09/22/2010

Prepare Your Building for LEED for Commercial Interiors

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September 2010 Vol. 8 Issue 9

 

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Prepare Your Building for LEED for Commercial Interiors

Interested in attracting tenants but not sure how to differentiate your building space? This can be a challenge in any market, but the tight economy and changing tenant expectations make it particularly difficult. You can build value and appeal for the rising number of environmentally conscientious companies through low-cost strategies that help tenants achieve LEED for Commercial Interiors certification. Facilitating certification will help lure and maintain tenants, and these strategies benefit your building and operations in the process.

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Commercial Interiors: Shifting Corporate Awareness to Deliver Positive Impacts for Occupants
LEED for Commercial Interiors is a beneficial framework that guides owners and managers through tenant improvements. Unfortunately, the fast-track nature of these projects can deter many from considering LEED certification. It's true that certification is a demanding process for those who have never attempted it, but it's not as hard as many assume, and the benefits extend well beyond certification.
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A Wake-Up Call for Healthy IAQ
As building owners and facility managers examine their specification, maintenance, and operational practices, it becomes clear that their decisions can have a great influence on indoor air quality. As we refocus our attention on safeguarding tenant and building occupant well being, sustainable frameworks, like LEED, and green product guidelines, such as Green Seal, can help point the way to providing healthy working environments.
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Using the Three Cs to Market Your Green Building
Solid energy management and sustainability plans are important and can provide a great benefit to the company and to the environment. But, these plans can't work properly if not everyone on your team is on the same page. In order to keep their teams involved in energy management and sustainability practices, some companies have implemented a number of successful programs and projects.
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Sustainability in Owner-Occupied Buildings
Let in the Light
Get Passive, Go Green
Using the Three Cs to Market Your Green Building
Volume Certification Takes a Different LEED Tact
Finding Your Best Renewable Energy Strategy
LEED on a Budget
Tried and True – The Art of Simple Solutions and Integrated Design
Alternatives in Green Building Frameworks
Clearing Up LEED Misperceptions

 

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