By Jodi Summers Woohoo! The U.S. has more green LEED certified building space than anyone else in the world. Curiously, although we have the most, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system was conceived in the United States, LEED space is measured in meters…so for record, 1 square meter […]

By Jodi Summers A green work environment is a worldwide priority, according to the GE Capital Real Estate Survey. Top priorities for tenants in most countries include energy efficiency, waste reduction programs and indoor air quality.  The survey, conducted over the past year, included more than 2,220 office tenants in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, […]

By Jodi Summers Bravo! Europe’s largest solar power plant is now up and running in Rovigo, Italy. During its first year of operation, the 276-million Euro solar power project is projected to produce enough electricity for an estimated 17,150 Italian households. Created in partnership with First Reserve US-based firm, SunEdison handles the operations and maintenance […]

By Jodi Summers A recent British-Chinese study finds that if China improves energy efficiency and avails massive investment capital in renewable energies, the country will make a “full contribution” to global efforts to combat climate change, without sacrificing its economic growth. The analysis, China’s Energy Transition: Pathways for Low Carbon Development, by Tao Wang and […]

Edited by Jodi Summers An engineering school has published a list of what they consider to be the 50 greenest buildings in the world – and the Alamaden Tower in San Jose wins! A SoCal property came in fourth – the Robert Redford Building, home of the Natural Resources Defense Council 1314 2nd Street in […]