May 2014

Reducing Consumption is Where Energy-Savings Start

Published on Friday, 9 May 2014 03:00:03    Written by Marc
Reducing Consumption is Where Energy-Savings Start
The title of this blog might seem trivial; however, in the past few days, I must have received a dozen emails from people sending me stories on global warming and how the environment is changing. True, the environment is changing, and not always for the better. What I realize; though, is how little energy saving is really talked about.

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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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