Monthly Archives: September 2011

PACE programs spring back

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSallePosted by:
Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

A year ago, it appeared that a July 2010 statement by the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Authority had effectively shut down efforts in 26 states to enable energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. Throughout the past we’ve heard from many cities… Read More

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Is that an electric vehicle around the corner?

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

For the past year or so commercial buildings have been considering the need for installing electric vehicle charging stations.  Without a lot of electric vehicles on the road, though, the demand has been lower than expected.  So, few buildings have installed stations.

From my own recent experiences, that is… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

Making sense of sensors

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Ari Hoffman
Energy and Sustainability Services

The simplest and most effective energy reduction measures can come from tenant education and lighting management.

There are many effective retrofit strategies that can be undertaken at a facility. Click here for an example. The simplest of all is not to turn on the lights to begin… Read More

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What’s it mean to be green in the digital age?

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Lora Brill
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

IT is a tremendous resource in the fight against climate change. So much of our gains in energy efficiency are due to data analysis and just in time communication that we sometimes forget about the climate impacts of the IT industry. Google’s recent carbon footprint report declares the company is responsible… Read More

The value of green buildings

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Helene Brayer
Jones Lang LaSalle, UK

As I attended a conference on green buildings a few days ago, it struck me to see the panelists conclude on a paradox: ‘green buildings are more valuable, but they have no sale or rent premium’. The (non-evidenced) added value resided for them in better ‘lettability’ and lower obsolescence rates thanks… Read More