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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Echo Barrier Limited announced that the firm’s Echo Barrier H2 Series acoustic barriers have helped to provide a solution to construction noise at the World Trade Center development site in New York City.
The sound-reducing barriers were first called for by the World Trade Center project team to reduce disruption to passersby caused by construction noise.
When the barriers were installed at the World Trade Center site, the noise level was immediately reduced.
Today, almost two years after the initial installation, the Echo Barriers continue to shield the public from noise and dust.
Peter …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Vision Real Estate Partners (VREP) has brought bike sharing to the suburbs at its Crossings at Jefferson Park, located in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.
The company this month introduced an onsite B-cycle station, from which employees of tenants at the 525,000 s/f office campus can rent bicycles by the hour.
VREP, in partnership with Rubenstein Partners, acquired The Crossings in 2013 and recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation and rebranding at the 115 South Jefferson Road property.
As an integral part of the project, VREP created 1.2 miles of pedestrian and bicycle …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Diamond Properties recently celebrated its designation as Westchester Green Business-Certified as part of the Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) at Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco.
CEO Jim Diamond was presented with two proclamations. The first, from County Executive Rob Astorino’s office was presented by William Mooney III, director of Economic Development, Westchester County; Peter Harkham, Majority Leader of the Board of Legislators, District 2; and George Oros, Chief of Staff for the County Executive’s Office.
David Buchwald, State Assemblyman, District 93 presented another proclamation from the state assembly.
Mount Kisco Mayor …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

WSP, the engineering design and environmental consultancy, has been named Best Commissioning Provider in the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) first annual Best of Buildings awards, announced Steve Burrows, WSP’s executive vice president and USA director of buildings.
The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.
Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of nearly 13,000 of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability. A full list of winners is …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, hosted a presentation by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at The Churchill, a 586-unit cond-op located in Murray Hill.
At the event, NYSERDA led a discussion focused on Combined Heat and Power systems (CHPs), which, during normal operation, generate a portion of the building’s electricity and hot water, reducing energy costs. CHPs also supply power to critical systems should the city’s electric grid go down.
As a property manager and owner, Rose has long been active in the …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, takes place in New Orleans, LA, next month.
The annual event sponsored by the US Green Building Council draws together building community leaders to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week.
Experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work come together for three days of inspiring speakers, networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings.
Masterclass events include The Future of Sustainable Cities, a power …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

CBRE Group, Inc. has been recognized for climate-change disclosure transparency through its inclusion in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).
The annual index spotlights Standard & Poor’s 500 companies that have demonstrated a high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information.
Sixty-three S&P 500 companies are featured in the 2014 CDLI. This is the second year that CBRE has achieved a position in CDLI.
CDP’s climate change program facilitates corporate management and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks and opportunities.
CBRE provided information at the …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Midtown tower earns LEED honors

The Rockefeller Group announced that 1221 Avenue of the Americas has achieved LEED EB-Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. The 2.5 million square foot property, which first achieved LEED-EB status in 2009, is the largest recertified LEED-EB building in New York City. LEED-EB is the designation by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for existing buildings.
“The Rockefeller Group is proud to have taken LEED certification a step further by achieving LEED-EB Silver at one of our premier assets,” said Robert Jackson, Executive Vice President, Core Holdings and Real …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp, has received a green business certification through Westchester Green Business-Certified (WGB-Certified), a program launched by Westchester County and The Business Council of Westchester.
The WGB-Certified designation supports Westchester-based organizations who “go green” while saving money and improving performance.
Reckson/SL Green has been a leading program sponsor since 2010. Through collaboration and peer-learning, WGB-Certified participants develop all aspects of sustainable business practices addressing energy, transportation, waste management, land use, water and carbon footprint analysis. “Reckson/SL Green is pleased to be one of Westchester’s first companies …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Clinton congratulates Empire State Building on job well done

Former President Bill Clinton tipped his hat to the Empires State Building this week following news that the world’s most famous building had shaved $7.5 million off its energy bills.
Five years ago, Clinton, along with former mayor Mike Bloomberg, helped launch a pioneering retrofitting program at the landmark property through the Clinton Climate Initiative Cities program.
The effort, the Empire State Building announced this week, has lead to unprecedented savings for the third consecutive year.
“Five years into the retrofit of the Empire State Building, we have seen carbon emission reductions and …

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