Tag: sustainability

What’s Ahead for Building Tech Trends?

Honeywell recently released its predictions for emerging trends that will help shape building operations and technologies in 2023 and beyond. Top company experts revealed insights on opportunities to make buildings more sustainable, safer, and occupant focused. Honeywell’s predictions for 2023 include both ongoing and burgeoning trends: The Acceleration of the ‘Electrify Everything’ Movement  Communities across the […]

NYC Firehouses Install ‘Resilient’ Solar Projects to Protect Against Blackouts

City officials have announced completion of a $2.4 million project to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems atop six New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firehouses in Queens and Brooklyn. In addition to generating emissions-free energy, these systems will use battery storage to ensure that the firehouses remain operational during blackouts, brownouts, or storms if electric […]

3 Tips for Sustainable Landscaping Around Buildings

Not every region in the country gets freezing temperatures and snow during winter, but even if your facility is located up north, it’s never too early to start thinking about landscaping. Whether it be planted trees or shrubs, or colorful flower beds, adding professional landscaping around a property or building is going to make a […]

Top 10 States for LEED Buildings in 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual ranking of U.S. states leading the way on green building, with Massachusetts topping the list. The USGBC ranking is based on LEED-certified gross square footage per capita over the past year. The LEED rating system is the world’s most widely used green building program and was created […]

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 […]

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Earns TRUE Platinum Certification for Zero Waste

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS)—home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the MLS’s Atlanta United FC—has become the first stadium in professional sports worldwide to be awarded Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Platinum certification for its zero waste efforts. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE certification recognizes buildings and projects which have implemented the […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Keep Heat and Money from Going Out the Window

The weather outside might be frightful, but your heating bill doesn’t have to be. This holiday season, colder temperatures will impact much of the United States, turning it into a winter wonderland. But Frosty the Snowman standing next to your building doesn’t need or want your warm air. Some solutions are more costly than others, […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of December 2022

Welcome to the inaugural installment of Facilities Management Advisor‘s “Under Construction,” a new series that will highlight some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. From major renovations to completely new builds, the series will cover construction projects at schools, factories, hospitals, stadiums, and more. $9.5B JFK New Terminal One Project The […]