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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FM Issue: Financing Renewable Energy

Funding options are increasing for facility managers who want to pursue a cleaner power supply. From the October 2013...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Stemming The Tide

Facility managers can stop water and energy use from going down the drain. From the September 2013...Read More...

The marble in the lobby and bathtubs in the guestrooms are two interior elements reused for the new hotel. (Photo: University of WI Oshkosh Foundation.)

Hotel Case Study: At Your Service

On the banks of Fox River in Oshkosh, WI, a new Best Western Premier delivers business and pleasure. From the September 2013...Read More...

Energy Management Trends: The Power Of Plugs

A growing share of facility energy use comes from plug loads. From the September 2013...Read More...

In Boston, the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was designed with features to protect against future hurricanes and storm surges. Opened in April 2013, the facility’s ground floor has no essential hospital functions and was raised 30" above flood elevations to account for sea level rise. (Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto.)

FM Issue: The Calm Before The Storm

In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013...Read More...

After a renovation of the BWI Airport Marriott in Hanover, MD, LEDs were installed throughout. This provides an estimated 84% savings in energy consumption, with total annual savings estimated at $21,078. (Photo: LED Source.)

Service & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs

Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013...Read More...

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Security Trends: Elevating Safeguards

Security tools broaden access control capabilities, with an eye on increased mobility. From the August 2013...Read More...

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Manufacturing Case Study: At A Swift Pace

A manufacturing plant in Welland, Ontario was renovated and expanded to deliver timely production. From the August 2013...Read More...

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FM Issue: Cool Down

Facility factors, such as roof slope and climate, impact the benefit of reflective roofs. From the August 2013...Read More...

Construction of this new facility was completely supported by state funds that were earmarked to be used only for construction, equipment, and furniture for the building. (Photo: Mt. San Jacinto College.)

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof

A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013...Read More...