Urban Resilience Program Awards Grants to Enhance Local Resilience Efforts

ULI Tampa Bay and ULI Boston/New England have been selected as winners of ULI Urban Resilience District Council engagement grants. The award recognizes outstanding local, member-initiated projects that help buildings, communities, and cities be more resilient in the face of climate change and its impacts on health, viability, and economic vitality….
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Rocky Mountain Institute and Urban Land Institute release report on how to cost-effectively transform existing building portfolios to net-zero energy

Net-zero energy (NZE) buildings are gaining interest from building owners, tenants and landlords alike due to increased rent rates, net operating income, and resale value for landlords, along with healthier, more productive, and more enticing workspace environments for tenants. Rocky Mountain Institute and Urban Land Institute’s latest action guide, Best Practices for Achieving Zero Energy Over Time for Building Portfolios, provides a roadmap for portfolio owners and managers to achieve cost-effective deep energy retrofits that lead to zero-energy status for their entire portfolio while increasing revenues….
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As Global Economic and Political Uncertainty Rises, Real Estate Investors Grow More Cautious, Says Global Edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® from ULI, PwC

Real estate investors are becoming increasingly cautious due to concerns over political uncertainty, trade wars and slowing economic growth in key markets across the world, according to the 2019 global edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, an annual report measuring real estate investor sentiment that is published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The report notes that as investors are attempting to buttress against these headwinds, they are simultaneously overhauling traditional business and valuation models in response to changing consumer demands….
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Sustainability in the Age of Big Data

In the era of machine learning, blockchain, and the “internet of things” (IoT), Greenprint remains focused on “small data”—monthly energy, water, and waste bills normalized by building and geographic attributes such as square footage, building type, vacancy rates, and heating and cooling degree days. Using Greenprint’s shared-data benchmark drawn from these simple data (and managed in the cloud on ULI Greenprint’s Measurabl platform), owners can identify which buildings in their portfolio are performing better or worse than the benchmark and spot opportunities for investments in cost-effective technology upgrades, training in best practices (learning from the leaders), and tenant engagement strategies to improve performance. …
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Intern, ULI Boston/New England

The Intern will be responsible for working with ULI staff to manage all aspects of the “Living with Heat” charrette for the Boston/New England District Council. The charrette will generally follow the established processes and tactics used in ULI Boston’s technical assistance panels (TAPs). Through the TAP process, ULI Boston members address challenging land use issues that require local knowledge to resolve. The charrette process coordinates ULI members and resources to provide content expertise that will result in a report that highlights design and infrastructure solutions for neighborhoods that are identified as heat islands in the Boston metropolitan area. …
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Manager, ULI Washington

The Manager will be the lead staff person on several ULI Washington programs, including the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program, the Regional and Placemaking Initiative Councils, the Peer Exchange Program, and Public Official outreach. The Manager will also participate in other aspects of the district council’s work program as time permits, including, but not limited to event planning, and other programs and initiatives.

This is a full-time exempt position located in Washington D.C. reporting to the Executive Director, ULI Washington. …
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