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. 

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.
Grow Along With NREI at Green Real Estate Strategies
NREI’s Green Real Estate Strategies newsletter promises to explore each facet of sustainability and green real estate investment.
When Will Sustainability Matter to Investors as Much as Location and Quality?
Some owners and developers are starting to focus on amassing green portfolios. But when will sustainability become as standard a criterion as location and quality in U.S. investors’ acquisitions?
2013 Building Energy Summit Promises Tools for Change
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.
First Independent LEED Hotel Brand Gets $1B Funding Plan
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.
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