Anita Kramer, vice president, ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate discusses findings from a new study looking at the result of building with wellness in mind. A few inexpensive practices can achieve big results when it come to lease-up and resident satisfaction.
The multifamily industry overall has embraced the green movement and made great strides in recent years; but, some apartment communities are doing better than others. This month, MHN partnered with Kingsley Associates to see what residents are saying about their communities’ green features. Electric car charging, drought-resistant landscaping and better…Continue reading →
Large-scale green building materials companies seem to be burgeoning in the U.S. green construction market, and it is important to note that often, the greenest building supplies are those that come from vendors near the source of a project. Reclaimed materials such as lumber can be repurposed for a variety…Continue reading →
A ‘master speaker’ session and subsequent panel of physicians and industry exports tackled the issue of building healthy spaces at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. While creating healthy space does cost money, it will lead to a more productive workforce with less sick days and greater collaboration.…Continue reading →
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is not without its share of criticism. While the program has yielded the largest push towards the sustainable design, construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment, many feel the program does not do enough. Others feel it has gone too far.…Continue reading →
At a recent panel discussion presented by Multi-Housing News and sponsored by Interface and Universal Fibers an architect, investor and developer shared what they know about the development and design features that drive occupancies in apartments today.…Continue reading →