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

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Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.

Water Conservation and Treatment Trends: Where Blue Meets Green

Water Conservation and Treatment Trends: Where Blue Meets Green

Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.

Hotel Case Study: A Welcome Return

Hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the recently reopened Hyatt Regency New Orleans—revamped and reconfigured—provides a place for both business and pleasure.

FM Issue: Access To Data: Anytime, Anywhere

Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized.

Services & Maintenance: Proactive Energy Management

Access to real-time and historical information on usage leads to more efficient operations. Also featured is a look into the lighting controls retrofit at the Empire State Building. Find out how intelligent energy management tools can help facility managers track power usage and gather actionable data.

Special Feature: Zeftron Nylon Business Leader Timothy Blount

This special feature salutes the 20 year relationship between Zeftron®, fms, and TFM.

Services & Maintenance: Lighting That Performs

The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy use.

FM Issue: Signature Perimeter Security

Security directors from two signature buildings (one in Chicago and another in Philadelphia) explain how they secure their buildings’ perimeters. A bonus article explains the important role of lighting in perimeter security.

Green Roof Trends: From LEED® To RoofPoint

There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific characteristics.

Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.

Services & Maintenance: Under Pressure

Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is important.

FM Issue: Power Reliability For Facility Managers

Keeping electricity demands "current" can be a challenge. A sound strategy wil go beyond making sure the lights stay on.

Facility App Trends: Pocket Sized Productivity

From handheld devices to sophisticated field equipment, the latest technologies can help improve operations efficiency. New mobile apps and remote connectivity are reshaping the mindset of today.

Services & Maintenance: The Right Fit

When seeking pre-owned furniture, a little research can go a long way toward finding a suitable dealer.

FM Issue: Say What You Mean!

A facility management strategy that aligns with the broader organization vision is increasingly important. It is possible to develop and articulate a workplace approach that is aligned with technology.

Building Automation Trends: Beyond The Building

There are many ways managers can facilitate a smarter physical infrastructure. By collecting and analyzing data, managers can discover opportunities for efficiency within and around their facilities.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Across The Board

A global headquarters campus in Glendale, WI undergoes a major overhaul including an expansion that employed technology and sustainability to move operations to the next level.

Furniture Trends: The Green Scene

Carefully selected furnishings have become an essential aspect of sustainable design efforts.

Services & Maintenance: Making Ceilings Count

This building element has an impact on several areas of facility management.

Hospital Case Study: Comfort Level

The design of the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital supports its healthcare mission by soothing patients and their families in a new freestanding facility.

FM Issue: Sounds Great

Directional sound is the latest life safety technology to be added to the disaster planning toolbox.

FM Issue: Lighting Boost

With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.

Services & Maintenance: Getting The Message Across

Developing effective facility warning and notification strategies in the post-9/11 era.

Green Design Trends: Raising The Bar

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.

Retail Case Study: Purchase Power

In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don't stop!

Senior Living Case Study: Phenix City Rising

Canterbury Healthcare Center in Alabama undergoes changes and improves life for its residents.

Hotel Case Study: Bringing The Past Into The Present

A legendary Denver landmark gets a makeover while retaining its historic charm.

LEED Case Study: Pacific Platinum

The Vancouver Convention Centre uses innovative environmental solutions in its award winning expansion.

Manufacturing Case Study: Shape Up

In a new location, an Illinois based manufacturing company optimizes operations in more ways than one.

K-12 Case Study: “A” Is For Agriculture

In Lexington, KY, a new high school widens the field of learning for students pursuing agricultural instruction. The school district is seizing the opportunity to expand a popular area of study.

Retail Case Study: Marketable Investment

With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.

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