SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: Retrofit Guide for Building Automation. Page 22.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
22 RETROFIT GUIDE FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION
Building automation systems can do more than energy
management – the right package can help you find hot
spots, intercept malfunctioning equipment, and prioritize
maintenance where it’s needed most. But how can you
narrow down which system is right for your building
when the market is so crowded? Use this walkthrough to
cut through the hype and find your best match.
26 PUT THE “M” BACK IN FM
Facilities departments are traditionally viewed as an
expense that can be slashed, and traditional management
techniques exacerbate this perception problem. Instead
of trying to drive more profit under your current business
model, change the narrative instead with these tips.
32 5 TACTICS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE
How much food ends up in the trash at your facility?
Waste diversion and more effective use of food could
make a major impact on your local landfill – and your
tipping fees. Green your dining operations by capturing
and repurposing food scraps.
17 A guide to NSF/ANSI 347 for single ply roofs.
18 Learn how to conserve water with urinals.
19 FM Green Update.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
The Wild West of renewables.
38 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on HVAC and
50 FM COST TRENDS
An update on construction materials prices.
9 How New York high-rises can fight heat loss.
10 Q&A on data center efficiency.
11 Three more cities launch mandatory benchmarking.
12 Tenant Star encourages energy-efficient leased spaces.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all
your facility and systems needs, including:
LIGHTING Induction vs. LED
SECURITY Best practices for parking
ENERGY Elevator efficiency upgrades
GREEN Guide to building certifications