Green Commercial Buildings News

Countries such as Qatar and UAE have developed their own green building codes, influenced heavily by LEED principles but taking into account the climate and culture in which they live.
March 15, 2016
All too often while working diligently from day to day we forget about the world around us. Often we ignore others efforts when we perceive there is no benefit to ourselves.
The use of a “green lease”, as opposed to traditional lease, is essential to any commercial green building operation.
July 29, 2015
A green lease aligns the incentives of both the landlord and the tenant toward conservation of energy, electricity and water while encouraging efficient operations.
Building automation systems originated in a time when security was considered a peripheral, unrelated issue... Now BAS must take cybersecurity into account to monitor for intrusions and potential attacks.
July 24, 2015
In the past, all we needed to protect our buildings was a secure physical structure... but today much more is needed. Cybersecurity is even more important in the green building industry.
When it's time for the deconstruction of a building, it would be great if it was designed to be disassembled.
July 13, 2015
Designing for Disassembly (DfD) not only increases the lifespan of buildings, but also minimizes negative environmental impacts.
A LEED Platinum Seal for the highest level of LEED Certification by the USGBC.
May 22, 2015
Sustainable design is perhaps the most significant issue to ever be introduced to the design and construction industry...
Energy efficiency investments can offer low risk and steady returns, but getting access is still a problem for the average investor.
July 10, 2014
The return on investment (ROI) available through energy conservation measures, by some accounts, is our largest opportunity for wealth creation in the U.S.


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