Trends Articles

This feature takes a detailed look at some of the significant product related news that will be shaping the selection process for facility managers in the future.

Larry Schoen.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne... ...Read More...

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Alternative Energy Trends: Deep Impact With Energy Retrofits

When facility managers discuss alternative energy, they need to change the conversation from cost-cutting to value... ...Read More...

Best Buy achieved its goal to reduce energy use in its stores by 20%. (Photo: Best Buy)

Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management

Across sectors, facility professionals find solutions through the Department of Energy's Better Buildings... ...Read More...

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Exterior Security Trends: The Long View

Protecting people and property requires a risk assessment and relevant... ...Read More...

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Remanufactured Furniture Trends

Old can be as good as new, especially when pursuing sustainable... ...Read More...

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Furniture Trends: Setting The Stage

Creating a workplace fit for today and the future requires insight from facility... ...Read More...

(Photo: Lutron Electronics.)

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...

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Data Center Trends: Monitoring Data Centers

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