This paper focuses on the facility costs, energy use and water consumption of commercial real estate. A framework consisting of four components is established in which the performances on these three aspects are analysed. By using the first, second and third part of the framework suggestions for reducing the energy and water consumption can be given. The building related facility costs form the fourth component, which make it possible to give a more profound direction to cost-effective sustainable measures. The framework was applied to three Dutch office buildings from comparable age with a floor area up to 37.890 m2. The combination of qualitative, quantitative and financial analyses can be an useful instrument for facility managers to manage and reduce facility costs effectively.
|Title of host publication||Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices; Challenges of the Industry for the New Millennium, Lisbon, Portugal, 12-14 September 2007|
|Editors||L. Braganca, M. Pinheiro, S. Jalali, R. Mateus, R. Amoeda, M. Correia Guedes|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2007|
Entrop, A. G., & Brouwers, J. (2007). Directing sustainable investments in commercial real estate. In L. Braganca, M. Pinheiro, S. Jalali, R. Mateus, R. Amoeda, & M. Correia Guedes (Eds.), Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices; Challenges of the Industry for the New Millennium, Lisbon, Portugal, 12-14 September 2007 (pp. 1035-1042). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.