SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
15 A guide to GreenCircle certification.
16 Inside the CDC’s new Legionella toolkit.
9 Beware the fine print in performance contracts.
10 The health benefits of solar power.
11 Energy and water savings strategies.
12 Are LED downlights economically viable?
COVER: A LEED-Inspired Model for Landscapes. Page 18. Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
Photo: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
What has green certification achieved?
38 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on lighting and HVAC.
50 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison of adaptive reuse school projects.
18 A LEED-INSPIRED MODEL FOR
How green is your property? This sustainable
certification complements green building
designations to encourage the development of
beautiful, functional and regenerative landscapes.
Explore the performance criteria and determine
whether your space could benefit.
26 THINK OUTSIDE THE TROFFER
Linear fluorescent lamps are a workhorse in
indoor commercial applications, but more efficient
alternatives are putting that horse out to pasture.
Upgrade outdated, inefficient troffers with LED
retrofit kits to take advantage of energy savings.
30 5 TIPS FOR REFRESHING
How long has it been since you updated your
restroom? This space is often neglected during
office renovations, but an outdated one speaks
volumes about the organization that owns it.
Ensure a successful restroom renovation with
these tips. 18