Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Lighting articles below.
A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.
Projects with notable energy savings will receive awards from the LEEP campaign and will be profiled on the site. The deadline for submitting project information is November 30, 2013. Results and awards will be announced on February 2014.
The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.
The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.
The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.
A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.
So much for the low tech, but creative Post-it note war FacilityBlog covered in 2011. This high tech stunt elevates playful building art to a new level.
With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.
In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don't stop!
With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.
From the inside out, recent improvements at this New Hampshire hospital were focused on patient care.
For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
How can the most suitable lighting for mechanical rooms be determined?
Barilla America, Inc., the U.S. division of the Italy-based food maker, has a new facility in Avon, NY.
This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.
This web exclusive comes from Karl Williams, vice president of energy solutions for Rexel, Inc.
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The Bottom Line — A hypothetical facility switches to LED lighting and saves $216,268 over the lifetime of the LED fixture
The company's mid-power 2323 product was scrutinized under the EPA recognized IES LM80 test.
Some 500 million T12 fluorescent tubes are still being illuminated in U.S. buildings every day. That will start to change on July 1, 2012, however, when commonly used T12s will no longer be manufactured in—or imported to— the United States.
A 2007 federal law calls for manufacturers to cease making these products beginning January 1, 2012.
The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate in the event of a power outage. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency.
SYLVANIA is now an Authorized Service Center Subcontractor for Lutron, performing services related to system start-up, programming, and more.
One way to minimize vandalism is to make sure elevators are operating efficiently. A defective relay or a damaged door track can slow performance and create long wait times. More tips are available.
The sign company headquartered in Moorestown, NJ has introduced a new division, focused on signage and lighting services.
Larson Electronics has introduced a new product to its line of explosion proof and hazardous location drop lights.
Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial buildings, and more site electricity is consumed for lighting than for any other end use category,...
This year's TFM/NEMA survey reflects facility managers' collective desires to find value when considering lighting upgrades.
Join Us For a Free NEMA Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building Efficiency
Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial...
This web exclusive comes from Paula D. Ziegenbein, LC, LEED AP, Application Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.
This Web Exclusive comes from Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences.
The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it seems.
One member will receive the Bernard H. Falk Award, and five others NEMA's Kite and Key Award.
The Crowne Plaza Times Square hotel recouped more than 25% of its investment in a lighting upgrade.