SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
22 KEYS TO ROOFING MAINTENANCE
Don’t make emergency spending for roof repairs
a habit. Smart roof maintenance helps you use
your budget wisely and avoid big expenditures
later. This guide explains common roof issues and
walks you through setting up your own roof asset
28 SOLAR PANELS COULD RUIN YOUR ROOF
The roof is a smart place to install solar panels,
but without the right precautions, they can void
your warranty, compromise the roof’s thermal
performance and ruin waterproofing. Use these
tips to get the full benefits of renewable energy
without harming your roof.
32 CUT COSTS WITH COOL ROOFS
The commonsense benefits of cool roofing include
a reduction in cooling costs, greater comfort and a
longer lifetime for roofing materials. But how can
you determine which one of the hundreds of cool
roof products on the market is the best fit for your
facility – or whether you need a cool roof at all?
Learn how to examine performance metrics and
see where cool roofs do and don’t work.
15 FloorScore certification can improve IAQ.
16 FM Green Update.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
The energy cost of doing nothing.
20 BOMA FILES
Legislative wins for energy deductions and
36 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on washrooms.
50 FM TOOLBOX
Four free resources to boost savings and efficiency.
11 How to calculate energy efficiency’s other benefits.
12 A guide to LED rating metrics.
13 Inside the Global Lighting Challenge.
COVER: Keys to Roofing Maintenance. Page 22.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.