Monthly Archives: February 2011

ISO14001 – What can it do for you?

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Achsah Carter
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

ISO14001 is an internationally recognised, standard set of guidelines for assessing an environmental management system (EMS). It can be applied to any EMS, for an individual building or portfolio of buildings, head office functions, or a particular business process such as construction. Following the guidelines helps ensure… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Green Lease Schedules – Fulfil Your Obligations

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Matt Clifford
Energy and Sustainability Services, Australia

In Australia, Green Lease Schedules (GLS) are rising in popularity.  Perhaps the most common format is the Government Green Lease Schedule, which includes among other items, the requirement to conduct annual NABERS Energy ratings.  Depending on building setup, typically a landlord undertakes a base building NABERS Energy rating, and… Read More

Categories: Asia Pacific.

ENERGY STAR to the Rescue

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Gary Graham
Energy and Sustainability Services

There are plenty of reasons to participate in ENERGY STAR and pursue a label at buildings you own or manage. But for those stubborn folks who aren’t sold yet, here’s another reason, courtesy of the cities of San Francisco and New York.

First, some quick background: Last week, the… Read More

Categories: ENERGY STAR.

Don’t neglect social and economic sustainability

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Philip Hirst
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

A quick survey of sustainability news stories (and blogs like this one!) shows that when we talk about sustainability in the real estate industry, we are often talking about environmental sustainability. 

But what about the social and economic impacts of real estate?As the UK Government starts to implement an ambitious… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Making the business case come alive

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Peter Belisle
Energy and Sustainability Services, President

In the wake of the economic downturn of the past few years, owners and occupants have been focused on strategies that produce a direct return on investment or reduce operating expenses. Discretionary dollars for sustainability strategies didn’t disappear altogether, but there hasn’t been much money for programs that don’t… Read More