SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: Cost Center to Profit Center. Page 24. Cover Design by
Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all
your facility and systems needs, including:
GREEN Sustainability tools and tips
JOBS Find your next opportunity
LIGHTING Efficient retrofits
SECURITY Smart strategies
13 Six steps to slash plug loads.
15 How GSA’s green buildings stay efficient during severe winters.
16 Army installations approach net zero.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
A New Year’s Resolution for FMs.
39 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on
surveillance and furniture.
58 FM COST TRENDS
Metro area construction multipliers.
24 COST CENTER TO PROFIT CENTER
Resolve to raise FM’s profile at your organization
this year by showing senior executives your department’s true value. These tips will help you create
a strategic plan and develop buy-in for facilities
30 VARIABLES FOR RETROFITTING WITH VRF
Variable refrigerant flow systems can boost the
efficiency of both heating and cooling. Is your
facility a good fit? Consider loads, location, and lifecycle costs to assess the viability of this technology.
36 5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR ECONOMIZER
Is your air conditioning bill running wild? An air-side economizer can help bring utility costs under
control by drawing in outside air as a form of free
cooling. Check out these five tips to lock in this
19 Offset your carbon footprint with renewable