Did you know a “ton” of air-conditioning is the equivalent energy required to melt a ton of ice in a 24 hour period? BTU’s, cooling tons, electricity kilowatts, horsepower, meters, liters, acres. So many terms… do they have any practical relevance to the commercial real estate owner-operator? Do we really need to understand the terminology associated with these units and measures? The CRE manager’s practical understanding, of just a few terms of area, distance, volume and energy, can add value to a broad range of real estate initiatives ranging from building energy reduction to property acquisition due diligence.
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