Awards

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.

Sponsored Content

TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Simplifies Rooftop Retrofits

The TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Packaged Cooling and Heating Units allow building owners to replace outdated 3 – 12.5 ton rooftop units simply and affordably.

Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of Date

Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.

SmartStart Program Incentivizes Hotel To Upgrade To LED Lighting

After learning about financial incentives provided by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands realized that substantial improvements to the hotel’s energy efficiency would be cost effective.

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Featured Video

Impact of Millennials on Networks

The Millennial generation is slated to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the United States alone by 2025. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.

Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels

Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).

Friday Funny: Let’s Go Streaking! For The Love Of Coffee?

In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.

SRM-872 & Security Center 5.5 Transportation Safety

The SRM-872 mobile NVR now fully integrates with the Security Center 5.5 unified security platform for transportation safety.

New Report: Global FM Market Tops $1 Trillion

New research from IFMA and Global FM showcases the factors contributing to the tremendous growth of the facility management profession.

AASHE Competition Highlights 20 Sustainability Semi-Finalists

Next month, the competition will award one higher education institution a $50,000 prize to be used toward a new or existing sustainability project on its campus.

New Report: Global FM Market Tops $1 Trillion

New research from IFMA and Global FM showcases the factors contributing to the tremendous growth of the facility management profession.

Kent State Opens First Gluten-Free University Dining Hall

Sodexo, the food service provider at Kent State University, helped design and will manage the first entirely certified gluten-free university dining hall in the country.

Inspect Your Roof Before Winter Arrives

Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.

ASTM Wind Resistance Standard For Asphalt Shingles Updated

ARMA led the process to update the ASTM wind resistance standard for asphalt roofing shingles to ensure that it complies with the latest methods.

FM Alert: New OSHA Whistleblower Settlement Guidelines

OSHA has issued new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases.

RSS Business Facilities – Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

  • Sprawl or Tall? September 23, 2016
    Los Angeles, finally running out of room to build out, is struggling with a growing imperative to build up. Read Sprawl or Tall? on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.
  • Call For Entries: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year September 21, 2016
    Submissions for Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted. Read Call For Entries: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.
  • Hotwire Communications Relocates HQ To Florida September 21, 2016
    The telecommunications company’s headquarters relocation will create 375 new jobs in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Read Hotwire Communications Relocates HQ To Florida on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.
  • Arizona is Growing by Leaps and Bounds September 20, 2016
    With its population growing at twice the national rate, Arizona’s growth strategy includes generous incentives, job-training assistance, valued R&D assets and energy conservation. Read Arizona is Growing by Leaps and Bounds on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.
  • WeddingWire To Expand, Create 200 New Jobs in Maryland September 19, 2016
    The growing wedding and event company plans to extend its corporate headquarters in Montgomery County, MD. Read WeddingWire To Expand, Create 200 New Jobs in Maryland on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Question Of The Week

Question Of The Week: How Can I Protect My Facility From A Wildfire?

Heaviland Landscape Management provides tips for appropriate landscaping and maintaining defensible space to prevent property damage during a wildfire.

Past Questions

Question Of The Week: 10 Energy Management Strategies

How many of these 10 key tactics do you employ in your energy management program?

Question of the Week: Can Rearranging Employee Seating Improve Performance, Profits?

For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.

Question Of The Week: What Is A High Performance Building?

To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.

Product News

Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels

Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).

SRM-872 & Security Center 5.5 Transportation Safety

The SRM-872 mobile NVR now fully integrates with the Security Center 5.5 unified security platform for transportation safety.

Kerto LVL Engineered Wood by Metsä Wood

Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is a state-of-the-art lightweight engineered wood product used in all types of construction projects.

StrongArm FLx ErgoSkeleton Posture Support

The FLx ERgoSkeleton is designed for posture support while lifting and rotating.

Howden JETFAN System Ventilation

The JETFAN System is an alternative option for underground parking garage ventilation.

Featured Knowlege Channels

Apply Lean Principles To Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity & Lower Costs

Improve efficiency, increase productivity, and lower costs by applying Lean principles to facility cleaning in industrial manufacturing and office environments, working on-site to reduce waste.

FACILITYBLOG

Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels

Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).

Friday Funny: Let’s Go Streaking! For The Love Of Coffee?

In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.

SRM-872 & Security Center 5.5 Transportation Safety

The SRM-872 mobile NVR now fully integrates with the Security Center 5.5 unified security platform for transportation safety.

New Report: Global FM Market Tops $1 Trillion

New research from IFMA and Global FM showcases the factors contributing to the tremendous growth of the facility management profession.

AASHE Competition Highlights 20 Sustainability Semi-Finalists

Next month, the competition will award one higher education institution a $50,000 prize to be used toward a new or existing sustainability project on its campus.

What's Popular

Howden JETFAN System Ventilation

The JETFAN System is an alternative option for underground parking garage ventilation.

ASTM Wind Resistance Standard For Asphalt Shingles Updated

ARMA led the process to update the ASTM wind resistance standard for asphalt roofing shingles to ensure that it complies with the latest methods.

StrongArm FLx ErgoSkeleton Posture Support

The FLx ERgoSkeleton is designed for posture support while lifting and rotating.

EDF Reports On Energy Management Trends

The report explores how leadership in energy management has changed over time to deliver increased business value. Energy efficiency is just the beginning.

FACILITY EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE

The HVAC Factor: Sound Attenuation For Exposed Ductwork

Minimizing unwanted noise throughout a facility calls for examining HVAC ductwork system components, and their operation.

Facility Retrofit: Keeping Cool With Lower Energy Costs

In central Florida, a county library facility employs thermal energy storage via ice for space cooling during peak demand hours.

Roofing Maintenance, Dollars And Sense

A well-defined proactive roofing maintenance plan delivers value by maximizing roof performance and service life.

Lighting Maintenance: LED Lighting Retrofits

While the benefits are increasingly clear, facilities should note these four tips to avoid LED lighting failure.

What's popular

The HVAC Factor: Sound Attenuation For Exposed Ductwork

Minimizing unwanted noise throughout a facility calls for examining HVAC ductwork system components, and their operation.

Facility Retrofit: Keeping Cool With Lower Energy Costs

In central Florida, a county library facility employs thermal energy storage via ice for space cooling during peak demand hours.

Roofing Maintenance, Dollars And Sense

A well-defined proactive roofing maintenance plan delivers value by maximizing roof performance and service life.

Lighting Maintenance: LED Lighting Retrofits

While the benefits are increasingly clear, facilities should note these four tips to avoid LED lighting failure.

July / August 2016 Issue (Volume 29, Number 4)

This issue looks at trends in facility security. Plus, HVAC, thermal energy, pest control, power protection for IoT, LED lighting, green roofing, and more.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 29, Number 3)

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

Past Issues

Facility Executive | March / April 2016 Issue

This issue looks at smart lighting trends, how to choose carpet and flooring, physical security planning, and energy efficiency for data centers. Plus, wellness and water conservation.

Education

Impact of Millennials on Networks

The Millennial generation is slated to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the United States alone by 2025. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

How Wi-Fi Has Advanced the Development of New NBase-T Solutions

CommScope’s Technical Engineer Robert Matthew presents how Wi-Fi has advanced from a consumer model to something more predominately enterprise, how that has affected cabling solutions, and Spatial streams and performance.

Did You Miss Our “Can IoT Live Up To The Hype Within Your Facility”...

View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .

Did You Miss Our “Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of...

View this free webinar video to understand how the newest building automation system benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.

Featured Video: MovinCool Applications Overview

In every industry, heat and moisture are dangerous to employees, processes and equipment. Protect your valuable assets in even the hottest environments with MovinCool's adaptable and cost-effective portable room air conditioner solutions.

Did You Miss Our “Your Air May Be Destroying Productivity” Webinar?

The accumulation of airborne pollutants can cost as much as $6,500 per employee per year in lost productivity. Watch this free video webinar and learn about the significant return on investment improved IAQ can have in facilities.

Breaker Retrofill By Schneider Electric

Smaller than the standard 36", this product facilitates upgrades to electrical equipment in smaller spaces without requiring replacement of the switchgear lineup.

SERVICE NEWS

Data Center Assessment From Future Facilities

The provider of engineering simulation software for data centers has introduced an Assessment Service for The Green Grid’s new Performance Indicator.

Benchmark In-building Cellular Signal Mapping Services From CBRE

With dependable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage a must-have amenity for today’s businesses, CBRE's new Cellular Signal Mapping service certifies in-building network quality.

Dude Solutions Software Partners With BELFOR Property Restoration

This provides expanded resources for facility operators facing a disaster recovery situation.

Data Center Fit Program Up By Instor

This program is designed to significantly accelerate time-to-completion for data center white space build-outs, compared to traditional facility expansion strategies.

White Papers & Case Studies

Hotel Case Study: A Vision By The Sea

In Gloucester, MA, the site of an old factory is transformed with the construction of the full-service Beauport Hotel.

Facility Case Study: Sylvania | The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (LED Retrofit)

When considering upgrading its halogen lamps to LEDs to save energy, the museum wanted to ensure that any new light maintained a true rendering of the art, and as the mediums were illuminated, the artists’ message or creation were not dulled.

Healthcare Case Study: Opportunity For Innovation

Allegheny Health Network leveraged design-led construction to fast track construction and elevate patient care at a new healthcare facility.

Education Case Study: Wellness In Action

At The George Washington University, LEED Platinum facility design fosters its mission of public health education.

Case Study: Senior Living Transformation

With its roots in healthcare, Sun Health formed a partnership with the Banner Health system that eventually led to a new focus for the company—from that of an acute care provider to a healthy living provider.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

LEED v4 Impact On Painting Decisions

The launch of LEED v4 has led applicators and specifiers to look for paints and coatings that meet updated requirements and provide top-notch performance.

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

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Sponsored Content

TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Simplifies Rooftop Retrofits

The TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Packaged Cooling and Heating Units allow building owners to replace outdated 3 – 12.5 ton rooftop units simply and affordably.

Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of Date

Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.

SmartStart Program Incentivizes Hotel To Upgrade To LED Lighting

After learning about financial incentives provided by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands realized that substantial improvements to the hotel’s energy efficiency would be cost effective.

Four Ways To Combat Deferred Maintenance Demands

To break the cycle of deferred projects and backlog buildup, facility executives have four options that can help them tackle the growing list of needs at many stages along the construction process.

Case Study: Senior Living Transformation

With its roots in healthcare, Sun Health formed a partnership with the Banner Health system that eventually led to a new focus for the company—from that of an acute care provider to a healthy living provider.

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