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  1. Window Film or Window Replacement?

    April 27, 2012 | 0 comments

    When you’re deciding between window replacement or installing window film on existing windows in a commercial building, a number of factors may affect the choice you make.

    Tenant complaints are often an early sign that your building’s windows need attention. New windows don’t always address complaints about heat or glare, and window film can’t fix leaks or moisture, so identifying the real problem will help you narrow in on the right window solution (more…)

  2. What Can Commercial Energy Audits Uncover?

    April 18, 2012 | 0 comments

    From detecting missing insulation to pinpointing high lighting levels, a commercial building energy audit can reduce energy costs by 10% to 40%, according to Abraxas Energy Consulting (more…)

  3. Green Leases: Part of the Sustainability Equation

    April 10, 2012 | 1 comment

    When it comes to sustainable multi-tenant buildings, green construction and operation are just two legs of the stool; the third is a green lease.

    No matter what you call a green lease (an energy-aligned lease, a high-performance lease, or an energy-efficient lease), the intent behind the contract is the same. Green leases align the interests of (more…)

  4. Occupant Behavior Shapes Energy Use

    April 4, 2012 | 2 comments

    The best-laid plans for energy efficiency can be thwarted by occupant behavior: open windows, space heaters, or task lights. Technology and building automation only take sustainability so far before facilities managers have to rely on occupants to support green actions.

    Experts at Jones Lang LaSalle report that, in the properties they manage, between 50 and 60 percent of energy use is directly related to how tenants and occupants use their space. Getting occupants engaged takes more than a reminder to turn off lights; it requires dedication, time, and the right tools and resources. (more…)