Tag Archives: LEED

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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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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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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