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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Report: Sustainable buildings make for happy tenants

DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has completed research revealing a link between tenant satisfaction and sustainability efforts in buildings.
DTZ vice president, Sustainability Services Allison Porter and DTZ Economist Rebecca Rockey evaluated responses to Kingsley Associates’ tenant surveys–the industry standard in measuring tenant satisfaction–relative to common sustainability certifications.
The study examined three building-specific certifications: the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB), EPA’s ENERGY STAR and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Sustainability and Energy Scorecard, a sustainability …

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
New York ranked tenth in annual USGBC list of green states

New York State has ranked tenth in the annual Top 10 States for LEED listing produced by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
LEED is the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The USGB list ranking states in terms of square feet of LEED space per state resident.
The per-capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.
LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water resources, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce carbon emissions and create a …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Turner Construction 2014 Green Building Market Barometer shows that interest in Green Globes and other alternative building rating systems is up 250 percent in two years.
According to the study of more than 300 executives of market participants, “Respondents … expressed a significantly increased interest in alternative rating systems such as Green Globes, EnergyStar and others, with 43 percent of respondents saying they would be extremely or very likely to seek alternative certification [from LEED®], significantly more than the 2012 number of 17 percent.”
“The market for green building certification is clearly …

Brokers Weekly, Green Building »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Home buyers are willing to up to $15,000 more for houses with their own solar power systems.
A major survey by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that buyers were willing to pay an average of about $4 per watt of PV installed – which equates to a premium of about $15,000 for a typical 3.75 kW PV system.
As of 2014 more than half a million U.S. homes had PV systems. The study — called “Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Awesome is the new buzz word when it comes to retrofits

When completed next fall, One Soho Square in Midtown South, will provide cool, creative Class A office space in two existing historic buildings as well as three new penthouse levels.

It was designed to appeal to TAMI tenants and is part of a major shift in retrofitting properties that blurs the line between work and play and focuses on giving employees an “awesome experience.”

Much of the shift is are aimed at attracting and retaining top talent and remaining competitive in a global economy…

Finance & Accounting, Green Building »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Ned H. Cohen, founder and president of NHCohen Partners LLC, has been elected to serve on the Board of Advisors of 5 Stone Green Capital, a real estate investment fund focused on sustainability and the use of clean energy.
“Ned’s proven skills in building new businesses and understanding the concerns of investors as a fiduciary will make a valuable contribution to the growth of 5 Stone Green Capital,” said Doug Lawrence, founder and co-managing principal of the real estate fund.
“We look forward to his business acumen and capital markets expertise, as …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Josh Sarett,
founder and president, ALC Environmental
The Community Right to Know Regulation (RTK) was signed into New York City’s ordinances under the Bloomberg Administration in an effort to protect tenants, building personnel and emergency responders.
In accordance with this law, every year on March 1, facilities that store or use potentially hazardous substances throughout New York City’s five boroughs are required to file reports with the City’s Department of Environmental Protection documenting hazardous substances on their property.
The Community Right to Know Act is vast in its scope of what and …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

utiliVisor is helping building owners comply with a new regulation (16 NYCRR 92) implemented by the New York City Public Service Commission (PSC) requiring electric submeters in service at residential buildings be subject to annual testing to ensure accuracy.
A leading energy advisory company, utiliVisor is the largest submetering company in the tri-state New York metropolitan area and an approved Meter Data Service Provider (MDSP) for the State of New York.
It provides comprehensive submetering services to some of the City’s leading building owners, including Solow Building Company, Related Management, and Brookfield …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Winter’s chill has gripped the region, but Con Edison’s Green Team is urging managers of large commercial buildings to sign up for lucrative incentives from the company’s summer demand response programs.
The utility is inviting commercial customers that promise to reduce their electrical usage when temperatures soar and demand for electricity is high.
The enrollment deadline is April 1 to start participating in May. The enrollment deadline is May 1 to start participating in June.
For every megawatt of reduction that a customer or aggregator of buildings provides, Con Edison will pay up …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Energy efficiency and renewable energy is getting the attention of municipal and county leaders across Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Valley as a means to saving property owners money while creating local jobs and increased economic activity.
In the past year, Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) has seen its membership double as municipal leaders bring Energize NY’s energy efficiency and finance programs to their commercial property owners.

Beth Smayda, a member of the White Plains Common Council, explained that joining the EIC and offering Energize NY Finance to White Plains commercial building owners “benefits …

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