• What Makes Greystar’s Luxury Community Stand Out?

    By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Elan 16Forty, a luxury apartment community in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., developed by Greystar, has earned green building certification by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The building successfully met the sustainability standards established by the FGBC for Green High-Rise Residential Building and the designation represents

    South 08 October 2015 16:11
  • Finding Gold for Green

    Financing green retrofits for affordable housing.

    National 13 April 2015 16:19
  • Getting to Zero

    By Robin Nathanson, Associate Editor The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is a non-profit community development corporation in Richmond, Va. BHC acquires blighted properties or vacant lots and renovates/constructs homes in keeping with the area’s historic architecture while integrating modern green building technologies. The result is a high-quality supply of affordable housing

    National 07 April 2015 13:06
  • The ROI of LED

    By Diana Mosher, Editorial Director Marnie Abramson, M.B.A., M.S., LEED AP knows a thing or two about owning and operating green buildings that provide a return on investment. Her family owns The Tower Companies where she served for a number of years as a principal and communications director. Based in Rockville,

    National 08 August 2014 15:20
  • Editor’s Note: Are Green Apartments Good Enough?

    I had the pleasure of interviewing thought leader Jonathan F.P. Rose, founder and president of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC and vice chair of Enterprise Community Partners for this month’s Executive Insight. Even before visiting the Bronx to tour the ultra green Via Verde (winner of Best Affordable category, 2012 MHN

    National 29 April 2014 16:43
  • Green Beat: A World of Promise

    By Erica Rascón, Contributing Editor LED is heralded as the future of lighting. The mighty lamp has practical hurdles to overcome, however, before it can become the go-to light source for multifamily. To better appreciate LEDs, let’s reexamine traditional bulbs: incandescent bulbs require a filament that’s wasteful when converting electricity into light.

    National 15 December 2013 13:00
  • Green Beat:Net Zero Energy

    By Erica Rascón, Contributing Editor The future of real estate development lies in sustainability. Federal and local compliance are shifting toward greener standards; California’s Title 24 legislation, for example, requires all new residential construction to achieve Net Zero certification by 2020. Engineers in major cities face some of the greatest challenges

    National 13 November 2013 23:47