Green Building

Nespresso’s Production Centre in Switzerland Achieves Major Sustainability Certification

Nespresso’s facility in Romont is the first factory in Switzerland to obtain LEED® certification in recognition of its exceptional environmental quality
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First Swiss production centre to achieve LEED® certification

In the continuation of Nespresso efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its production centres, the brand’s latest production centre in Romont has become the first factory in Switzerland to achieve the renowned LEED® certification which recognises industrial buildings for their environmental design and efficiency.

A Green Lease of Life

By Ludovic Chambre, Project and Sustainable Development Manager at CBRE France
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The Institute for Market Transformation, a nonprofit organisation promoting energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection, has released its latest intelligence regarding green leases.

The headline figure is that green leases can reduce energy consumption in offices by 11-22%. This is  positive news and is significant for two core reasons:

Buttoned-up Basements

A well-waterproofed and insulated basement offers a plethora of benefits, including improved IAQ, occupant health and lower HVAC bills.
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While your clients may wish to finish their basements so they can squeeze an extra room or two out of their houses, a properly sealed and insulated basement is more than a nice amenity. In fact, finishing these spaces can support better air quality and lower HVAC costs. - 

JLL Reinforces Commitment to Global Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship

2014 Global Sustainability Report details continued progress in client service, green buildings, sustainable operations and workplace initiatives
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CHICAGO, July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - JLL launches “Our cities. Our future.” the firm’s recently released 2014 Global Sustainability Report. The Report demonstrates our continuing positive impact in its services and operations around the world. It also validates the increasing influence of ethical business practices and integrity on building and sustaining long-term client relationships and the value companies place on ethical principles and behaviors.

Green Builder Media Co-Founder and President Ron Jones to Deliver Closing Luncheon Keynote at EEBA Conference

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July 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ron Jones, Co-Founder and President of Green Builder Media, will deliver the closing luncheon keynote at the EEBA conference on October 8 at 12:15 PM.  Internationally renowned pioneer of the green building movement, Jones has been an award-winning green builder and leading advocate for a more sustainable built environment for over three decades.

Two Michigan Manufacturing Facilities Recognized with Highest Environmental Award

Summary: 
  • LEED Gold certification awarded to the FCA US Sterling Heights Assembly Plant body shop
  • ZF Axle Drives Marysville, operating in a building owned by FCA US, also achieves LEED Gold
  • Join two other FCA US facilities previously cited for their commitment to sustainable construction
  • Awards demonstrate the dedication of FCA US to the environment and surrounding communities
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  • LEED Gold certification awarded to the FCA US Sterling Heights Assembly Plant body shop
  • ZF Axle Drives Marysville, operating in a building owned by FCA US, also achieves LEED Gold
  • Join two other FCA US facilities previously cited for their commitment to sustainable construction
  • Awards demonstrate the dedication of FCA US to the environment and surrounding communities

Green Can Still Be A Competitive Advantage. Here's Why.

by Dees Stribling
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Green office space is pretty common in Denver now, but adoption hasn't been uniform marketwide, and there are still opportunities for some properties to stand out simply for having green features. CBRE director, research and analysis, Jessica Ostermick tells us why.

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New Free Ebook on Green Product Selection and Improving Indoor Air

UL Environment and Green Builder Media release authoritative book on how to choose green products for residential home construction.
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June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Available now for free download, The GREENGUARD Difference: Specifying the Right Products for Your Green Homes offers everything you need to know about what goes into certifying lower-emitting materials through UL Environment’s GREENGUARD program, and why these products should be in every home built today.

Green Spotlight On Large Buildings

by David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE
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Green building adoption is primarily a big building-first tier city phenomenon in the US.  62.1% of office buildings, greater than 500,000 square feet, are considered “green”, compared to just 4.5% of smaller buildings -  spanning less than 100,000 square feet.
 

CBRE Study Finds Significant Gap Between Large and Small Office Buildings in Green Adoption in the U.S.

62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings; San Francisco closing in on Minneapolis in green market rankings
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Los Angeles, June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to a new study by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University. 

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