Monthly Archives: August 2010

U.S. gov't integrates sustainability in operations

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Posted by:
Jiri Skopek
Energy and Sustainability

I attended the GovEnergy training workshop and tradeshow in Dallas last week, where GSA Administrator Martha Johnson compared the current state of the renewable energy industry to the exciting early days of the automotive industry in Detroit, when many companies were tinkering and developing new innovations.

Martha also emphasized the government’s role to influence… Read More

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Pittsburgh’s green economy positions it as lead

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Lauren Picariello
Occupier Research

Pittsburgh is leading the U.S. office market recovery and many people are wondering why. The answer may come as a surprise, but Pittsburgh, once a blue-collar manufacturing city, has transformed itself into a hub for green and clean technologies.

Previously known as the Smoky City, with a 150-year history of steel mills, the region… Read More

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A data center achieves ENERGY STAR designation

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Posted by:
Peter Belisle, President
Energy and Sustainability Services

BNY Mellon announced this week that its Northpointe Data Center in Pennsylvania has received an ENERGY STAR label, making it one of the first data centers in the country to achieve the designation.  A team of Jones Lang LaSalle, H.F. Lenz and Mechanical Operations Company assisted BNY Mellon in making the… Read More

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Lighting represents 40% of building electricity

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability

It’s no wonder that a lot of owners are now looking at lighting retrofits as a way to improve their energy efficiency, boost their ENERGY STAR scores and help achieve for LEED certification. A comprehensive lighting initiative is likely to net at least a couple of LEED points right off the bat, since… Read More

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LEED Around the World

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSallePosted by:
Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

In spending the past several weeks visiting some of our offices and client properties around the world, I was struck by the importance placed on sustainability in every country.

One surprise is how firmly LEED is becoming established as the standard for high-performing green buildings everywhere—even in places… Read More

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