Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. white paper articles below.
From small city colleges to large research universities, schools across the U.S. rush to complete renovations and construction projects during the summer months, when traffic on campus is minimal. This eBook explains how schools can start projects faster by changing their project delivery.
Although recent advancements in technology have made elevators more energy efficient than ever, regenerative type of drives in elevators can prevent a building’s generator from performing its essential job.
Job Order Contracting is a great way to complete construction procurement projects quickly and on budget. Download this eBook from Gordian to learn more.
Flipping the switch to LED lighting is no longer simply about optimizing energy use: When combined with sensors, controls, and networks, buildings become smart—gaining even greater efficiencies.
Download this white paper from Gordian and explore the latest higher ed facilities trends, benchmarks, and best practices.
Download this white paper from Gordian and explore how traditional estimating methods contribute to inaccurate construction budgets, learn why predictive cost data was developed, and find out when to use it.
Download this white paper from HID and learn how HDP provides a reduced cost of ownership, the superior durability of HDP ID cards, why it’s more difficult to corrupt an HDP-printed image, and more.
Download this white paper from HID and learn how to define, evaluate and ultimately select the ideal secure issuance provider to meet your specific credential needs.
Download this free white paper from nora and learn how the project team at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children used a post-occupancy evaluation to study the contributing factors and outcomes of the flooring selection on clinical efficiency.
Download this free white paper from HID and learn about the latest systems, technologies, and trends in the access control industry.
For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.
Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).
The rental economy is redefining how companies do business. In this white paper, CORT explores how Facility Managers can capitalize on this trend and its impact on the workplace.
The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.
FREE WHITE PAPER: How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning And Cuts Operational Costs
This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.
In this paper, guidelines are established for selecting a new site or assessing an existing one. Common risks that affect the availability of a business are defined and techniques for minimizing these risks are presented.
Physical security is critical to achieving availability goals of mission critical facilities. Security of the data center accounts for it’s surroundings as well as data processing equipment inside and the systems supporting them. In this paper, systems for providing secure facilities are recommended and best practices for physical security are explained.
DCV can provide good indoor air quality while also delivering substantial energy and cost savings...especially for facilities and zones with highly variable and unpredictable occupancy, such as meeting rooms, classrooms, theaters, auditoriums, gyms, cafeterias/restaurants, retail stores, and hotels.
Learn what Facebook and SAP already know. Get the "Enhancing Building Performance" white paper to learn how everyday facilities professionals are becoming heroes to their corporations.
The level of sophisticated energy profiling needed by high-volume consumers is unobtainable using the standard utility meter found at the facility’s main electrical service entrance. In response to the need for more granularity in terms of the energy intelligence needed to optimize today’s facility operations, electric submeters continue to provide a cost-effective way to help identify literally thousands of dollars in reduced energy savings opportunities.
The Bottom Line — A hypothetical facility switches to LED lighting and saves $216,268 over the lifetime of the LED fixture