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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation announced that 5 Wood Hollow Road in Parsippany, N.J., has received LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
5 Wood Hollow Road is the 13th commercial property in New Jersey to receive the prestigious award.
The LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M rating system recognizes maximized operational efficiency with minimized environmental impact. It addresses cleaning and maintenance issues, including chemical use, recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and system upgrades.It is the only LEED rating system under which projects can demonstrate actual energy …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Cara Olmsted,
Director of Marketing and Business Development
ConEdison Solutions
One observation about the demand response (DR) market is that it is complex.
Because of its complexity, there is the potential for confusion, particularly as it relates to the revenue streams available from participation in the various programs.
To participate in these DR programs, organizations should work with a Curtailment Service Provider (CSP), such as ConEdison Solutions, to turnkey the assessment of potential resources, registration levels, registration of load with NYISO and CECONY, bidding, and settlement of the various DR programs and …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

SL Green Realty Corp. announced that 180 Maiden Lane received a LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
This recognition stems from the company’s recently commenced redevelopment program, featuring several targeted sustainability initiatives, at the 1.1 million square foot commercial office tower located in the Downtown Financial District.
Notably, this certification is the fourth SL Green building to have received a LEED Certification.
In addition to the LEED recognition, 180 Maiden Lane also received a U.S. EPA Energy Star Label, bringing the number of SL Green properties with this distinction to 24.
The …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, announced that it has achieved all of the requirements to participate in the New York City Mayor’s Carbon Challenge under what is known as the “portfolio approach.”
Earlier this year, Rose began its participation in the Carbon Challenge, an effort aimed at cutting citywide greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by the year 2030.
“We have already entered 10 buildings and expect to enroll more during the second half of the year,” said Ed Donnelly, director of technical services at Rose.
“Buildings within Rose’s growing …

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[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

As part of New York Energy Week, The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College presented a conference,“ Energy, Money & Law: Investment and Legal Strategies for Advanced Energy Performance in Real Estate” on June 19. The event was presented in partnership with Associated Renewable, the energy consulting and carbon management company, and held at the law offices of Hodgson Russ LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City.

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[25 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Dennis J. Sherry, regional director of Management Services,
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
With 44 million square feet of office space under management in New York City, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank oversees the replacement of one or more roofs in the metro area every year.
Looking at several initiatives to reduce energy use and carbon footprint, the full-service commercial real estate firm is collaborating with FXFOWLE Architects, a leader in sustainable architecture, to identify rooftops that it can transform into green assets as well as tenant amenities, among its strategies.
Rather than looking …

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[11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

Responding to a growing trend toward international real estate market investment, the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate recently offered its graduate students the opportunity to participate in study tours to Singapore, Poland, or Columbia as participants in the newly created Three Continents Program.
NYU Schack graduate students were given the option of selecting one of three courses, “Corporate Finance,” “Planning and Design Issues in Development,” or “Comparative International Real Estate.”
Students could then select one of three destinations, ensuring a critical mass of travelers and a mix of academic interests and …

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[11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

utiliVisor, an energy monitoring and submetering firm, has formed a partnership with SUNY Maritime College that will facilitate the implementation of energy efficiency measures at SUNY facilities while creating training for Maritime cadets.
As part of the partnership, Maritime will install a utiliVisor operations center at the school. Faculty and students will be trained to run the operations center, which also will be used to teach cadets the theoretical aspects of HVAC systems and the analysis of those systems in actual buildings.
“Energy measurement and monitoring are the basis of any efficiency …

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

By John Segletes,
Director, Lilker EMO Energy Solutions, LLC
Behavior shifts and operational tweaks will affect a change in the energy consumption of commercial buildings, but the only way to truly target efficiency opportunities is by having an energy audit.
An audit is a smart approach to weighing economic considerations and environmental stewardship, and marks the first step in assessing the energy usage of your building portfolio. For building owners and managers, it’s an excellent way to merge energy goals and conservation with a systematic approach to decisions regarding operations and maintenance (O&M). …

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[10 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Investor interest in commercial solar projects has more than doubled in the last 12 months, according to a report by Mercatus, Inc., an investment analysis and decision making platform.
Mercatus’ year-end analysis of commercial solar project investment and development trends revealed that exploration — and investment dollars — for solar projects is skyrocketing.
Among the report’s findings, Mercatus reports growth by more than 200 percent in the number of projects evaluated for investors and developers from 2012 to 2013 using their industry leading platform, and over 150 percent in Q4 2013 vs …

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