Monthly Archives: November 2010

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

How productive is being green?

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Frank Teng
Energy and Sustainability Services

Although it’s fairly accepted in the industry that green buildings are better for occupants and improve productivity, there’s still a ‘show me’ attitude from those who want project-specific quantifiable benefits. While we can confidently calculate dollars and CO2 saved from various improvements, is there a generally accepted, verifiable way to show… Read More

Categories: Employee Engagement.

Who is responsible for sustainability?

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Tina Haubert
Jones Lang LaSalle

Who has the responsiblity for a sustainable environment? That was the question posed at the Executive Roundtable of BOMA. I thought it was a great and complicated question, particularly as it relates to products that we buy. In my opinion, it’s everyone’s responsiblity at the end of the day but it starts with the product… Read More

Where LEED is headed – regenerative design

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Janet Milkman
Delaware Valley Green Building Council

Just sat in a session with USGBC LEED developers and Bob Berkebile, among others, to hear about their plans for LEED 2012 and beyond. Very exciting what’s changing in their impact categories – much more positive and forward thinking – such as enhancing human health and improving various environmental categories. They are moving beyond “do no harm” or mitigate the impacts of buildings.