05/01/2009

Making Your Buildings Run Better

Managing Editor Leah B. Garris talks about maximizing building performance

 

Leah B. Garris,
Managing Editor

All facilities professionals – including you, of course – want to improve and maximize the performance of their buildings. When you do, you’ll cut costs, save energy, impress your superiors, and feel a sense of achievement. But, saying and doing are two different things.

This month’s cover story, penned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program manager, gives you helpful information on how to improve building performance today. You’ll learn about low- and no-cost ways to save energy and money – on everything from delamping and disconnecting unused ballasts to working with tenants/occupants on reducing the number of hours that your HVAC system is in operation.

You’ll find information on how to make sure your next lighting retrofit project goes well – another example of a good way to improve building performance. You’ll learn about the 17 mistakes that occur most often in lighting projects, and you’ll walk away from this article knowing what not to do when it’s time to revisit your building’s lighting system.

And, lastly, you’ll find our annual Facilities Manager’s Guide to NeoCon®. Held each year in Chicago, NeoCon World’s Trade Fair shows off the best in interior products. If you have a chance, be sure to check out the seminars offered at NeoCon as part of The Buildings Show – seminar topics range from vendor negotiations to BIM to benchmarking facility data. The data and facts presented in these discussions will surely help you improve facility operations, no matter your building type.

If you have some low- or no-cost options that you’ve established to save money and energy, please let us know. Send me an e-mail at leah.garris@buildings.com.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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