Tag: U.S. Green Building Council

February 20, 2013 Off

The Office Building of the Past and Future

By Chris

You may have noticed that the office buildings in your marketplace are changing. Landlords are spending money to update and make their assets more sustainable. We are seeing the focus move from the traditional office work to mixed use. Looking ahead, the focus is not on new buildings but rather existing buildings and how to reposition existing properties to make them more competitive with today’s standards. This post sheds some light on this and how Cassidy Turley is helping Landlords with their valued assets.

May 4, 2012 Off

The Greenest Government Building Ever

By Chris

NASA just finished its latest effort, a 50,000 sf office building at the Moffett Field Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale, California. It is being advertised as the “greenest” federal building. For years now, commercial office buildings have been the focus of sustainability groups and the next big push for making our world a more environmentally friendly place to live and work. It is true, there is a lot of energy to be saved and we can still improve upon the standards we all live by in our commercial buildings. NASA may have just set the bar for all of us.

March 22, 2012 Off

What Color Is Your Lease?

By Chris

Green leasing is becoming an increasingly popular concept – one that evokes images of buildings that use no energy, where every space has an operable window and solar powered robotic vacuums quietly recycle water bottles and compost leftover lunches. Although these buildings don’t exist yet, the idea that a “green” lease will somehow make it so is a common misconception. So what is a green lease? How can you tell? And perhaps most importantly, how much will it cost?

September 14, 2011 Off

LEED-CI: Making Green or Just Spending It?

By Chris

Productivity – It’s our buzz word these days. Everyone is doing more with less. Green thinking is popular, but does it fit into business reality? Read on to learn how you can make environmental decisions with your physical space that actually improve your company’s performance … your brand, your people and your facilities.