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Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.


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Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.

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The Cycle Of A Circular Economy

Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.

Greening The Building Envelope

The road to a more sustainable future for building materials and products is multi-faceted.

The WELL Building Standard And Green Cleaning

Focused on human health and wellness in the built environment, WELL concepts support sustainable cleaning programs.

Pursuing Zero Net Energy Buildings

Whether for new construction or renovation, early recognition of five key aspects is important.

Security Trends And Facility Management

Here is a look at common issues facing facility executives when it comes to building security.

An Eye On Workplace Violence

Here are seven best practices to reduce your organization’s workplace violence risk and be better prepared if incidents do occur.

Duality Of Workplace Design Strategy

When it comes to workplace design strategy, consider the evolution in emerging big data design versus the traditional approach.

Factoring In Ergonomic Furniture

Benefits should exceed costs when office ergonomics is done right.

Designing For Innovation In The Workplace

A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration.

Safer Schools: Intelligent Lighting

Connecting lighting systems in educational facilities can help to light the way to safety.

Design For Daylighting

Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.

Upgrading Exterior Lighting To LED?

Don’t overlook opportunity for monetary and operational savings through a lighting control system.

Recladding From The Past

With certain energy efficient building envelope improvements, facilities go back to the future.

The Invisible Failure Of Facility Security Programs

The tactical elements of physical security programs often get the most attention, at the expense of strategic factors.

Resilience In HVAC Design

Whether internal or from outside the organization, changing conditions are demanding system flexibility.

Mapping Energy Management

Confounded by energy efficiency options? Rely on a process to move toward goals.

Lighting Controls Have Room To Grow

A new report from the DesignLights Consortium sheds valuable light on retrofit opportunities.

Utility Vehicles Are Multi-Faceted Tools

With new options, UTVs serve many practical purposes in a facility landscape management fleet.

Sustainable Winter Management Guidelines

For snow and ice management, environmental concerns join the long-held focus on cost, efficiency, and safety.

Keeping Facility Grounds In Top Shape

At commercial facilities, well-kept outside spaces are important to employees and visitors alike.

Bringing Biometrics Into Facility Security

Despite the benefits of this security technology, the potential for spoofing and hacking impedes user adoption of biometrics.

Video Plus Audio Equals Enhanced Security

Extend the reach and response of surveillance cameras with sound capabilities.

Strategies For School Security

From training and drills to access control, act with intent and purpose to combat active shooter and other threats.

Taking A Break

In offices that feature a variety of space types, breakrooms still remain a central draw.

Existing Furniture In New Spaces

When redesigning office space, blending new and old often yields valuable outcomes.

The Productivity Problem In Office Design

Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it?

Seeing The Way To A Well-Lit Exterior

Consider the potential for glare, and how to avoid its effects when planning an exterior lighting project.

Exterior Lighting Retrofits

Consider site and operations requirements when choosing the best approach for outdoor lighting projects.

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

Building Envelope, Beyond Aesthetics

The functionality of windows, walls and doors need not be sacrificed for a grand facade.

Inside HVAC Systems

Changes to ductwork sealing practices and expanded ozone-friendly refrigerants are on the horizon.

Evaluating Lighting Controls Options

Determine desired features when combining a LED lighting retrofit with controls technology.

Strength In Daylighting

Energy savings and occupant comfort are not the only potential benefits of this lighting strategy.

Security: The Eyes Have It

Developments in video surveillance technology have accelerated in recent years.

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.

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.

Preventive Maintenance For Roofing And Exteriors

Facility management extends asset life with a two-step approach to preventive maintenance: inspection, followed by execution.

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