Trends Articles

This feature takes a detailed look at some of the significant product related news that will be shaping the selection process for facility managers in the future.

Building Automation Trends: Building Automation Evolution

Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013... [...]

Furniture Trends: Productive Provisions

In choosing furnishings, facility managers are aware of the way today’s occupants are working. From the May 2013... [...]

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Lighting Trends: Lighting Decisions

A survey of TFM readers provides insight on current and future system upgrades. From the April 2013... [...]

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Data Center Trends: Driving The Data Center

Keeping a close eye on equipment performance is key to reliability and efficiency. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility... [...]

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HVAC Trends: Refrigerant Update

As the phaseout of the high global warming impact substances used in HVAC/R equipment ramps up, research on suitable alternatives... [...]

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IAQ Trends: Conundrum In The Air

Ensuring healthy indoor environments often challenges energy efficiency measures.... [...]

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Alternative Energy Trends: Double Vision For Green Power

AT&T has enlisted the insight of its facility managers in its pursuit of increasing alternative energy use. In this article, the executive director of energy describes the company’s roadmap for alternative... [...]

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Water Conservation and Treatment Trends: Where Blue Meets Green

Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.... [...]

This RoofPoint Registered Project for Headquarters Honda in Clermont, FL, features a vegetative roof area that offset storm water retention requirements, allowing the building owner to increase the number of car service bays without constructing an on-site drainage pond. Controlled roof daylighting in the service area and a 126 kW rooftop PV system reduces the facility’s electricity demand from the grid.

Green Roof Trends: From LEED® To RoofPoint

There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific... [...]

Facility App Trends: Pocket Sized Productivity

From handheld devices to sophisticated field equipment, the latest technologies can help improve operations efficiency. New mobile apps and remote connectivity are reshaping the mindset of... [...]