Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Reduce Energy Consumption

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Reduce Energy Consumption

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance published this week shows that leading commercial real estate owners have demonstrated significant energy reductions since 2009. The report tracked and analyzed 8,684 properties owned or managed by Greenprint members located across … Read more…

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…

Texas’ Largest PACE Project Will Reduce Electricity Use By More Than 6.6 Million Kilowatt Hours Per Year

Texas’ Largest PACE Project Will Reduce Electricity Use By More Than 6.6 Million Kilowatt Hours Per Year

    Texas’ largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) project will cut energy use by about 40% and annual water use by almost 700,000 gallons. The site of such savings is the abandoned Butler Brothers building in Dallas, an abandoned building erected in 1910 that … Read more…

There’s Lots Wrong with Tenant Submetering; Here Are 10 Fixes

There’s Lots Wrong with Tenant Submetering; Here Are 10 Fixes

While it can be a smart move for commercial real estate companies to bill their tenants each month based on the amount of electricity, water and/or gas they consume. But the current process of billing tenants for their actual consumption is inefficient, inaccurate, frustrating and costly. Here are 10 problems with tenant submetering as it stands today and how you can solve them.

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…

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

The Marcus Garvey Apartments, an affordable-housing neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, has installed a microgrid that is expected to improve energy efficiency and cost, and to ensure a steady supply of energy. The project was developed by L+M Development Partners, writes Microgrid Knowledge. Solar panels on … Read more…

Industrial Entities in Emerging Economies Adopt EMS Solutions at a Furious Rate

Industrial Entities in Emerging Economies Adopt EMS Solutions at a Furious Rate

Industrial entities in emerging economies are widely adopting comprehensive energy management solutions; China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Mexico and South Africa hold significant promise for the global energy management systems market, according to Transparency Market Research’s new study, Energy Management Systems (EMS) Market … Read more…

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