Demand Response Funds Energy Savings & Corporate Earnings

Johnson Controls: Energy represents a significant corporate expenditure. In today’s tight economy, facilities managers are exploring ways to save money by reducing energy consumption. Smart building technologies that efficiently control lighting, HVAC, and even plug loads save millions of dollars … MORE

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Siemens, Green Seal collaborate on green building guide

The Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: A Guide for Public Housing Authorities, developed by Siemens Industry in collaboration with Green Seal Inc., is now available to the public online and free. The Green Building Operations & Maintenance Manual provides … MORE

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Going Green is Nice. But How Do You Stay Green?

Commercial real estate owners and managers have increasingly sought to have new or renovated buildings certified in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program. But now many are dealing with the next stage in the process—maintaining those standards as … MORE

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LoopNet Announces Release of Property Comps 5.0 – Now With 25% More Commercial Real Estate Sales Comparables

LoopNet, Inc. operator of the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace, announced the release of its newly enhanced commercial sales comps database, Property Comps 5.0 on Sept 19.  With this new release, LoopNet’s industry-leading comps database is reporting dramatic gains … MORE

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Sustainable Momentum – What’s driving the shift toward greener properties?

Have green properties been more resilient through the downturn? Yes, according to a 2010 CB Richard Ellis study: 79 percent of owners surveyed believed that sustainable properties attract and retain tenants. The study, which defined green and sustainable buildings as … MORE

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Sustainable Lessons for Commercial Real Estate

National Real Estate Investor: Green buildings and sustainable construction continues to be the hot topic within commercial real estate circles. However, the recession slowed momentum a bit. Some cost-conscious owners and developers are reluctant to incur expensive green retrofits in … MORE

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Energy Star Industry Challenge Saves Money and Significantly Reduces Greenhouse Emissions

A new research survey shows that U.S. office buildings are lagging far behind in the move toward energy efficiency, with elevators being the primary deterrent. According to the report, surveyed workers spent a collective 33 years stuck in elevators during the past … MORE

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10 Ways to Boost Your Building’s Energy Efficiency in 2012

Faced with a promising new year, we have an opportunity to start fresh and get fit — and that includes our buildings. From GreenBiz.com : Has your building become fat and lazy? Is it consuming more than it provides? Efficiency … MORE

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