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Investors embrace ESG principles | Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Institutional real estate investors across the globe are implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles as part of their overall …

Governance

Green buildings make you work smarter and sleep sounder, study reveals

Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a year and reduce instances of sick building syndrome<p>People working in green buildings think better in the office and sleep better when they get home, a new study has revealed.<p>The research indicates …

Green Living

Harvard finds certified green buildings improve both thinking and sleep

Better indoor air and lighting likely drive gains.<p>New research from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that workers in high-performing, …

Construction

Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

The Evolution of Green Star: A Brief History in 10 Buildings

Last month, I celebrated a decade leading the Green Building Council of Australia. Nothing tells the story of the evolution of our industry better …

Construction

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A new Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and The Delphi Group report titled Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts & …

Canada

Old Buildings Are U.S. Cities’ Biggest Sustainability Challenge

In the United States, buildings consume 41 percent of the nation’s total energy use, through lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators, and the thousands of items plugged into their sockets. In large urban centers such as Chicago and New York, the figure surpasses 70%. As the world seeks to …

What You Don't Know About Brooklyn Navy Yard's Sukanya Paciorek

The <b>Brooklyn Navy Yard</b> is in a period of <b>immense growth</b>, with <b>2.5M SF</b> expected to be added over the next three to five years, nearly <b>doubling</b> the amount …

New York City

Is ‘green’ still a selling point in the office sector?

Office developers are never shy about calling out the special features of their properties. But it’s still somewhat rare for them to crow about …

Architecture

First ever 'Buildings Day': Green buildings scale up

More than a hundred business groups from the construction and buildings sector have unveiled ambitious plans to expand the green building movement …

CaGBC reports strong growth LEED certification in 2015

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has reported “strong growth” for LEED certified buildings this year, specifically between May and September …

The Numbers Are (Finally) Making Sense on Sustainability. Heres Why.

We’re entering a <b>new era in sustainability</b>, according to Vidaris senior principal <b>Robert LiMandri</b>. It’s no longer a question of whether it’s worth it …

Sustainability

Where can I take the exam? | U.S. Green Building Council

LEED Professionals<p>Where can I take the LEED AP exam?<p>Answer<p>The exam will be offered at Prometric testing centers worldwide. Locate a testing …

Liberty Property Trust to construct $1 billion worth of real estate along Camden, N.J., waterfront - Philadelphia Business Journal

Liberty then enlisted Robert A. M. Stern Architects to come up with a master plan for a mixed-use community that involves constructing up to 1.7 …

How Can I Be GRESB Ready?

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of …

Sustainability

The Business Case for Green Building: Four More Words

I recently observed that a "refreshing free-market breeze" is blowing in the direction of green buildings and green communities. I summarized part of that trend in four words, "Our Investors Require It." Now I'd like to offer another four-word business case.<p>Most private sector money used to …

The power of benchmarking: GRESB comes of age

Now in its fifth year GRESB, the benchmark that measures the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios, has been influential in changing …

Internap Scores LEED Platinum for New Jersey Data Center

<b>Internap</b> has picked up a pair of energy certifications for its data center facility in Secaucus, New Jersey<p>Randy Ortiz, VP of data center design and …

Assembly Row Office Building Awarded LEED Gold Certificate

Federal Realty Investment Trust announced today that its office building at 450 Artisan Way in the Assembly Row district has achieved LEED Gold status, the first office building to ever achieve that status in Somerville.<p>450 Artisan Way, a 100,000 square foot office building that is part of the …

Construction

The Edge Is the Greenest, Most Intelligent Building in the World

The Smartest Building in the World<p>Inside the connected future of architecture<p>By Tom Randall | Sept. 23, 2015<p>From<p>Watch the video 3<p>It knows where you …

Architecture

LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency Increase Property Values

The value of apartments is higher if they are designed with efficiency and sustainability in mind, according to National Real Estate Investor. …

Sustainable Design

From Net Zero Energy to Net Zero Water: A New Frontier in Sustainability

Building off the principles of net zero energy and climate neutrality, Net Zero Water (NZW) is concept that aims to change the way water resources …

The Four-word Business Case for Green Building

I'm proud to be president of the organization that's leading the world's green building movement, the U.S. Green Building Council. Part of my responsibility is to distill our business case for green buildings into an easily understandable phrase. Luckily, I've had the benefit of advice from …

LEED Platinum Commercial Building Sets Energy and Design Standards In Europe

Project Name:<p>NU Office Building<p>Project Location:<p>Munich, Germany<p>Alucobond Materials:<p>Alucobond® Plus Royal Cedar<p>Architect:<p>Fabricator:<p>AS Fassaden, …

Architecture

LEED Gold Riverhouse’s double glass curtain-wall provides drama as well as energy savings

If you've ever strolled along Battery Park City's River Terrace, you might have noticed a glistening building wrapped in a dramatic double wall of …

Architecture

GBCA and GRESB partnership brings benchmark reporting for Australia’s real estate sector

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is partnering with GRESB, the global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios, to advance …