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Facilities Management articles for the week of 1/16/2022 - 1/22/2022

How to Select the Right Cool Roof

Many facility managers recognize the benefits of highly reflective roofing materials — commonly referred to as “cool roofs” — in reducing building energy use, lowering energy costs, and increasing occupant comfort.

Read This » Design by Numbers: How Occupancy Affects Space Requirements, Amenities

Though the pandemic churns on, many companies are on the cusp of going back to the office in 2022.

Read This » How Electric Vehicles Are Reshaping Facilities Management

In a world where maintenance and engineering managers are optimizing operations and improving their organizations’ bottom line, many also are increasingly aware of the need to look beyond traditional issues.

Read This » Pandemic Shines Spotlight on VRF

For nearly two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of air quality has been top of mind for maintenance and engineering managers in institutional and commercial facilities.  As employees slowly return to the office, they are increasingly concerned with the quality of air in the buildings they occupy.

Read This » Access Control: How to Balance Security with Health and Safety

During the last several decades, the prevalence of school and workplace shootings, terrorist threats, and natural disasters have forced facility executives in institutional and commercial facilities to rethink and rework building management protocols to address building accessibility and security.  Americans have become used to, and now even expect, stringent access control policies and procedures.

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