Monthly Archives: June 2014

How Green are energy reforms in Mexico?

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Adrián Martínez Espitia
Energy and Sustainability Services, Latin America

In 1962, Thomas Khun established “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” about the occurrence of models substitution, where new models simply become better than previous ones.

During recent years Mexico has been approving law reforms that foster another type of investment and take advantage of other types of resources that had not been previously explored. In 2008, Mexico… Read More

We’re Bringing Amsterdam to Chicago

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

I was in Amsterdam last year and stunned by the incredible number of bike riders.

Looking at U.S. cities, with our car traffic and parking problems, any effort to match a bike-friendly city, like Amsterdam, is a pedal stroke in the right direction.

This week in Chicago our “Bike Commuter Challenge” and, each year, we seem to be getting more cyclists… Read More

Is a green building also ‘Disaster-Ready’?

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

The definition of a “sustainable building” may be changing in response to recent natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.  It appears that more buildings are starting to include disaster planning/management/ recovery/resiliency in their sustainability efforts.

It makes sense.

We want to design and manage buildings to minimize negative impacts on the environment.  At the same time, don’t we also want to minimize… Read More

Sustainability is truly good business

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

Earlier this week, I spoke at a press conference in Chicago supporting the recent EPA proposal, the Clean Power Plan, to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. The electric power sector accounts for nearly 40% of today’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the EPA’s initiative to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by… Read More

JLL’s President and CEO, Colin Dyer speaks to US Congress panel about sustainability initiatives

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Michael Jordan
Strategic Consulting

 

On April 10, 2014, JLL’s President and CEO Colin Dyer headed to Washington, DC to speak in front… Read More