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A concern for the environment is placing pressure on businesses in every industry to develop sustainable practices. For property managers, environmentally-friendly services and programs are a way to improve tenant satisfaction and reduce expenses.
Tracking energy use with building management software enables owners to make better decisions when it comes to large-scale projects, like the installation of solar panels.
Companies are looking to reduce their energy usage as a way to save money and help the environment, which is creating increased demand for sustainable commercial buildings.
I’ve been told, “If you’re looking for answers, they’re not going to just fall into your lap!” Well, if you post the right question, they just may fall into your LinkedIn lap. Following a Building Engines webinar on LEED EBOM certification, I wanted to open up the discussion to other property and energy management and professionals.
LinkedIn, specifically the BOMA International Group, proved to be a worthy forum for my question: What are some tips around the greening of existing building? Here are some of the discussion’s responses
You’re ready to lower operating costs and increase the value of your building. You feel the need, the need for LEED. Now, how do you get buy-in from your team? Here are the steps to build support for LEED Existing Buildings within your organization:
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?
At the close of World Green Building Week, we’re not quite ready to move on from the importance of greener, more sustainable buildings. Read about Going Green in this whitepaper, where David Osborn, President & CEO of Building Engines takes a look at what we can do as owners and operators of real estate to improve our environment and improve ROI fro our properties.
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 […]
The Green Movement in Real Estate is growing darker. All new certification schemes, like all new growth, have that light green tinge when they begin that denotes suppleness. While it makes them amendable to change, it provides little armor when the going gets tough. As a result, many rating systems mature to a darker shade. […]
I wish I could take credit for that phrase, but I can’t. It belongs to Building Engines’ client, Hank Ashforth, Chairman of Ashforth Pacific, now called Ashforth. Hank made that statement last week while delivering a presentation to our guests at an Executive Briefing Dinner we sponsored in Washington, DC. His topic, and subsequent discussion, […]