Building Engines Blog | Operations & Management | Cost Efficiency
We all had to “fall back” this past weekend (unless you’re one of the lucky ones in Hawaii), but we don’t need to fall back on our old lighting habits. With the end of Daylight Savings Time, comes the end of low electricity bills. Short days mean a long ways to go for your facility’s lighting. When roughly a third of your utility billing goes towards lighting. How can you conserve energy?
You want to keep tenants in your buildings. At least, if you care about NOI you do. Increased concessions and vacancy loss days come at a cost to your company. And with the ease and ubiquity of social sharing on the internet, happy tenants can equate to free marketing. So here’s how to ensure that you are being tenant retentive. These are the items to include in your Tenant Retention Plan.
Are you still using excel spreadsheets to manage operations? Are you running breakdown maintenance instead of proactive maintenance? When was the last time you took a good, hard look at service response times? These are just some of the indicators that your operations have started to grow roots. And left unattended, these roots will spread […]
Under the version three LEED (Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design) standards, the Green Building Certification Institute assumed administration of LEED certification for all commercial buildings. LEED for Existing Buildings (“LEED-EB”) employs sustainable performance standards to measure an existing building’s environmental impact and outlines means for reducing those impacts over time. The LEED for EB […]
We were very pleased this week to announce our new partnership with eSight Energy! eSight Energy is the creator of eSight, the world’s most sophisticated and comprehensive energy management suite. Utilizing 100% web-enabled technology, eSight offers an extensive range of techniques for analyzing energy usage and targeting sites for significant energy and cost savings. This partnership will […]
If tenants are the heart of a building, than the structure and equipment in that building is its lifeblood. Without properly functioning systems, costs will rise, tenants will become dissatisfied and the property will degrade. Over time it will lose value and become less of a viable entity. Much like your body needs proper care, […]
I just read that the U.S. office market recovery has begun: “…that the third quarter the U.S. office market posted positive net absorption for the second consecutive quarter — 5 million square feet absorbed in the second quarter and 7 million square feet in third quarter.” [U.S. Office Market Enters Early Recovery as Absorption, Demand […]
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Why are companies like Related Companies moving rapidly to adopt Web-Based Building Operations (WBOM) systems. Simple! Having a WBOM improves upon four key aspects of any building or facilities operations organization: tenant retention & acq