Publication: Facilities Net

First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

High-Performance Products Make High-Performance Buildings

Today's tip is about high-performance building products.In an ideal world, high-performance buildings would always be constituted from high-performance building products. But what does "high-performance building product" mean? A roof that lasts longer ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Guaranteed Energy Performance

Today's tip is about guaranteeing energy performance.There are very few guarantees in life, and even fewer in the facilities industry. But try this one on for size: A design team guaranteeing, and staking a portion of their fee on, a particular energy ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

How Do You Manage Big Data?

Today's tip is about how to manage big data.Information is easy to collect, but it's often much more difficult to find tangible uses for that data, beyond just "Hmm, that's interesting." Any facility manager with a sophisticated, high-performance BAS ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Challenges Associated with Wireless Lighting Controls

By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor - July 2014 - LightingWhile installing wireless lighting controls can provide energy-saving opportunities, managers also must be prepared for bumps in the road while completing retrofit projects.The General Motors Co. ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Submetering Helps FMs Take Control Of Power

Most facilities have one master meter that records such factors as total facility energy use, peak demand, and power factor. While this system gives a utility information it uses to bill a facility, it does not indicate specific areas of a facility using ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Decommissioned Data Centers: What's Next?

For some organizations, thinking about a new data center occurs in tandem with planning for what will happen to the old data center. What happens when a data center has reached the end of its life? It depends on what's going to happen with the building ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Third Roof is a Charm for University of Northern Iowa

By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor - July 2014 - RoofingThe third time appears to be a charm for the efforts by the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) to find a maintenance-friendly roof for its domed football stadium on campus.A 2009 windstorm and hail ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

University Faces Major Roofing Decision After Storm

By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor - July 2014 - RoofingIn the aftermath of the 2009 storm, the university had an important decision to make on which direction to turn next. It had to decide between a PVC and sprayed-on foam roof. After considering the ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program

By Dan Hounsell, Editor - July 2014 - Maintenance & OperationsTo say the results of the surveys were somewhat surprising to the department would be an understatement. Savje and other leaders in the department believed they knew their customers.“When we ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Misconceptions About Energy Star Can Prevent Facility Managers From Seeing Its Benefits

By Angela Maas, Managing Editor - July 2014 - Energy Efficiencyenergy star , portfolio manager , energy benchmarking , energy efficiencyWhat facility manager doesn't know about Energy Star? The program is now in its 20th year, and more than 20,000 facilities ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

BACnet Data Fuels Success With Analytics

July 2014 - Building Automationbacnet , bacnet international , analytics , high performance buildingsFacility managers aim for energy efficiency and occupant comfort in high-performance buildings, from the time the building enters design all the way through ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

By Linda H. Chipperfield - July 2014 - Greensustainability , green cleaning , federal trade commission , green guides , certification , greenwashEDITOR'S PICKHow Facility Managers Say Training Budgets Have ChangedThe FTC did not issue these revised Green ... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 04 2014]

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"By using heat-recovery systems, the air conditioning tonnage was reduced by over 200 tons," Holdaway notes. "The system also resulted improved indoor airair quality by improved temperature and humidity control in the space."
...years, aesthetics have become increasingly important in projects, and certainly in commercial facilities," says John Fitzgerald of Chicago Faucets. "We're exposed to more things every day that are more cosmetic and aesthetically pleasing. To me, it's just a matter of time before that's going to start on the consumer end and trickle into the business-to-business side of it."
...not figured out how to quantify that to prove we're more productive," says Susie Reid, the university's director of operations and maintenance. "But we're early. We're just completing our second year. But the goodwill and the attitude adjustment and the people just loving the system — you can't necessarily quantify all that. But you know you're getting more out of people when they're happy."
"When I first came here (in 2004), we had a lot of pickup trucks — smaller pickup trucks and electric carts," she says. "The student population has been steadily increasing, so now there's a real push to keep vehicles off the malls. I looked at what we had, and we had way too many vehicles driving around. So we started consolidating our work pairs into work teams, and we started buying four-seaters (utility vehicles) that could pull a trailer — and we got rid of a lot of trucks."

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Guaranteed Energy Performance [Published Facilities Net - Jul 24 2014]
How Do You Manage Big Data? [Published Facilities Net - Jul 23 2014]
Local Energy Standards Play Role in Wireless Li... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 22 2014]
Challenges Associated with Wireless Lighting Co... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 22 2014]
Wireless Lighting Controls Ride LED Wave [Published Facilities Net - Jul 22 2014]
Wireless Lighting Controls: Reducing Energy Use... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 22 2014]
Submetering Helps FMs Take Control Of Power [Published Facilities Net - Jul 21 2014]
Decommissioned Data Centers: What's Next? [Published Facilities Net - Jul 19 2014]
University Faces Major Roofing Decision After S... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 18 2014]
Third Roof is a Charm for University of Norther... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 18 2014]
Submetering: Gathering Data, Uncovering Savings [Published Facilities Net - Jul 16 2014]
Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program [Published Facilities Net - Jul 16 2014]
Preventive Maintenance: Shifting a Department’s... [Published Facilities Net - Jul 16 2014]
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