Trends

"Trends" takes a detailed look at some of the significant product related news that will be shaping the selection process for facility managers in the future.

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.
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.
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.
air conditioning

The Future Of Cooling

Demand for air conditioning is rising. Facility operators will play a significant role in meeting the need.
Zero Energy Buildings

Growth In Zero Energy Buildings

Report from New Buildings Institute reveals big picture advances across North America.
cyber security

Cyber Security For Building Networks

As the threat grows, facility management has an expanded role protecting operational technology.
Security Trends

Essential Security Trends For FMs

From common risks to emerging threats, solutions for facilities teams are evolving and maturing.
outdoor spaces

Workplace Design: Creating Useful, Outdoor Spaces

Here are ideas to expand beyond the walls of your building.
new workplace

Workplace Design: What Type Of Place Is The New Office?

Organizational change around the new workplace isn’t one size-fits-all, and facility management has a central role.
UV-C Lighting

UV-C Lighting For Healthy Facilities

Already in use to combat pathogens, ultraviolet tools are now deployed against COVID-19.
xterior preventive maintenance

Protecting Building Exteriors

Preventive, ongoing façade maintenance is vital to proper function and desired appearance.
façade inspections

Drones For Façade Inspections

The adoption of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones in building and façade inspections has significant time and cost benefits.
secure facilities

Safety During Building Rehabilitation

At secure facilities, building envelope rehabilitation projects don’t have to mean temporary relocation of building users, equipment, or collections.
Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality And The Pandemic

Here is a look at risk, energy use, and carbon impacts for commercial HVAC systems.
aerosols

Indoor Air Quality: Mitigate Risk Of Aerosol Spread

In 2020, indoor air quality became front and center for buildings as CDC and ASHRAE stated that COVID-19 viral particles are likely spread not only through droplets but also via aerosols.
high-performance buildings

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.
slips and falls

Assessing Slip And Fall Risks In Facilities

Take the time to walk through your facility and find out where the potential for slips and falls may have increased as a result of COVID-19.
disabilities

COVID-19 And Accessibility

Here are five practical areas for consideration to ensure that people with disabilities in your facility are respected, included in the planning process, and provided the required and appropriate safeguards.

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