Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Technology articles below.
the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.
LonMark International, a non-profit association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users, has announced new representatives to its Board of Directors.
This human interface system enables facility managers to control elevator traffic by personalizing passenger access.
Emerson Network Power offers a list of "Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Failure by Human Error."
Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.
The Focus Configurator and Spec Builder aim to facilitate choosing the ideal seating products for a project.
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A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.
This provider of trained security personnel has launched a Strategic Partnership Program to offer clients access to related products and services.
Scientists from GE Global Research and Konica Minolta have demonstrated illumination quality white OLEDs essential for producing products at lower costs.
ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.
Many IT services providers are reconsidering U.S. locations as potential sourcing destinations, including lower cost, mid-sized metropolitan areas and rural communities.
Facility managers can use the RoofGenuity modeling tool to discover the optimal roofing configuration for their buildings.
Written to complement existing standards, BICSI 002 includes requirements, recommendations, and additional information—such as site selection, layout, thermal systems, and security—that should be considered when planning and building a data center.
Last month, ANSI approved InfoComm's standard that is focused on designing and coordinating audiovisual systems in a facility.
More than 2,000 residents of remote African villages, formerly without access to electricity, are viewing the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer competition due to...
The iCOMM system allows facilities to manage and monitor their A. O. Smith water heaters and boilers remotely.
Siemens is looking for the a few good buildings—those that use its APOGEE or TALON building automation systems in the most intelligent ways.
The goal of the program is to help schools improve student-to-computer ratios and reduce their eco footprints at the same time.
Through this service, Martin Technical identifies and tests the critical components of an organization's maintenance program.
AirAdvice has released an upgrade to its BuildingAdvice energy services program, allowing for the automated generation of Energy Star Benchmarking reports for existing commercial buildings.
Five new integrated offerings aim to address a growing demand for supplier consolidation and reduced procurement costs.
For mission-critical facilities, the selection of command and control consoles is crucial.
Public input to help shape the 2010 version of Standard 90.1 is being sought through 21 proposed addenda.
Planon introduces this energy management component of its software offerings that provides tools to measure, monitor, and act upon, collected property and asset data.
Building on an existing relationship, IBM and Johnson Controls are now providing a Smart Building Solution service that can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide
BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.
This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.
The two companies will integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products with FM:Systems' facilities software to support enhanced building operation and maintenance.
Facility managers can calculate their facility water usage and potential savings using a iPhone.
With a growing emphasis on cost-effective building maintenance practices, many facility managers are looking for ways to increase elevator efficiency and performance,
A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.
Geared for small- and medium-sized organizations, the system from Panasonic Communications Company of North America supports a variety of phone types (e.g., analog, digital, IP).
This service from PeopleCube focuses on helping organizations identify how their real estate space is actually being used.