Case Studies

Find out how commercial office tenants are using the Commercial Tenant Program to help reduce operating costs, increase asset value, improve productivity, and foster a culture of sustainability.


Gensler—the world’s largest architectural firm—participated in the Commercial Tenant Program when designing newly leased space in the heart of New York City’s theater district. As a result of the energy efficiency measures they implemented, they are realizing a 25% increase in workplace satisfaction and found that 74% of staff feel the physical work environment has a positive impact on their overall job satisfaction.

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Paul Hastings

In 2016, Paul Hastings LLP moved to a new office space in the MetLife Building in Midtown Manhattan. Prior to their move, they conducted an in-depth energy and financial analysis to develop an innovative design that balanced form, function, and sustainability. The results are a more efficient, collaborative workspace that now has a 16% smaller footprint and a 23% reduction in energy use.

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Rudin, one of the leading commercial and residential real estate management and development firms in New York, developed an energy action plan and identified several options for energy saving measures in the construction and design its newly redesigned space. As a result of implementing those measures, Rudin is experiencing an estimated 20% in energy savings compared to its pre-existing use baseline.

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White and Case

White & Case, an international law firm based in New York City, developed an energy efficiency model for their new office space at 1221 Avenue of the Americas. The model allowed White & Case to provide a convincing proposal to building management to make improvements, which resulted in significant energy savings.

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Program Fact Sheet

Commercial Tenant Fact Sheet [PDF]

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