LEED Platinum certification is difficult to achieve for any commercially built project, and even more so for an industrial building—especially a food-processing facility with massive equipment and processing units that have high energy consumptions.
CBRE is not only the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, it’s also vying to be the industry leader in sustainability. NREI spoke with CBRE LEED AP David L. Pogue, CBRE’s global director of sustainability, based in San Jose, Calif., about how the steps the company is taking in that direction.
The 2013 Building Energy Summit, to be held on March 26 in Washington, D.C., promises to address both the challenges and the opportunities associated with energy-efficient management and operation of commercial buildings.
M1T Partners recently finalized a preliminary round of funding for Adoba Eco Hotel, the first independent hotel chain to design, build and convert fully LEED-certified hotels. M1T’s $75 million investment is the first round of financing of a five-year, $1 billion plan to expand Adoba on a national basis.