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4 Steps To Energy Savings Through Optimized Variable Frequency Drives

ABB Inc., a technology-based provider of power and automation products, systems, solutions, and services located in New Berlin, WI, offers tips to help reduce...

BOMA International Adopts Six New Policy Positions

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International recently added six new policy positions to its advocacy agenda. Five of the six new policies...

Services & Maintenance: Carpet 101

New approaches clear the air for procurement, maintenance, and disposal.

Mine safety under scrutiny

In recent testimony at the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on mine safety and health, American Society of Safety...

ASHRAE, USGBC, IESNA Partner on Baseline Standard for Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America...

Tricks Of The Trade: FM In Legal Terms

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge defines what it means to be a facility manager in a law office.

TFM Show Bonus Article: Green Around The Globe

Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world.

Duct Leakage: If You Can Measure It, You Can Cut It

This article comes from the California Energy Commission's PIER program. For more articles from this free resource, click here.The ductwork that distributes conditioned air...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fluorescent Lighting & EMI

This Web exclusive comes from Leslie North, PE and Jack Black (pictured below)Electromagnetic Interference, or EMI, has been a subject of considerable discussion, regulation,...

FM Frequency: Skilled Labor—A New Recipe?

The increasing shortage of qualified facility management staffers has FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane a little concerned.

Professional Development: How To Hire A Design Firm

Contributor Jeffrey Weil explains the right amount of effort in the selection process can make or break a design project.

Services & Maintenance: Document Management

Whether files are headed for destruction or storage, a secure approach helps to ensure information doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

HVAC simplified in new book from ASHRAE

Step-by-step engineering design methods and tools are emphasized in a new design manual from ASHRAE. “HVAC Simplified provides an understanding of fundamental HVAC concepts...

Test Your OSHA Vocabulary

To most people, an apron is a simple garment worn over the front of the body to protect one’s clothes when cooking. But in...

Projected growth for janitorial sector

Network Services Company, a distributor of janitorial supplies, food service disposables, and industrial packaging products, believes its growth in 2006 will significantly exceed the...

Trees for LEED

For facility professionals who are turning their attention to designing "green," environmentally friendly building projects, there is a tree for those project sites. It's...

BIFM and HVCA become Partners in FM Excellence

The Service and Facilities Group of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) have signed a...

FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines

Environmentally preferable purchasing puts long-term implications into perspective.

New standard for color measurement from BIFMA

BIFMA International has announced the availability of a new standard for Color Measurement. The new standard, BIFMA Color 3.1-2005 was released January 16,...

FM Frequency: Balancing Act

For FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane, 2006 begins with more advice on keeping your building pressure right where it belongs.


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