A new research paper argues that that most office workers do not experience a higher level of workplace satisfaction on account of working in LEED-certified buildings, regardless of the building and office layout, amount of time spent in the office, and other factors.
Increasing data sets about the performance of energy efficiency retrofit projects is critical to increasing the number of investors willing to extend clean tech financing.
“Let There Be Daylight” hopes to lay the foundation for increased daylighting controls in New York City office buildings, which could provide the city with up to $70 million in annual energy savings.
Building performance data is changing tenant engagement and interaction with commercial office buildings as advanced technologies are allowing properties to behave more dynamically.
Although the City Council is on the verge of approving it, BOMA is objecting to a proposed ordinance that would require Philadelphia commercial buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to publicly disclose energy and water data in a form similar to Energy Star.
The House of Representatives’ Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight’s recent hearing “The Science Behind Green Building Rating Systems” is perhaps the highest-profile example that changes are on the horizon for federal green building policy.
A malfunctioning geothermal heating and cooling system at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown, Delaware has officials scrambling for a temporary solution before the summer heat begins in earnest.
A recent article from Australia suggests that Henry Gifford’s class action suit against USGBC has resonated not only domestically, but across global real estate markets as well.
LEED certification promises green performance, but a recent study indicates that — when it comes to air and water quality — LEED points don’t necessarily add up to a greener building.
To bust out of niche-practice purgatory, green building practices need to deliver savings, quickly. All of which makes it more encouraging that green building practices are increasingly delivering savings. And quickly.