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Renewable energy residential, business projects up in Michigan

January 2, 2018 |
  • Solar energy projects up in 2016 and projected to rise in 2017
  • Pending state regulations and federal policies could dampen solar in 2018
  • Michigan Public Service Commission to establish this year on new tariff to replace popular net metering … Read More

6 urban farms feeding the world

November 1, 2017 |

A bustling city is the last place you’d ever expect to find a farm. But urban agriculture is alive and well, providing city dwellers with local, sustainable food. These days, you can find urban farms inside warehouses, on top of buildings, and even … Read More

Demolition to start on Northland Center site in Southfield

October 26, 2017 |
  • Dore & Associates to start demolishing Northland Center building Thursday
  • Land to be redeveloped is on Amazon HQ2 potential site list
  • Macy’s building to be left standing; underground tunnels may be preserved

Demolition at the vacant Northland Center … Read More

Bloomberg’s new London HQ rated world’s most sustainable office

October 24, 2017 |

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London scored a 98.5% against the latest BREEAM sustainability rating scheme—making it the world’s most sustainable office building, as designed. Certified BREEAM Outstanding with its design-stage score, the Foster + Partners-designed project uses 73% less water and 35% … Read More

The Massive Untapped U.S. Solar Market

October 19, 2017 |

Solar and energy storage could become a great solution for commercial buildings if a few roadblocks hindering adoption come down.

Residential and utility-scale solar have both become big markets in the U.S. Utilities know they can find many developers willing … Read More

Living Walls are Breathing Life into Urban Real Estate: Here’s How

October 16, 2017 |

The most exciting trend in real estate is a growing, living thing – literally. Living walls are at the forefront of today’s most compelling design trends, and there are many reasons for this. You’ll see them at any number of … Read More

Green Financing in Multifamily Housing Grows in 2017

October 3, 2017 |

Lower interest rates and larger loans are fueling energy conservation inside multifamily housing operations across the country, bolstering the bottom line of owners and the wallets of residents.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) offer … Read More

Green buildings next big thing in office design

September 26, 2017 |

It’s set to be the next trillion-dollar industry, and now developers of office space are looking to capitalize on one of the world’s biggest growth trends: health and wellness.

In Australia, companies like Mirvac and Frasers Property are among those … Read More