SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: The Next Generation of Wind Energy. Page 24. Cover Design by
Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
11 Best practices for wireless controls.
12 5 tips for a hassle-free lighting upgrade.
14 Cost-cutting tips from ENERGY STAR.
24 THE NEXT GENERATION OF WIND ENERGY
Utility-scale turbines aren’t the only option for wind
power. Vertical axis wind turbines are compact and can
be installed on rooftops or a corner of your property,
making them a viable alternative for urban locations
and other space-limited settings. Could this flexible
technology become your clean power solution?
30 SAFEGUARD YOUR FACILITY FROM
Any workplace can have a violent incident. No one
wants to think about this uncomfortable truth, but the
reality is that building managers can’t cross their fingers
and hope nothing happens. All facilities need plans in
place to deter or mitigate these emergencies.
36 83 MONEY-SAVING PRODUCTS
The BUILDINGS staff highlights 83 products that can
help FMs do more with less, from trimming energy bills
to reducing labor costs. Hand-picked by our editorial
team, these solutions stretch dollars to benefit your
17 6 ways to cut service contract costs.
19 FM Green Update.
20 Leaps and bounds for wind energy.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all
your facility and systems needs, including:
INTERIORS Real-world workspaces
LIGHTING Affordable upgrades
GREEN How to recycle lighting
SECURITY Best practices for parking
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
A nutrition label for buildings.
66 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between industrial facilities.