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Electricity Demand Concepts & Applications

The measurement of base building and tenant-specific equipment electricity consumption, through sub-meter 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 estate manage...

Public Water Utility Sub-Meters: Cooling Tower & Irrigation System Applications

Water represents a precious natural resource to the commercial real estate industry. Its availability has constraints and the cost of water is increasing, at a significant rate, in all U.S. regions. Local water-sewer treatment costs are also increasing at rates higher than general inflation.

Building Rules & Regulations

The Buildings Rules and Regulations document is typically included as an exhibit in the landlord-tenant lease. The purpose of Building Rules and Regulations is to afford a broad set of governing rules that provide tenants, visitors, and contractors with property owner’s policies for tenant and contractor activities conducted at the building.  

Janitorial Day Porter Services – Best Practice

For office buildings and multi-use premises having considerable occupancy, to support the operating expenses and benefits associated with a cleaning day porter position, a thoughtfully planned and detailed service specification will enhance building cleanliness, visual appearance, and the overall tenant-customer experience.

Janitorial Services | Day Porter Specification Template

A strategic janitorial day porter specification solution incorporates servicing of building entrances, main lobby, and elevators, prior to morning occupancy, and the customers’ path along these areas. Janitorial Services - Day Porter Specification Template...

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...