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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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Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.

Services & Maintenance: Effective Green Cleaning

Services & Maintenance: Effective Green Cleaning

Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.

HVAC Trends: Down The Line

Achieving optimal HVAC performance depends on all stakeholders in a facility's life cycle.

Hospitality Case Study: Ah, Wilderness!

Hospitality pioneer blends rustic touches with upscale accommodations at The Wickaninnish on the Beach.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Just Build It

Master planning and sustainable design are the secret weapons behind Nike's successful operations.

Tech Startup Case Study: Brand Muscle Shows Its Flexibility

Fledgling software firm adds space without experiencing growing pains.

Transportation Case Study: Richmond’s Rail Revival

Abandoned since 1975, Main Street Station is resurrected in all its glory.

Education Case Study: Finding The Cure

Keeping focus on its six phase master plan, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School in Baltimore, MD doubled the size of its facility.

Hospital Case Study: The Hospital Of The Future

Like the human population it serves, Banner Estrella was born to grow and thrive for years to come.

Media Case Study: The Perfect Recipe

The Food Network finds a new home In Manhattan's Chelsea Market.

Government Case Study: Like Building A Ship In A Bottle

Revising the footprint without altering its legacy, the National Archives evolved from the inside out.

Hospitality Case Study: From Swim Suits To Business Suits

The Gaylord Palms Resort And Convention Center, a 2.1 million square foot, $450 million landmark, situated on 63 acres, houses 400,000 square feet of convention space and a 178,000-square foot exhibition hall.

High-Tech Case Study: Tools For Learning

At Loma Linda University in Southern California, a recently completed high-tech medical instruction building takes teaching to the next level.

Financial Services Case Study: Right On The Money

Restructuring and renovating at XL America is a flawless transaction.

HQ Case Study: Mastering Its New Manor

While one of the largest credit card companies in the world continued to handle it's millions of business transactions successfully, MasterCard's personnel languished due to its numerous office spaces spread throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. From the February 2003 issue.

Higher Education Case Study: The Tip Of The Iceberg

Begun in January of 1998 and completed in April of 2001, the five story, 106,000 square foot Chemical Sciences Laboratory of San Diego State University (SDSU) was a $29.5 million project. From the October 2002 issue.

Lab Case Study: Resurrection Of A Relic

Dow Corning upgrades its old laboratory facility to a new "people hub."

FM Issue: Evolving With The Smarter Grid

Thinking about taking the plunge into the smart grid? There are four main themes to consider before getting started.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Take A Deep Breath

There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?

Services & Maintenance: The Best Time Is Now

Before winter and its harsh weather arrive, a complete roof inspection should be in order.

FM Issue: An Online Solution

Standards-based web tools can help facility managers cut costs and drive value.

Water Conservation Trends: Sustainable Water Management

There are opportunities for facilities professionals to take an active approach to conservation matters.

Services & Maintenance: Star Power

Facility managers can use an EPA program to benchmark and manage energy.

FM Issue: Comparing Apples To Apples

Sensitivity analyses can be a useful tool for making life cycle cost comparisons.

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial buildings?

Services & Maintenance: Together As One

Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.

Services & Maintenance: Incandescent Lamp Phase Out

A 2007 federal law calls for manufacturers to cease making these products beginning January 1, 2012.

Green Roofing Trends: Turning Up The Heat On COOL Roofs

Momentum is gathering for the elastomeric roof coatings movement.

FM Issue: Cutting Perimeter Security Corners

The decision to scale back protective measures may come at a significant cost to facilities.

Services & Maintenance: Solutions For Pest Birds

Finding an effective cure for this nuisance involves evaluating specific factors.

FM Issue: Cutting Costs With Monthly Utility Bill Analysis

When budgets are under increased are under increased scrutiny, identifying energy reduction opportunities is a valuable skill.

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