Monthly Archives: November 2009

ENERGY STAR: The Power of Participation

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

The old saying is that every journey starts with a single step.  The same is true of energy savings.  While the focus is most often on the big, spectacular projects, the real savings start with people and habits.  To get people oriented toward savings, at home or… Read More

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Ten things learned at Greenbuild

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Michael Jordan
Corporate Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

I attended Greenbuild last week with several of my colleagues.  Following the conference, we pooled our observations to compare notes on hot topics.  I’ll expand on a few of these over time but here is a quick list: 

– Advances in LED lighting are making this product much more lucrative

– Government… Read More

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Greenbuild:it's all about practical

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSalle

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Dan Probst
Global Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

I’m still absorbing all the interesting things I learned at Greenbuild, but if there was one big idea that jumped out, it was the focus on practical solutions.

For example, in his witty and inspiring speech, Al Gore barely touched on the horrors of climate change, focusing… Read More

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ENERGY STAR: more than just a rating system

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Gary Graham
Energy Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

Greenbuild is a great place to meet up with friends and colleagues in the green building industry. Yesterday, we spent some time with Alyssa Quarforth of the EPA and Deborah Cloutier of JDM Associates. We chatted about the great strides ENERGY STAR has made in recent years and… Read More

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The Smallest Way for Real Estate Teams to Make a Big Difference

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Michael Jordan
United States
Corporate Services Lead
Energy and Sustainability Services

 As I talk to companies around the country, I’m hearing a single refrain about what we could do most to improve the impact of real estate and facilities sustainability efforts:  adoption.
 
By adoption, I mean the ability to take a project that worked in one part of the… Read More

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