Why Does a Building From 1971 Function Better Than a Brand-New LEED Building?

As the energy efficiency industry gets more sophisticated, building owners and managers are increasingly interested in optimizing energy use with new technology and state-of-the-art equipment. It’s critical to understand, however, that while next-generation systems can certainly help support energy efficiency initiatives, they are essentially worthless if not properly managed. I recently compared two buildings from FirstFuel’s database of thousands of [...]

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TD Ameritrade’s Headquarters Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification

In July 2013, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) solidified its growing commitment to community and sustainability by officially opening the doors of its new green corporate headquarters, constructed with the latest in energy efficient technology and a unique design to provide a more environmentally-friendly workplace. Just one year later, the building’s many sustainable features have earned the facility LEED(R) [...]

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Niagara County proposal: free taxes for LEED buildings

The Niagara County Legislature will hold a public hearing in September on a property tax exemption for energy-efficient buildings. The proposal from Legislator Michael A. Hill, R-Hartland, was passed by the Legislature’s Administration Committee Tuesday night. The full Legislature is to vote next week on holding a hearing on the idea Sept. 16. Hill said the tax break would apply [...]

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The Moinian Group secures land loan with AIG for 3 Hudson Blvd.

ncorporating a true center core design with ideal core-to-facade distances, 3 Hudson Blvd. is projected to meet Platinum LEED standards and will …

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SL Green Realty’s 180 Maiden Lane 1.1ms/f office tower awarded LEED Certified

s 180 Maiden Lane received a LEED Certified Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This recognition stems from the company’s recently

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Regency Centers Receives LEED Certification for Three Developments

Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG), a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored community shopping centers, is proud to announce that they have received LEED Certification for three of their recent developments. The certified projects are East Washington Place, Grand Ridge Plaza, and Juanita Tate Marketplace, which join seven other LEED developments the company has completed since 2009. The USGBC’s [...]

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CBRE Surpasses 300 LEED®-Certified Buildings

CBRE Group, Inc. announced today that it has certified more than 300 buildings through the U.S. Green Building Council LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system, making the company the commercial real estate services and investment industry leader in LEED for Existing Buildings certifications. CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability LEED Programs team has now certified 305 buildings totaling more than 95 [...]

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Levi’s Stadium Announces Completion of NRG Solar Terrace as Facility Awaits LEED Gold Certification

The San Francisco 49ers are moving to Santa Clara, as the newly-completed Levi’s Stadium will be the home of the NFL franchise starting with the upcoming season. The facility’s developer, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, the San Francisco 49ers and NRG Energy Inc. recently announced the completion of the NRG Solar Terrace and the new photovoltaic systems for the three [...]

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