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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2018

December 20, 2018

499 Park Avenue – New York, NY499 Park Avenue is a 28-story office multi-tenant office building designed by I.M. Pei and located on the highly desirable corner of Park Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan. In October 2018, the Hines-managed building earned 61 points to achieve LEED EB Gold certification, bolstered by an ENERGY STAR score of 76, Renewable […]
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Understanding the Energy Standards Required by California’s Title 24

November 29, 2018

By Annabelle Mathis, Engineering Analyst, LEED Green Associate and Davis Ray, Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Over the past 50 years, energy standards have risen to the forefront of environmental policy as a means of reducing energy consumption and lowering the amount of Carbon Dioxide we currently put into the atmosphere (CO2). The benefits of energy efficiency in […]
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New York City Building Energy Grades

August 23, 2018

By Anna Marie Pinion Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As the public importance of energy efficiency grows daily, local governments continue to take steps to encourage building owners and managers to reduce their energy consumption. With over 6,484 high rise buildings over 35 meters tall, and a population of over 8.5 million, New York […]
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California Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure – Assembly Bill 802

July 12, 2018

By Anna Marie Pinion Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Assembly Bill 802 Energy consumption accounts for approximately 30% of a typical office building’s operating costs, making it the building’s largest operating expense. With such a significant amount of cost, many businesses and building owners understand the financial benefit of green buildings and have started […]
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