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By Adam Herzer
Building performance requirements are policies that establish a definition for high-performance buildings and drive all buildings to achieve that definition, making clear the city or county’s priorities. A building performance requirement provides flexibility because owners can use whatever technologies and…
Advanced Commissioning | Commercial Real Estate | Commissioning | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Sustainability
By Michelle Christopher
Let's talk about BEPS. The District of Columbia is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2006 levels by 2032 and 80% by 2050. Meeting these goals will require improving the energy efficiency of District homes and buildings, switching to clean,…
Advanced Commissioning | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Sustainability
By Amanda Cunningham
While predictive modeling for energy and water is an important part of the real estate development process, it’s equally important to substantiate building performance once the building is operational. In this post, I will introduce sustainability benchmarking with Arc and…
Abundance Thinking | Commercial Real Estate | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings
By Darren Bruce
When the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last August that it was going to update its ENERGY STAR rating system, the reaction was positive overall. After all, the 26-year-old rating system, which generates scores of one to 100 to…
By Shriya Kulkarni
In 2017, 850 property companies and funds, jointly representing more than $3.7T in assets under management, participated in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment. And more than 70 institutional and retail investors use GRESB data and analytical tools to engage with…
Analytics | Commercial Real Estate | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Sustainability | Uncategorized
ENERGY STAR compares a building’s energy performance to that of similar buildings nationwide, and buildings have become more energy efficient in recent years. This is good news! It also means that if you benchmark properties in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager,…
Advanced Commissioning | Analytics | Change Management | ENERGY STAR
By Kim Pexton
What is a green lease and why are they useful? The DOE Better Buildings Initiative has made a bold statement calling 2018 the “Year of the Lease”. As more building owners, managers, and tenants incorporate environmental stewardship and sustainability into…
Abundance Thinking | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Sustainability
By Brian Walker
The Multifamily Residential Market Economy In a construction market that has been slowly recovering since the end of The Great Recession, multifamily housing has been the brightest star. The demand for rental housing has been on a steady climb since…
Analytics | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | Multifamily | Sustainability
I’ve worked on energy models for everything from local schools and libraries to towering hotels and multifamily high rise. The bigger the building or the more innovative the design, the more important it is to get an energy model. Energy…
Advanced Commissioning | Commercial Real Estate | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | High Tech and Biotech | Uncategorized
By Divya Natarajan
Two Liberty Center, an Arlington, Virginia, mixed-use development with office space, residences, and retail, has been committed to sustainability since its opening in 2007. The property has achieved ENERGY STAR certification; was awarded the 2010 Award for Excellence by the…
Abundance Thinking | ENERGY STAR | Green Buildings | LEED | Mixed Use and Retail | Sustainability