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Shipping Containers Are 'Green' Moneymakers for Commercial Development 
Shipping containers are sustainable as well as moneymakers for commercial building developers.
Data Centers Are ‘Low Carbon Champions’ 
Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Campaign includes dozens of helpful suggestions on how to lower energy use at data centers, as well as case studies of companies that have saved money and energy through efficiency measures.
Mayor de Blasio Plans Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for NYC 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $41 billion affordable housing plan includes a pilot program that would boost much-needed sustainability projects at affordable multifamily properties in the city. The program will target housing that serves low- to moderate-income residents, focusing on some of the oldest and most vulnerable housing stock, such as smaller and midsize tenement buildings.
Is the Northeast's CRE More Sustainable Post-Sandy? 
A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy devastated much of the Eastern seaboard, are there any silver linings from the hurricane that was the second-costliest in U.S. history? Is it possible that the commercial real estate sector is now more sustainable because of a storm? The answer is a complicated yes and no.
Homeland Security Funds Green Building Fire Safety Study 
We all know that green is good when it comes to buildings, but can green buildings also be dangerous?
As Baby Boomers Leave, Property Management Goes Green  2
Approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. That staggering fact is not lost on the world of commercial real estate, and many in the property management field in particular are working to deal with the waves of coming retirements.
SolarCity Debuts Rooftop Solar Panel-Backed Bonds 
SolarCity has become the first U.S. company to offer bonds backed by rooftop solar panels, selling $54.4 million in a transaction that closed in mid-November.
Retail Sector Welcomes ICSC's New Property Efficiency Scorecard 1
shopping centers have an individualized way to benchmark energy use, thanks to the new Property Efficiency Scorecard, which is being launched today at the ICSC's Retail Green conference in Phoenix.
Water Often Overlooked As Part of Energy Benchmarking 
When commercial real estate owners and operators think about benchmarking utilities and conserving energy, they sometimes forget about a commodity in addition to fuel and electricity: water.
Electronics Recycling Isn’t Enough, Say E-Waste Companies 
Most people know that used electronics—just like paper, plastic, metal and glass—require recycling. What may not be as well known is the notion that simply recycling electronic waste is not enough to be truly green. Two entities have launched in the past few years to set higher standards for e-waste recycling companies.
REITs, Institutional Investors at Forefront of Green Building Movement 
Institutional investors and REITs are leading the way in the green building movement.
Private Lenders Begin Giving Developers “Green” to Go Green 
Private lenders are beginning to make loans to green developers and builders, following many government-funding programs for sustainability projects.
10 Disrupters: Downturn? What Downturn? 
Looking at what’s going on with Related Companies almost prompts the question: What recession?
Only the Beginning
When it comes to high-performance energy-efficient buildings, benchmarking is basic.
Passco Appoints Sullivan as President
Passco Cos. LLC appointed Larry K. Sullivan as president of the company following the resignation of former president William H. Winn, effective May 30.
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