By: Sam H. Black, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Fall 2014
Developers, property owners and tenants are becoming more sophisticated about waste disposal. No longer content to simply recycle, many are exploring and implementing new ways to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfills. It is becoming apparent that composting is a viable way to enhance a company culture of reuse, reduce waste hauling costs and attain higher LEED scores. Some jurisdictions, such as Massachusetts and New York City, have been in the news recently with composting programs.
February 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - CBRE has announced a new two year partnership with national housing and homelessness charity, Shelter as part of its ‘building a better future’ responsible business plan.
By Graeme Murray, Head of Sustainable Engineering - Building Consultancy, at CBRE
The proposed Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) legislation in England & Wales was placed before parliament this week. The proposed legislation will require all properties to achieve a minimum EPC rating of E by April 2018 before a lease event can take place. With around 18% of the property market in England and Wales currently sitting below this level, this legislation will have an impact on both occupiers and landlords. Furthermore, given the relatively short timescales involved, portfolio assessment is required imminently.
By Rebecca Pearce, EMEA Head of Sustainability, at CBRE
We are continuing to see evidence that big picture sustainability is becoming mainstream for commercial property, and is being treated as a critical business function. Yet there remains a common misconception that it’s low on the list of priorities for owners and occupiers of buildings.
Los Angeles, February 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Group, Inc. today announced the launch of an innovative broker training video and resource center specifically designed and aimed at understanding and promoting sustainable aspects of commercial real estate assets. CBRE’s training program will be offered to the Company’s more than 2,900 U.S. brokerage professionals. A preview video of the training program can be viewed here.
CBRE Chicago shares the journey behind its innovative new office space
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CBRE Chicago shares the journey behind its innovative new office space as part of CBRE’s global Workplace Strategy program, Workplace360. Chicago is the 21st office -- and the largest in the U.S. -- to open as part of Workplace360. The office features free-addressing (unassigned seats), a mostly paperless environment, and advanced technology for all employees. More than just another “open plan” office, this environment features an emphasis on providing a variety of enclosed spaces which are available to everyone.
CBRE broker: More women entering the field as opportunities increase
Call Barbara Segalini Stilley a trailblazer.
When the Wilton resident joined CBRE's Stamford office three decades ago, she was one of three female brokers in an office dominated by men.
Though the national ratio of men to women has not changed much in the past few decades -- estimates are that 10 percent of commercial real estate brokers are women -- Segalini Stilley is now one of seven female brokers at the firm, which has 31 agents overall.