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Built Environment - Financing 4 Items

Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants

Report or White Paper, 2012

This guide is the result of a 2011 workshop put on by RMI and BOMA International to address some of the nontechnical barriers to energy efficiency in commercial buildings, especially those barriers related to split incentives between building landlords and tenants. This guide provides a framework for instituting cooperative and productive relationships between building landlords and tenants and seeks to address some of the non-technological barriers to energy efficiency, such as split incentives, tenant behavior, and transparency. Five actionable steps that are outlined in the guide are: make energy use and costs more transparent; engage building occupants in saving energy; incorporate energy efficiency in tenant fit-outs; plan ahead for deep energy retrofits; and structure agreements to benefit both parties.


Barriers and Breakthroughs for Multi-tenant Developments

Report or White Paper, 2008
This paper reports on the complex issues surrounding multi-tenant developments by analyzing current industry practices and the perceived hurdles associated with them. Key financial benefits of high-performance multi-tenant buildings are presented. A selection of structural solutions that distribute these financial benefits to tenants and owners so as to accelerate the adoption of high-performance building in the multi-tenant industry is provided.


The Energy Challenge: A New Agenda for Corporate Real Estate

Report or White Paper, 2007
From June of 2006 to April of 2007, the RMI and CoreNet Global team carried out research focused on identifying barriers, documenting successes, and outlining recommendations for the increased incorporation of energy efficiency in corporate real estate. The research included an online survey administered to over 240 real estate professionals as well as analysis of more than 15 corporations successfully incorporating energy efficiency measures and programs. The report concludes that corporations think about energy efficiency and believe it is growing in importance, yet they don’t have the management structures in place to realize improvements effectively.


Lightfair: Economics of Daylighting and Occupant Productivity

Presentation, 2004
This presentation makes the case that workers are more productive in buildings that provide daylighting. The presentation provides several examples of office buildings, stores, and manufacturing facilities with ample outdoor light.


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