Is the Budget Free-Fall Over?

Jan. 30, 2012

What are you doing to keep up? This question is paramount for facilities managers this year. In BUILDINGS’ second annual reader survey, 592 FMs explain how they stay current on budgeting, smart management, sustainability, and staff skills.

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Transforming Facility Management

Break the death spiral cycle by transforming the FM department from a cost center into a business unit.

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Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings
The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011. Click here for complete article …
“Plug and Play” Modular Nuclear Reactors The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the first step toward manufacturing small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in the United States. Click here for complete article …
ASHRAE Recognizes HVAC&R Achievements
Thirty-six people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry.
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The Power of Demand ResponseA cost-effective energy management strategy cannot overlook the power of demand response. Load response incentives, near real-time data, automated response strategies, and mobile control applications are rapidly expanding the options available to facilities professionals.

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Should You Implement ISO 50001?
Will ISO 50001 be widely adopted? I am not sure. 50001 is not a results-oriented program, which means that implementing it does not mean that a company has saved any energy although savings would be likely. Click here for complete article …
How to Thrive with Solar PPAs
Solar project developers and investors are heading north, in hopes of taking advantage of favorable renewable energy policies and solar power purchase agreements that could create explosive investment conditions.
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Health Care Reform for Health Care Design Evidence-based design will continue to play a prominent role in the creation of health care facilities—particularly in times of economic uncertainty. Click here for complete article …
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An Integrated Approach to Electrical UpgradesThe most valuable electrical upgrades take an approach that ensures all equipment and systems work together for maximum energy efficiency while avoiding power quality issues. This webinar will examine integrated approaches to variable frequency drives (VFDs), power metering, and advanced lighting controls. View this event and other educational content on BUILDINGSVIP. Log in or register to view now!
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