9 An emerging
to lighting retrofits.
10 Set yourself up for
energy success with
12 LED retrofits vs.
14 New LED lighting is a
17 Get the most out of your
air filtration system.
18 Creating a more
20 How to maximize LEED
points in water efficiency.
21 What’s in the new WELL
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Machine learning makes
data more efficient.
This month’s section
starts with a focus
on water heaters and
38 FM COST TRENDS
MACHINE LEARNING 101: IS PREDICTIVE
ANALYTICS POSSIBLE IN YOUR FACILITY?
THE THREE VITAL ROLES OF ROOFING
Today’s facility manager might balk at the term
“machine learning,” but the potential of this technology
in the built environment is neither HAL from 2001: A
Space Odyssey nor an automated replacement for
facility professionals. Machine learning combines data
analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver key facility
insights, helping you make more cost-effective and
Roofing insulation doesn’t get much respect, but it
affects your building’s performance, operations cost
and service life on a daily basis. A typical low-slope
roof relies on insulation to provide a thermal barrier,
drainage and a working platform; improving its
performance in each role increases your roof’s ROI.