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Operations and Maintenance (O M) (267 KB)
Moving from a Cost to an Advantage. The paper reviews key factors for minimizing operational impacts while extending the life expectancy of building equipment.
Green Data Centres Service Sheet (1485 KB)
Green Data Centres Service Sheet
Building System Integration Service Sheet (1610 KB)
Building System Integration Service Sheet
Green Innovation: Save Money, Make Money, Serve the Environment (130 KB)
Despite growing interest and investment in sustainable buildings over the last 15 years, green buildings only represent a small percentage of the markets across North America. The Cascadia Region Green Building Council attributes the issue of slow uptake of green building into the marketplace as a disconnect between the building/design community and the financial/investment community on how to quantify and validate the value of building green . Sustainability means something very different to an
Building Performance Dictionary: Key Words for Following the Money (94 KB)
Commercial and Institutional Real Estate is more than 10 Trillion dollar asset class in North American market where capital rate of returns have been declining over the last three years. We see an opportunity to improve the performance of this major asset class and the key words are collaborative planning….
Attack Tree-based Threat Risk Analysis (544 KB)
Risk analysis is as old as civilization itself. People quickly learn that there are pros and cons to every choice they make. Repeated observations and experiences lead to an intuitive sense of risk in a given situation. Unfortunately, there are no limits to intiuition's ability to cope with changing variables or unfamiliar conditons. Reliance on intuition in these situations often leads to poor decisions.
Electrical Contracting Service Sheet (1347 KB)
Electrical Contracting Service Sheet
Energy Management Service Sheet (1315 KB)
Energy Management Service Sheet
Information Management Service Sheet (1167 KB)
Information Management Service Sheet
Lifecycle Services Sheet (1543 KB)
Lifecycle Services Sheet
Rollout Services Sheet (1643 KB)
Rollout Services Sheet
Security & Risk Management Service Sheet (1448 KB)
Security & Risk Management Service Sheet
Architecture 2030 Fact Sheet - Better Buildings Initiative Commercial Building Tax Credit (718 KB)
Between now and 2014, $1.4 trillion in commercial real estate (CRE) loans are becoming due; half of these loans are underwater and commercial vacancy rates show little sign of improvement. In addition, the construction industry has lost over two million jobs leading to job losses in related sectors and further shrinking revenue to state and local governments. Construction unemployment now hovers at 22.5%
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA): Bright Green Buildings (6628 KB)
Executive Summary: The intent of this research is to provide documented evidence and build tools that can be used to educate and influence end-users, building owners, architects, and contractors that a “greener building” can be achieved using intelligent technology, and will provide a tangible and significant return on investment. This concept – intelligent, green, and profitable – is what we call a bright green building.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development: Vision 2050 (3815 KB)
Executive Summary: In 2050, around 9 billion people live well, and within the limits of the planet. Just 40 years from now, some 30% more people will be living on this planet. For business, the good news is that this growth will deliver billions of new consumers who want homes and cars and television sets.
Executive Summary: Geographic information systems (GIS) are one technology that has many practical uses for facility managers. A GIS is a system that allows one to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. A GIS can be used by facility managers for space management, visualization and planning, and emergency and disaster planning and response, as well as many other applications.
Executive Summary: LEED Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED Canada EB:O&M) and Building Owners and Managers Association’s Building Environmental Standards (BOMA BESt) are complex green rating systems that offer owners, managers, consultants and tenants distinct value propositions for existing buildings. Upon close examination, significant variations between the systems are evident in certification process, cost, rigour, engagement, marketing, accessibility, transparency, management and program philosophy. Despite the many differences between the..