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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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​​​​​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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​​​SeavestHow Interactive Directories Guide Visitors

Brought to you by: Meridian

Meridian is a self-service industry pioneer and fully integrated manufacturer of kiosks and digital signage. For over 25 years, Meridian has specialized in helping companies optimize brand impact and extend brand reach. The Meridian team understands that together great minds create even greater solutions. Partnerships such as Intel, HP, Microsoft, Verizon, and others has allowed Meridian’s team to collaborate, challenging the status quo to create innovative and engaging self-service solutions.

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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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Escalation cover.JPGMake Escalations Easy and Accurate

Brought to you by: Alpha Office Escalations

ALPHA Office Escalations (AOE) is now a software‐as‐a‐service product and can be licensed on a subscription basis on the Cloud. AOE was designed in 1998 by two real estate guys: one, a very experienced real estate accountant and the other, a commercial property manager. So, unlike other escalation solutions, their software actually does what property managers and property accountants need it to do.

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Flexim cover 1.JPGMajor University Meets Energy Upgrade Challenge

Brought to you by: FLEXIM Americas Corporation

The University of Akron had an issue with their Metasys system. In order for the data to be accurate, they needed an ultrasonic flow meter that could measure high temperature material. The university also purchases steam and wished to monitor the usage. FLEXIM’s WaveInjector Clamp-on meter was the answer.

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Southland cover.JPGA Powerful New Approach that is Transforming the Engineering Industry

Brought to you by: Southland Engineering

Too often, building owners don’t get the results they expect from engineers and builders. In fact, only 30 percent of capital projects meet owner expectations regarding budget and delivery date. It doesn’t have to be this way – there’s a proven approach that delivers the results owners expect: Connected Engineering.

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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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Propane Cover.JPG
Brought to you by: Propane Education & Research Council

Propane standby generators are the best choice for building owners and managers dealing with frequent power outages. Because it’s stored onsite and doesn’t degrade over time, propane is more reliable than diesel or gasoline. Learn more about these and other reasons to add propane to your emergency backup power plans.

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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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