In-Depth Articles

These feature stories include coverage of the issues faced by facility managers, case studies from the facility manager's perspective, and special reports.

cloud technology

How Biometrics and Cloud-Based Identity Technologies Fuel New User Experiences

Biometric solutions improve the user experience and enhance security for buildings and access to its resources and services.
Saving Water In Restrooms

Saving Water In Restrooms

Restroom fixtures integrated with IoT technology can help achieve meaningful water saving benefits for long-lasting results.
landscape water

Five Ways To Conserve Water For Landscapes

Smart management of landscape water pays big dividends. Take a look around facility grounds to identify water efficiency opportunities.
healthier indoor air

Healthier Indoor Air Through Operations & Maintenance

Industry sources discuss operations and maintenance practices that can support your journey toward healthier indoor air in your facility.
Lighting Retrofits

Long View On Lighting Retrofits

A Missouri school district works with energy services firm to improve lighting.
Lighting LEDs

Lighting Trends: Get Ready For LEDs 2.0

As the first generation of LED fixtures are due for replacement, facilities can boost the benefits.
recycling

Recycling Takes New Direction

A nationwide revamp of the recycling infrastructure led by the U.S. EPA moves downstream to facilities.
roofing drones

Maximizing Drones For Roof Inspections

This article provides insight on the use of drones for roof and facade inspections, and points out key advantages and shortcomings.
energy standards

Energy Standards To Perform

The Buildings Performance Standards Coalition, which includes 33 state and local governments, advances legislation in support of emission reductions in both new and existing buildings.
Building Codes

Building Codes And The Right Roofing

Facility managers may want to invest in structural elements that exceed the protection provided in building codes.
Roof Recovery

Roof Recovery Or Replacement?

When deciding between roof recovery or replacement, it's important to ask the proper questions to maximize cost savings and ensure success.
hand drying

A Look At Sustainable Hand Drying

When thinking about what makes a commercial restroom sustainable, low-flow toilets and LED lighting might come to mind. But what about hand drying methods?
High-Efficiency Toilet

Choosing A High-Efficiency Toilet

Many facility managers are interested in installing high-efficiency toilets (HETs) in their buildings to save water and reduce utility bills.
air conditioning

The Future Of Cooling

Demand for air conditioning is rising. Facility operators will play a significant role in meeting the need.
Alamo Colleges, Texas

Planning For Winter Storms

The Alamo Colleges District, serving the Greater San Antonio metro area, builds facility resiliency after 2021 winter storm and power grid failure.
National Fire Protection Association

Facility Safety Is A 360° Task

During 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NPFA) marked its 125th year of protecting people and property.
green cleaning program

Embracing Green Cleaning Products, Processes

With a carefully considered green cleaning program, facility managers can protect the environment while safeguarding occupants and staff.
Zero Energy Buildings

Growth In Zero Energy Buildings

Report from New Buildings Institute reveals big picture advances across North America.
natural disasters

Delivering Disaster-Resilient Buildings

Building commissioning helps secure standards that help protect facilities physically and financially.
roof maintenance

Get Roofs Ready For Winter

Farewell to summer, and hello to cool season commercial roof maintenance.

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