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Energy Management Apps Any Organization Can Afford
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Energy Management Apps Any Organization Can Afford

By Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice As environmental policy, benchmark reporting laws, and a general social awareness become more common practice in day-to-day business practice, new technologies are being designed and implemented by slews of organizations to measure their environmental performance and overall impact. Software developers are designing entire suites centered around benchmarking performance, suggesting … Continue reading

Office Towers Made From … Wood?
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Office Towers Made From … Wood?

I’m not going to lie; when I first heard about CREE Buildings and their efforts to erect skyscrapers made from wood, I was more than just a little skeptical. I couldn’t help but recall the story of the Three Little Pigs and the image of the wolf…huffing, puffing, and blowing down the house. But, seeing is … Continue reading

Lease Structure Key to Energy Savings
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Lease Structure Key to Energy Savings

When office tenants pay only for their actual energy consumption, they inherently use less of it. Unfortunately, most tenants in “Class A” buildings have a lease structure called “fully-serviced” which does not account for how much energy each individual tenant uses, and therefore doesn’t motivate them to reduce their energy consumption because there’s no economic … Continue reading

The Death of the Cubicle, and Other Workplace Trends
Workplace Trends

The Death of the Cubicle, and Other Workplace Trends

As tenants transition from hard-lined telephones to VOIP, abandon private offices for open areas and clamor for “brick and timber” creative spaces versus “view space”, demand for less traditional office space is on the rise. Sure, it didn’t take a futurist to figure out that fax machines would soon be nothing more than an ancient … Continue reading

Smart Office Leasing Strategies are Inherently Green
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Smart Office Leasing Strategies are Inherently Green

A skillful commercial real estate advisor approaches each transaction with the goal of obtaining the best deal and terms possible for their client, while also identifying a space that will maximize employee comfort and productivity. The advisor also plays a key role in influencing how the new office is built out and constructed, as well … Continue reading