Monthly Archives: March 2010

5 Ways to Simplify LEED Recertification

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Posted By:
Helee Hillman
LEED A.P.
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

Gaining LEED certification isn’t the end of the story. Property managers should always be preparing for eventual recertification. Here are five tips to making recertification easier

1. Be Involved!  Managers should participate in writing EB O&M policies rather than relying solely on consultants with no long-term responsibility for compliance. Managers should be involved… Read More

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Checking In On Green Hotels

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Lori Horvath, IIDA, LEED AP
Vice President
United States
Project and Development Services

As tourists, companies and associations increasingly seek environmentally conscious hotels, hospitality industry owners and operators see the need to make their properties more energy efficient and sustainable. The issues and challenges are much different for hotels than for office and residential properties; for example, engaging occupants in sustainable practices is… Read More

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Insiders' view on regulatory trends

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSallePosted by:
Dan Probst
Global Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

The pending Senate bill seemingly took a dramatic turn late last week.  Cap-and-trade, which has been the center of controversy for nearly the past 10 years, is apparently off the table according to Senator Lindsay Graham.  Next month, Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman are planning to introduce… Read More

Net-Zero Energy Buildings by 2030?

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Posted by:
Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

That’s right.

Key organizations, like ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects are pushing the idea that buildings in only 20 years will generate 100% of their power from renewable on-site sources.

In fact, ASHRAE’s “Vision 2020” is to have the pieces in place to build and operate net-zero buildings ready… Read More

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