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Green Building Imperatives: Retrofitting, Awareness, Performance

A number of real estate industry representatives participated in Real Estate Media’s The Greening of New York City Commercial Real Estate: Making a Profit While Making a Difference panel at the Harvard Club in Midtown on Wednesday morning. Fiona Cousins, Chair of USGBC’s New York chapter, delivered the event’s opening address, noting that “[i]n New […]

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Proposed Standard 189P: Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

A few weeks ago, the USGBC, ASHRAE, and IESNA announced that they had collaborated and released Proposed Standard 189P, Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, for public review and comment. Note that this is not a green building rating system but rather a set of criteria that is designed for municipalities to […]

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HSBC Announces $100M Partnership to Measure, Address Global Climate Change

At a breakfast press conference on Wednesday morning at its North American headquarters in Midtown, HSBC announced a five-year, $100 million partnership to address global climate change. The world’s third-largest bank will work with The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and the World Wildlife Fund in order to quantify the impact of […]

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