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.

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IAQ Trends: Conundrum In The Air

Ensuring healthy indoor environments often challenges energy efficiency measures.... ...Read More...

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Alternative Energy Trends: Double Vision For Green Power

AT&T has enlisted the insight of its facility managers in its pursuit of increasing alternative energy use. In this article, the executive director of energy describes the company’s roadmap for alternative... ...Read More...

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Water Conservation and Treatment Trends: Where Blue Meets Green

Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.... ...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...

Facility App Trends: Pocket Sized Productivity

From handheld devices to sophisticated field equipment, the latest technologies can help improve operations efficiency. New mobile apps and remote connectivity are reshaping the mindset of... ...Read More...

Building Automation Trends: Beyond The Building

There are many ways managers can facilitate a smarter physical infrastructure. By collecting and analyzing data, managers can discover opportunities for efficiency within and around their... ...Read More...

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Furniture Trends: The Green Scene

Carefully selected furnishings have become an essential aspect of sustainable design efforts.... ...Read More...

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Green Design Trends: Raising The Bar

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy... ...Read More...

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Security Trends: Security And Access Control

In today’s changing climate, what’s the new normal in terms of security? Constantly evolving challenges of keeping a building secure are the reality for facility... ...Read More...

Roofing Trends: Roofing In The Spotlight

Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building... ...Read More...