SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: 6 Considerations for Wind Energy. Page 26.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all your
facility and systems needs, including:
SAFETY 5 disaster action plans
GREEN Building certification guides
WATER Low-flow fixtures
ROOFING Repairs and replacements
9 How two projects benefited from wireless lighting controls.
11 Where to find energy waste in data centers.
12 Remote monitoring and analysis for HVAC.
14 A look at energy efficiency across LEED versions.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
A budgeting trick of the eye.
24 BOMA FILES
Welcome to the office building economy.
52 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on envelope and
70 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between public operations centers.
26 6 CONSIDERATIONS FOR WIND ENERGY
Secure clean energy in your own backyard with
an on-site wind turbine. In addition to offsetting
your electrical demand from the grid, these
power generators stand as a very visible indicator
of your organization’s sustainable performance.
Assess wind’s feasibility for your facility with this
32 REPROGRAM HOW YOU WORK WITH IT
Interpersonal and mechanical obstacles can
contribute to data center inefficiency, wasting time
and money. Team up with the IT department to turn
the brick wall between you into a sounding board.
38 BOOSTING ENERGY PERFORMANCE IN
The sheer enormity of the federal building portfolio –
429,000 facilities and 3. 34 billion square feet – creates
a considerable impact on the buildings industry. The
private sector has much to learn from government
approaches, including deep retrofits, performance
contracting, and GSA’s “Green Proving Ground.”
19 Learn about green paint certifications.
20 More schools are adopting solar.
21 The NHL takes a shot at sustainability.