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How to Implement a Dog-Friendly Building Policy

By Courtney Hamm, VP/General Manager with MB Real Estate at 1 N. LaSalle We’ve all been there. You find out you have to stay late at the office. Or even worse, you have to come in over the weekend. It’s … Continue reading

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Decoding BOMA/Chicago’s Codes Committee

By Bill Vail, CA Ventures and Janice Goldsmith, Zeller Realty Group From left to right: Codes Committee Chair and Vice Chair Bill Vail and Janice Goldsmith, Building Commissioner Judith Frydland and Executive Vice President Michael Cornicelli There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Five Takeaways About Fitwel Certification

By Erin Vicelja and Allie Goldstein, Goby You have an existing building. You’ve recently taken steps to improve the overall environment for its occupants. You’ve made your office building community better. Now what? That’s where Fitwel certification comes in. Developed … Continue reading

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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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