Energy Efficiency in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings
Multi-tenant office buildings present a tremendous opportunity for improving energy efficiency. Unlike owner-occupied buildings, managers and owners of multi-tenant office buildings encounter both perceived and real barriers that often prevent the implementation of energy efficiency measures throughout the entire property. Greater energy efficiency improves cash flow for building owners, increases asset value, reduces tenant turnover and makes available space more attractive. Case studies from multi-tenant office buildings will be presented as well as an overview of the ENERGY STAR score as a tool to understand a building’s energy performance.
1. List the principal sources and uses of energy in existing multi-tenant office buildings
2. Identify energy-savings opportunities in existing multi-tenant buildings
3. Understand the potential for savings through cost-effective building upgrades
4. Recognize the value of the ENERGY STAR score as a tool to understand a building’s energy performance