Monthly Archives: April 2013

Greener buildings are a business priority, not an option

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Shannon Robertson
Latin America, World Economic Forum

The expansion of multi-national businesses, demand for commodities and foreign direct investment are driving economic growth in Latin America. As a result, real estate investment opportunities are growing throughout many of the largest markets and cities in Latin American countries, and sustainability initiatives are playing a role in improving economic stability.

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10 reasons for a green lease

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Michael Jordan
Strategic Consulting

A “green lease” can mean many things, but it’s always a good thing to value energy and sustainability issues in lease negotiations—good for tenants, landlords and the environment. Here are 10 reasons why:

 

  1. Save money. A 2009 report from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) found that commercial and residential buildings account for almost 40
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Join the BICEP Climate Declaration

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Michael Jordan
Strategic Consulting

This week, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are expected to reintroduce legislation to support energy efficiency improvements across the nation.  If this bill mirrors the last Shaheen-Portman bill, expect focus on topics such as industrial energy efficiency tax credits and state grant programs, research and development funding and more stringent efficiency… Read More

Categories: BICEP, Sustainability.

3 Key Insights on Smart Building Benefits for Corporate & Commercial Industry Leaders

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Darrell Smith, Director of Facilities and Energy at Microsoft and and Jim Young, Founder and CEO of Realcomm Conference for a virtual round table discussion  hosted by IDC Energy Ingisghts of the real world implications of adopting smart building solutions and what the… Read More

M2M Industry Climbs the 2013 Building Energy Summit

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Dilip Rahulan
Pacific Controls, Inc

At the 2013 Building Energy Summit in Washington, DC prominent leaders in the public and private sectors made a strong case for investment in smart technology to drive operational and energy efficiency. Discussion at the summit touched on how M2M technology will play pivotal role in the future of the building community: