SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
Your facility’s energy-water nexus.
38 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on outdoor
lighting and carpet.
50 FM COST TRENDS
Commercial buildings lag behind government facilities
in energy conservation.
20 5 COLOCATION
How safe is your data facility? Computer rooms
and data centers are under threat from moisture,
seismic activity, outages and other emergencies that
can spell disaster for any organization. Evaluate
your data center infrastructure with these five tips.
26 GEOTHERMAL: DIGGING DEEP
FOR EFFICIENT ENERGY
Geothermal HVAC solutions have become
increasingly popular since their 1948 debut in
Portland, OR’s Commonwealth Building. The
versatile technology provides a cost-saving
HVAC alternative to help stabilize energy costs
in nearly any climate. These nine geothermal
projects exemplify innovation that pays dividends to their facility owners.
11 Upgrade pneumatic HVAC controls with wireless thermostats.
12 Smart ceiling fans provide energy savings.
14 ENERGY STAR seeks feedback.
17 Green certifications for paints and coatings.
18 Health emerges as a priority for building owners.
19 Furniture that supports technology.
COVER: 5 Colocation Considerations. Page 20. Cover Design by Elisa Geneser, Art Director.