Legislative Update: Energy Efficiency 

Energy efficiency is a top priority for all governmental bodies. Depending on state law, many local jurisdictions choose to adopt one of the national building codes or piecemeal their municipal building code. Organizations such as the International Code Council, the

Going Green 101 

Recently, Dustin C. Gellman, CCIM, chief executive officer of GreenPoint Partners in Chicago, and former CCIM President Richard E. Juge, CCIM, SIOR, cofounder of GreenPoint Partners and president of Re Max Commercial Brokers in Metairie, La., discussed some of the

Sustainable Momentum 

Have green properties been more resilient through the downturn? Yes, according to a 2010 CB Richard Ellis study 79 percent of owners surveyed believed that sustainable properties attract and retain tenants. The study, which defined green and sustainable buildings as