Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tech Firms and Carbon Disclosure

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Michael Jordan
Energy and Sustainability Services

I was happy to see in the most recent Carbon Disclosure Project results that, in addition to other industry sectors, carbon disclosure reporting among technology companies has increased.  In the latest report from the CDP (an organization backed by 534 institutional investors representing more than $US64 trillion in funds under management), it… Read More

Coordinated lighting solutions

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Don Jacklin
Philips Lighting

After a building has realized the cost benefits of retrocommissioning and other low-cost energy strategies, what’s next? For many, the answer is to retrofit lighting systems. A recent Jones Lang LaSalle report notes that lighting accounts for up to 40 percent of total energy use at some office buildings. And the cost to upgrade… Read More

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Australian building owners reveal all

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Matthew Clifford
Energy and Sustainability Services, Australia

After many months of preparation, mandatory disclosure of the energy performance of buildings finally comes into effect from 1 November. This means that any time office space of greater than 2,000 sqm is sold, leased or sub-leased, landlords or sub-lessors must disclose an official NABERS Energy rating for the building, or… Read More

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Live from CoreNet: Green Globes assessments

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Mary Curtiss
Energy and Sustainability Services

Yesterday I went to a really good CoreNET session “The Story Behind McDonalds Green Globes Assessments,” a presentation by my colleague Michael Jordan.  What a great program for establishing a baseline measurement of the sustainability of an office portfolio.

The Green Globes tenant space assessment for McDonalds offices looked at five areas… Read More

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Follow us at CoreNet Global Summit

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Peter Belisle, Americas
Energy and Sustainability Services

On Monday, I’ll be at the CoreNet Global Summit in Phoenix, where the theme is “Space Matters.”  I’ll contribute a blog or two to our CoreNet blog, as will Michael Jordan and Mary Curtiss, our experts in corporate energy and sustainability initiatives. On Monday afternoon, Michael will also discuss McDonald’s Green… Read More

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