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How Existing Technology Can Support a Safe Return to Work SPONSORED CONTENT As Chicagoans return to the workplace, keeping employees safe won’t be solved by handing out keycards — it will involve keeping an endless number of surfaces sanitized, limiting the number of people in a single space, screening occupant health status, keeping the infected…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Michael Moriarty, Building Engineer of the Year Michael Moriarty, Chief Engineer with CBRE at 353 North Clark, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2019 Building Engineer of the Year Award. How did you get involved in the commercial real estate industry? My Dad was an engineer and member of Local 399. He encouraged…

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Five Takeaways About Fitwel Certification By Erin Vicelja and Allie Goldstein, Goby You have an existing building. You’ve recently taken steps to improve the overall environment for its occupants. You’ve made your office building community better. Now what? That’s where Fitwel certification comes in. Developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

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Beeting the Summer Heat at 1KFulton Next up in our series on sustainable rooftops and initiatives, we talk to Rachael Bruketta, Assistant Property Manager with Sterling Bay, who fills us in on 1000 West Fulton’s rooftop vegetable garden including maintenance, vegetable selection, environmental impact and tenant engagement. What was the motivation to create a vegetable…

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What’s the Buzz at Beacon Capital Partners? In the second story in our series on sustainable rooftops and initiatives, we talk to Al Scaramelli, Managing Director at Beacon Capital Partners about honey bees. As the director of sustainability programs, Mr. Scaramelli oversees Beacon’s energy and sustainability projects including bee hives built on Beacon-owned buildings’ rooftops across the…

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How 20,000 Worms Transformed this Building [Interview] We’re kicking off a new series of stories focusing on sustainable rooftops and initiatives in a dialogue with AMA Plaza’s Assistant Property Manager Yordanos Ghdey with Riverview Realty Property Management. Yordanos walks us through the ins and outs of the AMA Plaza’s worm composting program housed on the 48th floor…

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Moto Mobility’s rendering of a planned recreation area.

Death of the Office Door By the BOMA/Chicago Emerging Leaders Subcommittee What do open seating workspaces, Zen rooms, fully loaded kitchens, outdoor decks, Lego conference tables and open bars have in common? All are located in downtown Chicago office spaces and are part of a technology-driven trend that addresses the changing needs of today’s office…

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BOMA/Chicago Economic Impact Study: Analyzing Chicago Office Buildings as a Major Economic Driver Last week, BOMA/Chicago was proud to unveil its 2012 Economic Impact Study (EIS), a research report commissioned to analyze the economic impact of our building members. The report, which builds on the original EIS released in 2006, was developed to better understand our members’ economic value…

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