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TD Bank Group Wins U.S. Department of Energy's Green Lease Leader Award

Press Release

On May 15, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance announced the 2017 Green Lease Leaders at the Better Buildings Summit in Washington, D.C. This year’s Green Lease Leader portfolio, which collectively spans almost 200 million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial buildings across North America, recognizes companies who effectively leverage their lease as a smart tool to achieve higher energy and water savings.
 

How Workplace Policies Can Make the Office Friendlier for New Parents

by Adam Bonislawski
Blog

Given the lack of sleep, jumbled schedules and general unpredictability of the situation, mixing work with life as a new parent is never going to be easy.

Nonetheless, there are steps workplaces can take to ease the load for employees with young children. All manner of things, ranging from strategically placed refrigerators to flexible policies around off-site working, play a role in making the kid-work balancing act a little less hectic.

CBRE Victoria Pledges to TAKE2 Climate Change Initiative

Blog

CBRE has committed to help combat climate change by making a voluntary pledge to the Victorian Government’s TAKE2 Climate Change Pledge Program.

Launched by Premier Daniel Andrew and Minister Lily D’Ambrosio in June 2016 and led by Sustainability Victoria, the TAKE2 program aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Victoria by 2050.

CBRE is one of more than 250 businesses to have taken the pledge across a range of key industry sectors, representing a total of 260,000 employees.

EPA Recognizes CBRE with 2017 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

CBRE recognized for its ongoing commitment to protect the environment
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) with a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. This marks the tenth consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR performance.

How Cities Prioritize Public Greening Initiatives

Blog

How much of an impact can one million trees make? What about approximately $3.2 billion worth? According to a recent study from The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, an investment in tree planting in 245 of the world’s largest cities could improve the health of millions by helping to reduce pollution-related deaths and lowering overall city temperatures.

A Good Fit: Challenges and Opportunities in the Drive for Workplace Wellness

by Adam Bonislawski
Blog

If you work as, say, a professional athlete, the link between good health and good work is pretty clear. For the rest of us, however, it might not be so obvious.

After all, who among us hasn’t hauled ourselves to the office when we’d have been better off in bed. If you think about those days (staring blankly at your computer screen while wiping your nose), they probably weren’t among your most productive on the job.

UK Government Provide Guidance on the Implementation of MEES

by Graeme Murray, Head of Sustainable Engineering, Building Consultancy
Blog

With the long awaited Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations due to come into effect in just over a year, the UK Government have finally released additional guidance as to how these will be applied and enforced in England & Wales.

Forests in the Sky: How One Italian Architect Is Reshaping Urban Greenery

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

“You know when you have an idea, it’s assembled from memories, experiences, books—it’s always very complex the way an idea is born. For a long time I was trying to study how it could be possible to put together a natural city in a different way; how to move forests inside the city, to increase the number of trees, to create more parks, to imagine how plants could grow on a building. It was an obsession for me.”

Let There Be Light? Light Pollution’s Impact on the Built Environment

by Adam Bonislawski
Blog

Few would argue that a little light to brighten the darkness is a good thing. How else, after all, are we supposed to get around once the sun goes down? Too much of this good thing can become a bad thing, however—namely, in the case of light pollution.

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