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In central Florida, a county library facility employs thermal energy storage via ice for space cooling during peak demand hours.


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In central Florida, a county library facility employs thermal energy storage via ice for space cooling during peak demand hours.

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Facility Retrofit: Keeping Cool With Lower Energy Costs

In central Florida, a county library facility employs thermal energy storage via ice for space cooling during peak demand hours.

Renewable Energy: Financing Geothermal HVAC

Facility leaders have options to install or retrofit geothermal energy systems cost-effectively to reduce operating costs.

Predictive Analytics For “Low-Tech” Facilities

For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.

Facility Retrofit: Visibility In Multi-Site Maintenance

With 150+ locations in 19 states and District of Columbia, Denver-based CorePower Yoga needed to centralize its work order process.

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.

Professional Development: Incremental Outsourcing

Armed with sufficient information on outsourcing models, pricing, and contracts facility management executives should be well positioned to achieve success in the next critical step—execution of the outsourcing plan.

Partnership To Renew Higher Ed

AASHE has teamed up with multiple organizations to help boost green power purchases on college campuses.

Cyber Security In Real Estate

With headlines of cyber attacks on victims ranging from bank cards and Target to a Hollywood movie studio, the issue of cyber security has become top of mind. Facility executives should note several risks, remedies, and misconceptions about cyber security and building systems.

The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.

New Year’s Task: Building Envelope Check

With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.

15 Steps To Mitigate Disasters

From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.

Facility Retrofit: Software Spurs Efficiency

With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.

Tech And FM: In Case Of Emergency…

Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.

Facility Retrofit: Light It Up!

Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.

Energy Storage At Alcatraz

In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.

The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.

FM Frequency: Moving Targets

In the unpredictable arena of facility security, evaluating the organization and its physical attributes for a 360° view is an important starting point.

Restroom Hygiene In Foodservice

On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting.

Facility Retrofit: Eradicating Bird Mess

Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.

Professional Development: Facility Executive As Polymath

As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.

Facility Retrofit: Heat And Glare Control

Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top priority.

Technology And FM: The Internet Of Things

This disruption impacting facilities management holds significant promise if stakeholders are cognizant of their roles in the emerging landscape.

Renewable Energy: Greening An Auto Plant

As part of a broader sustainability strategy, Honda has deployed wind energy to help power its Russells Point, OH manufacturing facility.

HVAC Factor: Data Center Operations

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a metric for tracking systems efficiency. But, there’s more to measure in the data center.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire events?

FM Frequency: The Free Range Office

Is the heightened focus on collaboration and interaction in the workplace causing occupants to lose their focus?

Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping

A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers results.

Renewable Energy: Wanted – Simpler Access To Clean Energy

In an effort to streamline the purchasing path, nearly 20 large companies have signed onto the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles.

Technology And FM: Identity And Access Management

With facility systems increasingly interacting with other enterprise systems (and stakeholders), preventing security breaches is more challenging than ever.

Facility Retrofit: Convenient Consolidation

At The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, a restroom retrofit zeroed in on efficiency and occupant satisfaction.

Tricks Of The Trade: Precarious Light Placement

One facility manager with hard to reach lighting asks, "what lighting maintenance challenges have you encountered?"

The HVAC Factor: Systems Get A Break

At the University of Baltimore, a new facility features passive heating and cooling, and natural ventilation.

Renewable Energy: Flywheels For Backup Power

An alternative to lead-acid batteries, this type of energy storage system has been adopted by a Dallas, TX healthcare campus.

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