Green

Efficiency Experts: Energy Star Certifies Existing Multifamily Properties

Seventeen diverse properties have received the first Energy Star certification for existing multitenant buildings. Read more

Green Housing, Merit: Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc Green Housing, Merit: Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc

After Mother Nature obliterated New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Columbia Residential and JHP Architecture wanted to nourish the environment with eco-friendly development as the city rebuilt its housing stock. That sentiment, and the desire to provide homes for displaced seniors, drove Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc. Read more

Green Housing, Merit: The Edge Green Housing, Merit: The Edge

Green is far more than an afterthought at The Edge: It’s an essential part of the brand. Located in Boston’s newly developing, five-building Green District, The Edge incorporates eco-friendly practices into virtually every component of the community. Read more

Green Housing, Grand: The Millennium Uptown Green Housing, Grand: The Millennium Uptown

Young professionals seeking a healthy lifestyle were excited about the opening of The Millennium Uptown in Houston. The certified-green community was constructed using sustainable materials, which the developer, The Dinerstein Cos., placed a premium on and carefully considered from start to finish. Read more

Jonathan Rose, Green Pioneer, Takes Stock of the Industry's Progress Jonathan Rose, Green Pioneer, Takes Stock of the Industry's Progress

Green pioneer Jonathan Rose credits institutions, like the U.S. Green Building Council and Enterprise Community Partners, for driving the evolution of green building. Read more

Tenants Use 30% More Gas When Owners Pay the Bill

A new study finds gas use is higher in multifamily buildings where owners pay utility bills. Read more

Fannie Mae Expands Green Refi Program Fannie Mae Expands Green Refi Program

Fannie Mae rolled out a second version of the Green Refinance Plus program in May, and owners are giving the program a big (green) thumbs up. Read more

Do Seniors Care if Their Building is Green?

Many market-rate communities try to use green certifications to appeal to young professionals or Gen-Y renters who want to lead a very eco-friendly lifestyle. But seniors don’t seem to have that same level of interest. Read more

Alluring Peak: Architects Create Zero Net Energy Designs

Tetris Block, a special recognition winner for the Architecture at Zero competition, takes a pragmatic approach to designing a mixed-use building that produces at least as much energy as it uses. Read more

Owners, Operators Group Welcomes the Better Buildings Challenge

Its energy-saving ideas will help Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, a consortium of nonprofit owners and operators, meet the federal Better Buildings Challenge. Read more

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