The Bullitt Center in Seattle may be the world’s greenest commercial building. In order to achieve their energy efficiency goals they needed to stop air and water leakage through the building envelope. For that they turned to PROSOCO and the R-GUARD FastFlash® system.
Having the right tools to do your work and do it right is an essential part of everybody’s job. The same is true when it comes to the furniture in your work area.
Considering a new variable air volume (VAV) system? Want to increase the efficiency of an existing VAV system? Learn about several advances in Trane VAV technology that can increase HVAC system efficiency by 20 to 30 percent, improve performance and lower maintenance costs in both new installations and retrofits.
Imagine two identical cars. Same make, model, mileage and operating conditions. Car #1 is taken to a mechanic once a year for maintenance - more often, if serious problems arise. Car #2 has a mechanic who rides along every mile, looking, listening and anticipating problems that could affect performance—before they become problems. As a result, Car #2 performs better, has fewer problems and costs less to maintain.
While you may already understand the advantages of effective commercial office lighting, evolving trends in office design present entirely new challenges to providing quality light for your building. Here, you can learn about those challenges and the ways to overcome them.
Pest birds cause unexpected wear-and-tear on building exteriors. Facility managers must either budget thousands to clean up after pest birds, or implement a permanent bird control program and save time and money long-term.
Corporate social responsibility has come a long way. At its inception, corporate efforts centered around a risk-based compliance where corporate leaders were simply trying to “do the right thing.” Nowadays, we find a complex discipline where the notions of triple bottom line, full disclosure and transparency are top of mind to the wide array of a company’s stakeholders: from investors, to employees, to local communities and, of course, customers. A strong corporate social responsibility program can now be seen as a competitive advantage in markets where the competition is fierce.
Pest bird infestation can be as costly and problematic as a security breach. From property damage and workplace hazards, to noise disturbances and physical attacks – pest birds are more than a nuisance for facility managers. Building maintenance and pest bird damage should be treated like a security issue – with preventive solutions.
Though a “planned emergency” sounds like a contradiction in terms, building managers can benefit from an emergency portable spot cooling plan designed to protect people, equipment and critical processes and minimize business interruption. Here’s a six-step plan that will help you get there.
A little more than 25 years ago, facilities managers had the capability to see what was mechanically happening in their buildings through a fixed computer station. The data downloading was immense, yet useful and provided us a sense of efficiency that we didn’t have before. A decade later, technology evolved, data was more refined and laptops gave us greater mobility.