Articles About Sustainability

Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
08.10.2018

Advantages of Mid-Rise Office Buildings

Investors and tenants are looking at mid-rise office buildings as the “future of office investment.” But what advantages do mid-rise offices provide investors that high-rise office building do not?

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.06.2010

The Suburbs Are Anything But Family Friendly

One of the biggest albums of the year is “The Suburbs” by the Canadian group, Arcade Fire, which exposes the dark side of urban sprawl.  The band, fronted by the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne have created a concept album as emblematic of our generation as The Wall was for […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.28.2010

Google Partners to Create Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Farm Transmission Grid

Google is expanding its horizons by partnering with Good Energies, a New York-based investment firm that specializes in renewable energy, to create a $5 billion, 350-mile-long transmission grid to support offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard. Each of the two firms has agreed to take 37.5 percent of the equity portion of the project […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.14.2010

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley To Receive Legacy Award for His Sustainable City

Who is the recipient of the inaugural Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities?  It’s none other than retiring Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley himself. Writing in the Chicago Tribune, architecture critic Blair Kamin said “Chicago’s lame-duck mayor, famous for his green thumb and his iron fist, will receive […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.05.2010

Green Construction Comprises One-Third of All U.S. Projects

Although construction in the United States has been slow since the financial meltdown of 2008, there is one niche segment that is thriving – green construction.  According to McGraw-Hill Construction, green buildings now comprise one-third of all new construction, an increase of two percent over 2005, a surprise in an industry that is historically slow […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
11.23.2009

Landmark Study Finds Increased Productivity, Lower Vacancy and Higher Rents in Green Buildings

A new study conducted by the University of San Diego and CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. (CBRE) has found that tenants in green buildings experience fewer sick days and have increased productivity.  Furthermore, researchers determined that green buildings have higher rental rates and lower vacancies. Overseen by Dr. Norm Miller of the University of San […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
10.02.2008

Lenders Get Green

Marketing green is a new step in the emergence of sustainability.  In a tight credit environment when rates have climbed and LTVs have dropped, green may offer a way to ease the underwriting criteria on a deal. The green-building revolution is spreading, and the underwriting community has embraced sustainable design because it enhances marketability and […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:

Lenders Get Green

Marketing green is a new step in the emergence of sustainability.  In a tight credit environment when rates have climbed and LTVs have dropped, green may offer a way to ease the underwriting criteria on a deal. The green-building revolution is spreading, and the underwriting community has embraced sustainable design because it enhances marketability and […]

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