Retail Property Articles

LEED Certification Grows in Retail

The number of retail projects certified or registered through LEED continues to grow rapidly, with a new USGBC showing that investment in green retail buildings jumped by $1 billion between 2012 and 2013.

22 Megatrends That Will Transform Retail Sustainability

As part of RILA  and Forum for the Future’s Retail Horizons project, they identified 22 megatrends that will shape the future.

Investors, Tenants Prefer Green Retail Properties as Regulations Loom

Nils Kok, Ph.D., executive director of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) discusses why green retail properties are more desirable to both investors and tenants than non-green properties.

Green Retail Gains Ground

Dustin Watson, a partner and the director of sustainability at the Baltimore based design firm DDG, discusses recent green building design developments for retail properties.

Big Data, Big Opportunity: Finding Sustainability within the Numbers

Brian Barmmer, vice president of technology solutions and sustainability for DTZ, a global leader in property services, discusses how real estate owners can save money and increase the value of their properties by engaging in sustainability practices.

Energy and Water Efficiency for Restaurants

Restaurants are turning to efficiency experts to streamline their businesses, reducing waste and improving the bottom line.

2013 RILA Retail Sustainability Report

The Retail Industry Leaders Association gives their 2013 report on sustainability activities in the retail industry.

LEED in Motion: Retail — Kohl’s spotlight

Kohl’s is committed to being a leading environmentally responsible retailer. LEED is one way they put this commitment into practice.  To date, Kohl’s has more than 430 LEED-certified locations, which amounts to 35,616,240 square feet of LEED certified space.

LEED in Motion: Retail — Target spotlight

LEED has been a key component of Target’s corporate sustainability initiatives.  In 2013, Target’s LEED certified stores saved enough energy to power 8,253 homes annually, conserved enough water to fill 95 Olympic-size swimming pools, and diverted enough construction-waste from landfills to equal four-and-a-half Eiffel Towers by weight.

LEED in Motion: Retail — Nike spotlight

LEED certification is the way Nike is able to verify and track its sustainability efforts and confirm that overall goals are being met.

LEED in Motion: Retail—Building a better global marketplace

LEED for Retail enables retailers to make sustainable business decisions and empowers consumers to make choices they feel good about.