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 by Susan Piperato
Brooklyn Multifamily Development Brings Passive House Certification to U.S.
Haus96 in Brooklyn will be the first multifamily building to meet the requirements of the Passive House Institute.
Tenants Favor LEED Office Space, CoStar Study Shows
From 2006 to 2009, for properties 50,000 sq. ft. and greater, the percentage of rentable building area in LEED-certified office space grew strongly.
Seniors Housing Occupancy Continues Modest Recovery
The seniors housing occupancy rate continued its gradual recovery in the first quarter of 2012, reports the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC).
The Toren: First in Multifamily Cogeneration
The Toren, a condominium tower that was completed in 2010, is on track for LEED Gold certification. But the building is also becoming one of New York City’s first multifamily properties to utilize a cogeneration plant for its heating and cooling.
Cardno, ATC Merge for Global Environmental Services Perspective
International Cardno Limited acquired the Lafayette, La.-based environmental services firm ATC Associates Inc. for $47.6 million last month.
PwC Survey Shows Unevenness Across Markets
A first quarter PwC survey shows markets are recovering, but there remains unevenness across markets and property types.
American Cities are Revitalizing Their Downtowns and Recreating Their Profiles
The movement to reinvigorate Main Street is back.
Avoiding Vapor Intrusion
The industrial market is performing well, and adaptive reuse of industrial properties is thriving, but acquiring an industrial property can be a very complicated transaction.
The Smart Grid is the Next Big Thing in Green Building. So Why Aren’t More Buildings Connecting?
Only 19 percent of buildings have any kind of automated connection to a smart grid.
CBRE Offers Solar Solutions
CBRE Solar Services offers financing and management services for solar installations.
ULI and Greenprint Partner in Aim to Reduce Carbon Emissions
The ULI teams up with Greenprint to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Seniors Housing Continues Gradual Recovery
The occupancy rate for the seniors housing sector rose to 88.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to NIC.
Liability Is a Gray Area for Green Buildings
Green is a good goal, but when it doesn't work out, who is at fault?
Wireless Lighting Control Can Be a Big Cost Saver for Commercial Real Estate
As energy costs continue to rise, containing costs has become a top priority for building owners and managers.
Unique Financing Allows a New Neighborhood to Replace a Brownfield in Boston
Construction has begun on a multifamily facility made possible by a creative financing arrangement.
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