Magazine/Publication Editorial | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.


https://facilityexecutive.com/2015/12/teaching-old-buildings-new-tricks/
Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Magazine

Latest: Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks - Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Facilities In The IoT Equation

The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.

Energy Management: Five Steps To Action

Facility leaders can take action on these five strategies to better manage energy expenses—and position their teams for success.

10 Strategies For Energy Management

When it comes to energy management, a holistic view and concerted effort help create a framework to achieve measurable results.

Facility Executive | September/October 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at sustainable facilities, including green cleaning, water management, LEED certification, and energy efficiency. Plus, wireless technology and security.

LEED v4 Impact On Painting Decisions

The launch of LEED v4 has led applicators and specifiers to look for paints and coatings that meet updated requirements and provide top-notch performance.

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

Efficiency Award For Colorado Brewery

Energy engineer at the MillerCoors facility recognized for successful initiatives shares five keys to improve energy efficiency.

Teamwork Towards Energy Reductions

With the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellows Program, facility leaders execute operational improvements as part of Retrofit Chicago.

Designing Lobbies For Good Security

A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.

Tech And FM: In Case Of Emergency…

Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.

Look, Listen, And Learn To Find Leaks

Establishing an ongoing maintenance program to detect and address leaks in facilities is an important part of water management.

Facility Retrofit: Light It Up!

Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.

Is Greener Cleaning Just A Tap Away?

Professionals in the cleaning industry are taking a closer look at “engineered water,” regular tap water that has been transformed into an effective cleaning solution.

Considerations For Green Cleaning

Specific facility factors are important, and pilot programs can help evaluate green cleaning options.

Energy Storage At Alcatraz

In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

Facility Executive | July/August 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at a multitude of security issues and their solutions. Also featured: HVAC, hospitality case study, pest control, professional development.

The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.

FM Frequency: Moving Targets

In the unpredictable arena of facility security, evaluating the organization and its physical attributes for a 360° view is an important starting point.

Restroom Hygiene In Foodservice

On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting.

Hospitality Case Study: Local Flavor Infusion

In this New Orleans hospitality case study, a hotel renovation blends 21st century amenities with historic preservation.

FM Issue: Flywheel-based UPS Systems

Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.

FM Issue: Powered For Performance

Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.

Facility Retrofit: Eradicating Bird Mess

Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.

Streamlining The Facility Management Function

At Broward College in South Florida, dispersed capabilities were brought into a centralized system.

Professional Development: Facility Executive As Polymath

As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.

Trends Bonus Article: Effective Exterior Surveillance

When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility protection.

Trends: Multi-Site Security

With safety paramount, additional aspects to consider with multi-site security include simplifying infrastructure and keeping costs in check.

Services & Maintenance: Retail Maintenance

Analysis and tech tools strengthen facility management in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Facility Executive | May/June 2015 Issue

The use of technology can help facility managers address a number of issues in the workplace, including everything from life safety to vibration control. Read this issue to find out more.

Facility Retrofit: Heat And Glare Control

Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top priority.

Renting HVAC And Power Equipment

Whether a resident backup system or on-call emergency plan, these temporary tools should be deployed quickly.

Services & Maintenance: Carpet Care Procedures

ANSI/IICRC S100, a standard for cleaning textile floor coverings, has been recently revised.

Stay Connected

1,275FansLike
119FollowersFollow
40,000FollowersFollow
7,887FollowersFollow
198SubscribersSubscribe

Featured Knowledge Channels

Apply Lean Principles To Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity & Lower Costs

Improve efficiency, increase productivity, and lower costs by applying Lean principles to facility cleaning in industrial manufacturing and office environments, working on-site to reduce waste.

Featured Video

Cloud Based ID Card Printing | Centralized, Integrated Card Issuance

The HID FARGO Connect platform brings all your card issuance needs under a single, integrated platform. By centralizing the operations of their distributed issuance system, administrators gain greater control and oversight of all activity.