Save Money

5 Tips to Reduce Operational and Energy Costs Associated with Facilities

With tighter budgets and extra pressure on Facility Managers to cut costs, it’s important to know the no-cost ways of substantially cutting back ...


Internet of Things

The IoT convergence: making buildings more efficient and reliable

Driven by these trends, your facility team may be facing corporate mandates and government regulations aimed at making your building, campus, or plant


Automation

The False Choice Between Automation and Jobs

We live in a world where productivity, a key pillar of long-term economic growth, has crumbled. In the United States, Europe, and other...


Solar Competition

Energy Dept. launches $3M solar manufacturing competition

Two days after President Trump slapped a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panels, Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday announced a $3 million gr


Robot

How to Get Employees to Stop Worrying and Love AI

David Maister was angry. He had been surprised and annoyed to learn that his company had set up a new AI-based marketing system that was doing most of


Facility Management

Get Smart with Tech-Enabled Facility Management

Campus facilities management can be in the know with tech strategies that provide a view into operations, space utilization, and service delivery and


Facility Management

The Need to Shift Control for Profitable Efficiency

The Need to Shift Control for Profitable Efficiency. For the better part of a century, engineers applied real-time control to improve the


Solar Panels

Uncovering Opportunities: Changing how we think about Energy

Uncovering Opportunities: Changing how we think about Energy Schneider Electric Blog by Vincent Petit  | Original Article


AI taking over

How Will AI Change Work? Here Are 5 Schools of Thought

How Will AI Change Work? Here Are 5 Schools of Thought HBR.org by Mark Knickrehm | Full Article    


BAS

How to Optimize a Building Automation System to Improve Efficiency

How to Optimize a BAS to Improve Efficiency From: Insulation: Sealing In Energy Savings, FacilitiesNet  


active shooter

The rise of active shooter incidents sparks the NFPA to fast-track a new standard

For only the second time in history, NFPA authorizes a provisional standard January 8, 2018 – A rise in active shooter incidents and the escal...


Energy efficient buildings are vital to sustainability!

How energy efficient is your building? In the coming decades, our planet will be a very different place. By 2050, there will be an additional 3 bil...


automation

How Automation will Change Work, Purpose and Meaning

The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Most of us will remain focused for decades to come on


ProFM

ProFM: An eBook that gets Facility Managers Ready for the Future

A new eBook, entitled “Minding the FM Gap,” identifies a way to ensure that facility managers are ready for the future: a new training credential.


Variable frequency drive

How does a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) work?

A variable frequency drive, or VFD, is an adjustable speed drive used to control an electric motor by varying the frequency and v...