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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

FS Energy, the energy management and advisory subsidiary of property management firm FirstService Residential, has been named a finalist in the RISE : NYC competition.
The competition recognizes innovative projects and technologies that will bolster the city’s buildings and infrastructure against future storms.
FS Energy, which provides energy evaluations and efficiency improvement solutions to multi-family buildings within the FirstService portfolio, is a lead applicant on three projects in the finals and a partner on two more.
Stemming from the impact Hurricane Sandy had on small businesses, RISE : NYC is a $30 million …

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

A turbocharged Chevy Camaro race car, driven by Ken Scheepers on the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Texas region circuit, is being sponsored by utiliVisor, the energy plant metering and monitoring firm.
A Building Performance Manager at TDIndustries Energy Solutions in Dallas, Scheepers works with utiliVisor to implement energy monitoring and verification solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
utiliVisor’s web-based, third party independent measurement and verification technology enables TD Industries to achieve significant energy efficiencies for its clients.
Scheepers is a former professional race car driver in the National Hot Rod Association …

Construction & Design, Deals & Dealmakers, Green Building »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Westchester County continues to see revitalization through the adaptive reuse of aging office buildings into healthcare clinics, labs and research centers, offsetting what has been a lackluster, but slightly improved office leasing market, according to new research from Colliers International.
Even with office rents essentially flat, the office market did see positive absorption for the first time in a year, and while current job growth is not strong enough to ignite a full office market rebound, the outlook for leasing velocity is cautiously positive.
After four consecutive quarters of negative absorption, Westchester …

Finance & Accounting, Green Building »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced the first transactions of NY Green Bank to kick off clean energy projects across New York.
These initial transactions will ultimately produce investments totaling more than $800 million.
The projects, which are traditionally difficult for the private sector to finance, were made possible by NY Green Bank’s participation and are expected to result in an annual reduction of 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
“By leveraging the financial capacity of the private sector with an eye toward clean energy projects, NY Green Bank is creating …

Construction & Design, Green Building »

[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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