January GreenIREM webinar – Sustainable Buildings: The Year Ahead

IREM’s final webinar in the GreenIREM series on sustainability takes a look at the emerging trends in commercial real estate and the energy saving trends of the coming year. 2011 in review Emerging industry trends Financial incentives outlook Policy outlook … MORE

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Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012

The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment … MORE

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EPA Updates Energy Star Tool to Support Greater Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

Improving the energy efficiency of America’s hospitals by 10 percent would save $740 million annually in energy bills EPA : Healthcare organizations spend $7.4 billion in energy costs each year. To improve energy efficiency, thousands of hospitals rely on the … 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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NASA Partners with DOE to Construct ‘Greenest’ Federal Building

NASA’s Ames Research Center and the Department of Energy (DOE), at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif. are collaborating on technologies and processes for what may be the “greenest,” highest-performing building in the federal government. From NASA.gov: Originally developed … MORE

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Top Green Corporate Leaders Announced at U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild

Banking firm Wells Fargo, Anthony Malkin, the guiding force behind the Empire State Building’s sweeping retrofit and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are among the organizations and individuals the U.S. Green Building Council is honoring this year. The 2011 Leadership Awards will be presented … 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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Going Green 101

Recently, Dustin C. Gellman, CCIM, chief executive officer of GreenPoint Partners in Chicago, and former CCIM President Richard E. Juge, CCIM, SIOR, cofounder of GreenPoint Partners and president of RE/MAX Commercial Brokers in Metairie, La., discussed some of the practical … MORE

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Sensible sustainability for industrial buildings

REJournals.com When ground was broken in late 2007 for a speculative warehouse and distribution center in suburban Chicago, plans called for the roughly 650,000-square foot facility to be packed with green building features. Those included hundreds of skylights to reduce … MORE

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Goodwill’s Maryland Headquarters Goes 100% Green

From the US Department of Energy: Goodwill Industries International entered a two-year agreement to purchase wind energy equivalent to 100% of the estimated annual energy use at its headquarters in Rockville, Md. The renewable energy certificates (RECs) will be sourced … MORE

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