Category Archives: Sustainability

LEED is creating not just a green industry, but a green economy

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Carpenter_Larry_Color_HiResFrom Larry Carpenter
SVP, JLL Construction

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More and more buildings across Greater Boston are receiving LEED certification, the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED buildings can provide a competitive differentiator, attract tenants, increase rental… Read More

One way to save building energy is clear

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Literally. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 35% of the energy wasted in buildings is due to inefficient windows.

The degree to which a window allows heat loss or gain is based on many factors, including size, the type of glazing, the frame and how well-sealed the window is.

But buildings typically do not look as… Read More

The U.S. is getting wasted

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Americans love to throw stuff away. But one man’s trash is another man’s gold. Or, in this case, another country’s gold.

Global transactions for waste, that is countries selling their waste to other countries to be recovered and turned into profit, is a $443 billion per year industry.

When those giant shipping containers arrive here from China, filled with such… Read More