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Legacy at Lake Park Achieves LEED Award

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The Salt Lake City office of CBRE today announced that the Legacy at Lake Park office center in West Valley City achieved the LEED-EB (existing building) Certified award by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The CBRE team of Scott Wilmarth, Tab Cornelison and Nadia Letey represent Connecticut-based Talcott Corp., owner of Legacy at Lake Park. CBRE Asset Services manages the building.

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Tapping Your Human Capital to Drive Green Building Performance

tapping-teaserOwners and tenants of the more than 22,000 LEED Certified buildings worldwide invested in greener buildings for expected benefits, such as lower utility bills and a better occupant experience. Now that many buildings have a few years of real performance data available, the media and the market have found some green buildings aren’t meeting their owner and tenant expectations.

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Topaz Datacenter in South Jordan Just One Part of Greening eBay Worldwide

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At eBay Inc, it’s not just about doing the right thing – it’s also about extending our focus on innovation into everything we do,” said eBay’s Global Director of Green Lori Duvall. “From testing next generation renewable energy projects to re-thinking how data centers are built and managed, we’re driving efficiency and sustainability across every facet of our business operations.”

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Utah’s First LEED Certification in an Existing High-Rise Building

170-smain-thumbFor nearly 30 years, Senior Property Manager Boyd McGee and Building Engineer Dan McGrew have maintained the 15-story 170 South Main Building in Salt Lake City."We are constantly maintaining the building – all buildings require continual upkeep,” said McGrew of the 255,255 square-foot highrise.

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Building Automation Control Systems Take Efficiency to the Next Level

Building Automation Control Systems Take Efficiency to the Next LevelMany building owners and occupants who want to cut operating expenses and improve energy efficiency look to replacing or upgrading systems such as HVAC and lighting. If done with proper planning and the knowledge of how systems interact, this can be an effective step toward reducing expenses and energy usage.

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Commissioning the New University of Utah Specialty Care Center at Daybreak

Commissioning the New University of Utah Specialty Care Center at DaybreakUniversity of Utah Health Care, in conjunction with Kennecott Land, completed the Utah Specialty Care Center at Daybreak in late fall 2011. The 208,000 square-foot facility is located at the Daybreak community in South Jordan and is adjacent to a new south TRAX light rail station.

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Local Buildings Become Electric Vehicle Friendly

Local Buildings Become Electric Vehicle FriendlyWith almost every major manufacturer now in production of electric vehicles, reliable and quick charging systems are a necessity in order to meet consumer demand. Plans are currently underway for the installation of electric vehicle docking (charging) stations in both the public and private sectors

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Industrial Tenant Improvements Trending Toward Energy Efficiency

professional-servicesWhile tenant improvements (TIs) on industrial properties remain focused on the functional attributes of a building, industrial occupants have broadened the definition of functional to include energy efficiency and optimal usage of space.

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The Transit Oriented Development Boom

transit-oriented-thumbUtahns are beginning to recognize the long-term benefits of public transportation, especially as development is planned to maximize the use of the Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX and FrontRunner lines.

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Control System Integrators

professional-servicesControl system integrators (CSI) provide many of the technology solutions for automation that make an industrial plant or commercial building sustainable.

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