Nothin’ but Net: FM Guide to the Internet (9 of 12)

Oct. 30, 2003
Your Internet Play-by-Play
( website is a non-profit association comprised of building industry companies, universities, and research centers joined together to create an informative and useful online portal for the real estate community. Providing the buildings industry with innovative and state-of-the-art information leading to energy-efficient buildings, you can find projects, tools, forums, and case studies focused on lighting, HVAC, building envelope systems, alternative energy sources, and more.[Editor’s Note: “Visit the Human Factors portion of this site to discover how thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and acoustics can affect efficiency.”] FM Advisor
The FFC’s mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve performance of federal facilities over the entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal. They disseminate facilities-related info through networking, conferences, workshops, and studies; provide a forum to identify government-wide issues regarding facility planning and operation; and share their findings via reports published by the National Academy Press.[Editor’s Note: “This site offers a page devoted to emergency preparedness links. Make sure to read up on how to create a disaster plan and why human-caused hazards should be included in your mitigation planning.”] FM Advisor
Find out about upcoming tele-seminars and access useful information on budget/cost savings, emergency planning and recovery, and OSHA compliance/safety. This site features commonsense solutions to your building management problems. [Editor’s Note: “Each month on its AskTheGuru page, this site answers a question sent in by an FM Advisor member.”] Project for Public Spaces
Get tips and techniques for creating great public spaces. The research reports, success stories, and FAQ files on this site help explain how better buildings can improve an area’s property values and revenues. It also features tools to help you improve your building’s public spaces and guidelines for simple and effective changes that don’t take much time or money.[Director, Government Facility: “I use for current trends and practices with public spaces.”]For more listings, select a category from the sidebar at right.

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