SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
15 How wood buildings can compete with steel and concrete.
17 Updates on certified hotels, continuing education options, and
learning in green schools.
11 Are underwater data centers the future?
12 Energy storage is changing the solar game.
COVER: Supercharge Your Outdoor Lighting. Page 20.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
LEDs focus light on the Internet of Things.
18 BOMA FILES
Learn about cdpACCESS, the new cloud-based voting system
38 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on resilient flooring.
50 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between mixed-use redevelopments.
20 SUPERCHARGE YOUR OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Your exterior lighting could be wasting energy and failing
to deliver on quality and safety. Upgrade to LEDs to slash
costs and improve your property’s appearance.
26 7 TIPS TO MAXIMIZE LED RETROFITS
A well-planned LED lighting system can deliver energy
savings and reduce maintenance requirements. Get your
money’s worth from your LED retrofit with these tips.
32 NO-STRESS LED UPGRADES FOR
Replacing fluorescent tubes with LEDs can be cost-prohibitive, but a new snap-in version simplifies installation and removes the point of failure by eliminating lamp
holders. Could this new design work for your project?
36 THE BIG SWITCH: A GUIDE TO
SUCCESSFUL PORTFOLIO TRANSITIONS
It doesn’t take a major glitch to derail an acquisition or
disposition. Learn how to complete smooth transactions
and live to tell about it with this guide.