Economic Development

Articles in this category explore the issue of corporate and commercial real estate. Topics include tax incentives for businesses, infrastructure and urban development and renewal, corporate parks and communities, and other economic development initiatives. Specifically, posts cover expansions, renovations, and new construction of commercial facilities.



new facility

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia To Open New Research Facility

A facility executive from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shares details about this project, which is slated for a grand opening in 2025.
Building Retrofits

Building Retrofits Essential To Battle Energy Costs, Energy Crisis

Building retrofit rates need to triple to meet the goals in the Paris Agreement, asserts research from JLL.
Harvey Milk Terminal

First Airport Terminal In The World Achieves Full WELL Certification

San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 achievement recognizes Boarding Area B facility for enhancing human health, well-being.
new building

Inside Drury University’s New Academic Hub

The vibrant center for students and community members is Drury’s first new building in more than two decades.
AkitaBox FCA

Moving From A Cyclical To A Continuous FCA

Instead of doing a new FCA every 3-7 years, what if you could maintain your FCA data so it never dies?
Blu Dot San Francisco

Blu Dot’s New San Francisco Store Is Model Of Adaptive Reuse

Design retailer Blu Dot's newest location is an example of sensitivity to local context, as well as a showcase for adaptive reuse and sustainable design.
Community solar

How Community Solar Can Help Achieve ESG Goals

Community solar uses government programs to incentivize large solar projects which historically required major capital and space investments.
real estate industry

Remote Work, Climate Change Impact Real Estate Industry

Pandemic-related structural changes continue to be among the most significant factors impacting today's real estate industry.
hospital design

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Unveils $166M Expansion

The 30-year-old children’s facility added four floors to its Hollywood location to meet the demand for specialized services.
Bobcat North Carolina

Bobcat Company Completes Its Largest Manufacturing Facility

The $70 million expansion project makes Statesville, NC the company’s largest manufacturing facility in North America, and will create up to 250 jobs. 
UCB warehouse Atlanta

Atlanta Warehouse Is World’s First WELL Platinum/LEED Gold Pharma Project     

Atlanta Warehouse is part of UCB's global inspace project, providing work environments to stimulate innovation and reimagine collaboration.
VariSpace Coppell Dallas-Fort Worth

Vari Opens New DFW Global Headquarters

The office furniture company's new home is the third Fitwel-certified facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, showcasing Vari's commitment to healthy workspaces.

Public Venues Team Up To Tackle Climate Crisis 

GOAL (Green Operations & Advanced Leadership) will provide entertainment venues with tools and access to operators, vendors, and sponsors also committed to operating more sustainably.
Construction Handover

6 Construction Handover Pain Points You Can Mitigate

Construction handover comes with plenty of pain points for facilities teams. But you have the power to reduce or even eliminate them.
PepsiCo Denver

PepsiCo Building Most Sustainable U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The 1.2M SF PepsiCo facility, which will create more than 250 new jobs in Colorado, is scheduled to open at the Denver High Point development district in 2023.
TQL Stadium

TQL Stadium Wins Global “Best Venue” Award

With a capacity of 26,000, FC Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium registers among the largest soccer-specific stadiums in Major League Soccer.
School Construction

Two NYC Public Schools Built, Third Under Construction

After completing PS 464 and IS 419 for the NYC School Construction Authority, EW Howell Construction Group has started construction on IS 322K.
Existing Building Decarbonization

NBI Releases Decarbonization Code For Existing Buildings

New Buildings Institute's Existing Building Decarbonization Code is a guide to reducing carbon emissions, as well as meeting climate action, public health, and equity goals.
renovation

Inside A Historic Office Building’s Restoration

The John Sevier State Office Building was renovated to update the office space while preserving its historical significance.
The Playground + Conference Center

NYC Building Adds “Playground” To Enhance Employees’ Office Experience

At NYC's iconic Seagram Building, The Playground parallels the new priorities of corporate tenants: To attract and retain the most qualified and talented employees.
Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) webinar

Did You Miss Our “Building Analytics, Skilled Labor Shortages & Decarbonization” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to learn how fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) has become a critical part of the resilient facility team’s tech stack.
Optimizing operations, Hybrid Office

View Our Free “Optimizing Operations In The Hybrid Office” Webinar

In this free video webinar, learn how optimizing operations in an office building has taken on newfound significance in the era of hybrid work.

[VIDEO] Capital Planning Advice for Facilities

Creating a sustainable and adaptable capital plan will take a coordinated effort among decision-makers and a tactical plan of attack. Learn more.