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Trends features take a detailed look at some of the significant product related news that will be shaping the selection process for facility managers in the future.

Furniture Trends: The Green Scene

Carefully selected furnishings have become an essential aspect of sustainable design efforts.

Green Design Trends: Raising The Bar

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.

Security Trends: Security And Access Control

In today’s changing climate, what’s the new normal in terms of security? Constantly evolving challenges of keeping a building secure are the reality for facility managers.

Roofing Trends: Roofing In The Spotlight

Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.

HVAC Trends: Down The Line

Achieving optimal HVAC performance depends on all stakeholders in a facility's life cycle.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Take A Deep Breath

There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?

Water Conservation Trends: Sustainable Water Management

There are opportunities for facilities professionals to take an active approach to conservation matters.

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial buildings?

Green Roofing Trends: Turning Up The Heat On COOL Roofs

Momentum is gathering for the elastomeric roof coatings movement.

Technology Trends: What’s Up With Apps?

Communication between mobile devices used in facility management sometimes faces obstacles, but an emerging web language may help bridge the gap.

Project Management Trends: Enhancing Value

Facility managers optimize the data they gather by integrating the information systems that manage it.

Furniture Trends: Green Certifications Get More Comprehensive

Changes are on the horizon for third-party green product certification initiatives.

Green Design Trends: Facility Managers As Keepers Of The Flame

Institutional memory is an essential component in sustainable system management.

Safety Trends: Mass Notification Decoded

How to decipher new codes and track the latest trends for effective emergency communications.

HVAC Trends: Forging The Path

As energy efficiency strategies get "smarter," HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.

IAQ Trends: Facility Management & The New Green Construction Code

This green building design and construction code will have an impact on indoor air quality for those who adopt it.

Power Supply Trends: Powering Up

It may be years away, but smart grid technology should be on the horizon for facility managers now.

Building Automation Trends: Integration Revolution

The next wave of building automation systems may help simplify operations while saving energy.

ADA Trends: ADA Compliance In Difficult Times

Guest Contributor Katherine McGuinness offers this advice for facility professionals who may struggle when it comes to deciding which standard to use.

HVAC Trends: Journey From The Underground

Contributor Chad Safran reveals why ground source heat pumps may prove to be the next wave in HVAC systems.

Office Technology Trends: A Change in Direction

Office machines once considered essential have been pushed aside by newer products.

ADA Trends: Accessibility For All

From plumbing to public computers, there are more ways than ever for facilities to provide accessibility.

Top 5 Common Questions About Green Roofs

With the growth of the green roofing industry, some trends can now be identified. For instance, many early Green roof installations from five or six years ago involved building owners and developers who were very familiar with the technology and had a good understanding of the installation and care of a Green roof.

Furniture Trends: Sizing Up 2006

Are furniture companies really giving facility managers what they need to solve shrinking space problems?

ADA Trends: Fifteen Years And Counting

Facility professionals gain a fresh perspective on possible changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act.

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their facilities

Trends: 2005 In Review

From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in 2006.

Wireless Trends: The Case For Wireless

By overcoming initial hesitations, facility managers can turn a wireless system into a company asset.

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.

Technology Trends: Perfecting The System

Recent software advances allow facility manager to update building information more quickly and accurately.

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