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Randyl Drummer / CoStar / July 31, 2013
Proposed Program Would Bridge Engagement Gap Between Building Owners and Occupiers In Sustainability Efforts
While it stands to reason that tenants account for most of the energy use in office buildings, most current sustainability and green building practices, incentives and certifications are primarily geared toward building owners, property managers and developers.
Such programs as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program and the U.S. Green Buildings Council’s s Leadership in Environmental Efficiency and Design (LEED) have scored major successesRead More
Jennifer Goodman / ECOBUILDING Pulse / April 29, 2013
The initiative addresses a growing demand for energy-efficient homes in the state.
The state of Colorado has introduced a category for sustainable and energy-efficient homes into its multiple listing service (MLS), the database used by realtors to list and find information about homes for sale.
The Colorado Energy Office worked with local communities statewide to add a “green fields” category to the Colorado MLS, which would specifically address the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the homes listed within the category. The four main categories in the “greenRead More
Dan Bridleman of KB Home and CR Herro of Meritage Homes talk with EcoHome about Energy Star 3.0’s challenges and opportunities.