SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
COVER: Blurring Office Boundaries. Page 28. Cover Design by
Elisa Geneser, Art Director. Photo courtesy of Warren Patterson Photography.
9 How energy recovery impacts IEQ.
10 Is it time to invest in OLEDs?
11 How a Denver courthouse slashed its energy spend.
12 Seven tips for energy-efficient manufacturing facilities.
24 WELLNESS, WELLBEING AND PRODUCTIVITY
IN THE OFFICE
It’s easy to measure the cost of office space, but
metrics for employee productivity aren’t quite so
simple. However, the cost of employees vastly out-
weighs spending on facilities and real estate, so it’s
worth making the effort. Take a look at the research
behind boosting productivity and consider the
benefits for your building.
28 BLURRING OFFICE BOUNDARIES
Today’s knowledge workers expect an office atmo-
sphere that encourages productivity and creativity,
and building professionals are in an ideal position
to influence the end result. Understand how an
effective layout can keep employees relaxed yet
engaged by perusing these examples of the latest
28 Collaborative spaces that support teamwork
36 Kitchens and cafeterias for casual dining
41 Workstations that enable focus and privacy
44 Wellness and recreation areas to encourage activity
17 Permeable pavement tackles stormwater.
19 Pest control for green roofs.
22 FM Green Update.
23 School wins highest LEED score.
At buildings.com you will find solutions for all
your facility and systems needs, including:
LIGHTING Smart recycling practices
WATER Xeriscaping principles
GREEN Building certification tips
SECURITY Protect your occupants
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Is your office ready for alternative spaces?
48 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on building
automation and life safety.
66 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between industrial buildings.