Tag: smart buildings

Expert Q&A: What Will It Take to Make Net-Zero Buildings a Reality?

Did you know buildings account for a whopping 37% of all carbon emissions in the world? In order to combat climate change, countries have set a global goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, and in order to help save money and the planet, corporations and other organizations have set sustainability targets of their own. […]

The Future of Smart Buildings: Trends and Tech for Facilities Managers

Smart technology has been on the rise in recent years. Data collected by Google shows that 61% of people now own a smart device like a virtual assistant, smartwatch, or smart TV. The trend towards increased smart-tech adoption applies to businesses, too. Google data shows that industry leaders are 1.5 times as likely to utilize […]

SEC Climate Disclosure Rule: Implications for Businesses and Facilities Managers

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. In recent years, the conversation surrounding climate change has intensified, prompting many businesses to take greater responsibility for their environmental impact. Recognizing the urgency to address climate-related risks and opportunities, regulatory bodies such as […]

Can Process Management Tech Help Boost Your Facility Operations?

In the world of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), and more, leveraging technology and analytics in facilities management has never been more critical. Integrating these advanced technologies can increase operational efficiencies, ensure compliance, drive scalability, and provide accurate data analysis to measure it all. While process management apps have been available for […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of March 2024

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. The A’s Vegas Stadium Batter up! March marked the official start of spring and the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. As baseball teams prepped themselves for the many games ahead, the Oakland Athletics revealed renderings of […]

Faces of Facilities: Caroline Kelley from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Which clean energy technologies will help fuel a more sustainable future? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are hard at work to answer that question. Meanwhile, Caroline Kelley, a senior facilities manager at NREL, is dedicated to providing the scientists with a safe and well-maintained work environment. Based in […]

Lessons in Sustainability: Three Universities Creating Green Campuses

Higher education plays a key role in how we address the challenges of climate change—not only in our scientific understanding of the cause and effect of carbon emissions, but also in how our built spaces can adapt. Because many college and university campuses feature historical (even outdated) infrastructure, many are taking opportunities to build new […]

The Rise of Proptech and What It Means for Facilities Management

As facilities managers or field experts, new challenges arise as the world grows more interconnected and data-hungry. These include the need to handle massive volumes of data, increase efficiency, and embrace cloud computing. Since the world is moving more quickly, businesses that do not adapt risk losing their ability to succeed and the possibility of […]

A Fresh Look at Energy Efficiency in the Era of Hybrid Work

Although it’s been a full three years since the start of the pandemic, the question among employers and employees about how and where to work still very much exists. Despite initial concerns when the world shut down in early 2020, work persisted and productivity flourished with the help of new collaboration tools and processes, affirming […]

Why Smart Buildings Are a Smart Choice for Corporate Facilities Management

Smart buildings are modern structures engineered to automate various functions, rendering daily operations more efficient, safe, and cost-effective. This shift towards intelligent infrastructure is particularly noticeable in the corporate sector, offering a blend of architectural intelligence, energy conservation, and streamlined operational management. This article explores the various advantages that smart buildings bring to the corporate […]