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…

Commercial Real Estate Company Reduces Energy Use by 20%, Saves $6.5M Yearly

Commercial Real Estate Company Reduces Energy Use by 20%, Saves $6.5M Yearly

Shorenstein Properties LLC, a real estate firm that owns and manages high-quality office buildings across the country, announced that it reduced its energy use by 20% in 2016. The reductions have saved the company an estimated $6.5 million in energy expenses per year. The company … Read more…

Alabama Airport Touts Energy Efficient Features and LEED Gold Certification

Alabama Airport Touts Energy Efficient Features and LEED Gold Certification

The operators of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) have set many energy efficient goals for themselves, all of which have helped to earn the aviation hub a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. BHM leaders approved a new terminal and the installation of … Read more…

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.

USGBC-LA Offers ‘Green Professionals’ Offers Sustainable Building Courses to Public, Corporate Groups

USGBC-LA Offers ‘Green Professionals’ Offers Sustainable Building Courses to Public, Corporate Groups

The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter is launching a first round of “green professionals” (GPRO) courses that target on-the-ground building professionals who seek to integrate sustainable practices into their core knowledge , according to a February 7 report by Construction & Demolition Recycling.

LEED Report: Hospitality Efficiency Growing

LEED Report: Hospitality Efficiency Growing

The U.S. Green Building Council’s “LEED in Motion: Hospitality” report found that more than 109 million square feet of hotel space is LEED-certified, according to the organization. More than 1,400 hotels, which represent 638.7 million square feet, participate in the LEED program. The release cites … Read more…

LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency Increase Property Values

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. Earlier this year, Fannie Mae lent $10.2 million to Station House, a 50-unit apartment community in Maplewood, N.J. The apartments had won a … Read more…

La-Z Boy Gets LEEDs Certified

La-Z Boy Gets LEEDs Certified

Furniture company La-Z-Boy’s new world headquarters has been awarded Silver Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to Home Furnishings News. The facility was completed in March. The building is 200,000 square feet, including a three-story glass lobby with … Read more…

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