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Posted by Chris Comments Off on The Office Building of the Past and Future

You may have noticed that the office buildings in your marketplace are changing. Landlords are spending money to update and make their assets more sustainable. We are seeing the focus move from the traditional office work to mixed use. Looking ahead, the focus is not on new buildings but rather existing buildings and how to reposition existing properties to make them more competitive with today’s standards. This post sheds some light on this and how Cassidy Turley is helping Landlords with their valued assets.

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NASA just finished its latest effort, a 50,000 sf office building at the Moffett Field Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale, California. It is being advertised as the “greenest” federal building. For years now, commercial office buildings have been the focus of sustainability groups and the next big push for making our world a more environmentally friendly place to live and work. It is true, there is a lot of energy to be saved and we can still improve upon the standards we all live by in our commercial buildings. NASA may have just set the bar for all of us.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on What Color Is Your Lease?

Green leasing is becoming an increasingly popular concept – one that evokes images of buildings that use no energy, where every space has an operable window and solar powered robotic vacuums quietly recycle water bottles and compost leftover lunches. Although these buildings don’t exist yet, the idea that a “green” lease will somehow make it so is a common misconception. So what is a green lease? How can you tell? And perhaps most importantly, how much will it cost?

Posted by Chris Comments Off on LEED-CI: Making Green or Just Spending It?

Productivity – It’s our buzz word these days. Everyone is doing more with less. Green thinking is popular, but does it fit into business reality? Read on to learn how you can make environmental decisions with your physical space that actually improve your company’s performance … your brand, your people and your facilities.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification is something that you may think is only for landlords, but did you know that you can work toward obtaining LEED certification on your own tenant space? There is a certification designated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) called LEED–Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) that can be gained by tenants whether their building is certified or not. Certification Categories. There are six categories included in the LEED-CI system: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, […]

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Environmental Awareness Continues to Rise

LEED’s Perceived Value Is Increasing. National Real Estate Investor (NREI) in its 2009 Green Building Survey polled developers and corporate executives about their familiarity with LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), their experience with it and willingness to make business decisions with LEED in mind. Their results reported that “among corporate respondents familiar with LEED, 61% said the designation is important in the site selection process, up from 45% in 2008 and 38% in 2007. A majority of both corporate […]

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified office and R&D space is becoming more and more important to companies. Currently, across the Bay Area, LEED-certified space has a vacancy rate 130 basis points below the overall market vacancy rate of 18.4%. As a result of the increased cost savings and performance of LEED-certified space, the Bay Area has seen a flood of new certifications being awarded over the past several years. San Francisco currently dominates the Bay Area in […]