outside this territory can participate but will not be eligible for cash awards at the end of the program (but will receive recognition through press releases)
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How much does it cost to participate? Participation is free.
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How long will the competition take?
This is a one year program. Registration opens Apr 25, through Sep 30. Contest starts Aug 2017.
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Can schools, businesses or property managers with multiple locations participate?
Yes. Each location will enroll separately.
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Can I participate as both a building and a tenant?
As some property managers also manage an office within the building, we'd like to welcome you to participate as both a property manager and a tenant. You will receive recognition for both types of participation at the end of the program year.
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Do I have to report on all primary areas (Energy, Water, Waste, and Employee Engagement)?
Awards are based on goals met at the end of the one year challenge. You choose how far you want to go.
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How will you determine success and awards in the Competition?
Participants will be awarded based on both points earned and measured reductions in energy, water, waste, and employee engagement. Special Awards for implementing innovative strategies that will exhibit continued energy and environmental successes will be also given.
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Will this require a lot of time from me?
We are dedicated to help you achieve your sustainability goals and make this as easy as possible. The web portal is designed with embedded sustainability calculators to enable you to quickly and easily report on your CO2 reduced, dollars saved, tons recycled, water conserved, kilowatts saved and cars removed from the road by simply entering a few fields. This will not take more than 20 minutes a month! Enjoy watching your progress on leaderboards and encourage your tenants and employees to help you achieve your goals.
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How can I participate as a Tenant?
Even though you don't have control over your building systems or even access to utility bills as a tenant, you can still operate in a sustainable way as you encourage your employees to reduce their plug load and resources used. As a tenant you can join the contest as you and your employees join challenges and score points. At the end of the contest let us know the unique and fun sustainable practices your businesses implemented and get recognized and awarded for it.
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