ULI Bldg. Performance Report Released -- Attached (Ind. Report)
Urban Land Institute
A just released report from the member-driven not-for-profit Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that leading commercial real estate owners have demonstrated significant energy reductions since 2009.
The report tracked and analyzed 8,684 properties owned or managed by Greenprint members located across 28 countries. These properties account for over 1.9 billion square feet of building area, according to the report.
Since 2009, energy consumed by members' properties dropped by 13.9 pct. Between 2015 and 2016, members demonstrated a 3.4 pct reduction in energy consumption.
As governments continue to recognize the impending risks of climate change, they are taking action by raising or setting new targets for building performance through energy efficiency legislation and strengthening building energy codes.
Download the Urban Land Institute's report HERE. (Source: Urban Land Institute, Nov., 2017) Contact: Urban Land Institute, www.uli.org
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Energize Des Moines Launches Energy Savings Program (Ind. Report)
Energize Des Moines
In the Hawkeye State, the city of Des Moines' Energize Des Moines is launching a voluntary energy efficiency and management program targeting occupied commercial, multifamily, hospitality, industrial and institutional buildings in an effort to cut building energy consumption by 10 pct or more by 2020.
The program , which is focused on buildings of 25,000 square-feet or more, will gather and utilize data with the US DOE's Energy Star Portfolio Manager software and enroll the building with the city by Dec. 31.
The program is sponsored by the City of Des Moines; the Greater Des Moines Partnership; MidAmerican Energy; the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects, central Iowa section; Urban Land Institute Iowa; the U.S. Green Building Council, Iowa chapter; the Iowa Economic Development Authority energy office; and the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency. (Source: City of Des Moines, Business Record, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: City of Des Moines, City Manager, (515) 283-4141, www.dmgov.org; Greater Des Moines Partnership, (515) 286-4950, www.dsmpartnership.com
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