FM Issue Articles
Currently, the United States loses $80 billion per year due to power outages and interruptions, and the losses are accelerating. Utility demand continues to amplify. So how reliable are power sources?
In the U.S., buildings are responsible for almost two-thirds of national electricity consumption and more than one-third of total primary energy use.
This past April, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), headquartered in Washington, DC, dedicated its state of the art green roof.
Fire code violations can be expensive and threaten the safety of everyone in the facility. Prepare for a visit from the fire marshal.
Intelligent buildings pave the way to interoperable systems and improved efficiencies.
Employee productivity, improved energy consumption, and overall safety are just a few of the factors to benefit from carefully planned lighting.
Facility managers can combat energy prices
Environmentally preferable purchasing puts long-term implications into perspective.
Proposed legislation would impact the effect of this building component on the bottom line.
What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available.