Archive | March, 2010

5 Ways to Simplify LEED Recertification

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 […]

Checking In On Green Hotels

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; […]

Insiders' view on regulatory trends

Posted 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 […]

Net-Zero Energy Buildings by 2030?

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 […]