real estate

Renewable Microgrid Value Creation: A Real Estate Development Example

August 14, 2015 by Arnaud Henin

Microgrids, Renewables, and Real Estate

An interesting application of renewable microgrids is for enhancing value in real estate developments. There is increasing demand and interest in sustainable buildings, and real estate developers are exploring options on how to meet this demand and create additional value for their clients and themselves.[read more]

Bloomberg Challenges Multifamily Buildings to Reduce Energy Waste: NYC Real Estate Industry Accepts

January 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

NYC Building Waste

Some good news out of the departing Bloomberg Administration in NYC – citywide climate change pollution is down 19% since 2005. This means that the city is already nearly two-thirds of the way toward reaching its PlaNYC goal.[read more]

Sticker Shock: Getting the Real Estate Community to Embrace Energy Disclosure

July 16, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Brian Swett knows real estate. As LEED project manager for the large real estate investment trust Boston Properties until last year, Swett helped property owners and managers understand the value of green buildings.[read more]

Why wind developers can’t afford to make mistakes

January 9, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

There’s an article in the Toronto Star today by real-estate lawyer Bob Aaron about the impact of stupidly planned wind projects (or any electricity project for that matter) on nearby property values. A resident in Ontario complained that his property taxes were too high because the assessed value of his property didn’t take into account...[read more]

Food for Thought

June 16, 2008 by RyanAvent

Richard Green: Over the past six years, the price of gasoline has risen about $2 per gallon. What does this mean for relative urban land prices? Let’s say the average household makes five one-way trips per day–for work, shopping, entertainment, etc. Let’s also say that the average car gets 20 mpg in city driving. Each mile of distance to...[read more]