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Strategies for Facility Professionals

FM Strategies: Legionella Standard
Part 1: ASHRAE Standard 188 Requires Risk Management to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease
Part 2: Standard 188: A Good Start to Preventing Legionnaires' Disease
Part 3: Legal Significance of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015

FM Strategies: Green Product Standards
Part 1: Third-Party Green Standards Fuel Growth of Sustainable Building Products
Part 2: Green Standards Guide Purchasing for Facility Managers

FaciliThon Aims To Draw High School Students Into Facility Management Careers

FM Strategies: Real-Time Energy Management
How Real-Time Energy Monitoring Saves Energy

FM Strategies: Funding for Healthcare Facilities
Part 1: Innovative Funding Sources Provide Upgrades to Healthcare Facilities’ Infrastructures
Part 2: Healthcare Facilities Use PPAs to Fund Infrastructure Improvements

FM Strategies: Disaster Response
Disaster Response Planning Tips from Preparedness and Remediation Pros

FM Strategies: Data Center Energy Efficiency
Part 1: Beyond PUE: The Big Picture Of Data Center Energy Efficiency
Part 2: To Drive Data Center Efficiency, eBay Combined Facilities And IT Departments

FM Strategies: Arc Flash
Part 1: With Arc Flash, Data Center ‘Culture Problems’ Can Add To Hazards
Part 2: Some Data Center Personnel Lack Needed Electrical Background For Arc Flash Safety

FM Strategies: Open Plenum Ceilings
Open Plenum Ceiling Design: Careful Consideration Can Lead To Range of Benefits

FM Strategies: Retrocommissioning
Part 1: Retrocommissioning Improves Energy Efficiency in High-Performing Buildings
Part 2: Key Findings from Retrocommissioning a High-Performance Building

FM Strategies: Data Center Cooling
Part 1: Out Of Data Center Cooling Capacity? Take A Closer Look At Airflow
Part 2: Weigh Risks And Alternatives Before Increasing Data Center Cooling Capacity

FM Strategies: Open Office Plans
Part 1: How to Muffle Noise Issues in Open Offices
Part 2: Sound Strategies for Open Offices

FM Strategies: ADA
Avoiding ADA Lawsuits

FM Strategies: Crisis Communication
Options for Occupant Communications Improve, But Message Clarity is Critical

FM Strategies: Solar Grows, Price Decreases
Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

FM Strategies: Data Center Hot Spots
Part 1: Five Low-Cost Steps To Reduce Hot Spots In A Data Center
Part 2: Problem: Adding Servers Without Concern For Cooling

FM Strategies: Open Floor Plan
The Complicated Question of Open Floor Office Plans

FM Strategies: Healthcare Interiors
Part 1: Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Education
Part 2: Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

FM Strategies: VFDs
Part 1: Analyze VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Retrofit Applications To Ensure Savings
Part 2: VFDs Offer Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

FM Strategies: Video Surveillance
Video Surveillance: Keep Your Analog and Have Your IP Too

FM Strategies: Fire Sprinkler Maintenance
Sprinkler Maintenance: Important Part of Fire Prevention

FM Strategies: Cost of LEED
Part 1: Is There Still A LEED Premium?
Part 2: LEED Certification: Are You Just Buying a Plaque?

FM Strategies: EPAct 179D Deductions
Can 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Deductions Be Saved?

FM Strategies: HVAC Efficiency
Equipment, Operations Both Offer Areas For Improved HVAC Efficiency

FM Strategies: BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus
Part 1: BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus: Getting What You Want
Part 2: With Building Automation Protocols, Devil Is In The Details

FM Strategies: LEED-EBOM
Improved Energy Performance is One of Many Goals for New LEED-EBOM

FM Strategies: Safer High-Rises
Employing All Available Evacuation Options Leads to Safer High-Rises

FM Strategies: Halon Alternatives
Halon Alternatives Provide Suppression Without Hurting Environment

Profile: John Balzer, Froedtert Health
John Balzer Builds Team to Transform Operating Rooms to Hybrid Surgical Suites

Profile: Joe Markling, BOMA
Markling Hopes To Open Doors As BOMA Chairman

Profile: Ted Whiting, ARIA
Ted Whiting: Technology Key to Surveillance Success at ARIA

Profile: Edward Piccinich, SL Green Realty Corp.
Part 1: For SL Green, Office Building Repositioning Goes Beyond Curb Appeal
Part 2: SL Green Focuses on Ongoing Maintenance

Profile: Ernst-Pierre Toussaint, Field Museum
Field Museum Benefits from an Ice Age

Profile: Alexander Kogan, Rockefeller University
Part 1: Facility Management and IT Team Up at Rockefeller University
Part 2: Data Centers, IT Infrastructure Benefit from Cooperation Between Facility Management and IT

Profile: Harry Hobbs, InterContinental
Part 1: Never Too Early to be Better at the InterContinental San Francisco
Part 2: Energy Audit Leads to Further Energy Savings, LEED Gold

Profile: Jim Cooke, Toyota
Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

Profile: Bob Holesko, HEI Hotels
Part 1: Bob Holesko Eyes Energy Savings in 2012
Part 2: Forecasts Are Hard To Make In the Hotel Business

Profile: Mike Kastner, Lakeland HealthCare
Part 1: At Lakeland HealthCare, Mike Kastner Uses Research to Shape Facilities
Part 2: Evidence-Based Design Part of Lakeland’s Far-Sighted Approach

Profile: Kevin Folsom, Dallas Theological Seminary
Facilities Staff Focuses on Service at Dallas Theological Seminary

Profile: Bob Wengel, Shedd Aquarium
Controls, Sustainability Are The Focus at Shedd Aquarium

Profile: William Brown, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Communication, Rapport Key for FM at Chicago Botanic Gardens

Profile: Robert Lang, Kennesaw State University
Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

Profile: Phillip Saieg, Alliance Center
Part 1: Phillip Saieg: The Pursuit of High-Performance
Part 2: Phillip Saieg: Raising the Bar on Sustainability

Profile: Peter Strazdas, Western Michigan University
Peter Strazdas: BIM Is The Future of FM

Profile: Stephen George, Connecticut College
Stephen George: Master Planning Via Partnering