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Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.

Question Of The Week: What Is A High Performance Building?

To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.

FM Alert: UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule

Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

LED Lighting Case Study: Buy-Low Foods

From concept to grand opening, LED lighting proves to be a reliable solution that delivers on better visibility and energy/maintenance cost savings while adding comfort to the grocery shopping experience.

Dual Technology Occupancy And Vacancy Sensors By Intermatic

Intermatic’s sensors provide reliable ON/OFF sensing no matter the lighting technology, whether older magnetic models or new electronic drivers and ballasts.

Texas Campuses Win Sustainability Makeover Contest

The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University are the winners of the inaugural College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest.

CTBUH Names 2016 Tall Building Award Recipients

This year’s winners and finalists employ inventive solutions to challenges related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.

Sacramento Kings, Johnson Controls Team Up At Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

Landmark Skyscraper Will Be San Francisco’s First Hybrid Electric Building

Advanced energy storage system will improve efficiency, lower costs, and deliver cleaner power for landmark skyscraper One Maritime Plaza.

Planned Investment In Energy Efficiency Hits All-time High

2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals 72 percent of respondents will increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

Ecore Receives Two U.S. Product Patents

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, recently received two United States product patents.

Renewable Energy: Financing Geothermal HVAC

Facility leaders have options to install or retrofit geothermal energy systems cost-effectively to reduce operating costs.

FM Alert: BREEAM Green Building Tool Arrives In U.S.

Designed by BRE (Building Research Establishment), this rating system was established in 1990 to drive efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings around the world.

Integrated LEDs By ILEX

Four new fixtures from ILEX balance thoughtful, modern design with the convenience of LEDs.

Workplace Design: Four Trends

Facility management executives are in the position to bolster organizational goals via workplace design.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

Question Of The Week: How To Implement A Successful Campus Recycling Program

One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.

Carpet Recycling Recognized By CARE

Since 2002, CARE and its members have diverted more than four billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States.

Bones And Shells Inspire Stronger Concrete

Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.

FM Alert: USGBC Launches New LEED Pilot Credit For Building Materials

The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.

5 Ways Window Film Can Improve Your Facility

Window film as a building retrofit solution can be one of the quickest, simplest energy conservation measures available, as well as the most cost effective.

Fuel Cell System Furthers Sustainability Goals

At Legrand North America headquarters, this energy technology provides nearly 90% of the electricity to operate the 263,000 square foot facility.

nora Completes EPD Process For Floor Coverings

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides a complete picture of the noraplan® standard and norament® standard products’ environmental impact.

Better Buildings Challenge Energy Savings Exceed $1.3B

Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.

President Obama Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.

Demilec Closed Cell Spray System Insulates Farm-To-Fork Restaurant

Closed-cell spray foam insulation system designed to enhance application process by requiring minimal temperature adjustments, along with other benefits.

Workshop Helps Communities Reach Energy Goals

Second Georgetown University Energy Prize workshop focuses on helping communities save energy and reduce carbon emissions while competing for $5 million.

Energy Upgrades And Renovations: What To Know About Windows

Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.

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