Energy efficiency and management, lighting, daylighting, LEDs, CFLs, alternative energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and others), smart buildings, and other key issues related energy usage are examined here.
IFMA has joined a consortium of other organizations from the building community that seeks to provide guidance and technical expertise on sustainability issues to the DOE's Building Technologies... [...]
Contributor John Schinter discusses how facility management professionals can track and use their... [...]
Commercial construction activity in California has risen to its highest level since 2001. Available financing, low cap rates, an increasingly high demand from technology, advertising, media and information companies, and a shortage of multi-family housing have sparked the industry boom. The outlook for the next three years, based on the most recent Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey, is for continued... [...]
Technology is a key competitive advantage in the real estate industry, but there are too many to choose from and it can be hard to discern which ones are right for a commercial real estate team. To provide insight, Aquicore, a Washington, DC based provider of energy management and tenant billing software for large commercial and industrial portfolios, has created an eBook, titled Adopt Real Estate Technology To Increase Tenant Retention. Divided... [...]
Credit: Museum of the Future The world’s first fully functional 3D printed office is being created in Dubai. “This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors,” said H.E Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE Minister Of Cabinet Affairs and The Chairman of UAE National Innovation Committee. “We... [...]