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
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.
Emergency Procedure | Building Fire Incident
Building emergency response team training, in emergency preparedness and evacuation, is an essential element of the property manager’s life safety program. A “Fire” Emergency Procedures Template can prove to be an invaluable resource in developing an effective response in the event of a building fire or other occupants’ evacuation incidents.
LIBOR Rates Update
London Interbank Offer Rate - LIBOR is the rate of interest banks offer to lend money to one another in the wholesale money markets in London. LIBOR is the most popular index for short-term interest rates around the world. In fact, LIBOR rates are often considered more reliable than the federal funds rates that central banks publish.
Operating Expense CAP | Concepts & Applications
An operating expense ‘Cap’, also referred to as an ‘expense increase limit’ or ‘expense stop’, is regularly included in the landlord-tenant lease in order to reduce the potential increase in operating expense liability to the tenant. From a tenant’s perspective, an expense Cap provides assurance in controlling their proportionate share of the property’s annual operating expense inc...