July 2019 Spotlight

Welcome to the summer edition of Spotlight, focused on Our Environment, one of the three pillars of our Social Purpose.

In this edition you’ll learn about energy benchmarking and why more and more municipalities are requiring building owners to benchmark their energy usage. Kelly Dougherty, director of energy management at FS Energy, shares how we are demonstrating leadership by educating our teams and clients about how they can reduce their energy consumption.

We are also highlighting some of the ways our teams demonstrate their commitment to Our Environment in very hands-on ways, in and outside of our offices. And we are celebrating our companies throughout North America who joined together to support the #DaylightHour global social media campaign to raise awareness of energy conservation and wellness in workspaces.

We hope you enjoy – and always welcome suggestions on topics you would like to learn more about. Our next issue of Spotlight is focused on Our Community and will be published in October.

When you share activities in support of Our Environment on social media, please remember to use our #FirstServeOthers hashtag!
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The Case for Benchmarking

Did you know that buildings in the United States account for 40% of total energy consumed? This equates to roughly $450 billion spent on energy bills each year. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with this energy use is approximately 40% of the nation’s total output.One of the most cost-effective ways to decrease overall energy use is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. New York City, home to more than one million buildings — which account for 70% of all emissions — recently introduced a comprehensive collection of carbon reduction laws designed to do just that.

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A Genuine Commitment to Our Environment

Our Environment is one of the three pillars of our Social Purpose, along with Our People and Our Community. Participating in activities that raise awareness about sustainability and environmental issues is an interest shared by so many throughout our family of companies. We see this commitment to Our Environment expressed in many ways, and it […]

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2019 Sustainability Expo: How Does Your Building Compare?

On May 23, FS Energy and FirstService Residential held their annual sustainability expo. This year the focus was on helping buildings prepare for the Climate Mobilization Act which went into effect on April 18, 2019. The Climate Mobilization Act is groundbreaking legislation passed by the New York City Council. The act’s goal is to mitigate […]

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#DaylightHour 2019: Enlightening Others by Turning Lights Off

              The companies of FirstService came together again to participate in Daylight Hour, a global social media campaign designed to raise awareness of energy conservation and wellness in the workplace. We are pleased to announce that two of our companies received awards from event organizers: FirstService Residential was awarded […]

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Coming Soon: National CleanUp Day 2019

    On the heels of our successful Daylight Hour event, we are already planning our next company-wide initiative in support of Our Environment. National CleanUp Day will take place Saturday, September 21. In an organization with our size and scope, we are poised to have a significant impact within our communities. What if everyone […]

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