Green leases next evolution in corporate real estate sustainability

Green leases next evolution in corporate real estate sustainability

Amid efforts to reduce energy costs and improve their sustainability credentials, a number of corporate tenants are seeking to improve the environmental performance of premises they occupy. While that happens partly through rating systems, a number of organizations are going...

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba recently marked a LEED milestone. The Canadian province has completed 100 certified projects. Totaling 601,753 square meters of space, the certifications represent Manitoba's greenest and most sustainable buildings, with 72 certifications in Winnipeg, six in Brandon and the remaining...

Real estate professionals embrace solar power

Real estate professionals embrace solar power

New data standards from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will enable thousands of realtors in California to enter details about solar-powered real estate assets into real estate listings for the first time, giving providing millions of Americans the opportunity to easily...

Mercedes showroom takes green lead in Cambodia

Star Auto Cambodia claims it has constructed one of the first and largest green buildings in Cambodia, reports the Phnom Penh Post. Speaking at the topping-out ceremony for the $10 million structure, Star Auto Cambodia CEO James Zemke said the...

Developer plans world’s most sustainable residential building

Developer plans world’s most sustainable residential building

Those seeking a luxury lifestyle no longer have to compromise on their environmental impact as plans for constructing the world’s most sustainable residential tower have been announced. The Beacon is a 17-story tower that is to be built in Hemel...

First solar-powered apartment skyscraper to rise in Melbourne

First solar-powered apartment skyscraper to rise in Melbourne

A landmark high-rise apartment tower in Melbourne, Australia, whose glass exterior is wrapped in solar cells will provide its residents with "off-the-grid" power stored in Tesla-like batteries, its designers say. The 60-level building will be the first skyscraper in Australia...

Integrated project delivery keeping sustainability off chopping block

Integrated project delivery keeping sustainability off chopping block

The story may be familiar. A proposed project has grand sustainability goals, green certifications and possibly even net zero energy use. But cost overruns steadily whittle away the goals, with each design phase cutting back on the savings and certification targets, ending in the dreaded “value engineering” (VE) process.

Australia's first timber office building taking shape

Australia's first timber office building taking shape

Australia’s first cross-laminated timber commercial office building is on pace for completion next year in Sydney. To be called International House Sydney (IHS), the six-story structure and Glulam building will be located at the gateway to Lendlease’s multi-billion dollar Barangaroo...

Infographic: Inside some of America's greenest buildings

The green building movement continues to blossom, becoming more and more a vital component in commercial building strategies. Many once considered the goal of building more energy-efficient buildings as too lofty. But as the clamor for a concerted change continues...

Council seeks to certify Ky. sites under SITES program

Officials with the U.S. Green Building Council are hoping to certify several new sites in Kentucky in the coming months.

Office nets Cayman's first LEED platinum designation

Office nets Cayman's first LEED platinum designation

The newly renovated and expanded Arch & Godfrey office has been awarded the highest level of certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, according to the Cayman Reporter. The designation marks...

Evolving technologies demand flexible buildings

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) opened a massive campus in Springfield, Va., in 2011, it was the Army Corps of Engineers’ biggest project since construction of the Pentagon in 1943. Like any such project, perspectives changed and requirements shifted...

Technology integration enhances tenant billing processes in commercial real estate

A partnership between two technology firms will allow property management customers to improve the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of tenant billing solutions for its mutual commercial real estate customers, according to a press release. Aquicore has integrated its energy data...

Redeveloped Colorado building earns top LEED certification

A 41,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail building in Boulder, Colorado, that was recently redeveloped by Unico Properties has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification for core and shell, reports the Colorado Real Estate Journal. With the certification, the building at 1738 Pearl St.

5 ways to conserve a building's water during winter

5 ways to conserve a building's water during winter

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the average person uses 80-100 gallons per day for everything from cooking, showering and flushing the toilet.

Construction firm's San Francisco office city's first certified net-zero energy commercial building

DPR Construction (DPR), a builder focused on complex and sustainable projects, is home to San Francisco’s first net-zero energy commercial office building. The company’s office has been certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) through its Living Building Challenge(SM)...

Solar panels powering renovated ReStore center

Solar panels powering renovated ReStore center

The new Austin, Texas, ReStore and Community Home Center is exemplifying its commitment to sustainability, powered by solar energy, according to a news release. The facility is operated by the city’s Habit for Humanity, which partnered with local solar developer...

Mosque renovated with sustainable, eco-friendly features

Badriya Jum'a Masjid was recently unveiled in India as the world’s first zero energy eco-friendly green mosque pioneered by Bearys Group. The mosque design has integrated Islamic architecture and sustainable technologies, the Deccan Herald newspaper reported. Syed Mohamed Beary of...

Chicago structure garners platinum status

Chicago's 111 South Wacker receives top LEED recognition.

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