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 […]

by Jodi Summers We evolve and we learn. When it comes to building efficiency, we are advancing at warp speed. The Department of Energy has revealed that buildings meeting the new 2010 energy efficiency standard will conserve 18.5% more energy than structures using the previous 2007 DOE standard.  It’s like making the jump to hyperspace. […]

By Jodi Summers Kudos to the Port of Long Beach which is growing and greening in a big way. The Port has landed the largest deal of its kind for any U.S. seaport The Port of L.B. has inked a 40-year, $4.6-billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line for the Middle Harbor property. Hooray for […]