SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
22 FAST FIXES FOR THERMAL COMFORT
Thermal comfort complaints may seem like a
distraction from operational issues, but these
comments are a clue that your HVAC system’s
performance is suffering. These tips will help you
root out the source of discomfort and preserve
26 HOW TO INVESTIGATE IAQ ISSUES
How clean is the air in your facility? The airborne
contaminants that cause poor IAQ can impair
occupant health if left unchecked for too long.
Investigate the complaints and turn your data into
action with this guide.
34 ARE CHILLED BEAMS VIABLE IN HUMID
Chilled beams, which use a water-cooled coil to
condition indoor air, are making inroads in the U.S.
But can they be used effectively during humid sum-
mers without creating condensation issues? Learn
about an intelligence agency that chose chilled
beams for a 2.1 million-square-foot office building.
17 Low-cost strategies for daylighting.
19 FM Green Update.
20 How retrofits earned ENERGY STAR and LEED for Transwestern.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
Make resilience your New Year’s resolution.
36 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on surveillance
50 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between student center renovations.
11 Controls are crucial to obtaining net zero energy consumption.
12 Restrain rising plug loads.
14 Boston’s benchmarking results.
15 How a restaurant chain is making efficiency gains.
COVER: Fast Fixes for Thermal Comfort. Page 22.
Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.