In-Depth Articles Articles

These feature stories include coverage of the issues faced by facility managers, case studies from the facility manager’s perspective, and special reports.

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Lighting Trends: Lighting Controls Update

Revisions to codes and standards impact lighting control systems, while continued developments in LED lighting serve facility management...Read More...

Energy modeling provides multiple insights, and one of these is how much energy individual facility systems are currently using—alongside the potential reductions that would result from conservation measures. (Image: VFA, Inc.)

Services & Maintenance: Energy Improvement Plans

Maximize benefits by integrating conservation measures into long-term capital...Read More...

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K-12 Case Study: Education Renovation

New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis,...Read More...

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FM Issue: Safer And Stronger

As part of a campus-wide risk management initiative, the University of Iowa focuses on fire...Read More...

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Data Center Trends: Monitoring Data Centers

Paramount to their operation is keeping tabs on power...Read More...

The City of Philadelphia stepped up its composting efforts during its city marathon in November 2012. (Photo: SCA.)

Services & Maintenance: Composting Programs

Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to...Read More...

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FM Issue: Withstand The Weather

Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is...Read More...

Data made available through a digital automation system may be used for both informational purposes (such as to facility guests) or as actionable data for the facility management staff. (Photo: KMC Controls.)

HVAC Trends: Controls Conversion

For HVAC systems, moving from pneumatic to digital streamlines operations and...Read More...

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High Tech Case Study: Fitting In

Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative...Read More...

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2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in...Read More...