Monthly Archives: November 2011

Who are the UK’s most sustainable homebuilders?

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Natasha Moreno-Roberts
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

Want to know who the UK’s most sustainable homebuilders are? On 17 November, NextGeneration launched its annual sustainability benchmark of the top 25 UK home builders by size. It enables investors, the government, home builders and their clients to make better investment, policy and strategy decisions to deliver more sustainable new homes. The… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Thanks to all our ENERGY STAR winners!

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

A new video on 99 High Street, an office building we manage in Boston, prompted me to recap our success in the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition, which concluded earlier this month. Like running in the Boston Marathon, “success” in the Battle of the Buildings doesn’t require that you actually beat all the other… Read More

Climate Change and Real Estate

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change latest assessment of weather and climate patterns, officially released this Friday, goes farther than previous reports in drawing a link between climate change and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

The IPCC report is the result of the most extensive worldwide… Read More

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Energy + Information = Challenge and Opportunity

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Frank Teng
Energy and Sustainability Services

I recently learned that the average U.S. utility company manages 40 different points of energy generation which are feeding into the local electric grid. In contrast, Microsoft’s corporate campus in Redmond, WA has determined that they collect more than 500 million data points each day on energy consumption.

This difference in scale strikes me in two… Read More

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Public-Private cooperation can overcome barriers

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Lauralee Martin
Chief Financial Officer

Many companies that pledged to reduce their carbon emissions by 10 or 15% five years ago have learned that saying it is easier than doing it. When the economy turned down, many business leaders abandoned their focus on carbon reduction in order to focus on operational cost reduction, never realizing that the two goals are… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.