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Managing Your Maintenance Programs: A Guide to Implementing Cost-Effective Plans for Properties
Written by Brad J. Ashley, CPM; John N. Gallagher, CPM; Mary Jayne Howard, CPM; Richard F. Muhlebach, CPM; and Lee A. Whitman, CPM
Creating a maintenance management program is a responsibility that impacts every aspect of managing, operating, marketing and leasing a property. Having a proactive plan in place to keep buildings well maintained not only enhances the appearance and value of properties, it allows a property manager to address vital maintenance issues, such as expenses, contract agreements, inspections and communication with building occupants and owners.
Price: $39.95 member; $49.95 nonmember rate
A Practical Guide to Green Real Estate Management
This key report covers the practical benefits of sustainability and offers examples and strategies to start going green. The real estate industry thrives on the use of environmental resources like land, materials, energy and water. Reducing the impacts of these resources provides opportunities for property managers and owners to increase the market value of their properties, minimize operating costs and better respond to market demands.
Price: $47.95 member; $59.95 nonmember rate
Practical Guide to Energy Management
This publication outlines practical steps real estate managers can take to reduce energy consumption and save on energy costs. Important considerations are:
Creating and implementing an action plan to improve energy performance. Managing after-hours HVAC use and costs. Heating and cooling. Purchasing energy economically—working with the utilities, seeking special rates, aggregating power purchases. Reviewing utility bills and learning to understand them. Encouraging changes in occupant behavior.
Price: $24.95 member; $29.95 nonmember rate