It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time for a new set of New Year’s Resolutions. Many people resolve to get organized or adopt a healthier lifestyle. But what are your resolutions for your property? Here are a few ideas:

Make a sustainability plan

Corporate social responsibility is a great way to attract valuable clients and employees. Whether you’re reducing waste, cleaning up your supply chain, increasing your building’s energy efficiency, or reducing your company’s greenhouse gas emissions, people want to know. If you want customers, tenants, or employees to see you as a forward-thinking, ethically-minded company, you need a sustainability plan in 2019.

Get your LEED certification

Show your tenants that your building is designed thoughtfully and efficiently. Think of LEED certification as a long-term sustainability plan for your building. Don’t forget: you can even use EV charging stations to earn LEED credits!

Attend an EV charging webinar

Over 1 million electric vehicles are on the road today. In December 2018 alone, over 49,000 people brought home a new EV. Now is the time to learn about these vehicles and to invest in your property’s future. Register for a monthly electric vehicle charging services webinar to learn about the types of EV charging stations available on the market and property requirements for installing them.

Research your EV charging needs

Are you already thinking of installing charging stations? Count the electric vehicles in your parking lot and ask your clients about their cars. With more than 50 EV models on the market, and some plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) models that are almost indistinguishable from their internal combustion counterparts, you might be surprised to discover just how many EVs are already at your property! Here are four tips for planning your charging stations.

Reduce your personal CO2 emissions.

Buying a plug-in electric vehicle eliminates your tailpipe emissions. You can sit in traffic or go on a road trip without worrying as much about your vehicle’s air pollution. According to both the US Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned Scientists, battery electric vehicles produce half the amount of CO2 as a gas car. Even including emissions from manufacturing and “well to wheel” electricity generation, electric vehicles are the cleanest choice.

Our next USGBC-endorsed webinar is Thursday, January 31. Don’t miss your chance to learn about the electric vehicles that will park at your property in 2019!