REITs Going Greener, Consumers Priced Out of Green Products, Greener Hotels, and Eco-friendly Home Costing (WIR)

Real estate industry quietly embracing green development, with 41% of U.S. REITs actively pursuing energy efficiency and green building upgrades.  Business leaders aver that even though companies are greening products of all […]

By |June 30th, 2007|Categories: Hotel, News, Week in Review|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Group 41, "CONTAIN Your Enthusiasm"

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about container architecture, but there’s a good reason to do it today because I’ve received a tip on Joel Karr and Group 41.  This San Francisco-based architecture firm is issuing a innovative project challenge.  Here’s how it works:


By |June 28th, 2007|Categories: Container Design, Materials, Modern architecture, Solar|Tags: , |1 Comment

Ramifications: GE Real Estate Moving to New, Potentially LEED-CI Headquarters

You may not think this news is all that sexy, but it’s a pretty big deal.  GE Real Estate is an enormous source of capital funding for commercial properties.  To get an […]

By |June 28th, 2007|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Armstrong's HQ Receives LEED-EB Platinum Award

  Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AWI) is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and operates in the business of designing and manufacturing floors, ceilings, and cabinets.  Their current headquarters was built […]

By |June 27th, 2007|Categories: Corporate, Energy Efficiency, LEED, Water Efficiency|Tags: , |0 Comments

Top 3 Ways to Green a Property's Energy Mix

With all this discussion about the Senate Energy bill and renewable energy, I thought it was time to kick in and enunciate the ways property owners can elect to greenify, greenize, or […]

By |June 26th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, News, Solar, Wind|Tags: |0 Comments

The Science Barge by New York Sun Works

This is unusual, but incredible, in a weird way.  The Science Barge is a sustainable urban farm powered by solar, wind, and biofuels, and irrigated by rainwater and purified river water.  It’s […]

By |June 25th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Nature, Solar, Wind|Tags: , |0 Comments

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