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Building Energy Performance Assessment News™ (BEPAnews™), a service of Buonicore Partners,
LLC, (see bios) was formed by real estate professionals to fill a market information void by focusing on energy performance and management as it impacts U.S. commercial property. BEPAnews’s goal is to keep commercial real estate professionals and those servicing the commercial real estate industry informed on energy-related issues impacting property and provide a platform to share experiences and learn from each other.
Our newsletter and website are designed specificaly for commercial real estate professionals operating in a highly competitive
market, cost management is crucial to maintain and increase asset value. In today’s
hyper-inflated energy market, energy costs have become one of the largest, yet most
manageable, of these operating expenses.
While LEED certification is gaining marketplace momentum and is a worthy goal, the
path to certification goes right through building energy efficiency, as does the
path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that increased energy
efficiency goes right to the bottom line and provides the best opportunity for increasing
the ROI in owner-occupied buildings. For rental properties, the day is quickly coming
where energy efficient buildings will have a distinct competitive advantage in an
ever more challenging market.
Beyond the immediate cost savings, efficient energy management also contributes to a building’s “greenness,” which can be highly attractive to potential tenants. Lastly, reducing traditional energy costs is a key for a building to become LEED-certified or obtain an Energy Star rating from EPA.