Monthly Archives: May 2010

Retail commitment to sustainability

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Lew Kornberg
Corporate Solutions

It was interesting to see how different retail owners and chains approach energy and sustainability.  The Green Pavilion Educational Sessions at ICSC revealed how several retail players are pursuing environmental responsibility while also reducing costs.

One large real estate owner/LL/developer has a sophisticated sustainability program to retrofit 50 million square feet of space for greater energy… Read More

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How Green is Retail Ready to Be?

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Peter Belisle
President of Energy and Sustainability Services

Having discussed energy and sustainability opportunities with retailers and shopping center owners over the past few years, I’ve learned that the sector has a lot in common with other real estate property types. Everyone wants to be green, but there has to be a solid business case for any strategy… Read More

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Recognizing Leaders in Green Data Centers

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Tom Freeman
Mission Critical Solutions

At the Uptime Institute Symposium this week, Jones Lang LaSalle had the pleasure of presenting the Green Enterprise IT Visionary Award to Digital Realty Trust for the construction of a LEED Platinum certified data center in Santa Clara, California. Using full airside economization and other innovative green features,… Read More

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Gaining ‘Buy-in’ to Going Green

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Mary Curtiss
Energy and Sustainability

Most people want to do the right thing and feel good about the way they do their job; however, change isn’t always easy.  Our sustainability team had to overcome significant resistance to change when, on behalf of a global client, we started integrating sustainability criteria into processes for site selection, operations, management and build-out.… Read More

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Climate change is not just about global warming

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Gary Graham
Energy and Sustainability Services

Last week, I attended a presentation on the topic of Climate Change. Dr. John P. Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor and the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was the featured speaker. The room was full of people, all who shared the same level of interest in this topic.

John spent an hour discussing the current state of… Read More

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