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Lighting | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system readiness.

FM Issue: Testing Emergency Generators

FM Issue: Testing Emergency Generators

A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system readiness.

April 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 3)

This issue of Today's Facility Manager presents several aspects for managers to consider when selecting and operating the lighting systems in and around their facilities.

Manufacturing Case Study: Optimized Production

Since 2012, a manufacturing facility in New Jersey has optimized production by operating on solar energy.

Lighting Trends: Lighting Controls Update

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

Facility Retrofit: Delivering Daylighting

NEW COLUMN! In this new Facility Retrofit Column, find out how the Douglas County School District in Colorado brings in natural light to classrooms and common spaces.

Focus On: Lighting Products

In this web exclusive Lighting product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market.

TFM Names Ted Bielicky Facility Executive of the Year

Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.

2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.

Service & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs

Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013 issue.

FREE CASE STUDY: High Praise For Lighting – Christ Baptist Church

This case study illustrates how one house of worship found a maintenance-friendly solution with adequate output to address challenging situations.

FREE CASE STUDY: Back To School – Appalachian State University

This case study examines how the decision maker at Appalachian State University took the long-term view when he opted to go with an LED lighting solution.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Falling Metal Halide Lamps

One facility manager seeks advice on efforts to secure lamps to keep them from falling onto the factory floor.

CFL Safety Issues An Urban Myth, Says NLB

In some cases, the ballast’s plastic housing can melt slightly where the glass coil connects to the ballast, the Green Guide states, noting that this “is simply a sign that the heat is escaping as intended in the design of the bulb.”

Lighting Trends: Lighting Decisions

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

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 Manager.

Take TFM’s Lighting Survey!

In partnership with NEMA enLIGHTen America, TFM is asking readers to provide insight about lighting practices, upgrades, and financing strategies. Respond by this Friday, February 22, for a chance to win a $100 gift card instantly.

Missed the Lighting Codes and Controls Webinar?

Presented by TFM and NEMA's enLIGHTen America Initiative, this February 14 webinar focused on energy and green codes for lighting controls. Three experts from NEMA member companies discussed technologies and strategies, how the codes figure in, and the results that can be achieved.

Super Bowl Power Outage

This article from an analyst at the U.S. EIA addresses the 34 minute power outage during Super Bowl XLVII. While the cause of the outage has been debated, some assert the type of lamps used throughout much of the Superdome had an impact on the amount of time it took to get the lights back on.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Sensor Layout and Tuning from Lutron

Installing occupancy sensors and daylight sensors can be an inexact science, and sensor fine tuning is best performed after the space is fully occupied, furniture is in place, and the HVAC system is balanced to the environment.

Senior Living Case Study: A Vibrant Connection

A retirement community in North Andover, MA makes changes inside and out that benefit occupants and staff.

LEED Case Study: Front And Center

A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.

BOMA Joins Lighting Energy Efficiency In Parking Campaign

Projects with notable energy savings will receive awards from the LEEP campaign and will be profiled on the site. The deadline for submitting project information is November 30, 2013. Results and awards will be announced on February 2014.

New Metric Could Help Facility Managers Optimize Daylighting

The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.

NLB Reports Jump In NEMA Lighting Systems Index

The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.

Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.

Building Automation: Can You See The Light?

A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Viral Geekiness

So much for the low tech, but creative Post-it note war FacilityBlog covered in 2011. This high tech stunt elevates playful building art to a new level.

FM Issue: Lighting Boost

With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.

Retail Case Study: Purchase Power

In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don't stop!

Retail Case Study: Marketable Investment

With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.

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