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: Access To Data: Anytime, Anywhere

Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized....Read More...

As utilities struggle with increased demand, users are encouraged to cut usage. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Proactive Energy Management

Access to real-time and historical information on usage leads to more efficient operations. Also featured is a look into the lighting controls retrofit at the Empire State Building. Find out how intelligent energy management tools can help facility managers track power usage and gather actionable...Read More...

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Special Feature: Zeftron Nylon Business Leader Timothy Blount

This special feature salutes the 20 year relationship between Zeftron®, fms, and...Read More...

PHOTO: Interaction between building systems (lighting and HVAC, for instance) helps facility managers increase efficiencies. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Lighting That Performs

The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy...Read More...

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FM Issue: Signature Perimeter Security

Security directors from two signature buildings (one in Chicago and another in Philadelphia) explain how they secure their buildings’ perimeters. A bonus article explains the important role of lighting in perimeter...Read More...

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Manufacturing Case Study: New And Improved

Posty Cards, Inc., a Kansas City, MO manufacturer of personalized corporate greeting cards was recognized with LEED Platinum certification in April 2012. This topped off a "once in a generation" expansion and renovation project for the 64 year old...Read More...

This RoofPoint Registered Project for Headquarters Honda in Clermont, FL, features a vegetative roof area that offset storm water retention requirements, allowing the building owner to increase the number of car service bays without constructing an on-site drainage pond. Controlled roof daylighting in the service area and a 126 kW rooftop PV system reduces the facility’s electricity demand from the grid.

Green Roof Trends: From LEED® To RoofPoint

There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific...Read More...

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Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Under Pressure

Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is...Read More...

FM Issue: Power Reliability For Facility Managers

FM Issue: Power Reliability For Facility Managers

Keeping electricity demands "current" can be a challenge. A sound strategy wil go beyond making sure the lights stay...Read More...