Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Lighting articles below.
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.
This article from an analyst at the U.S. EIA addresses the 34 minute power outage during Super Bowl XLVII. While the cause of the outage has been debated, some assert the type of lamps used throughout much of the Superdome had an impact on the amount of time it took to get the lights back on.
Installing occupancy sensors and daylight sensors can be an inexact science, and sensor fine tuning is best performed after the space is fully occupied, furniture is in place, and the HVAC system is balanced to the environment.
A retirement community in North Andover, MA makes changes inside and out that benefit occupants and staff.
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.