Retrofitting Office Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient
Retrofitting Office Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient

Retrofitting Office Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient

Optimizing Building Performance, Tenant Satisfaction, and Financial Return

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308 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover, Mobipocket, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF

Hardcover, $89.95 (US $89.95) (CA $98.95)

Publication Date: January 2010

ISBN 9780874201338

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Overview

Make any office building environmentally friendly

Aimed at real estate industry professionals, developers, and investors, this guidebook fully explains the best practices and methods for retrofitting an existing office building to be green—increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Covering numerous eco-friendly systems, this reference demonstrates how green features are definitely worth the investments they require. Case study examples of projects that have incorporated these aspects as well as how they were constructed are included.

Author Biography

Leanne Tobias is founder and managing principal of Malachite LLC, a leading green real estate advisory company. She is an internationally recognized speaker and author on sustainable real estate, has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, and holds the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED AP designation.