ENERGY STAR Baseline Shift: How EMS Can Help Prepare Your Facility
Whether you want to identify cost savings, optimize energy usage, or monitor ENERGY STAR score fluctuations, energy management software offers an easy and effective method of adapting to the upcoming benchmarking shift.
Repositioning Older Properties, For A Changing Workforce
Aging properties increase competitiveness by repositioning facilities with moderate investment in renovation and rebranding.
Water Systems Strategies
Over the last two decades, extreme drought events in the U.S. have vividly illustrated the imperative for technologies that increase water usage efficiency as well as strategies and methods to reduce demand.
Facility Executive | March / April 2016 Issue
This issue looks at smart lighting trends, how to choose carpet and flooring, physical security planning, and energy efficiency for data centers. Plus, wellness and water conservation.
Education Case Study: Wellness In Action
At The George Washington University, LEED Platinum facility design fosters its mission of public health education.
The HVAC Factor: New Life For An Aging Chiller Plant
Completed in December 2014, this renovation project serves as an example of how a historic utility plant can be improved to address significant elements and concerns.
Facility Retrofit: Zero Waste Manufacturing
In September 2014, Diamond announced that it had achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, becoming the first American-owned folding carton manufacturer to do so.
Friday Funny: Take Me (And Your Wallet) Out To The Ballgame
Find out which MLB stadiums are the most (and least) expensive to watch a baseball game.
Physical Security Planning
The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.
New Research Campus Inspired By Cradle to Cradle Principles
Built for Hero MotoCorp, the 250 acre campus in Jaipur, India features vegetated and shaded spaces, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Trends: Lighting Takes Center Stage
Advances in design and technology have transformed lighting over the past several decades from primarily utilitarian functions to also playing a significant role in aesthetics, energy efficiency, and ergonomics.
Dow Wins U.S. Water Prize
With global water demand for manufacturing expected to increase by 400 percent by 2050, Dow contends that organizations seeking to remain in business must use this scarce resource more efficiently.
JLL Creates Workplace Of The Future At Revamped HQ
When complete in spring 2017, JLL’s corporate headquarters will incorporate the latest strategies in workplace design, including many of the best practices it already uses in its work for clients and features inspired by direct input from its workforce.
FM Alert: ASHRAE, AIA Look To Future Of Energy Efficiency
Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.
Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List
As temperatures increase, so will the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika virus.
FM Alert: OSHA To Hold Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Meeting
OSHA has scheduled a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) for April 25-26, 2016, in Washington, DC.
ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project
Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.
New Service Spotlight: Staples Easy System
Facility managers order office supplies and services from any device using this purchasing platform from Staples Business Advantage.
Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace
Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.
World Water Day Infographic: Advancing A Circular Economy
Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”