Facility Retrofit: Green Roof Revisit
At Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, a vegetative roof is thriving after more than a decade in place.
Friday Funny: From One Extreme To The Other – Worst Colleges And Best Law...
Best Choice Schools has released its list of the 50 top architecturally impressive law schools in the world, while Washington Monthly has announced its collection of the worst higher education institutions in the country.
Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule
Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE rule.
LVDC Design Guidelines For The Visual Environment | Second Draft Review Period Open
LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November 10.
Zero Energy Building Revenue | Expected To Exceed $1.4 Trillion Annually By 2035
Advances in building envelope technology are helping to drive the market, according to Navigant Research Report.
Today’s Facility Manager | September 2014 Issue
This issue looks at the future of facility management in both technical and human terms. The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms, Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers, Services & Maintenance: For Safety's Sake, Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management, FM Issue: Mission Critical Training, Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans, Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors, Renewable Energy: The Role Of Demand Response.
Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors
Specialty products can help mitigate door damage, lower repair costs, and reduce downtime.
Question Of The Week: Facilities Management In A Minecraft World
One tech expert floats the idea of using Microsoft's recent acquisition, Minecraft, for practical 3D facilities management floor plan layout applications.
National Disaster Resilience Competition Launched
HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.
Question of the Week: Anticipating Snow Removal
One facility management professional is looking for advice on the most cost effective way to handle snow removal.
Focus On: Building Envelope
This article features four products that cover the building envelope.
Free White Paper: Improving the Energy Efficiency Of Aging Commercial Buildings through Window Retrofits
Find out how the Renovate system can offer energy savings of up to 25%, provide consistent indoor thermal comfort, reduce outside noise transmission, contribute points towards LEED certification, and more at a lower cost than a traditional window replacement.
National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years
Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22, 1974.
July/August 2014 (Volume 27, Number 6)
While the summer months may signify a slower pace for some professions, facility managers keep especially busy with improvements to take them into the harsher months ahead.
Special Feature: Reflective Roofs
When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not one-size-fits-all.
Services & Maintenance: Customized Bird Control
Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence strategy.
FM Frequency: In-House Sociologist
Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.
Renewable Energy: Pursuing Multi-Site Solar
When seeking to install this type of system at more than one facility, several strategies may help facilitate the process.
Question Of The Week: Cooling Tower Blowdown Water Reuse?
What do I do if my plant wants to reclaim cooling tower blowdown water and use it for the purposes of landscape irrigation?
Architects Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide
The AIA will support the Guide by promoting it to its members as a resource to be used in the design phase of a building as well as by bringing the designer community perspective to the NPBDG review and update process.