Monthly Archives: March 2011

Roof age affects solar power opportunity

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Posted by:
Peter Belisle
Energy and Sustainability, President

Owners are starting to get the message that a solar power installation can be a financially viable, even lucrative, strategy for the right property. Several factors go into that consideration: state and local incentives, the amount of pressure on local utilities to acquire solar power, and the size of the… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

The Regenerative City

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Posted by:
Rosemary Feenan
Director of Global Research Programmes, EMEA

At  the recent Global City conference in Abu Dhabi it was it was Professor Herbert Girardet (co-founder of the World Future Council) who particularly caught my attention with his measured, logical and forceful argument as to why we need to redefine our concept of the sustainable city as… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

The Equator Principles

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Posted by:
Lauralee Martin
Chief Financial Officer

Another interesting takeaway from the first day of the 3CS Spring Conference involved Citi’s response to a negative perception by some of its customers.  Eliza Eubank, VP of Environmental and Social Risk Management for Citi, discussed how brand reputation can be a policy driver.

Citi, and other banks, had come… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

FITs and starts and restarts

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Posted by:
Erin Karsten
Head of UK Renewable Energy Solutions 

Last month’s announcement of a first comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff (FITs) scheme and last week’s launch of the ‘call for consultation’ process are very much a predictable consequence of the arrival of the coalition government, its commitment to drastic budgetary control and, more directly, of October’s Spending… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Sustainability and profit can coexist

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Posted by:
Lauralee Martin
Chief Financial Officer

The Corporate & College Collaborative for Sustainability (3CS) Spring Conference started with the theme “The Secret of Sustainability Leadership”.  Participants are here from NYU, Emory, Georgetown, Babson, William & Mary and Columbia Boston College, to name a few.  Jones Lang LaSalle  and IBM sponsored this event, and I spoke and led the discussion on “Sustainability… Read More