In-Depth Articles Articles

These feature stories include coverage of the issues faced by facility managers, case studies from the facility manager’s perspective, and special reports.

Cathedral Ceiling

Services & Maintenance: Problem Ceilings

Common issues to address involve aesthetics and... [...]

Emergency Communications

FM Issue: Message Received?

To optimize emergency communications, analyzing risks is only the... [...]

Hilton Los Angeles

Hotel Case Study: Welcome Upgrades

To make energy improvements, a California hotel tapped into PACE... [...]

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Furniture Trends: Setting The Stage

Creating a workplace fit for today and the future requires insight from facility... [...]

American University Green Roof

Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of... [...]

OPEX

Manufacturing Case Study: Optimized Production

Since 2012, a manufacturing facility in New Jersey has operated on solar... [...]

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FM Issue: Cybersecurity Evolution

As facilities systems increasingly intersect with IT infrastructure, protection is... [...]

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Lighting Trends: Lighting Controls Update

Revisions to codes and standards impact lighting control systems, while continued developments in LED lighting serve facility management... [...]

Energy modeling provides multiple insights, and one of these is how much energy individual facility systems are currently using—alongside the potential reductions that would result from conservation measures. (Image: VFA, Inc.)

Services & Maintenance: Energy Improvement Plans

Maximize benefits by integrating conservation measures into long-term capital... [...]

Dunklin School

K-12 Case Study: Education Renovation

New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis,... [...]