Content related to ‘Lighting’
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.
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.
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.
A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.
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.
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.
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!
With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its “green” quotient.
From the inside out, recent improvements at this New Hampshire hospital were focused on patient care.
For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.