5 Ways Architectural Design Is Going Green

Green Building Poised for Growth by 2021

Source: The NEWS (November 29, 2018) Overall, global green building activity continues to rise, with significant increases expected in 19 countries over the next three years, according to the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. Importantly,…

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Older millennials are leaving the city for a new kind of suburb

The Business Case for Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

Source: National Real Estate Investor (July 16, 2018) The importance of sustainability in commercial real estate as a growth engine is now recognized by market participants both on the equity and on the debt side. Earlier this year ING issued a survey, which found that in the Americas, sustainability strategies have shifted from being a…

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The New Startup South

Greenville has hit on a successful formula for incubating businesses. Could other cities in the region be next? Source: Bloomberg Business (June 28, 218) – When Scott Pancoast was crisscrossing the Carolinas raising money for his health-care startup earlier this year, one of the most important stops was a country club in his hometown of Greenville,…

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Post-Irma: Conservation Agenda More Vital Than Ever

Letter: Conservation Easements Benefit Public

Ridgeville resident William Baughman wrote the following Letter to the Editor in Charleston’s April 12th Post and Courier: I agree with the March 25 letter headlined “Private easements” about the importance of using conservation easements to protect South Carolina land for future generations. As we go through efforts such as the county comprehensive plan updates, we…

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Gorgeous Green Building

Green (Building) Is the New Gold

Source: RobbReport (May 9, 2018) – The trending environmentally conscious real estate movement shows the industry values the planet and its inhabitants. The green building movement formally took off in the United States during the early 1990s as the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment sought to create environmentally responsible homes and promote…

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A Sustainable Building surrounded by greenery

Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building

Benefits like increased energy efficiency and cost savings, combined with heightened resident demand for sustainable features, are driving multifamily developers to go green. Source: Multi-Housing News (May 2, 2018) – Alongside the development boom that Marcus & Millichap estimates will add 335,000 new multifamily units to the nation’s inventory this year, another phenomenon is emerging.…

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“LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building will endure especially because it makes economic sense.”

-U.S. Green Building Council