Cost Savings Are Expected To Be Short Lived

25th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Commercial building utility expenses down 10% according to recent BOMA report based on study of 2,000 private sector buildings. However, at least here in California with our drought and anticipated cost spike in hydroelectric power, cost savings are expected to be short-lived. (Buildings 1.14) Tweet This Post Read More

Net Zero Commercial Building-How they Did It!

17th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The largest net zero energy building in the world is the Phoenix regional office of DPR Construction. The LEED-NC Platinum facility features an 87 foot solar chimney that enables a passive cooling system, releasing hot air out of the building while drawing cooler air in; 90 operable windows work in tandem with  the energy monitoring […] Read More

Between now and the year 2040 there will be a 30 percent growth in population in the 9 county Bay Area region …

6th August, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

There are 2 ways of looking at this … according to the SF business times August 2nd 2013 between now and the year 2040 there will be a 30 percent growth in population in the 9-county Bay Area region.  Which means a population increase of 2.1 million.  Great for business, but bad for future commuters … […] Read More

Google’s 1.2 million square feet new Mountain View, CA office campus planned for construction will …

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Google’s 1.2 million square feet new Mountain View, CA office campus planned for construction will have a number of very unique features.  The buildings have been nicknamed “noodles” because they are long, narrow and curved to allow 70% of the occupants natural light.  There are rumors of rooftop vineyards, extremely low environmental impact features like […] Read More

There’s definitely a trend towards a more efficient use of space among office users …

26th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“There’s definitely a trend towards a more efficient use of space among office users thanks to the advancement of digital file storage, Wi-Fi, and the like.”  According to CoStar, there are a number of factors involved in this, including length of lease, corporate standards, existing furniture and budgets for smaller, more efficient work environment.  Also […] Read More

East Bay apartment houses are still in huge demand …

25th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

East Bay apartment houses are still in huge demand.  There was a recent 16 unit which had 12 offers 6 of which were over the asking price and may have sold for a 4 percent cap rate. Tweet This Post Read More

Smaller Walnut Creek office space demand is red hot …

11th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Smaller Walnut Creek office space demand is red hot, especially for 2,000 square feet and under.  Not sure if this applies to the rest of the office world but at least it’s happening here and it may be the start of larger corporate expansion. Tweet This Post Read More

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency website provides …

2nd July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) website, http://www.dsireusa.org  provides a comprehensive state-by-state listing of current incentives and rebates for sustainability.  It also links the user to federal programs that are available. Tweet This Post Read More

According to CoStar, the “The Unites States national average in late 2012 was 185 sf per worker.”

27th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

According to CoStar, the “The Unites States national average in late 2012 was 185 sf per worker.”  Large firms, representing about a third of all office space users, have increasingly moved towards more-standardized shared or non-dedicated office space.  Companies using more than 50,000 sf represent 36 percent of the total office stock.  If using some […] Read More

Energy management systems designed for smaller building sizes and high energy intensity uses …

14th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Energy management systems designed for smaller building sizes and high energy intensity uses, such as medical offices and restaurants for small building owners, check out the free Siemens EcoView mobile app available in Apple iTunes… Tweet This Post Read More

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