Case Studies and White Papers

These white papers and case studies are provided by our sponsors and partners as a free resource to property professionals. Click on the topics below to download the documents.

Business Impact of Pests »

Brought to you by: Rentokil Steritech

The presence of pests disrupts business, From impacting employee morale to product contamination, pests can dramatically affect your bottom line. Rentokil Steritech’s global parent company, Rentokil Initial, commissioned a study to put a dollar figure to that financial impact. This infographic highlights a few of the key findings from the Business Impact of Pests Report. Download.

Alkali 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 Download.

Floor 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. Download.

Renovating 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. Download.

Energy 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. Download.

Existing 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. Download.

One Commerce Square; a Case Study »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Lockstep collaboration leads to LEED Gold certification, energy savings of $640,000/year, and 80 percent productivity improvement for this Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors managed, 400,000 square foot, 30-story office tower in Memphis, Tennessee. Download

The 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. Download

What is an LED Lighting Retrofit? »

Brought to you by: Youtil

Retrofitting your system with LED lighting replaces some of its components. The resulting infrastructure saves energy and improves durability of your system. A retrofit is not a full system replacement. In the majority of cases, LED retrofitting is much less expensive than fully replacing your lighting. Download

Ranking 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. Download

Financing Options for Green Construction »

Brought to you by:Youtil

In addition to managing the vast array of challenges involved in any real estate development project, green building presents an additional stressful issue for project owners who are not yet familiar with their full range of green construction funding options. Download

The Concierge Equation»

Brought to you by: Eservus Online Concierge Services

One of the biggest challenges for property managers is quantifying the financial impact of a tenant service strategy. Many property managers think that a tenant service strategy is a good idea, but they have a hard time justifying the costs, because the benefits are intangible. Or are they? Read this Case Study to learn how online concierge services can retain tenants and boost property managers’ profitability. Download

A New Look at Building Value: How Building Technology, People and Process 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. Download

Are 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. Download

Intelligent 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. Download

Tenants Come Clean »

Brought to you by: Siemens

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. Download

Manage who has access to your building with the Honeywell Vector Occupant App. »

Brought to you by: Honeywell

Any building or network of buildings with physical ID cards for access can be exposed to security risks. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App incorporates digital identification and access control capabilities, which can help reduce security threats and introduce cost efficiencies. See how the State of Michigan manages who has access to their buildings. Download

Floor Joint Filler Repairs and Maintenance »

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. Download

Slab 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. Download

Smarter building management starts with smarter elevators »

Brought to you by: thyssenkrupp

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. Download

Mix 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. Download

Existing 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. Download

The Bank of San Antonio Case Study »

Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

When The Bank of San Antonio built their new office building, they wanted an HVAC system that could deliver energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort and control. They chose a Mitsubishi Electric VRF system that could deliver the efficiency they needed while maximizing employee and customer comfort. Download

Designing Flexibility Into the Industrial Workplace »

Brought to you by: The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and SIOR Foundation.

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 re-purposing their surplus industrial buildings. Download

Looking 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. Download

Precast Concrete Delivers a Luxury Business Class Upgrade »

Brought to you by: PCI

The owners of the Braman Auto complex in downtown Miami, Fla., needed to keep doors open during the expansion of their 9-acre complex. The expansion, which included a 90,000-square-foot luxury showroom, parking and offices, also had to deliver an upscale aesthetic and minimize long-term maintenance costs. Learn how precast concrete did all this and worked within a tight, urban footprint. Download

Rooftop RF Signage: Reducing Risk or Creating Mass Confusion? »

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 white paper, “Rooftop RF Signage-reducing risk or creating mass confusion?” outlines the concern and liability that property owners have with the unmanaged placement of RF safety signs by wireless carriers. Download

Innovative and Sustainable Museum Design Achieved with Precast Concrete »

Brought to you by: PCI

Designers of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Fla., wanted to create a structure that would surprise and delight patrons. The solution: a three-dimensional façade and massive, dome-shaped planetarium. Learn how they used precast concrete to create one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable science museums. Download

Always Evolving: DAS Specialist Intenna Relies on its Experience and Technical Knowledge to Stay Ahead of the Wireless Industry »

Brought to you by: Intenna Systems, Inc.

In recent years, wireless carriers have moved away from funding Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), leaving building owners to find their own integrators and partners to deploy the technology. Intenna Systems draws from its deep industry experience to offer cost-effective solutions that exceed today’s standards for wireless connectivity. Download.

How to Implement an Outcomes-Based Strategy:Aligning Your BAS with Your Organization's Business Objectives »

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. Download

Intelligent Infrastructure: How to Make a Smart Building More Profitable »

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. Download

AERCO's Benchmark® Platinum Optimizes Performance and Efficiency »

Brought to you by: Aerco

Learn how AERCO’s Benchmark Platinum boilers improved efficiency, simplified operation and delivered energy savings of 30% in the first year. Since 2006, Saskatoon Public Schools have made AERCO their manufacturer of choice for high-efficiency, commercial condensing boilers in retrofits and new construction. In every instance, their reliability, performance and cost savings were above expectations. Download. 

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