Over the past two years, world economies have become more interdependent than ever before, as shown by the unraveling of financial markets across the globe. The real estate program at the University of Wisconsin School of Business has created a new global real state master (GREM) program tailored to meeting the needs of the next generation of industry leaders.
Sustainable energy financing districts offer commercial building owners and homeowners low-interest loans for energy-efficiency projects—a creative way for owners to finance solar, wind, or geothermal energy upgrades to their properties and for cities or counties Energy to meet their mandated need to reduce greenhouse gases and be energy independent.
Last year was momentous for the real estate debt and equity markets as both exhibited signs that investors are slowly beginning to return. This year should be no less interesting.
A land-based approach to solving America’s economic crisis would enable municipalities to acquire vacant properties to develop into parks and green space.
As the concept of sustainable design spreads, and tools like the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system expand in acceptance and application, a movement is taking shape that is driving sustainable design toward a more holistic and systemic approach: ecodistricts—neighborhoods that generate all their energy from on-site renewables.