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Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

As corporations increasingly looking at how the built environment impacts human health and the environment, a new document outlines how building projects can achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM.

Which Cities Have the Most Green Office Buildings?

San Francisco has the most green office buildings in the US, with 73.7 percent of its space holding either an EPA Energy Star label, US Green Building Council LEED certification, or both.

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CBRE Water Management Program Cuts Facilities’ Water Costs 38%

CBRE’s pilot water management program has saved its clients more than 1 billion gallons of water over the past 18 months, reducing their annual water costs an average of 38 percent. This has resulted in more than $5 million in total savings for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) clients, the … Read more »

Minneapolis Leads Green Building Markets

Minneapolis Leads Green Building Markets

Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing green-building practices, due to a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to a study by CBRE Group and Maastricht University. The 2015 Green Building Adoption Index, a joint project of CBRE … Read more »

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‘Little Trash’ Bins Improve Workplace Recycling

Providing employees with a desk-side recycling bin and a smaller trash bin attached to it can increase recycling and reduce waste in the workplace, according to a survey commissioned by Keep America Beautiful with support from PepsiCo Recycling and CBRE. The recommendation, called the “Little Trash” scenario, achieved a 20 … Read more »

More Buildings Reaching Carbon Reduction Targets

There has been a 200 percent increase over 2012 in the number of building design projects that meet the American Institute of Architects’ 60 percent carbon reduction target, according to a report released by AIA earlier this month. The AIA’s 2030 Commitment Program, introduced in 2009, is a voluntary initiative … Read more »

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Greenbuild 2014: Green Buildings, Healthy Workers, Sustainable Design Apps, Free Online Learning

Some 47 percent of building owners cut their healthcare costs for employees in facilities with green building features such as daylighting and natural air circulation, according to a study by McGraw Hill, the AIA, CBRE, US Green Building Council, United Technologies and a host of other partners, presented at Greenbuild … Read more »

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WELL Building Standard Launched

The International WELL Building Institute has launched the WELL Building Standard Version 1.0, which focuses on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the built environment, at the inaugural WELL Building Symposium in New Orleans. Following a two-year pilot program and a formal Peer Review process, the standard is now publicly … Read more »

No ‘Silver Bullet’ to Cut Buildings’ Carbon Emissions

US commercial buildings can reduce carbon emissions through a range of everyday measures — not a “silver bullet,” CBRE tells Reuters. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. Residential and commercial buildings account for about 38 percent of US CO2, according to Department of Energy figures. David Pogue, … Read more »

CBRE Surpasses 300 LEED-Certified Buildings

CBRE Group has certified more than 300 buildings through the US Green Building Council LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, making the company the commercial real estate services and investment industry leader in LEED for Existing Buildings certifications. CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability LEED Programs team has now certified 305 … Read more »

Top Environmental Management Practices Revealed

Top Environmental Management Practices Revealed

Ecolab has the strongest environmental management of all the companies in the Russell 3000 index, according to a study that evaluates environmental policies and infrastructure. Scoring 91 of 100 points, Ecolab saw an increase in score of 38 points (72 percent) during the past two years. In second place is … Read more »

US Leader In Green Commercial Space Announced

The US city with the highest percentage of green commercial space is Minneapolis, with 77 percent of its commercial real estate space certified as green, according to a study by CBRE Group and Maastricht University. The city with the second-highest percentage of green space was San Francisco, at 67.2 percent, … Read more »