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

You might remember the iPads for iDeas contest we ran at ICSC RECon 2012, where we gave away iPad 2s to attendees who submitted to us the best new ideas for posts for our blog. Well, that contest was actually an outgrowth of our internal iPads for iDeas program, which we started earlier this year.… Read More

Hopefully you have been following our new blog and might have read some of my recent posts about Kimco’s sustainability initiatives, including our rooftop solar panel installations and high-intensity fluorescent lighting retrofits. In these instances, we made strategic investments in improved technology that will reduce and offset the cost and environmental impact of energy consumption at individual properties.… Read More