Monthly Archives: July 2011

PACE Makes a Comeback

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Posted by:
Peter Belisle
Energy and Sustainability, CEO

When Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs to fund energy improvements in 27 U.S. states were derailed in 2010 by opposition from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), supporters of the program knew that it was too good an idea to disappear.

A year later, PACE has made a … Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

More energy strategies at Reno facilities

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Posted by:
Scott Elder
Jones Lang LaSalle

In a previous post on ENERGY STAR’s National Building Competition, I discussed energy-savings changes to lighting at two Reno facilities owned and occupied by Intuit.

Energy Strategies at Reno Facilities, Part II

Previously I discussed the changes to lighting that have saved a tremendous amount of energy at… Read More

Categories: ENERGY STAR.

Knowledge leads to reductions in power?

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Posted by:
Rob Greenoak
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

A student recently asked if they could interview me on the topic of ‘What makes a building intelligent?’. In preparation, I explored the generally held perception of what an “intelligent building” is. Entering the words ‘Intelligent Building’ into Wikipedia (where else?), I was directed to a page on building technology… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Reduce construction waste

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Posted by:
James Murty
Construction

Depending on who you ask, 25 to 50 percent of waste in landfills is construction waste. However, reducing construction waste is not impossible. Our Construction team in Washington, DC, recycled 72 percent of all building material waste from a sampling of 42 renovation and tenant fit-out projects in 2010.  The total 1232.54 tons… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

Lighting strategies at Reno facilities

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Posted by:
Scott Elder
Jones Lang LaSalle

The Intuit corporate facilities in Reno, NV have been perfect for Battle of the Buildings, ENERGY STAR’s national competition for commercial building managers to improve energy efficiency. We were already starting a top-to-bottom assessment of changes we could make to save energy at these two properties, without making major capital… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.