A Webb & Brooker Publication March 2011 

WELCOME
Welcome to the first edition of RE-Connect, the real estate trend report from Webb & Brooker, Inc. As part of our comprehensive real estate services, we intend to provide you with useful building information to keep abreast of new laws, efficiency standards and management tools affecting real estate owners today.

This issue of RE-Connect begins with an article describing New York’s new benchmarking standards in Local Law 84. Owners have until May 1, 2011 to register their building with the EPA’s Portfolio Manager and track energy use. 

RE-Connect also describes new design guidelines established to combat obesity, diabetes and other health problems, as well as tips to make elevators and lighting systems more energy efficient.

We look forward to your feedback on this edition of RE-Connect.  Contact Webb & Brooker today at info@webb-brooker.com or (212) 926-7100 to learn about our Property Management, Sales and Real Estate Development Services.

Sincerely,

Bernard Warren
President
Webb & Brooker, Inc.


 

COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL LAW 84 TO BENCHMARK ENERGY AND WATER USE

Local Law 84 is part of a package of laws known as the “Greener Greater Buildings Plan,” which was enacted in December 2009 to improve the energy and water efficiency of New York City’s largest existing buildings.

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NEW YORK CITY RELEASES DESIGN GUIDELINES TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH IN BUILDINGS AND COMMUNITIES

First-of-its-kind guidelines will help architects, planners and urban designers combat obesity, diabetes and other chronic health problems.

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MAKING YOUR ELEVATOR WORK FOR YOU

Hydraulic life cycle analysis studies help manufacturers quantify and evaluate the environmental impact of their products.

As green initiatives become an essential part of many building projects, elevator companies are creating plans to execute and maintain long-term visions toward a goal of sustainability.

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SAY FAREWELL TO THE 100-WATT INCANDESCENT LAMP; NEW LIGHTING EFFICIENCY RULES TAKE EFFECT NATIONWIDE JANUARY 1, 2012

Prepare to say goodbye to the venerable 100-watt “general-service” incandescent bulb. In less than one year – as of January 1, 2012 – it will be a violation of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (Public Law 110-140) to import the bulbs into the United States or to manufacture them there.

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