SMARTER FACILITY MANAGEMENT
15 A university biomass plant.
16 The skinny on green cleaning equipment.
9 Don’t make these 7 solar financing mistakes.
10 The wind energy pipeline.
11 Energy requirements for LEED increase.
12 How net zero buildings can help modernize the grid.
COVER: Green Roof Guide for FMs. Page 18. Cover Design by
Elisa Geneser, Art Director.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Lighting beyond illumination.
58 FM COST TRENDS
Construction activity increases, but material prices remain flat.
18 GREEN ROOF GUIDE FOR FMS
A green roof is a living investment. Adding a layer
of soil and plants on top of your facility offers extra
insulation, reduces the urban heat island effect, and
boosts your building’s aesthetic value and green
credibility. These six projects across four ASHRAE
climate zones showcase what’s possible with rooftop
19 Living Roof Offers Retreat for Hospital Patients
20 Facebook’s Rooftop Forest
22 Dansko Strides toward Sustainability with
3 Green Roofs
24 Library’s Roof Cisterns Capture Rainwater
26 Roof Retrofit Creates Meadow Meeting Space
28 A Hard-Working Green Roof Meets Code
30 76 MONEY-SAVING
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expectations for excellence remain high. These 76
products will help you squeeze savings out of every
nook and cranny in your building.