Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green Building Retrofit & Renovation - McGraw-Hill

SmartMarket Report: Green Building Retrofit & Renovation
Publication Date: 22-OCT-09
Pages: 64
Format: PDF
Price: $189.00

Description

This 64-page printed report (available as hard copy or PDF) focuses on the green renovation and retrofit marketplace from the perspective of the owners and tenants of commercial office and retail buildings. Topics covered include sizing the current and future market, business benefits, and motivations, triggers and challenges for doing a green renovation/retrofit-including government incentives. The report also includes in-depth, performance based case studies on 19 green renovation and retrofit projects.
Charts throughout the report offer detailed information and successful strategies in order to take advantage of opportunities in the green renovation and retrofit market. For example, the business motivations for owners and tenants are illustrated in two charts, revealing that owners are motivated by lowering lifecycle costs (76%), higher ROI (64%) and improved tenant satisfaction (60%). Tenants as well are motivated by lower operating costs (96%) and improved employee satisfaction (71%). Thus immediate financial returns are the main motivation shared by owners and tenants.
While the report demonstrates that government incentives can encourage growth in green renovation/retrofit activity, with 38% of owners and 70% of tenants agreeing that the stimulus will be a catalyst, it reveals that a strong business argument is central to the green retrofit/renovation market. That focus on building performance is reflected in the 19 case study projects featured that provide real data on the paybacks and process improvements across varied green renovation/retrofit projects.
  1. Case Studies
  • Introduction
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago IL
  • Carriage House Children's Center, Pittsburgh PA
  • Thought Leader Perspective: Bob Peck GSA
  • GSA: Leading the Way in Greening Existing Buildings
  • Howard Metzenbaum United States Courthouse, OH
  • John J Duncan Federal Building, TN
  • Portland Custom House, ME
  • 100 Montgomery Office Building, San Francisco CA

  • ideacenter at PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland OH

  • Scowcroft Building, Ogden UT

  • Iconic Green Retrofit: Empire State Building

  • Skanksa NY Headquarters, Empire State Building, New York NY

  • SOFLO Office Studios, San Antonio TX

  • Founding Farmers Restaurant, Washington DC

  • Thought Leader Perspective: Adrian Smith on Conserving And Saving Energy at America's Tallest Tower

  • Merchandise Mart Building, Chicago IL

  • Armstrong Headquarters Building, Lancaster PA

  • One Harvard Circle, Suffolk Headquarters, West Palm Beach FL

  • National Life Office Building, Montpelier VT

  • Mountain Gear Headquarters and Warehouse, Spokane WA

  • Loyola Elementary School, Los Altos CA

  • 200 Marketplace Office Building, Portland OR

  • Pepsico Headquarters Building, Chicago IL


  • “While the report demonstrates that government incentives can encourage growth in green renovation/retrofit activity, with 38% of owners and 70% of tenants agreeing that the stimulus will be a catalyst, it reveals that a strong business argument is central to the green retrofit/renovation market.”