Facility management is about the men and women in the trenches, and the magazine's columnist are some of the most experienced professionals out there. Find out about how they deal with the challenges in the field.

Columnists | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the importance of the facilities management team and its role in the design process.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities And Design

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities And Design

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the importance of the facilities management team and its role in the design process.

Tricks Of The Trade: Continuing Education

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge offers advice to those with healthcare/design experience who are interested in facilities management.

Renewable Energy: Fuel Cells For Facilities

Power systems using this technology can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to energy use.

Professional Development: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Guest Contributor Stanley Trim examines how to leverage proven processes to manage GHGs.

The Facility Technologist: Going Up!

Columnist Tom Condon puts emerging elevator technology in the spotlight.

Tricks Of The Trade: Winning Welcome Letters

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge offers advice on tenant welcome packages.

Tricks Of The Trade: Beating Bed Bugs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one facility manager get up to speed on this topical problem that has been in the news lately.

The HVAC Factor: Radiant Cooling

Increasingly paired with radiant heating, this hydronic system can greatly reduce energy consumption in the right scenario.

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing In India

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge discusses leaders in the FM industry

Tricks Of The Trade: Lighting As Part Of O&M Budgets

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives the breakdown on lighting costs.

The Facility Technologist: Who

Columnist Tom Condon is of the opinion that what fms don’t know about visitor management technology could harm their facilities facility.

Renewable Energy: “Small Wind” For On-Site Generation

In the right locations, this power source provides a way to increase clean energy portfolios.

Professional Development: Analyzing Facilities Leadership

Guest Contributor Tony Stack explains how education facilities are the proving grounds for some professionals.

Renewable Energy: Solar Photovoltaics

The technology is reliable. Now facility managers can focus on funding this clean energy investment.

Tricks Of The Trade: Evaluating Labor Costs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at estimates for custodial labor costs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Economic Issues

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines how economic issues are having an impact in today's climate.

The HVAC Factor: Maintaining Comfort In A Changing Environment

During facility renovations, renting HVAC equipment can play a key role in a smooth project.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disease Free Elms

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts on his horticultural hat.

The Facility Technologist: Head In The Clouds

Columnist Tom Condon investigates what cloud computing means to facility managers.

Professional Development: Best Practices On A Budget

Contributors Mike Singleton and Phil Wales explain how to reduce costs by aligning technology with best practices.

Tricks Of The Trade: Color Temperature Recommendations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes a look at light temperatures.

The HVAC Factor: Moisture Management

Cooling and ventilation parameters are key to maintaining proper indoor air quality.

Professional Development: Giving The Green Light On Legal Counsel

Guest Contributor Gina Vitiello explains how LEED AP certification can give green buildings a boost.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Costs For Gas Dryers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge estimates energy costs for commercial grade laundry operations.

Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Tracking Recommendations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge suggests some software for tracking certain facility assets.

The Facility Technologist: Cutting Edge Facility Technologies

Columnist Tom Condon presents five guidelines to help get managers ready for the modern facility.

Renewable Energy: Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

Drawn from the ground, this energy source can power HVAC needs and supply hot water.

HVAC Trends: The New HVAC

Smaller, more efficient packaged systems and intelligent controls are anticipated for 2010.

Tricks Of The Trade: The War Of The Thermostats

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one building occupant get to the bottom of some temperature problems.

Professional Development: Green ROI

Guest Contributors Michael Jeppesen and Robert Pi̱on illustrate why and how sustainable renovations can boost ROI and property values.

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