GRESB: Bringing sustainability to the capital market

April 16, 2014 in LEED

Last week the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), launched its 2014 Survey. The release marks the fifth consecutive year that GRESB has been working to provide institutional investors with timely and actionable information about property companies and private equity funds.  

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Our 21st year

April 14, 2014 in LEED

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Turning 21 years old marks an important right of passage, at least here in the U.S. You’re now officially old enough to do a few things you were probably already doing anyway. Hopefully, now that you can do them legally, you’ve also figured out how to do them more responsibly. That’s the idea, anyway.

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Know we’re back!

April 14, 2014 in LEED

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We know. "In The Know" took a several week long — unannounced — hiatus. Maggie and I apologize, but we have been working on a number of international efforts that have kept us occupied!

In short, we’re back, so is Mad Men, and we have a tremendous amount to share in the coming weeks.

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IPCC report: Building sector emissions growing, green buildings can be solution

April 14, 2014 in Industry

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Chris Pyke, vice president of research at the U.S. Green Building Council, is a lead author for Chapter 9: Residential and Commercial Buildings in the third installment of a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Friday Roundup: Building a greener New Orleans, first Platinum airport terminal

April 11, 2014 in Industry

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New Orleans

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

New Orleans' entrepreneurs see niches, fill them, USA Today. Check out this profile of the BioInnovation Center, a LEED Gold space at the forefront of a city that is rebuilding itself stronger, greener and more resilient. See for yourself at Greenbuild this October.

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2013 LEED for Homes Award Winners

April 10, 2014 in LEED

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Washington, D.C. — (April 10, 2014) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building. The award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes and Project of the Year.

Winners for this year include:

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Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens

April 9, 2014 in LEED

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The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren’t limited to the nation’s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.  The Westlawn Gardens redevelopment project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has earned the highest level of certification for any LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) built project for redeveloping a severely distressed public housing project into an award winning, mixed-income community.  The Housing Authority&r

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Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens

April 9, 2014 in LEED

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The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee has proven that sustainable, supportive and healthy communities aren’t limited to the nation’s top zip codes or tony neighborhoods.  The Westlawn Gardens redevelopment project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has earned the highest level of certification for any LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) built project for redeveloping a severely distressed public housing project into an award winning, mixed-income community.  The Housing Authority&r

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Senior Materials Research Fellows share their Insights

April 8, 2014 in LEED

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As part of the LEED, Materials and Health Initiative, six Senior Materials Research Fellows have joined the team to help deepen the understanding around the effect of materials ingredients on the health of those who interact with the built environment.

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Senior Materials Research Fellows share their Insights

April 8, 2014 in LEED

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As part of the LEED, Materials and Health Initiative, six Senior Materials Research Fellows have joined the team to help deepen the understanding around the effect of materials ingredients on the health of those who interact with the built environment.

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