Monthly Archives: June 2013

Should Buildings Publicize ENERGY STAR Data?

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Posted by:
Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

A big debate in commercial real estate is mandatory “public disclosure” of energy performance. 

Does requiring buildings to participate in a program like ENERGY STAR, generate a rating, and then make that information available to the public encourage buildings to become more energy efficient?

We think that it does.

First, requiring buildings to just participate in ENERGY STAR… Read More

Smart Building Tech Is Changing the Energy Game

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

At Realcomm’s IBcon event earlier this month, owners and operators representing more than 25 billion square feet of real estate learned how recent innovations in intelligent building technology now allow them to improve energy, operational and financial performance at a nominal upfront cost.

We’ve been keeping up with this technology for… Read More

M2M: The trillion dollar business opportunity

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

I just had the pleasure of serving on a panel at GreenBiz Media’s VERGE Boston conference, which focused on the convergence of buildings, technology and transportation. The panel, called “The Trillion-Dollar M2M Opportunity,” was about the dramatic impact of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology on four industry segments: energy, transportation, the built… Read More

Innovation Overload

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Michael Koerner
Global Sustainability & Energy Manager

These days, we’re constantly hearing about the latest and greatest green products. From sophisticated lighting controls systems to advanced greywater reclamation technologies, sustainability professionals are up to their ears in product news. For one of our energy projects, I’ve spoken to more than a dozen controls manufacturers, and our team has reviewed the offerings… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

Changes to UK planning guidance would give local communities more say over wind farms

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

Under new government guidelines proposed today, residents in England could be given greater power to block onshore wind farms in their local areas.  Local authorities have been advised that resident  concerns over the impact of wind turbines on their local  environment should take priority over renewable energy targets.

As an incentive to ensure on shore wind… Read More

Categories: Renewable Energy, UK.