The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.
ARCHIBUS, Inc., will be holding its 2005 ARCHIBUS/FM Users’ Conference-Europe from November 6-8 at the Sheraton Heathrow, London, UK. The London conference will offer users from Europe, Asia, and Africa a more convenient locale in which to interact with ARCHIBUS staff, peers, and partners. The conference will offer more than 20 technical and management-level sessions. In addition, ARCHIBUS, Inc. executive
A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity.
The second day of Green By Design 2 in Grand Rapids, MI featured another round of interesting and informative sessions. (To read my observations about the first day of the event, see previous posting, “A day of sustainable ideas.”) Sponsored by the Wege Foundation, Steelcase, and Grand Rapids Community College, Green By Design focused on ways for companies to develop, manufacture, and distribute
More than 300 experts recently spent three days in Belfast, Northern Ireland talking about toilets. According to a Reuters report, A lot was achieved, including the finalization of a protocol setting out global standards for the provision and hygiene of public toilets, says Raymond Martin, director of the Irish Toilet Association. Another highlight was…the unveiling of Belfast’s first public UriLift
At last week’s FEBRAVA 2005 Trade Show in San Paolo, Brazil, James Wolf and Jeff Moe, global environmental policy executives for Trane, each delivered a presentation on the topic of “Global Warming and Energy Conservation.” The international show and exhibition receives approximately 24,000 participants annually from the refrigeration, HVAC and air treatment industries. Wolf, vice president and
Interesting article posting online regarding the “Six Sigma
TFM Managing Editor Anne Vazquez reports from the road. I had a busy and enjoyable day today in Grand Rapids, MI attending Green By Design 2, a symposium focusing on innovative ways for companies to develop, manufacture, and distribute “eco-effective” products and services. This is being sponsored by the Wege Foundation, Steelcase, and Grand Rapids Community College. The day was jam packed with events,
Underfloor air distribution systems provide potential immediate and long-term cost savings for facility managers when compared to traditional overhead systems, including lower energy, remodeling, and installation costs, according to Troy, MI-based engineering firm Peter Basso Associates. These systems, which have been used for years in Europe, are gaining popularity in North America as their potential benefits are
Airborne emissions from indoor materials and furnishings have the potential to release harmful or odorous volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) into indoor spaces. In fact, most individual products may release up to hundreds of individual VOCs such as toluene, benzene, and formaldehyde. One of the most common approaches to minimizing the effect of these emissions is to use low emitting products or those that will