Susan Piperato

Susan
Piperato
Managing Editor, NREI and Waste360; Editor, Green Real Estate Strategies

Susan Piperato has been covering commercial real estate for the past seven years, having spent five years with ScheinMedia before joining NREI in 2011. Previously, she was a book and magazine editor and freelance writer in New York City, New York's Hudson Valley and Melbourne, Australia. She has written for a wide variety of publications about sustainability, design, culture and the arts. She specializes in all aspects of green building and design and green investment. 

Articles
Is Solar the Next Big Asset Class? Trepp and Mercatus Think So  1
Mercatus Inc., an enterprise-level investment analysis platform serving as a core operating system for solar energy investors, recently closed its Series-A round of financing led by Trepp LLC, a provider of information, analytics and technology to the CMBS, commercial real estate and banking markets
The Bike Path: Smart Cities' Latest Amenity
America is enjoying a bicycling boom.
Is Real Estate at the Heart of 'Bridgegate'?  1
Did Gov. Chris Christie know beforehand of the “traffic problems in Fort Lee” that occurred when some members of his staff and Port Authority cronies ordered lane closings at the Fort Lee, N.J., entrance to the George Washington Bridge last September? Will “Bridgegate” spell the end of Christie’s hopes for a presidential run in 2016?
Top 10 Busiest U.S. Ports
Colliers International's year-end 2013 port outlook report, "Biggie-Size It," takes a close look at North America's fastest-growing ports, port upgrade projects and the economic implications of labor, legislative and environmental issues, and presents 10 new port awards. What follows is a list of the top 10 busiest and most post-Panamax ready ports in the United States.
IREM and GreenPSF Launch Sustainability Property Challenge 
Move over, LEED and Energy Star. There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to energy-efficient buildings.
Top 10 Office Stories of 2013

This year we've witnessed the continued slow recovery of the office market, still following on the heels of the gradually recovering jobs market. Nonetheless,

Top 10 Sustainable Stories of 2013
NREI launched the Green Real Estate Strategies newsletter last March, offering coverage of sustainability's rapidly evolving strategies and technologies as it pertains to commercial real estate investment. Here is a countdown of the 10 most popular articles featured within the newsletter's nine months of publication.
For Turtle Island Foods, LEED Platinum Boosts an Industrial Plant’s Bottom Line 
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.
For Bernards, Sustainability Is a Challenge That Keeps On Evolving 
Rick Fochtman, director of sustainability with Bernards construction and design, talks about why his firm has embraced green building and how it's pushing the envelope.
“A Rich Mine of Best Practices” for Sustainability 
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.
10 Disrupters: Benchmarking Believer 
The work of real estate economist Nils Kok can be summed up in two words: Sustainability pays.
Bringing Benchmarking to the C-Suite: A Talk With Nils Kok
Nils Kok, a world-renowned environmental economist, talks about the impact of benchmarking on investors and the commercial real estate industry.
The Future Promise of Sustainable Urban Design 
Michael A. von Hausen talks about his new book, Dynamic Urban Design, and why sustainable design and planning is vital to ensuring better quality of life around the world and the future of our planet.
BOMA Bay Area Earth Awards Celebrate Green Building
In the race to become America's greenest city, the recent announcement of the 2013 BOMA Bay Area Earth Awards offered further proof that San Francisco is far ahead of the rest of the country.
Beyond IF, Deep Into HOW: Realcomm/IBCon 2013 Presents the Smart Building Technology Revolution
Realcomm/IBcon 2013 presents the latest innovations and research in smart building technology.

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