How Cities Are Counteracting Climate Change, One Heat Wave at a Time

by Emma Kantrowitz

When temperatures in the city reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, July 8, 2017, Los Angeles broke a 131-year-old record high temperature for the date, which had previously been set in 1886. In Berlin, a new record was set in August when temperatures clocked in at 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mohawk Group Participates in CBRE Green Week to Bring Awareness to Making ‘Greener’ Choices

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CALHOUN, Ga., October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A corporate partner in this year’s CBRE Green Week, Mohawk Group and its employees took to social media to share how they are making greener choices, inside and outside of the office, to help make a more sustainable planet.

Green Week, which took place October 9–13, encourages companies to increase environmental awareness through employee engagement. It emphasizes the importance of health and wellness in the workplace, sheds light on energy and recycling best practices, and contributes to social and economic impact.

2018 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year

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The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition is the largest of its kind, celebrating the richness and diversity of city life around the world by challenging both amateur and professional photographers alike to capture the essence of the urban environment. Enter your photos today to win a photography trip of a lifetime:

CBRE Workplace360: Miami

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CBRE recently opened its new Workplace360 office in Miami. This video showcases how the innovative workplace promotes flexibility, mobility and productivity for our employees.

VIDEO: Introducing Our New Suburban Chicago Headquarters

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CBRE recently opened its new Workplace360 office in Oak Brook. This video, a first in a three-part series, highlights the journey of how we consolidated multiple offices into a more efficient and cutting-edge space.

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Imminent Game Changer for Inefficient UK Properties

by Andrew Baker, Head of Sustainability Consultancy EMEA at CBRE

From April 2018, it will be illegal to let out certain energy inefficient buildings in the UK. Under what has commonly been termed the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, or MEES, landlords will not be able to let out properties with an Environmental Performance Certificate (EPC) rated F or G. Government estimates have shown this could affect as high as 23% of the commercial real estate market, affecting as much as £165 billion of real estate.

Why So Few Buildings are Smart

by Ivan Benitez

Today’s take-up of smart buildings technology is slower than anticipated. The expectation about the size of the smart buildings opportunity in the marketplace is not reflecting the actual activity. Very few retrofit projects are materialising, and on new construction sites, only 30% of the C-Suite believe they got what they were promised when implementing building technology solutions. This is mostly attributable to poor planning, the wrong focus, and the wrong partners or technology solutions.

Achieving ´smart´should not be difficult

LGBT Neighborhoods: Finding Community in Suburbia

by Daniel Rosen

Historically speaking, finding an LGBT-friendly neighborhood was easier to do in a city than it was in the suburbs. The Castro in San Francisco, Chelsea in New York City, and Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., are three of the most recognizable LGBT neighborhoods in the United States. Elsewhere in the world, there’s Chueca in Madrid, Nollendorfplatz in Berlin, and Le Marais in Paris, to name a few.

From Refill to Recharge: How Electric Vehicles are Changing City Infrastructure

by Emma Kantrowitz

The phrase, “I have to stop for gas,” might be on its way out.

Talk of electric vehicle proliferation has been occurring for years across the U.S. and around the globe, but the future of the auto industry is no longer merely on the horizon. Given the recent announcements from major car manufacturers planning to reduce the number of gasoline-fueled models and increase the amount of electric vehicle options, it seems that the industry’s future has arrived.

Flipping the Ship: A New Life for Decommissioned Vessels

by Karla Pope

The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” rings true, particularly when it comes to old ships that have been abandoned or fallen into disuse. Around the world, out-of-service vessels are being repurposed and transformed into thriving restaurants, hotels, museums and other waterfront attractions.


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