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5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Parking Garage

By Kyle Stanish, PhD, SE, PE, Klein & Hoffman As the long-awaited spring weather begins to enter our forecast, so too does another often loathed thought – spring cleaning. While usually reserved for our homes, this annual tradition should extend … Continue reading

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Leave the Lights Out for Birds!

By Annette Price, Chicago Collision Bird Monitors Chicago building managers and owners can take pride in participating in the nation’s most successful light reduction program for migratory birds. Lights Out! Chicago asks buildings to turn off or dim bright antenna, rooftop … Continue reading

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BOMA/Chicago’s Preparedness Committee: Ensuring the safety and security of our buildings and communities

By Erin Parks, BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair There is an ironic and unfortunate truth surrounding safety and security in the commercial real estate industry. As we benefit from advances in security and emergency preparedness – in regard to technology, strategy … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Scores for Most Office Buildings Will Fall in 2018

By Dan Bailey, Sieben Energy Associates ENERGY STAR scores for most if not all office buildings will decrease as early as August 2018 due to recalibration. Current scores for office buildings will drop by an average of 8 points. The U.S. EPA broke this … Continue reading

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How BOMA 2017 Can Change Your Building’s Rentable Square Footage (RSF)

By Bob Ladner, John Kuczura, Veronica Avila, Meredith Bass at SDI Presence Last week, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International released its new office measurement standard: BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017). Last updated … Continue reading

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Gold Circle Award Winner Profile: Julia Rabban

Julia Rabban, Property Manager with Transwestern, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Emerging Leader of the Year Award. What was your first paying job? I had my first job when I was 14 years old during the summer before my first … Continue reading

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Updated Chicago Disability Rights Regulations Affect New and Existing Buildings

By Leah Riley, Senior Code Consultant, Burnham Nationwide and member BOMA/Chicago Codes Committee Chicago adopted new disability rights regulations governing accessibility that went into effect on July 1, 2017. Promulgated pursuant to the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance to provide greater … Continue reading

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