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WHITE PAPERS

BOMA International is please to feature the following White Papers provided by our sponsors and offered free of charge to our website visitors. You may choose to download one or more White Papers from the list below to take advantage of these valuable resources. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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​​​​​​​​​SeavestSmarter building management starts with smarter elevators

Brought to you by: thyssenkrupp

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Building owners and managers are facing unprecedented passenger movement challenges today as buildings are being forced to accommodate an ever-increasing number of people. Smarter urban mobility systems are critical to meeting these demands, and thyssenkrupp has created a series of elevator enhancers that not only improve the passenger experience, but improve building efficiency as well.

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​​​​​​​​​SeavestAre the antennas on your rooftop found money or an uninsured financial risk?​

Brought to you by: Waterford Consultants​

Proudly serving the wireless community since 2004, Waterford Consultants provides a diverse collection of technical and consulting services to wireless customers. Our expertise in all areas of wireless including compliance, engineering, site development and software services offers our customers support from start to signal. Our whitepaper, “Are the antennas on your rooftops found money or an uninsured financial risk?” outlines the responsibility property owners have in the growing business of rooftop antennas in the ever-changing wireless world. For more information please visit www.waterfordconsultants.com​

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​​​​​​​​​SeavestSlab Stabilization​

Brought to you by: Graydaze Contracting

All concrete slabs are designed with control joints to allow for the changes that take place as the concrete cures and shrinks. However, differing environmental conditions during curing can cause potentially dangerous and expensive problems that must be addressed. Stabilization repairs are considered a necessity at that point.

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​​​​​​​​​SeavestFloor Joint Filler Repairs & Maintenance

Brought to you by: Graydaze Contracting

Poorly maintained joints will slow facility production, increase the costs of maintaining material handling equipment and cause safety hazards for your operators. When joint filler maintenance has been deferred and sawed joint damage has gone too far, it’s necessary to reconstruct the shoulders prior to regular joint maintenance.

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​​​​​​​​​SeavestAlkali Burn and Saponification Repairs​

Brought to you by: Graydaze Contracting

The last thing a paint contractor wants to discuss is a coatings failure, but to avoid failures we need to know why coatings fail in the first place. Alkali burn and Saponification are terms which refer to chemical reactions that occur in concrete, which can result in these conditions.

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​​​​​​​​​SeavestFloor Joint Spall and Nosing Repairs

Brought to you by: Graydaze Contracting

Industrial floors are today’s work surface, and as such need to be protected. Control joints or shoulders must be maintained to prevent damage and spalling that if neglected will result in damaging the material handling equipment, interfere with facility production and negatively impact employee morale.

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​​​​​​​SeavestRenovating Elevator Interiors: The Top 3 Things to Consider

Brought to you by: Eklund’s, Inc.

With 35 years of experience, we are the nation’s go-to elevator interior renovation experts. Eklund's offers turn-key services from in-house design to installation. Our experts work with building managers to meet both aesthetic desires and budget requirements. Our paper, “Renovating Elevator Interiors: The Top 3 Things to Consider,” is a guide for property managers that are beginning the journey of modernizing their building’s elevator interiors. For more information, please visit www.eklunds.com.

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​​​​​SeavestRanking U.S. Neighborhoods by the Number of New Apartments Built 2010-2016

Brought to you by: Yardi

Since the economic recession, the number of new multifamily developments has increased significantly and rental properties are arguably one of the hottest investments in the industry right now. Many U.S. markets, and certain regions in particular, like the South and the Southwest, have seen unprecedented apartment construction volumes in the last 10 years. This white paper illustrations how both large and mid-sized cities are being transformed by numerous urban infill developments, as the demand for rentals and a general need for more housing options are stronger than ever.

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​​​SeavestReducing Peak Energy Demand

Brought to you by: VinylRoofs.org

This paper reviews the concept of peak demand charges on electrical utility bills and provides an analysis of the effect of cool or highly reflective roofs in reducing peak demand charges. The analysis suggests that peak demand charges may account for a significant portion of monthly electric bills across the United States and that cool roofs may provide an equally significant opportunity to reduce these charges when installed on air-conditioned buildings. The analysis also suggests that the peak demand and net energy savings offered by cool roofs are available for both new and existing conditioned buildings in all climates within North America.

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SeavestLooking Ahead to Changes in the Medical Real Estate Outpatient Sector​

Brought to you by: Seavest Healthcare Properties

The greying of America, innovation in medical technology and the drive to the lowest cost setting are all fueling the demand for healthcare services and the modern space necessary to deliver care.

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Siemens 4 Cover.JPGIntelligent Infrastructure: How to Make a Smart Building More Profitable

Brought to you by: Siemens

The nature of modern buildings is changing dramatically. Buildings once simply provided a space for people to live, learn and work. Now they have to be smart. Smart buildings are also expected to work with elements outside their four walls and interact with electrical grids, environmental conditions and the mission of their organizations. This white paper addresses the components that form an intelligent infrastructure, taking a holistic view of a building and applying a technology roadmap to support the long-term value and efficiency of the facility.

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Brought to you by: Siemens

Building Automation Systems (BAS) can do more than connect equipment and automate controls. BAS can enhance revenue, too. This white paper will explore how to look at building automation and services using a business-centric approach, leveraging data and analytics to direct service technicians to optimize operations with the equipment and technology already in place in the facility.

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Siemens 2 Cover.JPGA New Look at Building Value: How Building Technology, People and Processes Improve Business Outcomes and Create Greater Operational Value

Brought to you by: Siemens

While the U.S. economy continues to improve, organizations across sectors remain laser-focused on cutting costs and increasing return on investment. This white paper demonstrates how data-driven buildings, whether stand-alone
or part of a campus, can help diverse organizations achieve significant business goals by improving operational and energy efficiency while increasing overall shareholder value.

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Siemens 1 Cover.JPGThe 12 Things You Need to Know about Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx)

Brought to you by: Siemens

From the moment a building is constructed and starts consuming resources, it starts deteriorating. Mechanical, electrical, automation and all building systems naturally decline over time in terms of both performance and efficiency. The results can be the same; operations and maintenance costs rise, energy consumption rises and occupant comfort may decline. This white paper explains the benefits of monitoring-based commissioning, and how a sophisticated package of software applications that combine building data from a wide variety of sources can better manage building perform and efficiency.

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Enernoc cover.JPGEnergy Strategy for the C-Suite: From Cost Center to Competitive Advantage

Brought to you by: EnerNOC

The Unified Approach to Energy Transformation is the first framework showing how the global trends impacting your business necessitate a more comprehensive energy strategy. Developed by EnerNOC, PwC, and Winston Eco-Strategies with perspectives from an advisory council of corporate executives and government and academic thought leaders, this framework will show you the value of developing a robust energy strategy, and the risk of maintaining the status quo.

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KCP Cover.JPGTenants Come Clean

Brought to you by: Kimberly-Clark Professional*

Facility and property managers know their restrooms are important. But it may be surprising to know that office workers look at the restroom with an even more critical eye. In fact, the impact of restrooms on the tenant’s perception of management, of the building, and even of their own company, may be significantly underestimated. This white paper explores office work perceptions in the U.S. and other English speaking countries what they want and wish for in their office restrooms.

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Trane 4.JPGThe Impact of VSDs on Chiller Plant Performance

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

The efficiency of various chiller plant designs and operation strategies is a hot industry topic. Also reverberating through the industry is the concept of the all-variable-speed chiller plant. This White Paper compares the impact of the addition of VSDs to various chiller plant components under a few different design and control conditions.

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Trane cover 3.JPGMaximizing Asset Potential through Operational Excellence and Strategic Partnerships

Brought to you by: Trane

Every building has potential to be better. The question that should be constantly asked is, “what is being done to maximize it?” The process for improving asset potential is not a destination, but rather an ongoing journey that requires planning and validation. A sign of good management is a willingness to look to vendors who are subject experts to be potential strategic partners. This White Paper explores the successful strategy one property management company used to partner with its service provide to maximize asset potential.

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BOMA Waypoint cover.JPGMarket Trends and Patterns Featured in the BOMA EER Office & Industrial Data

Brought to you by: BOMA International and Waypoint Building Group

For nearly a century BOMA International has produced the industry’s leading benchmarking report for office building income and expense comparisons, the Experience Exchange Report (EER). In 2015, BOMA International introduced the EER for Industrial Properties. Waypoint Building Group has partnered with BOMA to analyze and report on trends and findings on income, expense and net operating income from the Office and Industrial EER. This white paper is an historical comparison of aggregate data and provides insights into the national office and industrial markets across expense line items, local markets and overall performance on a per square foot basis.

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Trane 2 cover.JPGExisting Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed
Each year, the arrival of spring brings to mind the task of spring cleaning. The existing building environment directly and indirectly impacts the health, safety and productivity of occupants and operations, which makes the performance of a facility an important consideration. The basic underlying principle of building commissioning is just that - testing and inspecting systems, equipment, operations and controls to make certain they are working optimally, both in terms of effect and costs to achieve that effect.

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Mix it up.JPGMix It Up

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Good blending of outside air and return air streams is crucial to minimizing annual AHU energy consumption and providing good winter freeze protection for coils. Many designers assume that the section of the AHU commonly called the “mixing box” will provide the effective and necessary air blending; an assumption which often leads to irritating and expense operational results.

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Flexibility.JPGDesigning Flexibility into the Industrial Workplace

Empty or underused industrial buildings can bloat corporate real estate portfolios and add cost to operating budgets. Is it feasible to put these outmoded facilities to new use? Can you design for more flexibility? A survey of global corporate industrial facilities users reveals the opportunities and challenges in repurposing their surplus industrial buildings.

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