The core mission of CMI is to expand the existing impact of NRDC by creating conditions for redirecting capital flows toward sustainable uses. We do so by engaging with the business community, articulating and implementing value propositions in relevant areas.
Center for Market Innovation
High Performance Tenant Spaces
When energy efficiency measures are implemented at the same time as tenant space fit-outs in large commercial buildings, they represent only marginal costs in the context of the overall project, significantly reducing the time to realize financial payback. Learn More
New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation
An independent, public-private partnership, NYCEEC is tasked with catalyzing the development of a fully scaled, market-driven energy efficiency retrofit industry in New York City, where buildings consume 80% of the city's energy and produce 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions. Learn More
Case Study: Li & Fung USA (LFUSA)
Li & Fung USA (LFUSA), a global consumer goods company, has committed to design and construct a high performance tenant space in the Empire State Building to reduce energy demand, increase efficiency, and improve indoor environmental quality. Learn More
Case Study: Tower Companies, Inc.
Tower Companies, Inc. implemented an energy management initiative in three large, multi-tenant office buildings it owns and operates in downtown Washington, D.C. Learn More
Yerina Mugica is Associate Director at NRDC's Center for Market Innovation, specializing in developing clean energy solutions that work for consumers, business and the environment.
Wendy Fok is Project Director for CMI's High Performance Demonstration Project and leads the overall development and execution.
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Factsheets, Reports, and Other Resources
High-performing and energy-efficient commercial office space begins before tenants even set foot in the building: choosing the right building is the critical first step. Read More
The Leader, March/April 2013: While it comes as no surprise that one of the most effective strategies to reduce operational costs and energy waste is to improve energy efficiency in buildings and across real estate portfolios, often overlooked is the potential of energy savings within the leased tenant space. Read More
Traditional lease provisions create a split incentive that divides operating and capital expenses between landlords and tenants, diminishing the landlord's recovery of capital invested in energy efficiency. These guidelines establish a framework within which both building owners and occupants can maximize the energy efficiency of their operations. Read More