SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
21 Protect IAQ during carpet installation.
22 NHL venues embrace sustainability.
23 Waste and water tracking in Portfolio Manager.
24 Green O&M improvement strategies, a new building certification option,
and biofuel developments.
11 How “pay as you burn” services could make LEDs more affordable.
12 You may be shortening your elevator’s useful life.
14 A new metric for data center energy efficiency.
15 ASHRAE updates its BACnet standard.
COVER: Climate Resilience in 5 Steps. Page 46. Cover Design by
Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
A salute to a scholar and a gentleman.
26 BOMA FILES
The economic power of commercial real estate.
58 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on walls and partitions.
82 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between high school buildings.
30 9 KEYS TO BUILDING SECURITY
Creating an effective building security program requires
facilities professionals to apply at least nine key techniques tailored to the individual facility, from staffing
decisions to surveillance strategies.
38 SAFETY CORRODED: WHY YOUR FIRE
SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAY BE AT RISK
Fire sprinklers are effective at reducing the impact of
fires – when they operate properly. But if the pipes are
damaged on the inside, you may not know until too late –
and your five-year inspection may not dive deep enough.
46 CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN 5 STEPS
How well would your building stand up against a heat
wave or a severe storm? Design relies on historic weather
data, but as the climate changes, the conditions buildings
face are changing along with it.
54 DEBUNKING 6 MYTHS OF WORKPLACE
Improper acoustics poses one of the most frustrating
challenges to workplace productivity, but addressing
sound issues can make a big difference. Tackle this
important area for improvement with tips from three