9 Put HVAC control in
10 How a lighting upgrade
breathed new life into
this data center.
11 Energy management
games for your facility.
13 Create healthier interiors
14 Maintain solar panels for
15 Experts discuss
shootings in schools.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Benefits of glass
envelope and preventive
This month’s section
starts with a focus on
34 FM COST TRENDS
GLASS ENVELOPE 101
STOP WASTING MONEY ON DEFERRED
Designers, architects and fabricators are using
glass to – pardon the pun – push the envelope in
their work for exteriors. It’s becoming increasingly
common to see large glass envelopes on buildings
today. Modern designs, color and energy reduction
technology are now infused in a building material
that’s been used for centuries.
Shrinking budgets and limited staffing can make the
short-term savings of the “run to fail” approach seem
attractive, but it leads to early failures, more frequent
breakdowns and lifetime costs that are 3-10 times
higher than the costs of regular maintenance. Catch up
by creating a preventive maintenance program.