Our Illumi-Nation program made its way into the new year on a high note with approximately 50 percent of our top-tier sites now retrofitted with LED lights. We are well on the way to achieving Kimco’s energy reduction goal of a 10 percent reduction in same-site consumption within our operational control.… 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

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust’s (NAREIT) Leader in the Light Working Forum has become a must-attend event for an increasingly broad group of practitioners from leading REITs. Over the past several years, the Forum has evolved from a place to recognize and engage with winners of the Leader in the Light Award into a thought-provoking conference where portfolio owners, real estate investors, policy experts, and others convene to discuss the current and future state of sustainability.… Read More

Nils Kok, co-founder and Executive Director of GRESB

Nils Kok, co-founder and Executive Director of GRESB

A growing number of institutional real estate investors, state and local governments, and other stakeholders are sharpening their focus on the sustainability performance of commercial properties.  Two leading indicators of this trend are the rise in building energy benchmarking laws and the growth of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).… 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