Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sustainability credentials – Which ones are the best for real estate?

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Carey Guerin
Sustainability University


With the LEED credential exams changing again this summer, green real estate credentials might be on your mind.

If you don’t have a LEED credential yet, should you rush to get one before they change the exams – probably. But let’s review some popular options.


The USGBC’s LEED credential is the most recognized sustainability credential in real estate. The successful… Read More

Your Envelope: The Next Energy Edge?

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Bob Best



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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

Buildings are all trying to cut energy consumption through smart control system, more efficient equipment, lighting strategies and operating procedures.

But, most buildings are over-looking a potential energy edge … the building envelope.

According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “The building envelope – walls, roofs, windows and skylights – is responsible for about 25% of all… Read More

The Primacy of Economics

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James Edney
Consultant- Upstream Sustainability Services


The economic imperative of modern society has made climate change a taboo even for sustainability consultants.

That is a deliberately provocative statement but raises an important area of concern that affects many people that work in sustainability. We spend so much time couching our advice in a cost-saving context, one wonders what the place of climate change… Read More