Monthly Archives: January 2012

Putting sustainability second

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

The commercial real estate industry has been working hard to make the buildings that we build, manage or own more sustainable.  That’s a good thing. 

But, we are starting to see the next stage in this effort, where sustainability is less of a differentiator and more of an expectation.  And, that’s a better thing. 

We seem to be approaching

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Categories: Sustainability.

Techno optimist or pessimist?

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Alan Silvester
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

Some are optimistic about the role of technology and its ability to sustain the human population in the way that we have become accustomed, where as others believe it is the cause of more and increasingly worrying negative impacts. Techno-optimists believe that technological developments will allow us to continue living as we

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Categories: EMEA.

Global effort for a global cause

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Carey Guerin
Sustainability University

Today, our firm announces that we have reached our goal to employ 1,000 people with LEED and other energy and sustainability accreditations. Actually, as of Jan 1 we employed 1075 such individuals. As the Sustainability University facilitator charged with bringing this goal home, allow me to first say: Whew!

We had about 650 accredited people in our system in May,

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