Tag: HVAC

3 Remote Management Tools for Rental Properties

Rental properties demand a great deal of attention. Managing the business aspects alone—loan payments, taxes, accounting, and maintenance—can require more time than facility and plant managers have to give. Facility managers can’t always offload certain tasks that demand their specific skills and attention, but there are opportunities to delegate work that is better outsourced or […]

Commercial Maintenance to Prepare Your Business for the New Year Ahead

A commercial building is a big undertaking, and there are various responsibilities that fall on business owners throughout the year to keep them safe and functional. But while maintenance is an ongoing task, the new year is the perfect time to reset and take stock of your space so you can check that everything is […]

Using Window Film to Improve Building Sustainability, Resilience, and Aesthetics

As we start 2023, facility managers will continue to face the challenge of improving sustainability and resilience. Whether the driver is climate change, government regulation, civil unrest, or an uncertain economy, facility leaders will need to find new and innovative approaches to reduce energy consumption, improve building perimeter security, and create beautiful spaces. But if […]

Facilities Management Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Facilities Management Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest FM topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed […]

How Facilities Professionals Can Make Their Buildings Healthy

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated how important it is to have a healthy work environment. The recent webinar “Healthy Building Strategies: Putting Sustainability and People First,” sponsored by biosafety technology company R-Zero, featured three facilities management professionals who explained what healthy buildings are and what can be done to make buildings more healthy.   Healthy buildings […]

How to Make Facilities More Resilient Against Stronger Storms

As climate change progresses, we can expect storms to become more frequent and more intense. Already, coastal communities are experiencing the devastating effects of severe hurricanes and tropical storms, while midwestern communities are encountering massive destruction from tornadoes and hail. As storms only continue to worsen, ensuring our facilities are designed and built to withstand catastrophic […]

USGBC Report Looks at How School Facilities Are Spending Federal Relief Funding

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a new report, “School Facilities Funding in the Pandemic,” which found U.S. school districts are widely committing funding from last year’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) to upgrade or improve their air filtration and heating/cooling systems—more so than for other facility improvements. The […]

Building Industry ‘Steps Up’ to Tackle Climate Change in COP27 Pledge to Global Leaders

Twenty-five of the world’s leading building industry organizations, including ASHRAE and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), have issued a joint statement to government representatives attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). Titled “Building Industry Steps Up to Address Climate Change,” the statement serves as a pledge from the signatories that they will […]

Most Teachers Still Have Major Concerns About Indoor Air Quality at Schools

A new survey finds that the vast majority of teachers (74%) nationwide are concerned about the indoor air quality in their schools and on buses, citing the negative impacts it has on the health and productivity of teachers, faculty, and students. The results highlight the growing importance teachers place on working in a healthy, safe, […]

The 5 Aspects of Facility Energy Management

It is important for facilities professionals to learn not only how to manage energy but also how to incorporate conservation and sustainability into their facilities. James Myers, P.E., ProFM, principal of Myers Services, recently gave a webinar on the “5 Aspects of Energy Management,” sponsored by Avetta and ABM, for Facilities Management Advisor. He has […]