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When Office Buildings Go Beyond Green

For more than two decades, sustainability certification programs have analyzed how environmentally friendly a building is. One of the most commonly used industry certifications is the Green Building Council’s four-tiered Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Other third party providers are capitalizing on other facets of a building/project that can measure performance. WiredScore, for example, rates a property’s network infrastructure capabilities and Fitwel rates buildings based upon how well they support tenant employee health. While these programs are intended to promote energy conservation, boost internet connectivity speeds or improve wellness, some believe that there is a lack of quantitative data or feel such standards can be achieved without them.

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CRE News Round Up

Below are a few articles I thought were interesting from the past few weeks.  I hope you do too!

Parks Provide Pop for CRE Developments, Cities
CoStar / April 23, 2019

Beginning at the End: The Right Starting Point for Office Furnishings
Bisnow / April 10, 2019

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
The New York Times / April 16, 2019

How Shifting Trends Will Influence Future Office Design
Bisnow / April 8, 2019

As Office Tenants Expect More Tech, Even the Windows Get Smart

As building owners seek to attract tenants, it’s no longer enough to have a good location and provide electricity, heat and plumbing. Now tenants expect buildings to have the technology they need to operate, and to attract their desired workforce. This means not just internet connectivity, but also smart building features like windows that lighten and darken depending on the time of day and weather conditions. Buildings with smart building technology can command a premium in the marketplace.

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