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  1. Famous Landmarks Make Green Building a Priority

    March 31, 2015 | 0 comments

    Commercial buildings of all sizes are making big strides in energy efficiency and environmental impact reduction. We found five well-known landmarks that have recently implemented some remarkable green building strategies to reduce energy and water use. Check out what these famous buildings around the world are doing to improve building performance. (more…)


  2. Find Inspiration for Your Next Green Building Project

    February 3, 2015 | 0 comments

    When it comes to implementing new green building initiatives, it can be overwhelming to decide which sustainability projects to tackle. But there’s no need to reinvent the wheel if you’re having problems coming up with your next green idea. Make it a team effort by asking coworkers, tenants, and occupants for their thoughts – and also take time to learn what other organizations have done to save energy and reduce their environmental footprints. (more…)


  3. Signage Communicates Green Building Features

    October 28, 2014 | 0 comments

    Building signage, digital displays, and electronic kiosks can help spread the word about your green building’s features, the benefits they offer, and ways tenants and occupants can contribute to overall sustainability goals. In the right situations, educational signage can also help a building project earn LEED certification points. (more…)


  4. GSA Puts Green Building Materials to the Test

    September 9, 2014 | 0 comments

    To meet sustainability goals and move toward net zero energy buildings, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) implemented its Green Proving Ground program in 2012 to test new green building technology during its pre- or early-commercial stage.

    Because working with unproven commercial products can be risky for commercial building owners and managers, the Green Proving Ground program tests new technologies first in its own U.S. GSA buildings to help commercial facilities professionals gauge which new solutions might work well in their own buildings. (more…)


  5. Big Data Analytics & Green Buildings

    June 17, 2014 | 0 comments

    You’ve probably heard the term “big data,” or been involved in conversations about big data analytics. These phrases are becoming popular ways to describe the growth and accessibility of structured (easily searchable, highly organized) and unstructured (text-heavy, not easily searchable) data. (more…)


  6. Learn from the U.S. DOE’s Sustainability Plan

    March 11, 2014 | 1 comment

    With more than 500,000 buildings across the country, the U.S. Federal Government has a big opportunity to improve sustainability and green building performance. All federal departments released 2013 sustainability plans that outline steps being taken to reduce carbon emissions and save energy.

    Here, we take a closer look at the sustainability plan from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and offer a summary of how they’re achieving green building goals. Who better to learn from when it comes to reducing environmental impact and implementing energy conservation measures? (more…)


  7. Small Buildings Can Be Green Buildings

    January 7, 2014 | 0 comments

    We often hear about big corporations – Walmart, Google, FedEx, Target, Verizon – that are designing, constructing, or retrofitting green buildings. But there is just as much potential for these same green building techniques to be successful within small commercial buildings. (more…)


  8. Top 6 Blogs of 2013

    December 31, 2013 | 0 comments

    What better way to wrap up 2013 then to recap the six most-read blog posts from 2013? We investigated which of our posts resonated most strongly with you based on web traffic; below is a recap, along with links so you can catch up on any you might have missed. (more…)


  9. Which is Greener: A New or Renovated Building?

    September 10, 2013 | 0 comments

    Retrofit or build new? That’s the question many building owners ask themselves when they’re trying to make green building decisions. Is it possible to achieve the same energy savings in a 75-year-old building, for example, as compared to the savings that can be achieved with a new commercial building?

    The answer is (more…)


  10. Higher Lease Rates for Green Buildings?

    June 7, 2013 | 0 comments

    Several U.S. property management firms are experiencing higher lease rates for buildings within their portfolio that are LEED certified or have the ENERGY STAR label.

    Why? Most experts would agree that, by providing a healthier, more productive working or living environment that may also cost less to operate and maintain, you attract tenants faster and (more…)