SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
22 LISTEN UP: FIX YOUR ACOUSTIC PROBLEMS
IN 4 STEPS
Occupant complaints about workplace acoustics are
frustratingly common. Excess noise and a lack of speech
privacy interfere with employees’ productivity, and time
spent dealing with the negative feedback is time an FM
can’t invest in efficiency improvements or preventive
maintenance. If you have acoustical issues, discover and
fix them with these tips.
28 PRODUCT INNOVATIONS 2015
Awarded during NeoCon 2015, an interior design show,
Product Innovations is an annual collection of interiors
offerings hand-picked by the BUILDINGS editorial team.
Transform your workplace into a space that supports
occupants with these award-winning solutions.
42 STOP WATER INFILTRATION
Often the result of multiple factors converging over time,
envelope leaks can take years to show up on the inside –
and by the time you see them on your walls or ceilings,
significant damage has already occurred. Put a stop to
moisture infiltration before it causes a major failure.
17 How to implement bike-friendly solutions.
19 FM Green Update.
21 Unique sources of clean energy for data centers.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Productivity and profit in the office environment.
50 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on lighting.
62 FM TOOLBOX
Useful tools to boost your productivity.
9 Are your HVAC controls helping or hurting?
11 How parking facilities can cut energy use by 60%.
12 Inside BOMA’s new performance contracting toolbox.
14 A universal dashboard for the Internet of Things.
COVER: Listen Up: Fix Your Acoustic Problems in 4 Steps. Page 22.