Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking http://nreionline.com/taxonomy/term/36711/more en New York City’s Hudson Yards Project to Be ‘Urban Informatics’ Experiment http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/new-york-city-s-hudson-yards-project-be-urban-informatics-experim <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New York City’s Hudson Yards project has been designated as the United States’ first “quantified community.” Hudson Yards is a 28-acre mixed-use <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/services/development?intlink=incontent " title="Commercial Real Estate Development">development</a></span> currently being built over old rail yards along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/new-york-city-s-hudson-yards-project-be-urban-informatics-experim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/new-york-city-s-hudson-yards-project-be-urban-informatics-experim#comments Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Green Projects & Retrofits Mixed-Use New York News Freemium Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:00 +0000 786641 at http://nreionline.com Gensler Pushes Hacking to Retrofit Buildings http://nreionline.com/green-projects-retrofits/gensler-pushes-hacking-retrofit-buildings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In an age of identity theft and cyber fraud, hacking does not exactly conjure up positive images. But hacking is exactly what a national <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/services/architecture?intlink=incontent " title="Commercial Real Estate Architecture">architecture</a></span> firm is pitching as a sustainable solution to transforming aging office buildings into more viable destinations for tomorrow’s workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/green-projects-retrofits/gensler-pushes-hacking-retrofit-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/green-projects-retrofits/gensler-pushes-hacking-retrofit-buildings#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Architecture Green Projects & Retrofits News Office Industries & Products and Services Freemium Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:26:00 +0000 766501 at http://nreionline.com Celebrating Commercial Real Estate’s Energy Stars http://nreionline.com/commentary/celebrating-commercial-real-estate-s-energy-stars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>On April 29, EPA will honor the stars of Energy Star—and the commercial real estate industry will be well represented by a large number of companies that have achieved phenomenal results in improving energy efficiency across their portfolios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/commentary/celebrating-commercial-real-estate-s-energy-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/commentary/celebrating-commercial-real-estate-s-energy-stars#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Commentary News Office Freemium Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 766491 at http://nreionline.com U.S. Firms Lead in Green for Global 100 Index http://nreionline.com/industrial/us-firms-lead-green-global-100-index <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Eighteen U.S. firms were recently named to the Global 100, a stock index that ranks companies based on sustainable practices, a list that includes industrial powerhouse Prologis Inc. and other firms that use green concepts in their offices and manufacturing plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industrial/us-firms-lead-green-global-100-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industrial/us-firms-lead-green-global-100-index#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Industrial International News Office Freemium Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:24:00 +0000 585161 at http://nreionline.com Diving into 'Deep Retrofits' http://nreionline.com/green-projects-amp-retrofits/diving-deep-retrofits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Rocky Mountain Institute has released a new guide for owner-occupants aimed at helping companies to more accurately calculate the value in deep energy retrofits.The report tries to more clearly define the non-energy costs and benefits, risk reductions and overall value created in deep energy retrofits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/green-projects-amp-retrofits/diving-deep-retrofits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/green-projects-amp-retrofits/diving-deep-retrofits#comments Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Green Projects & Retrofits News Office Freemium Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:38:00 +0000 582421 at http://nreionline.com Rising to the Better Buildings Challenge http://nreionline.com/commentary/rising-better-buildings-challenge <div class="field-byline"> Eileen Lee </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As climate change, pollution and volatile energy prices have an increasing impact on the world, social and political pressures to reduce carbon emissions are rising. Real estate remains one of the biggest opportunity areas for reducing energy consumption, with residential and commercial buildings accounting for almost 40 percent of all energy consumption in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/commentary/rising-better-buildings-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/commentary/rising-better-buildings-challenge#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Government Commentary Multifamily News Freemium Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:25:00 +0000 579541 at http://nreionline.com Community Solar Power Takes A Symbolic Leap Forward http://nreionline.com/industries-amp-products-and-services/community-solar-power-takes-symbolic-leap-forward <div class="field-byline"> Brian F. Keane </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The expansion of community solar power in America took a significant leap forward last fall when the city council of the nation’s capital voted unanimously to bring “virtual net-metering” to residents of Washington, D.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industries-amp-products-and-services/community-solar-power-takes-symbolic-leap-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Commentary News Industries & Products and Services Freemium Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:19:00 +0000 525381 at http://nreionline.com <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Greenest Apartment Building Set for Manhattan http://nreionline.com/green-projects-amp-retrofits/greenest-apartment-building-set-manhattan <div class="field-byline"> Joe Anuta </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manhattan is set to get its first residential building that measures up to passive house standards, a set of green guidelines that aim to cut heating costs by 90% through the use of solar energy, better insulation and other measures, reports Crain's New York. A big step in that direction took place in December when the development arm of Synapse Capital closed on the purchase of a 9,900-square-foot lot in Harlem. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/green-projects-amp-retrofits/greenest-apartment-building-set-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/green-projects-amp-retrofits/greenest-apartment-building-set-manhattan#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Crain's New York Green Projects & Retrofits Multifamily New York Industries & Products and Services Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:30:00 +0000 516241 at http://nreionline.com Saving Dollars and Pneumatic Energy http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/saving-dollars-and-pneumatic-energy <div class="field-byline"> Pat Phillips </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Reducing energy consumption is a priority in most every manufacturing plant and industrial facility, as no company can afford to throw money away using machines and processes that waste energy. Because pneumatic systems are ubiquitous throughout manufacturing and can account for a large share of a plant’s power costs, it is extremely important that they run efficiently.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/saving-dollars-and-pneumatic-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/saving-dollars-and-pneumatic-energy#comments Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Industrial Industry Buzz Industries & Products and Services Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:04:00 +0000 516211 at http://nreionline.com Green Lease Leaders Recognition Program Kicks Off http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/green-lease-leaders-recognition-program-kicks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Green Lease Leaders Recognition Program kicks off this week. The program, sponsored by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Building Alliance, will provide brokers, landlords and tenants who create sustainability-infused leases the chance to add a marketable “Green Lease Leader” seal after their name. To apply, brokers must provide examples of their green leases to the Washington, D.C.–based Institute for Market Transformation, which will manage the recognition program for the DOE.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/green-lease-leaders-recognition-program-kicks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/green-lease-leaders-recognition-program-kicks#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Government Brokerage Leasing News Office Freemium Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:40:00 +0000 516151 at http://nreionline.com