In an age of identity theft and cyber fraud, hacking does not exactly conjure up positive images. But hacking is exactly what a national architecture firm is pitching as a sustainable solution to transforming aging office buildings into more viable destinations for tomorrow’s workers.
The Rocky Mountain Institute has released a new guide for owner-occupants aimed at helping companies to more accurately calculate the value in deep energy retrofits.The report tries to more clearly define the non-energy costs and benefits, risk reductions and overall value created in deep energy retrofits.
As the office market continues to eke out its recovery, the sector is still trying to dig out from under a sizable load of sublease space. Nationally, the volume of sublease space has improved markedly since the peak of the recession.
By the numbers, office development still remains a shadow of its former self. But, the few corporate and multi-tenant buildings that are coming out of the ground are raising the bar on class-A standards.