Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Lighting articles below.
Discovering new products and services to improve operations is a boon to busy facility management executives. These brief interviews help illuminate useful solutions for 2016.
Efficiency and sustainability will shape the future of nonresidential construction, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey.
Will you pursue the recently extended Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (Section 179D)?
This new line of T8 LED linear lamps are designed to operate with or without a ballast.
This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.
New Yorkers may have a reputation for not being the friendliest of folks when they're busy trying to get from here to there. So what gives with them chatting with, and even hugging, a street lamp?
We are on the cusp of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, which will not only change the way we interact with technology in the workplace but shape your career as a Facility Manager. View this webinar video to find out how.
Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.
Several recently released software products for facility management tasks are highlighted.
This webinar video features a lively discussion on important but often overlooked considerations regarding LED upgrades.
When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility protection.
Joel S. Spira, a prodigious innovator, invented the first solid state electronic dimmer and founded and built Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. into a global company selling a wide array of lighting controls, passed away at his home on April 8, 2015, at age 88.
Energy codes are being examined in various parts of the country, and energy reporting is being considered as a benchmarking target. Read more about these topics in the latest issue of Facility Executive magazine.
Achieving an ideal lighting scenario with LEDs calls for consideration of myriad characteristics.
Wyndham Worldwide continues on a sustainable path for its headquarters campus in Parsippany, NJ.
LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November 10.
Facility managers must communicate how much money they will save in order to convince top management that these efforts can fund their lighting maintenance in perpetuity.
A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system readiness.
This issue of Today's Facility Manager presents several aspects for managers to consider when selecting and operating the lighting systems in and around their facilities.
Since 2012, a manufacturing facility in New Jersey has optimized production by operating on solar energy.
Revisions to codes and standards impact lighting control systems, while continued developments in LED lighting serve facility management needs.
NEW COLUMN! In this new Facility Retrofit Column, find out how the Douglas County School District in Colorado brings in natural light to classrooms and common spaces.
In this web exclusive Lighting product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market.
Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.
A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.
Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013 issue.
This case study illustrates how one house of worship found a maintenance-friendly solution with adequate output to address challenging situations.
This case study examines how the decision maker at Appalachian State University took the long-term view when he opted to go with an LED lighting solution.
One facility manager seeks advice on efforts to secure lamps to keep them from falling onto the factory floor.
In some cases, the ballast’s plastic housing can melt slightly where the glass coil connects to the ballast, the Green Guide states, noting that this “is simply a sign that the heat is escaping as intended in the design of the bulb.”
A survey of TFM readers provides insight on current and future system upgrades. From the April 2013 issue.
Keeping a close eye on equipment performance is key to reliability and efficiency. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
In partnership with NEMA enLIGHTen America, TFM is asking readers to provide insight about lighting practices, upgrades, and financing strategies. Respond by this Friday, February 22, for a chance to win a $100 gift card instantly.
Presented by TFM and NEMA's enLIGHTen America Initiative, this February 14 webinar focused on energy and green codes for lighting controls. Three experts from NEMA member companies discussed technologies and strategies, how the codes figure in, and the results that can be achieved.