SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: 6 Factors to Assess Green Roof Performance. Page 34.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all
your facility and systems needs, including:
GREEN All about certification programs
ENERGY Discover sources of waste
HVAC Maximize equipment efficiency
INTERIORS Office strategies for productivity
11 Three reasons to switch to tankless water heating.
13 Apple’s net zero energy strategy.
14 Performance factors for LED products.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
The roof – boring, commonplace and complex.
16 BOMA FILES
What’s inside this year’s new green construction code.
40 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on washrooms.
50 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between assisted living centers.
22 HOW TO EXTEND ROOF LIFE
A roof that lasts as long as the building it protects
is the Holy Grail of building construction – and it’s
an achievable goal. Get started with these tips on
membrane maintenance and roof repair strategies.
28 BEST PRACTICES FOR ROOF SAFETY
Your roof is a landmine of potential hazards that
put workers at risk for slips and falls. Your general
duty clause extends to your roof, so address your
responsibility for everyone’s safety with commonsense practices that can eliminate the risk of injuries.
34 6 FACTORS TO ASSESS GREEN ROOF
Renewable energy isn’t the last word on the green
performance of roofing systems – in fact, you can
save more with insulation than you can generate with
rooftop solar power. See how your roof performance
measures up with these factors.
19 Green refinishing options.
20 Wood certification programs.