Net Zero Energy 189-Acre Development Planned for Illinois

Net Zero Energy 189-Acre Development Planned for Illinois

Burr Ridge, Illinois-based real estate company Hawthorne is currently planning a net zero energy housing and commercial development for Lockport, Illinois, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. The project for Lockport, located about 30 miles southwest of Chicago, calls for 500 homes as well as a shopping … Read more…

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…

Lackawanna, NY, Explores Net Zero Building

A key step has been taken toward constructing a net zero energy (NZE) building on the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, NY: The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has hired Turner Construction to provide design and construction management services. The Buffalo News says that … Read more…

California PUC Changes Rules for Rent-Subsidized Apartments

California PUC Changes Rules for Rent-Subsidized Apartments

The California Public Utilities Commission is accelerating the process of installing energy efficient appliances in rent-subsidized multi-unit apartment buildings, according to the website of WPCC. The story says that $400 million that is set aside annually to fund efficiency upgrades has gone unspent due to … Read more…

IMT: Apartments Can Save $3.4B Annually

IMT: Apartments Can Save $3.4B Annually

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) says that energy efficiency efforts in multifamily buildings potentially can save almost $3.4 billion annually. The report is entitled “Catalyzing Efficiency: Unlocking Energy Information and Value in Apartment Buildings.” The press release says that almost 38 million people live … Read more…

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