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ULI Greenprint Center Report Showcases Sustainability

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance announced this week the addition of Solaria Corporation and Stem, Inc. as its newest innovation partners. Based in Fremont, CA, Solaria Corporation is a solar technology company that designs, manufactures, and markets high-efficiency silicon PV modules and systems for rooftop, utility, building facades, and greenhouses. Stem, Inc., headquartered in Millbrae, CA, is a provider of energy storage solutions. The Greenprint Center Innovation Partner Program connects technology and service providers with building owners, to share building efficiency strategies and best practices—and advances Greenprint’s goal of transforming the environmental performance of buildings across the real estate industry. Both companies will apply their technology and expertise to help Greenprint member properties find new energy and cost-savings opportunities. The Center’s other innovation partners include Abundant Power, Agilis Energy, and Lutron. New Report Released By ULI Greenprint Center Also this week, ULI’s Greenprint Center released its annual “Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6.” Now in its sixth year, this report measures the performance of properties owned or managed by Greenprint members. An overall goal of the Greenprint Center is to reduce building emissions and energy consumption by 50% by 2030. The report was released at an event at which real estate industry and public sector leaders discussed the future of sustainable real estate in New York City and around the world. The report is based on the performance of more than 5,000 office, retail, commercial, hotel and multifamily properties spanning more than 50 countries. “Increasing access to education and implementation for environmentally sound real estate practices is critical to the future success of the real estate industry,” said Charles B. Leitner, chairman, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, CEO, Berkshire Group. “ULI Greenprint’s annual performance report not only tracks the real estate industry’s efforts to reduce all emissions by 50% by 2030, but it raises awareness of ways we can improve the sustainability of our industry.” “With the help of programs and data provided by Greenprint, Hines has successfully built and managed 416 green certified buildings and employs almost 90 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals, contributing to overall reductions in energy… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at:

Top Tech U.S., Canada Cities Examined In CBRE Report

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Businesses looking for office space in the nation’s hottest tech markets should expect to pay a premium—and a hefty one in many of the top tech cities, according to a new research report by CBRE Group, Inc. The report, which analyzes the 30 top tech cities across the U.S. and Canada, showed an aggregate rent premium of 11% across all 30 markets. This figure increases significantly for the hottest tech submarkets. Boston’s East Cambridge is outperforming the rest of North America with rent premiums of 87%, followed by 85% in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) and 73% in Mountain View (Silicon Valley).   Discounts can still be found in some emerging submarkets including Washington D.C.’s Reston/Herndon (-23%), St. Louis CBD (-17%) and Northeast Charlotte (-12%).  “With rental rates less than the average market rate and a rising pool of talent, these emerging submarkets present opportunity for companies that can’t justify the premiums we’re seeing in some of the more established tech markets,” said Colin Yasukochi, director of research and analysis for CBRE. “Furthermore, most of these emerging tech submarkets are recording positive—and in some cases strong—rent growth, creating opportunities for real estate investors in these markets, as well.” CBRE Research analyzed the Tech-Thirty markets in terms of office-demand-generating high-tech software/services job growth and the resulting office rent growth. According to the report, the top 10 markets for Office Market Rent Growth are (ranked by growth rate, Q2 2013 to Q2 2015): San Francisco (30.7% growth rate)Silicon Valley (28.1%)Raleigh-Durham (23.4%)San Francisco Peninsula (21.0%)Vancouver (18.4%)Orange County (16.1%)Boston (14.4%)New York (14.1%)Dallas/Ft. Worth (13.4%)San Diego (12.7%) The CBRE report notes that the high-tech software/services industry has created 730,000 new jobs since 2009 and was the leading driver of U.S. office market demand, accounting for 20% of major leasing activity, through Q2 2015. In many leading tech markets, the sector is even more dominant: in Silicon Valley, Austin, San Francisco and Seattle, high-tech companies accounted for 88%, 63% 62%, and 60% of major leasing activity through Q2 2015, respectively. “The high-tech industry is directly supported by consumer demand and a growing number of high-tech integrated businesses, which should keep the… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at:

IFMA and Today’s Facility Manager Team Up to Create Snapshot of Staffing Trends in Facility Management

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New report from IFMA and TFM estimates that there are a total of 408,000 facility professionals working in the U.S. In addition to staffing tables, the report delves into factors that drive staffing, such as industry sector, facility size/type, and outsourcing practices.