SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
18 MULTIPLY SAVINGS WITH THE
BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE
Need to rev up your energy efficiency
practices? Join the Better Buildings
Challenge, a public commitment that can
help motivate your team to shave more
kilowatts off of your utility bill. This
program provides FMs with the tools and
support they need to slash 20% off their
portfolio’s energy use within 10 years.
26 A PAINT PRIMER FOR
An office paint project is different from
painting your home. To pick the best
product, you’ll need to weigh your needs
for durability, abuse resistance and strength
against regular scrubbing. This walkthrough
reviews your options for paint types and
15 Specifying ergonomic desks.
16 FM Green Update.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
As energy policy, simple payback is simpleminded.
40 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on janitorial
supplies and envelope.
54 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between manufacturing facilities.
9 How smart buildings save energy.
10 A look at emerging efficiency technologies.
12 How to quantify zero energy buildings.
13 Developments in fluorescent lighting.
COVER: A Paint Primer for FM Professionals. Page 26.