Nine of the 50 largest Manhattan office leases signed in 2007 were for space in buildings pursuing (or, as it were, not pursuing) LEED certification, which suggests some interesting points about New York City’s green real estate market.
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“Managing Risk in Sustainable Building: Policy, Performance & Pitfalls” appears to be the first academic conference to analyze in detail the legal issues arising out of green building and sustainable project initiatives.
An affordable housing development on Staten Island’s north shore is one of the country’s top ten eco-friendly neighborhoods.
A rural Kansas community, devastated by a tornado in May of 2007, will rebuild its public buildings to LEED Platinum, as well as conform to a master green plan.
Larry Silverstein has inked another tenant for his LEED Gold 7 World Trade Center tower; only 444,000 square feet remain at the 1.7 million-square-foot, 52-story building.
Subway has opened its first Eco-Store in Florida, which the company hopes will become a model for its future branches, all of which will be LEED-certified.
CB Richard Ellis (“CBRE”) will select 100 office buildings from the 1,000 that it manages in the U.S. to join the LEED Portfolio Program under the Existing Buildings (“LEED-EB”) standard. The plan comes on the heels of the firm’s announcement that it will aim to become carbon neutral by the end of 2010. CBRE told […]
The intersection of sustainability and the retail sector has been a hot topic of late (see our recent post regarding discussion at the ICSC fall conference in New Orleans a few weeks ago, as well as an announcement from Kohl’s that it will seek LEED certification for 80 new stores beginning next year). The topic […]
Back in September, we noted a report in Crain’s that Al Gore’s investment firm, Generation Investment Management LLP, was looking for LEED-certified office space in New York City. Today, Generation announced that it has secured a 5,000-square-foot lease on the 48th floor of the Durst Organization’s Bank of America Tower, which expects to receive the […]
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company (Quincy, MA) announced last week that it is the first and only supermarket chain in the country that’s been accepted into USGBC’s LEED Portfolio Pilot Program, which is now closed and should launch officially sometime in early 2008. Along with its sister company Giant Food (Landover, MD), Stop & Shop […]