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.

Is a Roof Coating Right for Your Building? »

 


Brought to you by: Gaco

Not all aging, leaky roofs require a complete replacement. A silicone coating can help extend the life of your roof and save you a significant amount compared to tear off and replace. Read more to learn when a roof coating is a good option.

Read the full case study here.

Project Profile: NoMad Los Angeles »

 


Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

NoMad Los Angeles is a stunning property. Situated in the heart of downtown, the Hotel’s owner, Sydell Group, purchased the historic Bank of Italy at Giannini Place with the idea of bringing the booming success of the original New York City location to Los Angeles.

Read the full case study here.

When concrete structures need repair...trust the experts at Fabcon »


Brought to you by: FABCON

The Fabcon Work to Existing (W2E) team members are experts in concrete repair and modification. Learn how W2E helped a national retailer bring their aging parking ramp back up to their lofty standards. Download

Carbon Lighthouse Optimizes Inefficiencies to Drive Value at Top L.A. Hotel »

Brought to you by: Carbon Lighthouse

Given the hospitality industry’s high volatility, driving new value in existing assets is one of the best ways to gain a competitive edge. Download

State of CRE Operations 3.0 - A resourceful guide to the most important insights in the CRE industry for 2020 »

Brought to you by: Facilio


We set out to understand the top challenges and priorities of Real Estate leaders in 2020 and consolidated our findings in an insightful report that helps forward-thinking enterprises to transform their property operations and the tenant experience.

Explore how CRE leaders are strengthening their tech strategy to:

  • Witness a surge in efficiency via data-driven portfolio operations
  • Offer world-class tenant experience and streamline occupant engagement
  • Spearhead sustainability efforts using digital retrofit across the enterprise

Download the State of CRE Operations 3.0 report.

Powerful Signal Fixes Cellular Signal Problem for Vanderhall Autocycle Plan »

Brought to you by: Powerful Signal

Reliable cellular communication and proper data speeds are critical for day-to-day business operations. Powerful Signal has spent countless hours solving cellular communication problems for some of the largest companies in the country. Download

Project Profile: G.H. Palmer Associates »

Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevators & Escalators provides G.H. Palmer Associates dependable, upscale elevators that serve both tenants and staff effectively with zero downtime read the full case study here.

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

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

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

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

Project Profile: Westfield Mall »

 


Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

As one of the largest global real estate companies, Westfield enhances its value by creating high-quality shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment experiences for retailers and customers through its properties located nationwide. Reliable vertical transport maintained by Mitsubishi Electric is essential for maximizing customer purchasing power and delivering the quality of experience that meets Westfield’s standard.

Read the full case study here.

Improving hotel cleanliness—and guest satisfaction—by off-loading mundane tasks from cleaning staff. »

Brought to you by: Whiz-Tristar

Recently, the Hilton Garden Inn in Gilroy, CA, teamed up with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), a global innovator in service automation, to introduce Whiz — an autonomous vacuum sweeper — into their cleaning staff. With Whiz focusing on the repetitive labor of vacuuming open areas, the Hilton team was able to focus on more skilled detail work, improving the overall appearance of the hotel. Download

Going Green to Save Green When Renovating Your Facility »

Brought to you by: 3M

Across the U.S., commercial facilities account for an estimated 39 percent of total energy required to heat, cool and power buildings with electricity.i As facility managers become more conscious of climate change and environmental issues, businesses across a variety of industries are incorporating and implementing sustainable operations. In fact, LEED, the world’s most widely used green building system, has more than 32,500 certified commercial projects.ii

This shift toward building and maintaining “green” facilities has had an impact on what defines the role of a facility manager, and instituting energy efficient and sustainable cleaning and maintenance practices is top of mind.

Having the proper knowledge on sustainable practices is especially necessary when applying updates or completing a renovation in a facility. To learn more, read here.

i https://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2017/12/08/5-ways-architectural-design-is-going-green/#3996defb4854
ii https://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-numbers-16-years-steady-growth

AERCO Innovation Provides the Ideal Retrofit for this Major Convention Center Hotel »

Brought to you by: AERCO

Learn how AERCO’s Innovation water heaters improved efficiency by 96%, and eliminated the need to store 3,000 gallons of standing water thanks to its unique tankless design. The Innovations fit through a standard doorway and elevator and were sidewall vented with PVC drastically reducing installation costs. Once installed, the onboard Water Heater Management system ensured continual, peak efficiency, which drastically reduced fuel bills and delivered bigger ROI. 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

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

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

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