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A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.

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Creating “Better Buildings” With Solar Energy

A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.

Don’t Forget IAQ In Cleaning Programs

Improving indoor air makes for a more healthy and safer environment, and can make facility management the key to improved operations as well.

Cleaning To Safeguard Health

Protect the well-being of facility staff and building occupants with green cleaning principles.

Improving Building Projects

Three ways for facility project managers to control construction costs — and obtain quality results.

Who Is In The Facility?

Effective integration of access control and visitor management is one tool in tracking building occupants.

Serve Up Sound Quality In Senior Living

Acoustical design in dining rooms is an important concern in senior living facilities.

Managing Healthcare Facilities Amid Uncertainty

Basic real estate and facilities management principles can provide healthcare facilities a point of certainty in uncertain times.

Safety Net Hospital Strengthens Services

In Chattanooga, TN, Erlanger Health System transforms facility into first lifestyle hospital in the region.

A Deeper Shade Of Green

Heightened occupant engagement is significant to maximizing energy efficiency initiatives.

Reduce Energy Use, And Save Water

An emerging focus on the water energy nexus—the interplay of these resources in building systems—holds promise for conservation.

Ready, Set, Collaborate

Ensure an effective technology system for enterprise collaboration by establishing a “road map” with four key stages.

Facility Executive | June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 issue features the impact of workplace design on productivity, plus a look at conferencing technology, HVAC systems, sustainable carpet, security, acoustics, construction projects, and energy management.

Maintaining Sustainable Carpet

A number of maintenance considerations should be factored in when choosing the right sustainable carpet.

Workplace Design To Support Work

Facility executives can have great impact on productivity through workplace design.

Derive Savings From Demand Control Ventilation

Among energy conservation measures, DCV provides significant energy reductions for the operation of HVAC systems.

Funding Higher Education Facilities With P3 Agreements

Universities are using public-private partnerships as a tool to accommodate enrollment growth, support a dynamic environment for students and staff, and maintain sustainable and environmentally appropriate facilities.

School District Finds Continuous Improvement

Tackling deferred maintenance, energy costs, and staff training are cornerstones of the facilities department in Manchester, NH.

Data Center Optimization

A mandate to federal data centers in the U.S. poses requirements useful to facility operators in all sectors.

Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.

Restrooms Fixtures And Water Savings

Evaluate these items periodically to ensure conservation features are operating as expected.

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

The University of Iowa power plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.

Recapturing The Value Of IWMS

When integrated workplace management systems fall short of expectations these steps can help facility management regain the benefits.

Multi-Site Exterior Lighting

Kimco Realty launched a lighting retrofit program for its retail properties in 2015. Illumi-Nation, as the initiative is known, continues its momentum.

International Water Stewardship Standard In Use

This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.

Beyond The Task Of Illumination

There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.

Task Tuning In Commercial Buildings: A Field Study

This lighting controls strategy is used to reduce energy use while maintaining occupant comfort.

Lighting Efficiency Changes On Horizon

Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.

Facility Executive | April 2017 Issue

The April 2017 issue features a special focus on lighting, plus a look at integrated work management systems, HVAC, fire protection, and water management.

Setting Waste Management Goals

A new tool within ENERGY STAR Portfolio enables facility executives to quantify waste.

Choose Flooring Wisely

Specific facility conditions dictate proper commercial flooring selection.

School District Tracks Space Use

Cloud-based tool provides third largest school district in Oregon improved insight and control into its facility and room scheduling operation.

Bring In The Sun With Daylighting

The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.

The Open Office: What’s Working And What’s Not?

This workplace design approach continues to appeal to many organizations. A recent survey examines motivations and results.

Refrigerants With Low Global Warming Potential

Regulations and overall concern for the environment is driving research to identify effective refrigerant alternatives with low GWP.

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