These debut products and services are poised to help facility executives meet their goals in 2017 and beyond.
As seasoned facility management professionals enter retirement, the next generation benefits from technology that captures institutional knowledge.
For proactive chiller maintenance and operation, connectivity provides facility staff with quick access to equipment conditions.
To improve insight into energy use, California tech firm Nimble Storage installed an energy management analytics platform.
Disruptive lighting control technologies including LEDs, evolving software, and wireless protocols offer additional advantages beyond energy savings.
While this lighting technology seems to add complexity, its features help to streamline facility operations.
Embracing connectivity and the IoT brings valuable benefits but it also exposes organizations to potential threats to their security, facility processes, and operational integrity.
Systematic, preventive roofing maintenance helps to identify and address any chinks in the building envelope armor.
Choosing ideal components for this type of building envelope depends on local climate and other factors.
From building management systems to the next frontier of facility technology, the benefits of IoT abound but the roadmap differs for each organization.
The November / December 2016 issue looks at smart buildings, building automation, the Internet of Things, HVAC, energy management, sustainable restrooms, lighting, and ceilings. Plus, Solutions 2017: Advancements in Products & Services.