IMT and DOE’s Green Lease Leaders Recognition Program has announced its first class of winners for 2014, and the 14 awardees span a range of REITs, corporations, and real estate companies.
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2012 is proving to be the year that the green lease fully enters the mainstream: the Department of Energy recently released an online Green Lease Library that assembles almost all of the key resources currently available to the industry.
The fact that NYC’s very design incentivizes green behaviors to a huge degree are what makes New York City greener than, say, Los Angeles. Wait, that report you read says what?
What we don’t know about Redhook Green — and something we’ll certainly be discussing a lot in 2010 — is what exactly its “net zero” ambitions will actually mean in practice.
Ed Mazria said that it was “meant to confuse the public and stall meaningful legislation, insuring that America remains dependent on foreign oil, natural gas and dirty conventional coal.” Lloyd Alter of Treehugger called it “one of the dumbest studies that has crossed our screen in a while.” Danielle Sacks at Fast Company wants to “make sure studies like these don’t make it past their press release.” So what, if anything, are we to make of ConSol’s study, prepared for NAIOP, which concluded that the best possible scenario for energy efficiency improvements to a hypothetical 4-story, 95,000-square-foot office building is 23 percent over the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Energy Standard? While we continue to wait for more meaningful data about the performance of green buildings, I think the study suggests the danger- for both legislators and stakeholders- of relying on energy modeling of any kind as the basis for policymaking or who agree to assist a green building project in achieving certain energy reductions by the terms of their construction contracts.