by Jodi Summers Nestlé Waters North America is making its first big renewable energy project a good one. The company installed two 1.6-megawatt wind turbines –industrial-size spinners – at its Cabazon, Calif., bottling plant. The cost -> $7.4 million construction with $2.15 million in permanent loans. NWNA Cabazon’s location in the San Gorgonio Pass (aka, […]

by Jodi Summers You can buy the National Office Portfolio = six significant office assets have attained a level of LEED certification and the portfolio is available free and clear of existing debt. Spread across the country in such desirable cities as Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach, FL. all totaled, […]

by Jodi Summers Research and statistics show that Energy Star and LEED-certified buildings can attract higher rents and generate increased demand from tenants < and that a green property can garner a better lease rates and higher sales price. But the bottom line has been so shaky lately, that green hasn’t really gotten very far […]

by Jodi Summers The Port of Long Beach is blue and green. The water is blue. The port is green, as they have implemented an exemplary green port policy to try and maintain the environment while they are shipping freight around the world. The Green Port Policy is an aggressive, comprehensive and coordinated approach to […]

Vote @ by Jodi Summers To LEED or not to LEED, that is the question. The government wants your green opinion > through April 6th. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking public comments on a long-awaited recommendation regarding green building rating systems. Go to and share your opinion. In 2006, GSA […]

by Jodi Summers Fresh out of college and ready for adventure, Millennials have been flocking to the downtown Los Angeles urban core. They’re looking for a lifestyle adventure before the responsibilities of marriage and family lead them to settle in. Experts point to several building trends that are very sexy to this demographic: 1. Green […]