Monthly Archives: October 2010

The UK supports green investment plans

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Posted by:
Julie Hirigoyen
Energy and Sustainability Services, UK

The nation’s mounting X Factor fever is nothing compared to what the UK’s ‘green’ community was feeling as we waited for last week’s Comprehensive Spending Review. George Osborne’s performance would probably not have won over Simon Cowell but there were some welcome surprises in the Chancellor’s plans. Defying all predictions… Read More

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Cancun, Carbon and Cash

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability, U.S.

The Cancun Climate Summit is scheduled to start on November 29, and Jones Lang LaSalle has just signed the Cancun Communiqué, which sets out the case for action on climate change. Not much is expected to happen at this “last-chance” summit before the first commitment period for the… Read More

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Data Centers offer huge savings

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Cons Gattuso, DCEP
Engineering & Operations

Data Center energy usage makes up approximately 2 percent of the total energy use in the United States, and is growing at a rate of 12 percent a year. The illustration here shows energy use, if we follow the current trend.

The DOE “Save Energy Now” program has partnered with the industry in the development of a process leading… Read More

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Will Investors Go Green?

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Peter Belisle
President, Energy and Sustainability Services

One of the big questions about investing in energy and sustainability improvements in buildings is whether it adds to property value. Maybe that question will be answered in the next 12 months.

There weren’t very many LEED Certified existing buildings prior to 2007, when commercial real estate investment went from boom… Read More

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Solving the retrofit puzzle

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Peter Belisle
President, Energy and Sustainability Services

Owners, investors, tenants and government bodies all want to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gases associated with buildings. A properly conducted retrofit can achieve those goals and pay for itself through energy cost savings in less time than the average lease term. So, why are retrofits the rare exception rather than the rule?… Read More

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