FTSE Group, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the U.S. Green Building Council are working on a sustainability index that measures the portfolios of real estate investment trusts to provide transparency about LEED certification and Energy Star ratings. Scheduled to launch on March 21, the green-property index will feature the same set of real estate investment trusts, or REITs, thatcomprisean existing benchmarkfor U.S. real estate. Each of 172 companies will receive a score based on the proportional value of their holdings that have achieved LEED certification or Energy Star labeling.
Sustainability index aims to evaluate REITs on the greenness of their properties
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New rule expected to define protected waterways more narrowly.
Applies to apartments built at least 15 years ago.
ROI can be realized in as little as one year.
Investigation could influence future use of the materials.
Some followed their states in implementing more robust standards.
The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.
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The standard offers guidance when installing fenestration products.