Chicago Now the Top US Market for Energy-Efficient Office Buildings

Chicago Now the Top US Market for Energy-Efficient Office Buildings

Chicago now has the most building spaces with LEED and Energy Star certification in the United States, according to a new study from the commercial real estate services firm CBRE and Maastricht University. The 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index ranked the Windy City top … Read more…

EPA Recognizes CBRE for a Decade of Energy Star Performance

EPA Recognizes CBRE for a Decade of Energy Star Performance

For the tenth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized CBRE Group – a Los Angeles-based Fortune 500 commercial real estate services and investment firm – for its Energy Star performance. The 25-year-old federal energy efficiency initiative – which may lose funding under the Trump Administration’s “America First” budget – has recognized CBRE this time with a 2017 Energy Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

NAHB Survey: U.S. Home Builders Use Energy Efficient Products, Especially Windows

NAHB Survey: U.S. Home Builders Use Energy Efficient Products, Especially Windows

On average, builders of single-family residences use 10.2 different green products or practices – and 22 percent always or almost always have their homes certified to a green standard, according to survey results released on March 13 by the National Association of Home Builders.

Energy Efficiency Projects on Iconic Buildings in Pittsburgh, NYC

Energy Efficiency Projects on Iconic Buildings in Pittsburgh, NYC

Upgrading older and especially iconic buildings is difficult. It can be done, however. Indeed, The U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh recently was updated and upgraded to the extent that it received ENERGY STAR certification. Commentary at Facility Executive points out that the 47-year-old, 64-story building … Read more…

Energy Star Honors Bestowed

Energy Star Honors Bestowed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), through the Energy Star program, have commended 149 organizations in 35 states. The story from at the DoE website gives special mention to Beazer Homes USA; Pella Corp.; Verizon; General Motors; Ivey Residential; … Read more…

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