Physical Environment

Facility Executive Magazine covers intelligent building design, building management, facility operations & commercial technologies in all industry sectors.

work environment

Executives, Workers Differ On Ideal Creative Environment

Managers and employees don't see eye to eye when it comes to the ideal work environment for creativity, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.
employee seating

Question of the Week: Can Rearranging Employee Seating Improve Performance, Profits?

For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.
LEED

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

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

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.
open office

Workplace Study Reveals Insight On Open Office Layouts

Stegmeier Consulting Group’s “The State of the Open Office” Research Study examines employee sentiments toward open office layouts, and detects organizational and geographical trends for future workplace transformations.
LED lighting safety

LED Lighting, Impact On Health

In response to the AMA's June 2016 cautioning about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination, Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center addresses the issue.
workplace design

Workplace Secrets Of Creative, Innovative Companies

Optimal workplace design is a key driver of organizational innovation, according to the U.S. Workplace Survey 2016 from Gensler.

RAB Lighting Intros DLC Qualified Lighting Control System

In late June 2016, DesignLights Consortium launched its QPL for Networked Lighting Control, and Lightcloud is the first to be recognized as meeting those performance specifications.
breakroom

Voting Open For “Ultimate Breakroom Makeover” Contest

One of five finalists will win a $40,000 prize package from Staples Business Advantage to transform their company’s breakroom into a welcoming, collaborative hub for employees.
drone

Kisi Launches Kisi Labs, Introduces Drone Guard

This off-the-shelf drone is an on-demand doorman service that provides security for busy facilities.
active design

For Active Workplace, Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Among the biggest traps? Thinking that active design is a product choice. Make the most of the investment into an office redesign by considering the following approaches.
warehouse design

Warehouse Design Key In Goal To Double Sales

At its new Wisconsin distribution center, Werner Electric Supply achieves zero order backlog at end of each day with four-level pick module system.
healthcare waiting rooms

Healthcare Waiting Room Design

Whether in a hospital, medical office building, or urgent care center, healthcare waiting rooms aim to provide comfort and convenience.
healthcare facility

Healthcare Case Study: Opportunity For Innovation

Allegheny Health Network leveraged design-led construction to fast track construction and elevate patient care at a new healthcare facility.
Workplace Design

Workplace Design: Four Trends

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

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.
employee engagement

Employee Engagement Linked To Workplace Satisfaction

The new Global Workplace Report from Steelcase finds increased control over work experience ties to higher employee engagement.
North Korea

Friday Funny: North Korea’s Weird Architecture

North Korea boasts some of the most impressive — and weird — architecture in the world. Take a tour from the comfort of your own laptop.
building materials

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.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

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