Green Buildings - September 9-22, 2014

Tax tools - Help justify cost of energy projects
Energy independence is a key strategy for our nation and an aligned goal between the business community and government. As such, the government plays a ...

Boiler controls - Are they cost effective?
Heating is a major cost item for every building, even more so for those with inefficient boilers or problematic heat distribution. Addressing these issues and ...

Con Edison offers savory recipe for restaurants to save energy and money
Here's some good news for restaurant owners in New York City and Westchester County. Food establishments that are natural gas or electricity customers of Con ...

If this winter is like the last, energy will kill your bottom line
As winter comes around the bend, energy use will skyrocket. Long hot showers and hot baths will result in money down the drain. As landlords ...

The importance of energy modeling
Energy modeling has become a buzz word in the design and construction world. An energy model is a computer-based tool that simulates the energy performance ...

Big data platforms unlock big savings for your properties
If you own or manage property, start looking for a data tracking and performance measurement partner the second you finish reading this. It is the ...

Good low-cost things you can do at home or in the office
Most of my articles that have appeared in New York Real Estate Journal focus on case studies of companies who have upgraded smartly to save ...

Hines' 7 Bryant Park first pre-certified Wired Platinum building in NYC
Hines' 7 Bryant Park, a 30-story, 470,000 s/f office tower, has earned the distinction of becoming the first Wired Pre-Certified building in New York City, ...

Time Equities starts sales of 50 West; designed for LEED
Time Equities Inc. (TEI) has opened sales of its latest new construction, residential condominium development, 50 West, to the public. The development, a 64-story curved-glass ...

Sam Schwartz Engineering wins ZweigWhite Awards: Flynn joins firm as director
Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE) received the 2014 ZweigWhite Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For awards, which recognize the 100 fastest-growing firms and the ...

Suffolk County and Brookhaven agree to establish single stream recycling
Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone and Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine said that an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) has been signed between the town and the county's ...

Reckson/SL Green Realty achieves Westchester Green Business Certification
Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp. has received a green business certification through Westchester Green Business-Certified (WGB-Certified), a program launched by Westchester County ...

Evans joins VHB as senior environmental manager
Celeste Evans has joined VHB as senior environmental manager in the New York City office. Evans will help expand the environmental services provided in New ...

Professional Profile: Jen Stencel 2014
Name: Jen Stencel, AIA, LEED AP Title: Associate Company: Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC Location: New York, NY Birthplace: Indiana Education: Master of Architecture, University of Florida; Bachelor of Design ...

Professional Profile: Brian Cabezas 2014
Name: Brian Cabezas Title: Program Manager Company: AGRION Location: 303 Fifth Ave, Suite 1105, New York, N.Y. 10016 Birthplace: Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Education: Columbia University (BA), Duke University (MEM), IE ...

Professional Profile - Lisa Fingar
Name: Lisa Fingar, CPSM Title: Marketing Manager Company: SWBR Architects Location: Rochester, NY Birthplace: Hudson, NY Education: B.A. English Literature, minor in public relations First job outside of real estate: International ...

Professional Profile - Ben Dalton-Brush
Name: Ben Dalton-Brush, LEED AP Title: Senior Project Manager Company: Richter + Ratner Location: 45 West 36th St., 12th floor, New York, N.Y. 10018 Birthplace: Tucson, ...

Apple Metro's new 8,500 s/f Applebee's Restaurant designed for LEED Gold
DGC Capital Contracting Corp served as the general contractor in coordination with the Sterling Interiors Group (architects), Severud Associates (structural engineers), and Avcon Engineering (MEP ...

NYSERDA makes info available on solar projects on Open NY
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made available the details for nearly 10,000 solar projects that have participated in NYSERDA's ...