This could make or break commercial net zero energy

February 23, 2018 by  
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Leases are a critical lever to scale net zero energy (NZE) in commercial buildings, which are crucial to mitigating the built environment’s carbon footprint.

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Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

December 10, 2013 by  
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Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘ resilient design ’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and city planners as well. In November 2012, ‘Resilient Design’ was a trending search term in Google, moving from near obscurity in the months before the devastating super storm to a popular catchphrase post-Sandy. Natural disasters like this, and more recently the  typhoon  that hit the Philippines in early November, serve to remind those of us in the green design community that while building with pure “save-the-earth” ecological motivation is certainly important, low-VOC-paints and LEED points don’t matter much if a building becomes uninhabitable due to flooding , earthquake , power outages or some other natural or manmade disaster. That’s where resilient design comes into play. According to the Resilient Design Institute , resilient design is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life”. Read the rest of Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: commercial architecture , commercial buildings , construction specialties , cs , CS group , design engineering , design for disasters , design resiliency , Disaster-proof design , durable building materials , earthquake resistant buildings , emergency design , flood resistant building , green design , long lasting design , managing building design , materials design , resilient design , resilient materials , s hurricane proof buildings , sustainable commercial buildings , sustainable design , wind resistant buildings        

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Empire State building retrofit lights the way for new projects

June 29, 2013 by  
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Lessons learned from a massive retrofit of the nation's third tallest building are being applied to commercial buildings in Chicago, San Francisco and New Jersey.

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How Wells Fargo puts corporate, employee values into action

February 13, 2013 by  
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The San Francisco-based bank's employees take the lead in finding projects that speak to them.

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Cities push for energy data on commercial buildings

February 13, 2013 by  
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Minneapolis is the latest U.S. city to require energy reporting to encourage efficiency improvements.

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10 tips to improve your buildings’ operational efficiency

August 9, 2012 by  
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With commercial buildings accounting for up to 75 percent of the energy used and 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas, it's critical that they operate more efficiently.

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Verdantix offers a blueprint for green office buildings

March 28, 2012 by  
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Real estate developers and managers who fail to incorporate sustainability principles in commercial buildings could get shut out of the high-end market for corporate office space, Verdantix says.

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