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    I’m often asked questions like this in the early phases of a tenant improvement. The client has many questions during early phases of an office relocation, and they normally would prefer to pin down the cost question quickly, so they can make a decision whether to move forward.

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Tenant Improvement Architect and Why You Should Get One (Conclusion)

A tenant improvement architect is a professional that you can work with in surprising ways. One of them is energy efficiency.

As we covered previously, by consulting with an architect for a commercial project, building owners can easily realize thousands of dollars in annual energy savings as well as potential tax incentives.

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Hiring a Tenant Improvement Architect for Energy Efficiency

A tenant improvement architect in Phoenix can also help with energy efficiency. Let’s say you have a tenant who is renting a property from you. They are a big dollar client, and rent a good chunk of the building. They want to make it more energy efficient, and there are several ways to accomplish this.

One thing is the use of natural light. Sunlight is often neglected as a light source, however, it can be used to power the building as well as light it. Properly glazed windows can reduce glare by 60% or more and as a result, you can have some light, and save on your electric bill by not relying as much on electrical power. A commercial architect can help come up with innovative solutions.

According to the Berkley Lab website:

“Berkeley Lab research suggests that proper daylighting can reduce perimeter-zone lighting energy by as much as 60 to 70 percent of the annual electric lighting energy with additional reductions in electric demand. Overall building energy use can be reduced by 10 to 30 percent compared to a similar nondaylit building, depending on such factors as the fraction of total building area that can be effectively daylit. Additional savings come from reducing building air conditioning and heating loads through the selection of efficient glazings and automatic shading.

When the New York Times Company decided to erect a new building, creating a comfortable working environment for its employees was one of its highest priorities, along with energy-efficiency. The building was designed to have transparency.” [READ SOURCE]

A Tenant Improvement Architect Can Also Rectify Design Flaws

Let’s say you have a building that was designed for about a dozen commercial tenants.  You filled up, so you decided to expand.  However, the new building didn’t fit in well with the new building, either aesthetically, or by features.  A tenant improvement architect can make suggestions to help rectify this and other design flaws.

Ultimately, an architect is all about design and improvement.  When in doubt, call a tenant improvement architect in Phoenix.

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