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.

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...

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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...

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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...

At the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training facility, walkway pads on the roof not only minimize the risk of falls, but also delineate pathways to equipment. The 145,000 square foot sports facility opened in August 2006. (Photo: Firestone Building Products)

Roofing Trends: Limiting Overhead Risk

Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity....Read More...

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Green Cleaning Trends: Cleaning With Electrolyzed Water

This chemical free process may help facilities further green maintenance goals. From the October 2013...Read More...