21 – How To Maximize ROI Using Smart Environmental Building Design – An Interview with Victor Olgyay from the Rocky Mountain Institute

Hello, and welcome to Episode 021 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining Craig Melby in Episode 021 is Victor Olgyay of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Victor has been an Architect for 35 years and he is an incredible resource when it comes to energy efficiency in building design. One technique that Victor uses at RMI is Hydronics. Instead of having an A/C unit or a furnace running all of the time and battling back and forth, they just shift hot and cold water around where it is needed. He see 65% savings when he implements these changes. He effectively modified the Empire State Building using Hydronics and window replacement. These are high performing, beautiful buildings that have a higher value with a lower net income and higher appeal. Thanks for listening!

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