Green Buildings

EQ’s Willis Tower becomes largest building to earn LEED Platinum

Chicago, IL According to EQ Office (EQ), a U.S. office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, Willis Tower is now the largest building in the United States to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEED) Platinum designation.

Business lessons learned in 10 years - Solect Energy looking ahead to another successful decade - by Craig Huntley

The start of the year 2020 has Solect Energy looking ahead to another successful decade of helping real estate developers, property owners and facility managers improve their bottom lines with solar energy. But it also has us looking back as we celebrate ten years in business

The USGBC celebrates new LEED milestone: Surpasses 100,000 commercial green buildings

Boston, MA  The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating a new LEED milestone, it has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects.

Lafrance Hospitality engages Fairbanks Energy Services to design efficiency solutions for Hampton Inn & Suites

Plymouth, MA Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design/build energy efficiency firm and developer of comprehensive commercial and industrial projects, has completed comprehensive energy solutions with Lafrance Hospitality.

The Baker-Polito Administration presents $1.73m in awards to support energy efficient new construction

Boston, MA The Baker-Polito Administration has placed $1.73 million in awards to support energy efficient new construction for affordable housing developments in six cities and towns built to Passive House standards. The grants, awarded to eight affordable housing developments

Smart Roofs Solar Inc. purchases office for $600,000

Monroe, CT Smart Roofs Solar Inc. has purchased the former Carpenter’s Union Building located at 618 Main St., for $600,000, according to Jon Angel, president of Angel Commercial, LLC.

Why property owners should care about utility demand charges - by John Mosher

Energy storage systems, also called battery systems, are increasingly popular with property owners and tenants for three reasons: They provide some emergency backup electricity during power outages.

Gables Residential and Drew Company will open Gables Seaport in March - to be LEED Silver certified

Boston, MA According to Gables Residential, a leader in multifamily development and management, Gables Seaport, located at 501 Congress St., will open in March 2020. In conjunction with Drew Company, Gables Residential

The Davis Cos. and Principal Real Estate Investors complete The Reserve at Burlington

Burlington, MA The Reserve at Burlington, a new 270-unit apartment community located off Cambridge St. on Corporate Dr., was officially unveiled by the developers and project team with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony

Vermont residents get special pricing for innovative home energy monitor from Sense

Burlington, VT According to Sense, the innovator in home energy monitoring, eligible Vermont residents can take advantage of a special program through Efficiency Vermont that takes $199 off the price of the award-winning Sense