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The workplace today is all about technology and if you’re not prepared, you’ll fall behind. 2016 is the year to get smart. This webinar video from iOffice will get you there!

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FM Alert: NIBS Launches Building Sciences Career Center

NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.

How To Relieve Eye Strain From Overexposure To Computers

Most Americans experience vision problems due to overexposure to computers. The American Optometric Association suggests five simple steps to relieve digital eye strain at work.

Top Construction Trends For The Next Decade

Efficiency and sustainability will shape the future of nonresidential construction, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey.

Outdated Technology Costing Businesses Up To $1.8 Trillion A Year

Outdated workplace technology is hindering productivity, creating large financial losses for U.S. businesses, according to a new survey from Samanage.

Retrocommissioning HVAC

Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.

Facility Executive | January / February 2016 Issue

This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.

Cyber Security In Real Estate

With headlines of cyber attacks on victims ranging from bank cards and Target to a Hollywood movie studio, the issue of cyber security has become top of mind. Facility executives should note several risks, remedies, and misconceptions about cyber security and building systems.

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.

China’s First Green Skyscraper

Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.

Psychology Of The Office Space

Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.

New Year’s Resolutions For FMs Of The Future

It’s time to give up on the diets, the workouts, and the mystery of how you’ll suddenly turn into a Wall Street guru, in favor of making resolutions you can actually fulfill at your facility.

Friday Funny: BuzzFeed’s Hoverboard-Riding FM

It’s not every facilities coordinator that can inspire tearful awe and admiration from his coworkers.

Pfizer Inc. To Install 5.6 Megawatt Fuel Cell System

Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.

Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.

Storage Solutions For Libraries 

With massive budget cuts leading to branch closures and limiting services, libraries are re-inventing themselves to become digital literacy portals and interactive teaching spaces.

Are You Being Smart About Your IoT Deployment?

When it comes to technological advances, the devil is in the details. In the case of the Internet of Things, those details are proper deployment and support of IoT devices and the networks they rely on.

FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.

Office Temperature A Source Of Workplace Conflict, Decreased Productivity

More than 70 percent of workers think sitting in an office that is too warm impacts their productivity, according to new CareerBuilder survey.

Question of the Week: Which Trends Will Impact The Workplace In 2016?

Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.

FM Alert: ZigBee, EnOcean Team Up To Create IoT Standard

Joint development of open, global specification for energy harvesting wireless communication technology will help meet growing demand for interoperable, self-powered IoT sensor solutions.

The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.

Facility Retrofit: Software Spurs Efficiency

With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Facilities In The IoT Equation

The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.

Friday Funny: Why Is This New Yorker Hugging A Street Lamp?

New Yorkers may have a reputation for not being the friendliest of folks when they're busy trying to get from here to there. So what gives with them chatting with, and even hugging, a street lamp?

FM Alert: CABA Report Highlights Role of Controls In Zero Net Energy Buildings

Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

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