Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Technology articles below.
In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.
Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.
Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.
It’s time to give up on the diets, the workouts, and the mystery of how you’ll suddenly turn into a Wall Street guru, in favor of making resolutions you can actually fulfill at your facility.
It’s not every facilities coordinator that can inspire tearful awe and admiration from his coworkers.
Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.
With massive budget cuts leading to branch closures and limiting services, libraries are re-inventing themselves to become digital literacy portals and interactive teaching spaces.
When it comes to technological advances, the devil is in the details. In the case of the Internet of Things, those details are proper deployment and support of IoT devices and the networks they rely on.
New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
More than 70 percent of workers think sitting in an office that is too warm impacts their productivity, according to new CareerBuilder survey.
Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.
Joint development of open, global specification for energy harvesting wireless communication technology will help meet growing demand for interoperable, self-powered IoT sensor solutions.
A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.
With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.
An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.
Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.
The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.
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?
Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).
Smaller tenants looking for less than 5,000 square feet represent 80% of the office market, generally take the same amount of a rep’s time,...
Facility managers can reap maximum R.O.I. on their energy systems by taking simple preventive maintenance measures this fall.
Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.
Nine out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their boss trusts them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work, according to a national survey.
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.
With water rates up more than 41% since 2011, a growing number of businesses are using smart irrigation with IoT technology for water management at their facilities.
Microsoft now holds the Guinness World Record for Quietest Place on Earth, thanks to help from Eckel Noise Control Technologies.
Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world's largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls' distributed energy storage technology.
Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.
Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.
In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.
An infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced treatment technologies can help save costs and reduce water usage in cooling towers.
A recent survey by Fonality found that nearly half of businesses don't have the business communication tools employees need to stay productive when the office is closed.
Meet the winners of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which invites children from around the world to create cars fueled by their imaginations.