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How CBRE Develops Competitive Advantage: Q&A with Global Director of CR David Pogue

How CBRE Develops Competitive Advantage: Q&A with Global Director of CR David Pogue

David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility for CBRE, discusses how the global real estate services company is integrating corporate responsibility into its business practices.

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

The US Green Building Council adopted a national construction resilience standard that will be incorporated into LEED certification, the Minnesota business newspaper Finance & Commerce reported. Called RELi and pronounced “rely,” the standard is a point-based system for buildings to gain recognition and certification for hazard preparedness, disaster recovery, crisis … Read more »

Atlanta Falcons Claim ‘Most Sustainable Sports Venue in the World’

Atlanta Falcons Claim ‘Most Sustainable Sports Venue in the World’

The Atlanta Falcons football team is playing in a stadium that uses 47% less water than the baseline standard, is lit by LED lights that use 60% less energy than standard lights, and generates its own renewable energy through 4,000 solar PV panels – all of which have helped the Falcons

LEED Retail Participants on the Rise

LEED Retail Participants on the Rise

Between 2012 and 2013, green building investment jumped by $1 billion in the retail sector, and the percentage of retail owners involved in green building more than doubled, from 18 percent in 2011 to 38 percent in 2013, according to the Leed in Motion: Retail report by the US Green … Read more »

Canadian Green Building to Increase by Half

Canadian companies expect their green practices will grow from one third to one half by 2017, according to a report prepared by McGraw Hill Construction. The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, was commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council and shows that … Read more »

Sustainable Furniture Products Earn LEED Points in USGBC’s Pilot Credit 80

Those pursuing LEED certification may now be able to earn credit for specifying level certified furniture products under the USGBC’s new Pilot Credit 80: Environmentally Preferable Interior Finishes and Furnishings. Level is the sustainability certification program for furniture. It is a multi-attribute evaluation of the environmental and social impacts of … Read more »

IES Building Analysis Tool to Save Fitchburg State $1.5m

CBT Architects used software from sustainable building design consultant Integrated Environmental Solutions to help save Fitchburg State University a projected $1.5 million in construction costs and more than $34,000 in annual operating costs, during a renovation and extension to its science building in Fitchburg, Mass. Massachusetts requires that all state … Read more »

How Environmental Awareness Builds Business

Customers respond to sustainability practices, and businesses have reacted to that with enthusiasm over the years, if not always with sincerity. There was a time when slapping green paint on the side of a traditional practice was enough to win the admiration of the market. No longer. Today, educated customers … Read more »

Reaching the Crossroads of Corporate Sustainability and Strong Business Practices

The intersection of corporate sustainability and smart business practices is a crossroads that companies can no longer afford to avoid on the path to increased productivity and reduced costs. An effective sustainability plan provides the roadmap to reaching goals which benefit both the environment and the bottom line. As a … Read more »

LEED as the Seed: Sustainability Beyond Certification

Congratulations. You’ve been LEED certified.  Now what? That is the question facing the owners and operators of over one billion square feet of commercial space that have obtained LEED status under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Building Rating System. What they (and you) decide will make a big … Read more »

LEED Roundup: eBay, Diversey, PECO, Crescent, University of Redlands

Here’s the latest roundup of some of the most recent businesses and office buildings that have earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. These include eBay’s data center, Diversey’s distribution center, Crescent’s office tower and the Center for the Arts at the University … Read more »

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