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Facilities Management articles for the week of 11/12/2023 - 11/18/2023

Future-Proofing the Energy Efficiency of New LED Lighting

anagers of office buildings and other commercial facilities have a lot on their plates these days.   Workplaces closed during the pandemic have slowly reopened, but utilization of these spaces has changed for good in many instances, presenting building managers with new challenges.

Read This » How to Convert a Commercial Office Building to Net-Zero Energy

ommercial office buildings are responsible for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions, making them a key target for reducing carbon footprints.

Read This » Milwaukee Airport's LED Lighting Upgrade Illuminates Savings and Safety

ood things come in small packages, they say.   In the case of lighting system upgrades at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, the small package in question was a retrofit of lighting in an adjoining office park.

Read This » Improve Fire Safety Compliance with Software Implementation

n today's rapidly evolving world, ensuring safety and compliance with building codes and regulations has never been more critical.

Read This » Facility Managers at the Forefront of IAQ Solutions

o facility-related issues have come under greater scrutiny since the outbreak of the pandemic than ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ), and facility managers have found themselves challenged to explain their decisions in light of the impact these issues have had on occupant health.  “In the first few months, there wasn't a lot out there that was concrete,” Gilmer says, referring to guidance for managers on HVAC system operation.

Read This » Stormwater Management Strategies Target Safety and Sustainability

hen the city of Milwaukee adopted a sustainability plan in the early 2000s, local government wanted to practice what it was preaching.  As the leader of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Executive Director Kevin Schafer put a green roof on the downtown city building where the agency is located.  “No one else was doing this at the time, but I said if I’m going to be promoting it, I want to show that we will do it as well,” he says.   Green roofs.

Read This » 5 Ways Facility Managers Can Benefit from AI

n so many of the conversations I’ve had over the last several months, artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic.

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