Construction & Retrofits Articles
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.
Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapped energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, resulting in a reality-style web series.
Today’s facility managers have essentially three options when it comes to installing a new single-ply roofing system. The roofing system can be fully adhered, fully ballasted or mechanically attached. Each has pros and cons.
In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.
“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year’s Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.
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.
With overlap with requirements for ADA compliance, universal design is a focus on making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.
The New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state’s first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity.
Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.