Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Research articles below.
The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index from commercial property insurer FM Global probes business vulnerabilities in nearly 130 nations.
As we get ready to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, a survey reveals that American workers may finally be changing their vacation-avoiding ways.
The neural study on Sky Factory’s Open Sky Compositions has earned EDRA’s Certificate of Research Excellence.
A focus on energy efficiency services uncovers growth opportunities in integrated facilities management in the SEA region, according to the research and consulting firm.
According to a new report, evolutions in technology, delivery models, and customer demand are spurring the digital transformation of commercial buildings.
This document highlights the results that a number of facility management teams at convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, and other public assembly spaces have achieved through the use of LEED green building rating system.
A new report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance offers insights, shares results on strategies for sports facilities managers.
This workplace design approach continues to appeal to many organizations. A recent survey examines motivations and results.
Produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Alliant Insurance Services, the Managing Risk in the Construction Industry report provides insight for contractors, as well as building owners.
MIT research finds the reconstruction of this building during the late 19th century was so hindered by pollution that the British government convened scientific inquiries into the effects of the atmosphere on the new building.
In new research the Campbell Institute examines the need for more equal distribution around environmental, social, and economic factors.
Cool roofs and porous pavement are among the strategies touted in "Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, DC," authored by Capital E — focused on citywide adoption of smart surface technologies.
According to forecasters at Dodge Data & Analytics, the President-elect's background and experience in construction and real estate is a welcome development for the U.S. construction industry.
This amendment to the Montreal Protocol focuses on a global phase down of production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Utilizing data from its 2016 Office Experience Exchange Report (EER), BOMA compiled a list of the most and least expensive office markets in the United States, both in terms of operating expenses and rental rates.
Recent research finds that the smart building market suffers from a fragmented ecosystem and that proprietary building automation solutions dominate. Still, that is expected to change. Where are facility management stakeholders on this spectrum?
In the commercial sector, modeled costs for the first quarter of 2016 were down 4% from the fourth quarter of 2015.
New research from IFMA and Global FM showcases the factors contributing to the tremendous growth of the facility management profession.
The report explores how leadership in energy management has changed over time to deliver increased business value. Energy efficiency is just the beginning.
A report from global firm Arup examines impacts of vegetation on the building envelope in cities. Is it more than "architectural window dressing?"
The paper examines an array of Clean Power Plan strategies related to buildings, ranging from incremental to transformational.
The company donated $100K for development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants.
Simply redesigning the facility doesn't solve every engagement issue, but it can go a long way to energize and inspire employees in their work.
AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
As part of a research partnership, this survey asks facility managers, commissioning and other consultants, and IT personnel to weigh in on cyber security for facilities.
First ever use of control group to measure effectiveness of workplace flexibility program shows increased job satisfaction, reduced burnout and stress, say U Minnesota and MIT Sloan co-authors.
Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.
In new research, JLL acknowledges the challenge to ensure critical global compliance goals across multiple dimensions are achieved.
Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants' scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.
A new wave of robotic software is revolutionizing the way businesses approach staffing and changing the services demanded of outsourcing providers, according to a new research report from Mindfields Consulting.
Of the 15 firms profiled, three emerged as Market Leaders and 12 followed closely as Contenders.
Zero energy commercial buildings are cropping up across the United States according to a report released earlier this year.
A life cycle assessment conducted by a Massachusetts-based university found the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer to be the most sustainable way to dry hands.
The facility was chosen for the study due to its already energy efficient operations.