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Getting a Fair Deal on Major Expenses as a Tenant

Published on Friday, 2 May 2014 07:20:30    Written by Marc
Getting a Fair Deal on Major Expenses as a Tenant
In some leases, whether it is for an office space, industrial, or commercial, you notice that the landlord is responsible for purchasing equipment that needs to be replaced (HVAC rooftops for example) and recharging the cost of the equipment to the tenants over the estimated lifespan of the equipment. This is to prevent a tenant, which has two years left on a 10-year lease, to have to pay for the totality of the equipment. If the newly purchased equipment has a lifespan of say 10 years, the landlord will recharge to the tenants only one tenth (plus interest) of the cost of the new equipment each year. This makes good business sense.
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Energy Saving Projects and Profitability

Published on Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:25:58    Written by Marc
Energy Saving Projects and Profitability
With the ever-rising cost of energy, more companies are examining their utility costs and finding ways that they might work towards reduce them. However, for many building owners and managers, one question still comes back repeatedly each time they are presented with an energy-saving measure or project, “Will the investment really be worth it?”

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Holding on to a Building or Selling It

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:19:01    Written by Marc
 Holding on to a Building or Selling It
Any company that has a portfolio of sites that they either lease or own, gets constantly faced with the question of whether or not it should keep a particular site or let it go. If the site is leased, it becomes a matter of either subleasing it (or trying to) until the end of the lease period and then giving back the keys to the landlord. If the site is owned, the choices pretty much boil down to leasing it or selling it. Depending on the nature of the company, the choices should in theory be easy to make: if you are not in the real estate business and own a site, you no longer need, simply sell it.

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Energy Management is a Great When Done Together

Published on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 07:36:09    Written by Marc
Energy Management is a Great When Done Together
Energy management is a great innovation. First, it allows companies to save money, which often goes directly towards their bottom line. Second, because it has additional beneficial effects such as helping the environment. It is not surprising then that more and more companies have decided to work towards reducing their energy consumption. However, the first thing they often do is to mandate a person or a small group of people within the company to go after energy saving opportunities and implement them.

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Commissioning Your Building

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 04:53:27    Written by Marc
Commissioning Your Building
In order to optimize your operational costs and to limit the carbon footprint, many companies are introducing new HVAC technologies and equipment into the market. They are making them so sophisticated and complex that the building owners and operators might easily get lost when trying to select a system for its efficiency or simply try to understand how some of the systems operate.

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