Yearly Archives: 2010

Going green by going virtual

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

I started cleaning out my desk today … not to leave my company, but to finally join the growing trend toward “virtual officing.”  I will be working at home a few days a week, traveling other days and only coming into the business office a few days a week.   That… Read More

Lessons learned from Empire State Building

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Doug Ballon
Learning and Development

In the 2009 Earth Day New York publication Lessons Learned, a contributor to the landmark Empire State Building (ESB) energy retrofit project said, “The most extraordinary part of the whole process was the fact that the team put aside organizational loyalties and worked together collaboratively in an integrated manner to deliver superlative… Read More

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Tis the Season for Green

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Eleanor Sakhri
Property Management

So, what’s more sustainable … a real tree or an artificial one?

A real tree is ozone friendly, is biodegradable or the waste can be re-used as landscape mulch. However, does it contribute to or decrease GHG emissions? Is it cheaper in the long run?  An artificial tree can be repeatedly used… Read More

Keeping track of legislation

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability

Keeping an eye on legislative and regulatory trends is important in the green building business.  Government mandates and incentives change rapidly. When new requirements arise, owners and their service providers must prepare buildings for compliance. When a country state or municipality creates a program than facilitates energy… Read More

Categories: Legislation.

A Greenbuild “thank you”

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Peter Belisle
Energy and Sustainability Services

The last few days have been a shift from the fast pace and high energy of Greenbuild to the family orientation and relaxation of Thanksgiving. This segue seems like a good time to express my gratitude to all the people who stopped by our Social Networking Lounge at Greenbuild, especially… Read More