Monthly Archives: September 2012

Singapore Government announces major retrofit subsidy

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Parker White
Sustainability Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Greater China

In his opening address at the International Facility Management Association World Workplace Asia Conference, guest of honor Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Defense and National Development announced a new Singapore Government subsidy for retrofitting of buildings that are Green Mark compliant. Starting July 26th, the Government increased… Read More

Categories: China, Sustainability.

Don’t forget to VOTE! Chris Studney nominated for USGBC National Board of Directors

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Chris Studney
Energy and Sustainability Services

There is approximately one week left for U.S. Green Building Council member companies to vote for 5 open national Board of Director positions.  Since there are three solid candidates, in addition to myself, running for the Energy seat, it’s important that members understand why I want your vote.  I believe in USGBC’s mission, and as… Read More

Categories: USGBC.

Work experience

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Peter McColl
Work Experience, Jones Lang LaSalle

On Monday the 10 of September I travelled from Canberra to Sydney to undertake two weeks of work experience under the guidance of Joel Quintal, the Director of Sustainability in Australia.

At present I study a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) at the Australia National University so the two weeks working with the sustainability team tied in well with my degree, providing… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

Transit oriented development reduces carbon, boosts occupancy in New Jersey

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Jon Meisel
Suburban Tristate Market Director

While being headquartered in a LEED-certified building is a must for many tenants, it’s not the only way a company can reduce its carbon footprint. Consider these facts:

  • The typical public transit rider consumes, on average, one half of the oil consumed by an automobile rider (American Public Transit Association).
  • If an individual switches a 20-mile
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Categories: Sustainability.

Breaking into Energy and Sustainability Services

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Brian Delsandro
Energy and Sustainability Services

Joining the ESS team as a dedicated Marketing Specialist has given me the unique opportunity to be involved in the launch of the first tool designed and created specifically for use by the regional ESS team, the Energy and Sustainability Platform (ESP). This project represents my first involvement in a major regional campaign, and… Read More