Thursday, November 18, 2010

Olivieri Brothers Awarded First ENERGY STAR Office Building SouthEast of I-55

The three story High Point One office building located at 9500 Bormet Drive in Mokena Illinois has obtained the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings, recognizing it as being one of the top office buildings across the country for least amount of energy used per square foot.
“A building has to have a 75 to qualify for the label.  High Point One scored a 94, which means it’s in the 94th percentile of all office buildings,” said Christopher Algmin, an Architect of Olivieri Brothers who collected energy data for the building, “but we’re just excited to have the label.”
By using less energy, this frees up resources for others to take advantage of.  From the Energy Star Report, on average, High Point One uses 137 kBTUs less energy per square foot and causes 346,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year.  Which means it uses 46% less energy than a typical office building.

Comparison of Total Energy Use of a typical office building (Red) vs. High Point One (Blue)

“The energy savings to our tenants is also appreciated”, said Don Olivieri, President of Olivieri Brothers, Inc. “and allows them to use their resources to grow their business instead of paying higher energy bills.”
The High Point office building was designed and built by Olivieri Brothers in 2001, but only recently went through the rigorous evaluation to receive the ENERGY STAR.  “For being 8 years old, and having such a high rating, it says a lot about the design and construction of the building,” said Algmin.
Olivieri added, “Our focus for the past twenty years has been on energy use and building systems to improve energy efficiency in our designs.  High Point One is a fine example, but I believe that many of the buildings designed by Olivieri Brothers would qualify for the ENERGY STAR rating.”
Olivieri Brothers also offers an Energy Evaluation Service for all building owners that are interested in seeing how their buildings perform.  It includes compiling the required data about the building and applying for the ENERGY STAR label if the building qualifies.  If the building does not qualify, Olivieri Brothers will offer options to improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.
“The ENERGY STAR program does a lot to help raise awareness of the energy we use.  It is a great benefit to the community to have high-performance buildings,” said Olivieri.  “We’re very excited and proud of High Point, but we’re more excited to bring attention to what the South suburbs have to offer.”
For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Energy Star Report, contact Christopher Algmin at (815) 469-6400.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eivan’s Photography Snaps-Up Space At Regency

Josh Lehane of Olivieri Real Estate LLC, negotiated 349 square feet of office space located at 10062 190th Place in Suite 101 of the Regency Office Suites.  Regency Office Suites has 18 shared offices, with common conference room, break-room and entry.  The space was leased to Eivan’s Photography and Video Productions of Oak Lawn.  Eivan’s Photography specializes in weddings, and has been in business since 1989.  Olivieri Real Estate LLC, has office space from 229 square feet to 7,000 square feet.  If you are interested in any available space from Olivieri Real Estate, contact Josh Lehane at 815-469-6400.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Proactive in keeping your offices safe

Olivieri Real Estate LLC is proactive in all that we do and plan for at all of our office buildings.  For instance, high traffic commercial office buildings tend to bring in unwanted visitors to your building, so do you want to be proactive or reactive towards keeping out these unwanted visitors (solicitors, those up to no good, etc.)?  In many of the buildings that Olivieri Real Estate LLC is the Property Manager, we have set up locked entrances that require Visitor Authorization by tenants inside the building, this is to allow visitors entry by buzzing-in over the phone.  This makes it easy for screening over the phone to provide protection versus a face-to-face unwanted confrontation, or even pesky door-to-door salespeople.  Also, in many of the buildings that we manage, we have added security cameras at all of the entrances to provide that extra added surveillance, should there be the need.  We have never had any problems in any of our office buildings, but if we do, we will be ready.  For piece of mind of our tenants and owners, we know being proactive is always the smartest path to take. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Low Cost is the new office trend

Olivieri Real Estate, LLC is proud to present our newest product.  The product is a shared office building setting called “Regency Office Suites”.  We believe that these types of offices, shared office amenities (such as conference room, break room & reception), with Private Offices is the new trend for businesses that have been downsized due to the economy or start up businesses that want to get established now so that they can flourish as the economy picks up steam.  This is our newest product, which offers a “Class A” product for the current market.  Everything is in one bill (gas, electric, internet service, shared reception area, shared break room and a shared conference room).  Monthly pricing starts off very low to keep overhead down.