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Posted on March 2, 2016

Existing Buildings

When it comes to deciding which construction approach to take for a building renewal or rehabilitation project, the traditional method is often the first that comes to mind. A general contractor is hired through a competitive bid process, with the contract being awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, then through the bid process, the selected […]

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Posted on January 22, 2016

Existing Buildings

If we all had crystal balls, asset management would be easy. But without mystical items of premonition, it falls to asset managers to adequately plan ahead and to know the warning signs of asset failure. Discover the tools available to help you avoid the shock of asset replacement and minimize your risks. Did you know […]

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Posted on September 18, 2015

Existing Buildings

Occasionally, I’ve been known to see the glass half full, while more often I’ve seen it half empty. While I am not alone in this this type of dualistic thinking, I have learned that such a strong dichotomy of thought can reveal biases that may lead to problems. So when I find myself approaching situations with an overly negative or […]

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Posted on August 24, 2015

Existing Buildings

Condominium owners know how much they are paying for electricity and gas when their bills arrive every month or two. But most owners don’t have a reference point to compare their usage against. Is your building using more or less than average? What about the common spaces that you pay for indirectly through building management […]

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Posted on January 28, 2015

Existing Buildings

We have tracked 1,651 buildings over a 20+ year period and have identified five life stages. These stages apply to all sectors: commercial, residential, industrial, institutional and municipal.

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Posted on January 14, 2015

Existing Buildings

There is a ‘glass half-full’ perspective worth considering: upgrades that increase the market value and desirability of your building(s) (to both prospective purchasers and tenants), grow your equity, and improve aesthetics and tenant comfort also tend to improve its energy performance.

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Posted on March 2, 2016

Existing Buildings

When it comes to deciding which construction approach to take for a building renewal or rehabilitation project, the traditional method is often the first that comes to mind. A general contractor is hired through a competitive bid process, with the contract being awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, then through the bid process, the selected […]

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Posted on January 22, 2016

Existing Buildings

If we all had crystal balls, asset management would be easy. But without mystical items of premonition, it falls to asset managers to adequately plan ahead and to know the warning signs of asset failure. Discover the tools available to help you avoid the shock of asset replacement and minimize your risks. Did you know […]

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Posted on September 18, 2015

Existing Buildings

Occasionally, I’ve been known to see the glass half full, while more often I’ve seen it half empty. While I am not alone in this this type of dualistic thinking, I have learned that such a strong dichotomy of thought can reveal biases that may lead to problems. So when I find myself approaching situations with an overly negative or […]

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Posted on August 24, 2015

Existing Buildings

Condominium owners know how much they are paying for electricity and gas when their bills arrive every month or two. But most owners don’t have a reference point to compare their usage against. Is your building using more or less than average? What about the common spaces that you pay for indirectly through building management […]

More+

Posted on January 28, 2015

Existing Buildings

We have tracked 1,651 buildings over a 20+ year period and have identified five life stages. These stages apply to all sectors: commercial, residential, industrial, institutional and municipal.

More+

Posted on January 14, 2015

Existing Buildings

There is a ‘glass half-full’ perspective worth considering: upgrades that increase the market value and desirability of your building(s) (to both prospective purchasers and tenants), grow your equity, and improve aesthetics and tenant comfort also tend to improve its energy performance.

More+