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DOE Retail Building Guide ‘Can Halve Energy Costs’

The Department of Energy has released a guide that it says will help owners of retail stores achieve 50 percent energy savings, compared to the building energy code used in many parts of the U.S. The publication, the third installment in the DOE’s series of 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides, … Read more »

Verisae’s Apollo Tackles Buildings’ Software Integration Problem

Verisae has launched Apollo, building management software which the company says will collect data from any source, reducing maintenance and energy spend by seven to 13 percent a year. Apollo is rolling out to more than 1,000 EMEA client locations and connecting to over 50,000 pieces of equipment to collect … Read more »

Low-Carb Construction Matters

To date, sustainability efforts in construction have been directed at the pre-building phase. Various green building rating systems have worked to change the face of the built environment in exponential fashion. Owners of buildings have been wooed by the marketing edge of what a green building offers, including increased rent … Read more »

JLL Guide Catalogs Global Environmental Building Regulations

Jones Lang LaSalle has published a guide to energy, sustainability and climate regulations affecting building owners and managers around the world. The latest edition of Global Sustainability Perspective details legislation and incentives related to renewable energy, environmental reporting, carbon emissions reductions and other issues. The report was developed by experts … Read more »

Microsoft Eyeing Commercial Energy Management Market

Microsoft is moving in on the market for energy management in commercial buildings, according to the company’s chief environmental strategist. Rob Bernard said the company is working with partners to figure out what software and services it can offer and how it can marry building management systems with predictive analysis … Read more »

Green Rating Systems: Which One is Right for You?

Different green rating systems solve or create different problems depending on who’s using them and what they hope to get out of them. A real estate developer or builder might want bragging rights to help sell their homes while a municipality simply needs a third party standard to fortify minimum … Read more »

Clear One Health Plans Embraces Energy, Water Efficiency

Clear One Health Plans expects to save water and energy after adopting a series of building design elements at its Bend, Ore., headquarters. Clear One’s building, which earned LEED Gold status, saves 30 percent in water its restrooms through efficient plumbing fixtures, according to a press release. By using native … Read more »

CEO Report Envisions $6 Trillion in Sustainable New Business Opportunities

Businesses must work together with government and society to develop strategies to ensure that a global population of about 9 billion people lives well within the planet’s resources by 2050, according to a report from Alcoa and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The organizations launched their Vision … Read more »

Verizon Ops Center Gets LEED, Energy Star Status

Verizon’s 1.4 million square-foot operations center in Basking Ridge, N.J., has earned the LEED Silver designation, as well as Energy Star status. The building, which houses 3,000 employees and most of its critical business operations, relies on temperature sensors and energy management systems to keep heating, ventilation and cooling costs … Read more »

Council on Foreign Relations Goes LEED

The Council on Foreign Relations‘ new building in Washington, D.C., took extra steps to attain LEED Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. The headquarters is actually the melding together of two existing buildings that were renovated to LEED standards. The first is an 1871 Victorian-style townhouse, the second … Read more »