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06/24/2010

Port San Antonio Wins Base Redevelopment Community of the Year Award

Port San Antonio has won the Base Redevelopment Community of the Year award for redeveloping the former Kelly Air Force Base

 
Port San Antonio Wins Base Redevelopment Community of the Year Award

Port San Antonio, the organization created in 1996 to redevelop the former Kelly Air Force Base to support growth for the region’s economy, has won the prestigious Base Redevelopment Community of the Year award.

The honor was given by the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) and recognizes Port San Antonio’s efforts to transform the 1,880-acre site of the former Kelly Air Force Base into a center of commerce and innovative development that is serving as a growing economic engine for the region. 

“Port San Antonio is a model for closed base communities around the country,” said Eileen M. Giaimo, ADC’s Executive Director. “Through years of hard work and many well-executed efforts, Port San Antonio has transformed one of the country’s largest base closures into an inspiring story of success.”

Port San Antonio’s real estate and business development efforts to date have attracted more than 70 employers who provide direct and indirect jobs to approximately 25,000 people and generate $4.23 billion in regional economic activity each year. In late 2009 USGBC certified the Port’s headquarters office building LEED Gold and is also only the fourth LEED Gold-certified building in San Antonio under any category.

The port offers multiple real estate options, including greenfield sites. There are also sites and 290,000 square feet of Class A speculative warehouse and office/flex space in close proximity to the airfield. Building projects at Port San Antonio over the next 15 years are projected to total $2.5 billion. This includes the development of residential options for up to 4,000 people and the creation of more office and industrial facilities that could bring up to 21,000 additional jobs to the region, for a potential employment base of 35,000 people by 2025.

 

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04/16/2014

The U.S. Army plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25% of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

04/15/2014

The EPA's annual greenhouse gas emissions report is now available.

04/14/2014

Are you what some would call a “climate-change denier”? If so, you'll want to read this.

04/10/2014
Los Angeles has remained the top city for ENERGY STAR certified building since 2008, while Washington, D.C. continues to hold onto second place for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new list released by the EPA.
04/09/2014
Green construction has grown massively over a short period of time.
04/07/2014
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy-efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals.
04/03/2014
Building owners in Chicago now have more options when it comes to getting their building energy data verified.
04/01/2014
According to a new report from Eaton, such outages are up 15% in 2013 over 2012 and over half of those surveyed believe that downtime could have been prevented.
03/31/2014
The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, aims to provide a consistent method of measuring, expressing, and comparing the energy performance of buildings.
03/27/2014
Facility managers face an every expanding array of sustainability choices and challenges, but for the next generation of FMs, green practices could be second nature as sustainability literacy enters the K-12 school system.
03/25/2014
While the economic recession explains the decline in sales in 2008 and 2009, it is much less clear why sales have continued to fall.
03/24/2014
University of Washington (UW) scientists have built the thinnest known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics.
03/21/2014
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2378 into law, effectively enacting the state’s first building code.
03/19/2014
In an attempt to improve building energy performance, the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a web-based tool called the Technology Performance Exchange, or TPEx.
03/18/2014
Could green building practices pose unanticipated life-safety hazards?
03/13/2014
Worried about workplace violence in your facility? Researchers have discovered that “mindfully observing” high-risk employees can avert danger and workplace violence.
03/11/2014
Through the DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program, every dollar the DOE has spent on building energy codes over the past two decades has resulted in $400 in energy cost savings.
03/07/2014
It is possible to harvest energy from Earth's thermal infrared emission into outer space, according to new research from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
03/05/2014
Is your building prepared to handle an emergency?
03/04/2014
NASCAR revealed five newly installed charging stations for employee use.
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