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 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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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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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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Solar Power Could be Competitive by 2013

Environmental Leader: Solar photovoltaics could become competitive with grid electricity in some European markets as early as 2013, and in all market segments across the continent by 2020, according to a new study by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. According … MORE

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