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06/28/2013

Expenses and Income Dip for Office Buildings

 
Private-sector office buildings saw a 9% drop in utility costs in 2012, a response to decreasing income.

An intense focus on maximizing building efficiency despite decreases in income is behind a 9% drop in utility costs and a 3.9% decrease in total operating expenses for private-sector office buildings, according to the 2013 Experience Exchange Report, an annual report by BOMA International and research firm Kingsley Associates.

Rental income and overall income decreased by 2.9% and 3.23%, respectively, in 2012, the report says. To make up for the lost income, building owners and managers represented in the results reduced expenses by cutting energy use and weekly HVAC-serviced building hours. As a result, the private sector’s electricity expenses decreased roughly 12% in 2012 over 2011, and the average weekly building hours dropped 5% (from 70 hours to 66) over the same period.

Transportation costs in 2012 offered mixed results; in-house parking costs declined by a surprising 23%, and the parking ratio declined 12%, going from 1.61 stalls per 1,000 square feet in 2011 to 2012’s 1.42 stalls. However, shuttle costs shot up a staggering 89%. This data “suggests that building owners are providing more perks to potential tenants, such as shuttle services to public transportation and satellite lots, to remain competitive in the market,” the report notes.

The Experience Exchange Report incorporates voluntarily reported insights from over 5,300 buildings in 250 markets across 115 U.S. and Canadian cities.

 


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11/21/2014

Framework allows users a better look at roofing's environmental impact.

11/20/2014

Study finds paper towel dispensers carry far fewer germs.

11/19/2014

Tool will help manage information during power outages.

11/18/2014

Requirements include energy, IEQ, and sustainability updates.

11/17/2014

Group of 17 properties earn energy efficiency designation.

11/14/2014

Water conservation efforts see results.

11/13/2014

Study shows sustainable investments weather the winter.

11/12/2014

Standard focuses on occupant health.

11/11/2014

EPA says cleanup will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

11/10/2014

Methane will be used as a fuel source.

11/07/2014

ASTM to target roofing material diversion rates. 

11/06/2014

ORNL scientists look to the future of renewable energy integration.

11/05/2014

Lawsuits unlikely to convince polluters to change opposition to legislative reform. 

11/04/2014

Green building investment jumps in 2013. 

11/03/2014

Study shows difference between reported and measured occupant behavior

10/31/2014

Report shows energy modeling as key to improving building performance

10/30/2014

Report shows healthy features and practices yield results.

10/29/2014

USGBC announces two more years to prepare for LEED v4.

10/28/2014

Current projects could replace up to 8% of the Army’s energy use.

10/27/2014

Report shows increased occupant engagement in offices with green features.

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