SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: Tackle Sustainability. Page 24. Cover Design by Elisa Geneser,
Art Director. Photo courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all your
facility and systems needs, including:
ENVELOPE Air leakage testing
SAFETY Active shooter warnings
GREEN Solar water heater maintenance
LIGHTING Wireless controls
9 How Pennzoil Place slashed its utility bill by 50%.
10 Measuring and interpreting indoor light levels.
11 Iowa erects its first net-zero building.
13 NREL achieves six LEED Platinum certifications with off-the-shelf strategies.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Let occupants drive your green goals.
42 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on carpet/flooring and
67 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparisons of cancer center treatment centers and
adaptive reuse projects.
24 TACKLE SUSTAINABILITY
The same green strategies used at sports facilities
can apply to your building even if you don’t manage
a stadium. See what pro teams are doing to score
environmental success and adapt their tactics to fit
32 7 FUNDAMENTALS OF GREEN O&M
How much does sustainability influence your daily
operations? The greenest buildings aren’t aiming for
a one-time sustainability target. Instead, every facet
of O&M at these properties is steered by key green
principles. Refresh your green O&M practices with
these seven principles.
38 BIRD-FRIENDLY BUILDING OR AVIAN ABATTOIR?
To your occupants, huge expanses of glass are an
aesthetically pleasing way to let in natural light. To
birds, however, they can be deadly – the animals
perceive it as sky and attempt to fly through it, fatally
injuring themselves in a collision. These bird-safe
retrofits will help you extend your green practices to
include local wildlife.
17 How to deal with HVAC noise complaints.
20 A look at ENERGY STAR’s Waste Wise program.
21 LEED generates higher hotel revenue.