How to Green Your Winter Holiday

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and festive traditions - a time to indulge on the plate of sugar cookies left out in the office kitchen, find the perfect gift for a fantastically eccentric relative, travel through crazy weather to be with loved ones and take a break from a hectic schedule to relax and reflect. Here at WegoWise, we think all of the above is great (especially anything baked goods-related) and having it be eco-friendly is even better! 

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WegoTalks: A Chat with Andrew Chen

Over the past five years, WegoWise has grown from a team of a few people to a fantastic group of over 30! As the company continues to grow, we strive to stay as connected as possible, even with our team being spread across the globe. Through this series of WegoTalks interviews, we hope to share with you the stories of the people who’ve been here since the beginning of WegoWise and introduce you to those who have helped shaped the company into its current form.

Follow the WegoTalks Series to learn more about more about our wonderful colleagues!

For our first WegoTalks interview, we spent some time chatting with Andrew Chen, CEO of WegoWise. Andrew also serves as a Managing Director at Boston Community Venture Fund, a subsidiary of Boston Community Capital.

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The WegoWise team View image at wegowise.com

See how CCSM used WegoWise to achieve 26% water and 35% electricity savings

Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM) is a non-profit organization committed to developing and managing affordable housing in Santa Monica, CA, a beach suburb of Los Angeles. Since 1982, CCSM's mission has been to provide housing to low-income working families and individuals. CCSM manages and has developed almost 100 projects with nearly 1700 units in the city of Santa Monica. Utilities are a significant operating cost, totaling over $1.1 million annually.

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CCSM Tracks Retrofit Success with WegoWise View image at wegowise.com

New WegoWise Case Study: New Holland Residences

New Holland Residences (NHR), a growing New York-based property management company and subsidiary of Sugar Hill Capital Partners, is passionate about elevating the living experience through innovation and sustainability. To stand out in a crowded NYC rental market, NHR is focused on increasing tenant comfort while simultaneously creating value for building owners--two aims the organization supports with building upgrades and retrofits that increase energy efficiency.

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Make Halloween Hallo-GREEN

We don’t discriminate against holidays here at WegoWise, but we do have our favorites. Halloween is one of them! Fun decorations, costume parties, scary movies and spooky snacks are all part of our fall celebration. To keep with our company’s mission, we also try to make our holidays as eco-friendly as possible. Here are some tips to keep this (at times) excessive holiday on the green side.

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The Corporate Report Card

The topic of large corporations reducing their carbon footprints has been discussed for years, and now our friends in the Fortune 500 world are stepping up to the plate. This past July, more than a dozen corporate leaders took an enormous step to reduce not only their own carbon footprint but also encourage other corporations across the globe to do the same.

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The Urban Heat Island Effect, Explained

If you’ve been in Boston with the Wego team over the past few weeks, I’ll bet you felt the heat like we did! This summer has been a hot one, breaking records across the globe. Temperatures have been steadily rising over the past decades, and this is especially true in urban areas because of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.

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