A New Way to Fund Energy-Efficiency Projects

Feb. 8, 2010

Why aren’t more property owners fixing up their buildings? Even though reducing energy use by 25 to 35 percent is very achievable with a comprehensive retrofit, there’s still hesitation.

This is because property managers usually can’t recover those dramatic savings on their own balance sheets. A vast portion of commercial square footage in the United States is governed by leases that make the landlord responsible for capital expenditures and tenants responsible for rising operating costs.

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Integrating Ceilings and Lighting

With stricter energy codes, tighter budgets, and growing interest in LEED, building owners are being challenged to do more with less, particularly in the realm of lighting design. In order to meet lighting-level requirements with increasingly lower lighting power density targets, ceiling systems are becoming a key component of energy conservation.

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New Residence Hall Design Fills Need for Growing College
The design of Enotah Hall was driven by requirements to connect with existing architectural context, establish standard for buildings to come, and be a model of sustainability.
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NMHC Quarterly Survey Shows Apartment Market Conditions Steady
For the first time in the National Multi Housing Council’s Quarterly Survey’s history, at least 60 percent of responses to each question indicated conditions were unchanged from the previous quarter.
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IFMA Foundation Provides Guidance for Sustainable Practices through Effective Lighting Solutions
The IFMA Foundation has released its fourth guide in the Sustainability “How-to” Guide Series to provide practical, real-world guidance on how to implement and maintain sustainable practices and energy efficiency through lighting solutions.
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Funding Brownfield Redevelopment
Developing property that has been environmentally contaminated by historic uses is significantly challenging. Do you qualify for tax incentives that help with financing brownfield development?
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Green Leasing: From Concept to Execution
Green leasing helps landlords and tenants manifest the sustainability goals they share. It also provides a hedge against rising costs for trash removal, energy, and water; preemptively addresses tightening building codes; or differentiates a space in a soft leasing market.
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Acoustical Ceilings: A Quiet Idea Overhead
The implementation of an acoustical ceiling is one of many practical ways to help achieve acoustical success.
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IP ceiling speaker by Atlantic Technology
Atlantic Technology’s ICTS-6.1-IP Internet Protocol (IP) speaker uses a 6-.5-inch long-excursion Polypropylene woofer and a pivoting 1-inch silk dome tweeter.
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OMNIKEY 2061 Bluetooth Reader by HID Global
The OMNIKEY® 2061 Bluetooth® Reader from HID Global is an easy-to-use, logical access solution that features hands-free, high-speed login to IT networks.
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The Cumulos by FANIMATION
The Cumulos™ ceiling fan from FANIMATION combines a clean, architectural look with recessed downlight luminaires.
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