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Better Benchmarking for Lab Buildings

A typical laboratory is three to four times more energy intensive than an average commercial building and can account for up to 70% of a campus' energy footprint, making laboratories a key focal area for energy and carbon management strategies at universities, corporations, national laboratories, hospitals, and federal agencies. If all laboratory buildings in the country improved their energy efficiency by 20%, annual energy and cost savings could reach about 40 trillion BTUs and $1 billion. The U.S.

BOMA International Establishes Coronavirus Resource Center

BOMA International has established a continually updated website, designed especially to provide commercial real estate professionals with credible information on how to mitigate the potential health and business impacts of COVID-19. The site contains a series of guidance papers and links to a number of recorded webinars. Also of interest is a detailed analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its potential effect on businesses, employees, and tenants.

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