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Sustainability

Ask Friedman: The Pulse of the Economy and Building Stability [Video]

April 26, 2019 |

To achieve and maintain leasing stability in today’s ever-changing economic landscape, analyzing the macroeconomy and each tenant’s industry is crucial. Hear more from Darren Rogow, Director of Office Leasing:

What is the Ask Friedman series?

The Commercial Real Estate … Read More

Make Every Day Earth Day with Energy Star

April 22, 2019 |

According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, buildings account for nearly 39% of all Carbon Dioxide emission in the U.S. As a result of this figure, many find themselves asking what they can do to lessen their environmental impact, increase … Read More

The Business Case for Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

July 18, 2018 |

Earlier this year ING issued a survey, which found that in the Americas, sustainability strategies have shifted from being a cost-cutting or brand reputation strategy to being a true revenue driver. This holds true for commercial real estate as well. … Read More

Apartment Renters Now Expect Sustainable Design Features in Their Units

July 11, 2018 |

Sustainable design features including energy efficiency and good indoor air quality are now becoming so common that they are almost taken for granted.

“What used to be exceptional is now everyday,” says Dave Borsos, vice president of capital markets for … Read More

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