Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking http://nreionline.com/taxonomy/term/36711/more en How to Get the Energy Star Plaque in Multifamily Buildings http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/how-get-energy-star-plaque-multifamily-buildings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Apartment buildings have a new way to show off how energy efficient they are: an Energy Star score from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If the score is high enough, a building can even get an Energy Star plaque to go next to its front door.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/how-get-energy-star-plaque-multifamily-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/how-get-energy-star-plaque-multifamily-buildings#comments Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Multifamily News Freemium Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0000 1235661 at http://nreionline.com “LEED vs. Energy Star?” http://nreionline.com/associations-designations/leed-vs-energy-star <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“LEED vs. Energy Star?” These days, it’s not unusual to find this question used as the title of a presentation at green building conferences or in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blogs?intlink=incontent " title="Commercial Real Estate Blogs">blogs</a></span> and Webinars sponsored by the latest generation of green building experts. But it is an unfortunate indicator of the quality of the discourse on sustainability that this question has ever been asked at all, not to mention that it persists.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/associations-designations/leed-vs-energy-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/associations-designations/leed-vs-energy-star#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Commentary News Freemium Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1189141 at http://nreionline.com Data Centers Are ‘Low Carbon Champions’ http://nreionline.com/associations-designations/data-centers-are-low-carbon-champions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Campaign includes dozens of helpful suggestions on how to lower energy use at data centers, as well as case studies of companies that have saved money and energy through efficiency measures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/associations-designations/data-centers-are-low-carbon-champions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/associations-designations/data-centers-are-low-carbon-champions#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Industrial News Freemium Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0000 1116141 at http://nreionline.com Measuring Green and Productivity in Offices http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/measuring-green-and-productivity-offices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A green office doesn’t always equal a productive, efficient office and vice-versa, research shows. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/measuring-green-and-productivity-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/measuring-green-and-productivity-offices#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking News Office Research & Data Freemium Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:31:00 +0000 1115861 at http://nreionline.com Sustainability: It’s Not About the Capital http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/sustainability-it-s-not-about-capital <div class="field-byline"> Nicholas Stolatis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you're having a conversation about sustainability and your first thought is that there isn’t enough capital available to implement an effective sustainability platform, the simple truth is that you’ve missed the point. You are at grave risk of leaving major dollars on the table. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/sustainability-it-s-not-about-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/sustainability-it-s-not-about-capital#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Commentary News Office Freemium Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:55:00 +0000 1115851 at http://nreionline.com U.S. Surveys Show More Buildings, But Less Energy Consumption http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/us-surveys-show-more-buildings-less-energy-consumption <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released preliminary results from its 2012 Commercial Buildings Survey, which measures the size of the current U.S. building stock. The study will then be combined with another yardstick, the Energy Supplier Survey, which is now underway by the EIA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/us-surveys-show-more-buildings-less-energy-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/us-surveys-show-more-buildings-less-energy-consumption#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking News Office Research & Data Freemium Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:42:00 +0000 1032401 at http://nreionline.com Mayor de Blasio Plans Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for NYC http://nreionline.com/green-projects-retrofits/mayor-de-blasio-plans-sustainable-retrofit-pilot-program-nyc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $41 billion affordable housing plan includes a pilot program that would boost much-needed sustainability projects at affordable multifamily properties in the city. The program will target housing that serves low- to moderate-income residents, focusing on some of the oldest and most vulnerable housing stock, such as smaller and midsize tenement buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/green-projects-retrofits/mayor-de-blasio-plans-sustainable-retrofit-pilot-program-nyc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/green-projects-retrofits/mayor-de-blasio-plans-sustainable-retrofit-pilot-program-nyc#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Green Projects & Retrofits Multifamily New York News Freemium Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:04:00 +0000 1031981 at http://nreionline.com Andrew Burton/Getty Images Is the Northeast's CRE More Sustainable Post-Sandy? http://nreionline.com/design/northeasts-cre-more-sustainable-post-sandy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy devastated much of the Eastern seaboard, are there any silver linings from the hurricane that was the second-costliest in U.S. history? Is it possible that the commercial real estate sector is now more sustainable because of a storm? The answer is a complicated yes and no.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/design/northeasts-cre-more-sustainable-post-sandy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/design/northeasts-cre-more-sustainable-post-sandy#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Design New York News Office Freemium Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 924761 at http://nreionline.com Telling It Like It Is: 11 CRE Sustainability Managers Talk About Their Work http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/telling-it-it-11-cre-sustainability-managers-talk-about-their-wor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NREI held a roundtable phone discussion with 11 commercial real estate professionals who work on incorporating sustainability into the management of their companies’ portfolios. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/telling-it-it-11-cre-sustainability-managers-talk-about-their-wor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/telling-it-it-11-cre-sustainability-managers-talk-about-their-wor#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Industrial Los Angeles Multifamily New York News Office Philadelphia Property Management Retail San Francisco Technology Industries & Products and Services Freemium Mon, 19 May 2014 17:17:00 +0000 871181 at http://nreionline.com Smart Buildings Are Getting Smarter, More User-Friendly http://nreionline.com/viewpoints/smart-buildings-are-getting-smarter-more-user-friendly <div class="field-byline"> Dan Probst </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advances in building and information technologies have brought a new Big Data analytics-based approach to facilities management—one that ushers in a new era of operational control, reliability and productivity for businesses and workers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/viewpoints/smart-buildings-are-getting-smarter-more-user-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/viewpoints/smart-buildings-are-getting-smarter-more-user-friendly#comments Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Brokerage News Viewpoints Viewpoints Freemium Thu, 08 May 2014 16:44:00 +0000 844221 at http://nreionline.com