FM Cost Trends

01/24/2017 |

Comparative Building Costs: Low-Rise Office Buildings in Residential Areas

Office Building #1

To retain 150-year-old trees on this St. Louis site adjacent to a residential area, this office building has a pier and above grade-beam foundation to avoid disruption of the tree roots. LEED-certified green features include recycling rainwater to irrigation system, light tubes, outside views from 90% of the tenant spaces, waterless urinals, recycling construction waste, solar water heating, two-sided finished block and insulated exterior system, native plant landscaping, and operable windows. The exterior insulated (CFMU) structural masonry system has an R-21 rating.

  

Office Building #2

This brick and stone office building is adjacent to a residential neighborhood. A residential character was achieved with warm red brick and cream-colored masonry, a pitched roof with 7-foot-deep overhang, berms that minimize the building’s height, and extensive glazing. The building has a concrete foundation with metal studs, bar joists, and braced-frame structural steel. The exterior façade and the lobby’s interior have cast stone masonry units. The building is capped with a silver-colored, standing seam metal roof. An excavated courtyard is connected to a basement conference room.
 



 
  

 
  
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*Actual building costs have been adjusted to reflect materials prices as of January 2017 SOURCE: DESIGN COST DATA, BNI

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Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


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