Government http://nreionline.com/taxonomy/term/36871/more en Commercial Real Estate Gears Up For Tax Reform http://nreionline.com/washington-dc/commercial-real-estate-gears-tax-reform <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For the past several years, Congress has promised to reform our nation’s overly intricate tax code. However, thus far, we’ve done little more than talk in broad brush strokes. The road to simplification is mired in complications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/washington-dc/commercial-real-estate-gears-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/washington-dc/commercial-real-estate-gears-tax-reform#comments Associations & Designations Government Commentary News Tax Strategies Washington D.C. Freemium Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:28:00 +0000 662391 at http://nreionline.com California Introduces Green Waste Diversion Bill http://nreionline.com/government/california-introduces-green-waste-diversion-bill <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/markets-regions/california?intlink=incontent " title="California Commercial Real Estate">California</a></span> has introduced a bill to encourage local governments to recycle and divert their green waste from landfills.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/government/california-introduces-green-waste-diversion-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/government/california-introduces-green-waste-diversion-bill#comments Government California Public Infrastructure Freemium Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:14:00 +0000 579871 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 Massachusetts to Ban Some Commercial Food Waste http://nreionline.com/government/massachusetts-ban-some-commercial-food-waste <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Massachusetts will enact a statewide commercial food waste disposal ban beginning Oct. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/government/massachusetts-ban-some-commercial-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/government/massachusetts-ban-some-commercial-food-waste#comments Government Boston Hotel Industrial Retail Freemium Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:18:00 +0000 568691 at http://nreionline.com California Considers New Statewide Bag Ban Bill http://nreionline.com/government/california-considers-new-statewide-bag-ban-bill <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>California’s legislature has introduced a new bill to phase out single-use plastic grocery bags statewide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/government/california-considers-new-statewide-bag-ban-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/government/california-considers-new-statewide-bag-ban-bill#comments Government California Retail Freemium Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:29:00 +0000 563411 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/services/brokerage?intlink=incontent " title="Commercial Real Estate Brokerage">brokers</a></span>, 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 Top 10 Sustainable Stories of 2013 http://nreionline.com/associations-amp-designations/top-10-sustainable-stories-2013 <div class="node-body gallery-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/associations-amp-designations/top-10-sustainable-stories-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/associations-amp-designations/top-10-sustainable-stories-2013#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Government News Green Real Estate Investment Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:33:00 +0000 436231 at http://nreionline.com Massachusetts Is Most Energy-Efficient State in 2013, California a Close #2 http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/massachusetts-most-energy-efficient-state-2013-california-close-2 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Energy-efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states—including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois and West Virginia—taking major steps that moved them up the ranks in the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/massachusetts-most-energy-efficient-state-2013-california-close-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/energy-efficiency-and-benchmarking/massachusetts-most-energy-efficient-state-2013-california-close-2#comments Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Government Boston California Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:16:00 +0000 342811 at http://nreionline.com Why Congress Should Enact Energy-Efficiency Legislation http://nreionline.com/commentary/why-congress-should-enact-energy-efficiency-legislation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Democrats and Republicans remain miles apart, but one policy area of growing bipartisan interest concerns energy-efficiency legislation, writes Duane Desiderio, senior vice president and counsel of The Real Estate Roundtable and a member of NREI's Sustainability Board of Advisors. “A bill that the Senate started to debate in September could advance in the legislative process in the coming months. This measure would achieve a triple win by boosting jobs growth, moving the United States closer to energy independence and lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/commentary/why-congress-should-enact-energy-efficiency-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/commentary/why-congress-should-enact-energy-efficiency-legislation#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Government Commentary Industrial Mixed-Use News Office Single-Family Housing Freemium Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:21:00 +0000 342731 at http://nreionline.com Sweet Green Success? Questioning Sustainable Building Standards http://nreionline.com/associations-amp-designations/sweet-green-success-questioning-sustainable-building-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The story of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program can be compared to the fable of David and Goliath. The building industry’s currently accepted green rating standard started small in 1999, but has now reached near-giant status. So it’s not surprising that in the past two years, LEED has been under attack.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/associations-amp-designations/sweet-green-success-questioning-sustainable-building-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/associations-amp-designations/sweet-green-success-questioning-sustainable-building-standards#comments Associations & Designations Energy-Efficiency and Benchmarking Design Government Construction Development Green Projects & Retrofits International News Green Real Estate Investment Industries & Products and Services Freemium Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:01:00 +0000 304091 at http://nreionline.com <p> Source of controversy: Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in New York City</p>