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Redaptive CEO Arvin Vohra (LinkedIn; iStock)

Startup that helps building owners cut carbon footprint raises $157M

A San Francisco-based startup that helps building owners make their properties more energy efficient has raised $156.5 million. Founded...

Startup that helps building owners cut carbon footprint raises $157M
A rendering of Watershed (Rendering by Kilograph)

These real estate developers are serious about helping Mother Nature

For some builders, minimizing environmental impact isn’t enough. Some developers are pushing the envelope further, designing buildings that can...

These real estate developers are serious about helping Mother Nature
Groupwork’s Amin Taha and Webb Yates’ Steve Webb (Credit: Groupwork, The Golden Sun project)

Building towers with stone could be the future, architects say

A group of architects wants to bring their practice back to the stone age. Groupwork and structural engineering firm...

Building towers with stone could be the future, architects say
Local Law 97 is part of a push for a 40 percent reduction in citywide emissions by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050 (Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)

Real estate seeks changes to city’s green buildings bill

In four years, tens of thousands of buildings in New York City will need to meet strict carbon emission...

Real estate seeks changes to city’s green buildings bill
Mayor Bill de Blasio at a Green New Deal rally at Trump Tower (Credit: Getty Images)

Not just Trump Tower: These NYC buildings would get absolutely hammered by Green New Deal fines

Several properties that would likely face fines under the city’s “Green New Deal” are older apartment buildings throughout the city. The legislation imposes penalties...

Not just Trump Tower: These NYC buildings would get absolutely hammered by Green New Deal fines
Comptroller Scott Stringer (Credit: Getty Images)

City slow to spend $15B in Superstorm Sandy aid: Stringer

The city has been slow to spend roughly $15 billion it’s received in Superstorm Sandy aid, according to Comptroller...

City slow to spend $15B in Superstorm Sandy aid: Stringer
Time Equities CEO Francis Greenburger and Empire State Realty Trust CEO Anthony Malkin (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Going green has some city landlords seeing red

All stick, no carrots. That’s how some in the real estate industry — or at least several building owners...

Going green has some city landlords seeing red
Public housing is excluded from the city’s clean-energy plan

Public housing is excluded from the city’s clean-energy plan

The mayor’s plans for using clean energy at city buildings doesn’t include public housing or hospitals. The de Blasio...

Public housing is excluded from the city’s clean-energy plan
City Council just created the “largest disruption in the history of New York City real estate”

City Council just created the “largest disruption in the history of New York City real estate”

The City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection has passed a sweeping package of bills to cut greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for adoption...

City Council just created the “largest disruption in the history of New York City real estate”
NY is introducing its own Green New Deal

NY is introducing its own Green New Deal

As Washington debates the controversial Green New Deal, New York City is forging ahead with its own measures in a bid to curb climate change. The city council will announce Thursday a batch of...

NY is introducing its own Green New Deal

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