SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
14 The benefits of Health Product Declarations.
17 Renewable plastic and a new LEED pilot credit.
9 How to reduce data center energy usage.
10 Integrated controls for lighting and HVAC.
11 Where energy improvement is still needed.
12 The largest net zero retrofit in the U.S.
COVER: Facility Teams Get Swapped for Better Buildings Challenge. Page 18.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Making office interiors work harder.
46 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on roofing.
50 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between university residence halls.
18 FACILITY TEAMS GET SWAPPED FOR
BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE
Would you allow another facility team to poke around
your building and shine a light on energy waste? A fresh
set of eyes could find the savings opportunities your
department has missed. Hilton Worldwide and Whole
Foods were the first volunteers to trade places as part of
the Better Buildings SWAP – see what they found.
26 PRODUCT INNOVATIONS 2016
Building interiors need to work harder as the densification
trend continues and the average space per office occupant
shrinks. Smart FMs support occupants with the right
furniture, lighting and technology options. This year’s
winners in BUILDINGS’ annual Product Innovations
award program cover a range of diverse solutions for FMs
evaluated on performance, sustainability and maintenance requirements.
40 SQUEEZE EFFICIENCY FROM WINDOW
Window replacement isn’t cheap, but neither are existing
windows if they’re outdated and inefficient. Familiarize
yourself with specifications, performance measurements,
costs and energy savings to get the most bang for your
buck from a window upgrade project. 40