SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
22 FINDING THE RIGHT ENERGY DASHBOARD
FOR YOUR FACILITIES
The technologies behind Energy Management and
Information Systems (EMIS) make it easier than
ever to manage energy consumption and achieve
rapid payback. Discover which features meet your
needs and develop an energy-slashing strategy
with this guide to specifying an EMIS product.
26 WATER-SAVING STRATEGIES
WaterSense, a product certification system backed
by the EPA, can add a valuable source of savings to
your water conservation practices. Learn about the
label and pair it with best practices for water
efficiency to keep your dollars from going down
32 UNIFY YOUR MASS NOTIFICATION
If you’re still relying on fire alarms to notify
occupants during an emergency, it may be time for
an upgrade – warning sounds won’t cut it if people
need specific safety instructions. Develop a crisis
plan tailored to your facility and use it to create
layers of notification that ensure every person
receives information when they need it.
15 Green your snow removal operations.
17 FM Green Update.
18 Intel’s innovative approach to renewable energy.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
A perfect convergence of opportunities.
20 BOMA FILES
What’s in your lease language?
36 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on power management.
49 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between hotels and a look at material prices.
9 Detroit’s city-wide lighting retrofit.
10 LEDs for parking garage lighting.
12 How federal energy leaders achieved savings.
13 Regional energy infrastructure disrupted by climate change.
Finding the Right Energy Dashboard for Your Facilities. Page 22.
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