Tag: Lighting

Cintas Makes Major Switch to LEDs on ‘Path to Net Zero’

Cintas Corp. is nearing completion of a multi-year, company-wide LED lighting transition project to help reduce facility-focused energy use and support the company along its “Path to Net Zero,” a major part of Cintas’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Fortune 500 company provides a wide range of products and services […]

4 Ways to Prepare Your Facility for Spring

As we head into spring, be sure to welcome employees and customers with a property that not only looks clean but also is clean. Snow, ice, salt, and calcium can leave their mark on a facility, whether it’s a shopping center, a college or hospital campus, an office complex, an amusement or a recreational park, […]

Georgia County Makes Major Upgrades to Government Center

Hall County, located in northeast Georgia, has completed comprehensive energy and infrastructure renovations on its Hall County Government Center with partner Trane Technologies. The upgrades are expected to help slash the facility’s annual energy usage by 35%. Working consultatively with the Hall County construction and facilities teams, Trane identified and implemented energy efficiency and indoor […]

8 Ways to Secure a Facility’s Perimeter

Facilities managers should work with security professionals on developing an adequate security plan to protect the perimeter of their properties. Each property is unique, so highly secure locations, like military installations, will have a different plan than areas open to the public, like shopping centers. 1. Vehicle Access Control Highly secure facilities should consider installing […]

7 Ways to Make Facilities Better for Mental Health

Nobody wants to work in a dark, cramped place with drab-colored walls and cubicles. Today’s workplaces must take steps to acknowledge that productivity is directly affected by workers’ mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we here at Facilities Management Advisor want to give facilities management professionals the advice they need to help […]

Energy-Efficient Lighting Upgrade Planned for One World Trade Center

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have announced that energy-efficient LED lights will be installed throughout One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the United States. “NYPA and Port Authority are partnering to upgrade and modernize the lighting at One World Trade Center, which […]

Is It Time to Ditch Fluorescent Light Bulbs for LEDs? Environmental Study Makes the Case

Fluorescent tube light bulbs, once embraced as an energy-efficient option, use “far more” energy than today’s LEDs and are now a “needless toxic health risk,” according to a new report published jointly by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP), CLASP, and the Clean Lighting Coalition. Laws and rules restricting the use of toxic mercury […]

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Is Your Building Energy-Efficient?

Are you doing everything in your power (pun intended) to improve the efficiency of your building? Aside from environmental benefits, implementing energy-efficient practices and technologies in your facility can result in big savings down the line. Read on for a look into six effective ways to reduce your building’s energy usage. Whether you execute them […]