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Retrofitting buildings to be green and energy-efficient : optimizing building performance, tenant satisfaction, and financial return

Author: Leanne Tobias; George Vavaroutsos; et al
Publisher: Chicago : Urban Land Institute, 2012.
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Aimed at real estate industry professionals, developers, and investors, this guidebook fully explains the best practices and methods for retrofitting an existing office building to be green--increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Covering numerous eco-friendly systems, this reference demonstrates how green features are definitely worth the  Read more...
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Tobias, Leanne
Retrofitting Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient : Optimizing Building Performance, Tenant Satisfaction, and Financial Return
Chicago : Urban Land Institute, c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leanne Tobias; George Vavaroutsos; et al
ISBN: 9780874201970 0874201977 9780874201963 0874201969
OCLC Number: 794663341
Description: 1 online resource (321 p.) : col. ill.
Contents: Cover; Copyright; ABOUT THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE; Preface; Authors and Contributors; Contents; 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN BUILDING AND GREEN OFFICE RETROFITS; The Global Growth of Green Building; The Importance of Green Building Retrofits; The Built Environment and Energy Use; Potential Reducations in GHG Emissions from Retrofitting Buildings; Barriers to Retrofitting Existing Buildings; The Business Case for Green Retrofits of Office Buildings; Retrofitting an Icon: The Empire State Building Goes Green; 2 PLANNING A GREEN OFFICE RETROFIT; Code Standards and Voluntary Certification Systems. Analyzing the Green Retrofit OpportunityDefining the Retrofit Strategy; Cost and Benefit Assessment of Green Retrofits; 3 ELEMENTS OF GREEN OFFICE RETROFITS; Evaluating Site and Climate Conditions; Green Landscaping Strategies; Building Envelope; Building Mechanical Systems; Sustainable Interiors; Historic Preservation and Green Retrofit; 4 MANAGING THE GREEN RETROFIT PROCESS; Collaborating with a Green Building Consultant to Create an Exemplary Green Office Renovation; Construction Considerations for Green Renovation and Development Projects. Minimizing Legal Risks in the Green Design and Construction Process5 THE BUSINESS OF GREEN OFFICE RENOVATIONS; Green Building Costs and Paybacks; Leasing, Rental Rate, and Sales Price Benefits; Strong Global Demand; Restricted Global Supply and Premium Green Rents; Underwriting Green Office Retrofits and Renovations; How Do Green Projects Affect Risk Perceptions?; Green Real Estate Finance Vehicles; 6 GREEN PROPERTY OPERATIONS; Property Management Agreements, Leases, and Risk Management; Green Operating Metrics; Maintaining Energy-Efficient Operations through Continuous Commissioning. Establishing Green Operating Programs7 PUBLIC POLICY: SUSTAINABILITY COMES TO THE FORE; European Union; Africa; Asia; Latin America; Canada; United States; What Does It All Mean?; 8 TOWARD THE FUTURE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN GREEN BUILDING; Building Information Modeling; New Building Materials and Systems; Smart Buildings and Smart Grids; Creating the Zero-Energy Commercial Building; Buildings as Living Systems: Biomimicry, Bionics, and Living Buildings; Toward the Future; 9 CASE STUDIES; 545 Madison Avenue; 1801 McGill College; Adobe Towers; The Christman Building; HOK Office. Joseph Vance BuildingMcDonald's Campus Office Building; Morgan Lovell Headquarters; One Beacon Street; Shui On Land Headquarters; Transwestern Regional Headquarters; Trevor Pearcey House; WRT Offices; SELECTED RESOURCES.
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Aimed at real estate industry professionals, developers, and investors, this guidebook fully explains the best practices and methods for retrofitting an existing office building to be green--increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Covering numerous eco-friendly systems, this reference demonstrates how green features are definitely worth the investments they require. Case study examples of projects that have incorporated these aspects as well as how they were constructed are included.

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