SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
22 13 TIPS FOR CERTIFICATION SUCCESS
What difference does a plaque make if your
building is already green? Its presence infers
accountability – a third party has verified your
green gains. Take charge of your organization’s
certification efforts and make sure your facility gets the designation it deserves by seeing
how real-life projects, such as the Long Beach
courthouse on the cover this month, got to the
32 AN INSIDE LOOK AT CRADLE TO CRADLE
Making sure your purchases are sustainable is
a job in and of itself. When you’re focused on
reducing energy and water use, it’s hard to find
the motivation or the time to assess every
manufacturer’s green claims. If you’ve been
tasked with specifying green materials and
furnishings, look for the Cradle to Cradle label –
it verifies that products have been manufactured
responsibly, saving you time and trouble.
17 Find a second life for wallcoverings.
18 How to set up a cooking oil recycling program.
19 FM Green Update.
20 Leadership Profile – The University of Iowa.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Hack or treat!
40 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus
on outdoor lighting and carpet.
58 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between warehouse/office facilities.
9 The value of in-house lighting audits.
10 The next frontier of LED efficiency.
12 How cities are leading in energy innovation.
14 Smart sensors that monitor envelope conditions.
COVER: 13 Tips for Certification Success. Page 22. Cover Design by
Elisa Geneser, Art Director. Photo courtesy of Robb Williamson / AECOM.
WARREN PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY