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Mechanic’s Lien Waiver & Release Administration

A mechanic’s lien is security interest in the title to property for the benefit of a contractor or supplier who has provided labor or materials that improve the property. A lien to the property can apply to both real property (the building) and personal property (data, telephone system & furniture).

Emergency Procedures | Gas Leak

A gas leak is one of several building emergencies the property management team should plan for as a key element in the organization’s life safety program. Like other building incidents, the emergency response team’s effective response is significantly enhanced through preparation, including identifying and labeling the location of building utility shut off valves.

HVAC Operations – Chilled Water & Hot Water Reset

During lower demand cooling and heating conditions, the building’s central HVAC system - chiller and boiler plant - can operate at moderated reset temperatures, reducing energy and related operating costs.HVAC Operations - Chilled Water and Hot Water Reset ...

American Flag Protocol | National Holidays

The real estate professional’s insight into proper application of American flag protocol and procedures, will provide facility owners, tenants, and visitors with an overall sense of pride and patriotism.American Flag Protocol Article - April 2019 ...

Lock-Out Tag-Out (LOTO)

Safety experts consider Lock-Out Tag-Out (LOTO) procedures fundamental to employee life safety in the commercial real estate operations profession. An effective Lock-Out Tag-Out program starts with the property’s site management team and extends to contractors and project management teams overseeing construction and other projects.

Building Energy Use Intensity (EUI)

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) represents a building’s total energy consumption in British Thermal Units (Btu’s) per square feet per year. The EUI process promotes comparison of energy use - benchmarking - against comparable building use categories in the subject facility’s regional and national database.

Emergency Procedures | Electrical Power Outage

Loss of Electrical Power is one of several building emergencies the property management team should plan for as a key element in the organization’s life safety program. Like other building emergencies, the emergency response team’s effective response is significantly enhanced through preparation, including an understanding...

Compressed Air (Pneumatic) Systems

Compressed air systems, also referred to as pneumatic systems, are utilized in certain facilities applications including operation of air-operated machinery, portable tools, and HVAC controls. Larger compressed air systems are more common in industrial manufacturing applications and provide enhanced opportunities for electricity conservation measures (ECM’s).

Building Improvement Capital Expense (CAPEX) Request Template

The overall quality of a property manager's formal building improvement capital expense (CAPEX) request will make a difference in the building owner's general understanding, interpretation and ultimate approval of the capital expense requirement.Building Impr...

Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Concepts & Applications

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) are generated during food preparation and cooking at Food Service Establishments (FSEs) including cafeterias, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, school kitchens, and other food service preparation and cooking locations. Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) can be found in meat and poultry fats, cooking and frying oils, fried foods, shortening, butter, margarine, gravy, sauces, b...

Electricity Metering & Sub Metering

The measurement of base building systems and tenant-specific equipment electricity consumption, through sub-metering applications, is increasing in importance within the commercial real estate industry. With a continued emphasis in energy initiatives, such as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design - LEED, “how much and when we use energy” is becoming even more important to the real es...

U.S. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions

On January 22, 2018, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report detailing the energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, for all 50 States and the District of Columbia, between 2010 through 2015. The analysis included trends in total CO2 emissions and CO2 emissions per capita.