As any reader of our blog knows, Kimco is focused on promoting sustainability among our retail tenants, whether it’s through developing tailored energy management tips for retailers, partnering with Energy Star to promote tenant benchmarking and efficiency, or investing in research with EDF Climate Corps to better understand the barriers to tenant sustainability.… Read More

As we head into the New Year, our Corporate Responsibility program continues to expand into new areas. We’re excited about the progress made over the past two years, and are looking forward to many of the efforts that will come to fruition in 2013.… Read More

Reprinted by permission of SCT, a publication of ICSC.

Those who have worked on the front lines of sustainability over the past several years have seen it evolve from an emerging idea to a permanent reality for the industry.… Read More

Commercial real estate and sustainability are two very popular topic areas for industry conferences. There are dozens of potential conference opportunities that in some way address the intersection of commercial real estate, retail, environmental sustainability, energy, clean technology, and the like.… Read More

It’s November, and just around the corner is ICSC’s RetailGreen Conference. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 3 and 4 in Phoenix, and promises to be one of the best attended to date. In addition to a packed agenda filled with valuable speakers and networking sessions, the conference will be the global launch site of ICSC’s Property Efficiency Scorecard.… Read More

One of the biggest challenges for retail real estate owners is measuring the sustainability performance of existing properties. Although some standards and tools exist that address portions of the shopping center environment (e.g. EnergyStar for Retail tenants), as an industry we lack a holistic tool designed to meet our unique needs.… Read More