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Join the Emergency Preparedness Committee on May 31 as we meet with the City of Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. We will learn about each of the different departments and what role they play in an emergency. We will also tour the facility to see how everything works in the event of a crisis.
Sponsor: Guard Texas
Friday, October 12, at Reunion Ranch! We have moved the event to a Friday and will be ending the event at 6:30. Get this on your entire team's calendar and remember — even if you do not shoot, there will be Ranch House Games to have some team building and fun!
- Name: Kristin Chavarria
- Role in BOMA Austin: President of the Board of Directors
- Company: Peloton Commercial Real Estate
- Position: Senior Property Manager
- Industry: Property Management
- BOMA Austin Member since (month/year): 2007
- How long you have lived in Austin: Almost all my life
- What did you do prior to joining your current company? I worked at HPI, but I started in this industry in 1999.
- What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry? Network, get involved. This is the best thing I did to expand my knowledge and learn about the industry.
- Where would you choose to go on an all-expense paid vacation? Anywhere with a beach. The beach is my happy place.
- Role in BOMA Austin:
Committee Member – Community Outreach, Golf and Social Media
Commercial Mechanical Sales
Commercial HVAC Services
- BOMA Austin Member since (month/year):
- How long you have lived in Austin:
Grew up in Georgetown and college in San Marcos; Central Texas girl at heart
- What is your favorite quote?
"Silence is Golden ... Duct Tape is Silver"
- What is your favorite hobby?
- Where would you choose to go on an all-expense paid vacation? Bora Bora and may never come back!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its 10th-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR-certified buildings. At the end of 2017, Los Angeles led the nation with 716 buildings, overtaking Washington, D.C., which topped the list for the previous three years. Dallas climbed the rankings this year to earn a third-place spot, and Atlanta and New York rounded out the top five.
ENERGY STAR-certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings. The ENERGY STAR program offers tools for commercial building owners and managers to help them understand current building performance and set goals for improvement.
View the complete list of 2018 ENERGY STAR Top Cities and learn more about earning the ENERGY STAR label for your building.
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Let's Grow Leaders
As written by CEO of Let's Grow Leaders Karin Hurt, "Great results are more than half the battle. But professionalism matters too. Every day, I hear from high-performers frustrated that their results do not seem to be enough for their boss. The tragedy is, it's likely small stuff that's distracting you both from what matters most."
Workplace Design Magazine
Generational differences, social issues of work/life balance, recruitment and retention of valuable skilled employees, and the impact of health and wellness have driven our need to better design with innovation. Today, the impetus behind that innovation is the blurring lines between home and work. The answer? Resimercial design, a term that defines the incorporation of the residential look to a commercial space.
World Property Journal
According to the inaugural International Green Building Adoption Index (IGBAI) — a study by CBRE and Maastricht University (Netherlands) — major metropolitan office markets across the globe are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of "green" building certification programs. The study reports that 18.6 percent of space in 10 markets across Australia, Canada and Europe is now certified "green" versus just 6.4 percent in 2007.
Technology is all about making our lives easier; but on our trajectory toward ease, we have ended up with spaces that too easily facilitate distraction. Since the ’90s, we’ve been creating environments for 24/7 work; but who really works for 24 hours? What we should be designing are spaces for concentration, to get work done and go home. Not exactly uncomfortable offices, but not homes away from home either. Work should be for work.
Concrete: We can't live with it, can't live without it. A combination of cement, water and ground rock or sand, on the surface concrete might seem crushingly mundane. Yet it has defined construction in recent centuries and with it, in part, modernity.
But do we need to re-evaluate our concrete habit for our sakes and the planet's? Production of cement is disastrous for our biosphere, while the degradation of many concrete buildings has some construction experts predicting a colossal headache in the future.
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