Case Studies and White Papers

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SMART BUILDINGS AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS: A NEW CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS AND OCCUPANCY EXPERIENCE »

Brought to you by: Siemens

Given the millions of media mentions about the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s no surprise that many people hear only a buzzword, a catchphrase. Even Gartner, the global research firm, devoted one of its so-called “Hype Cycle” reports to the IoT. Download

SMART SENSORS: THE ROOTS OF BUILDINGCONNECTIVITY AND INTELLIGENCE »

Brought to you by: Siemens

For the Internet of Things (IoT), it all starts with the sensors. In fact, one could say that a better name for the IoT would be the Internet of Sensors. But no matter the name, it is not only growing at a fast pace but also changing our conventional concept of commercial building operations and occupant experience. Download

HOW TO QUANTIFY THE BOTTOM-LINE VALUEOF OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE »

Brought to you by: Siemens

The ground is shifting under the commercial building industry as it moves from a cost model of occupied space to a value model. The epicenter of that shift involves the occupant experience and its multiple impacts on the bottom line. Download

DIGITAL LIGHTING SYSTEMS ARE MORE THANILLUMINATION »

Brought to you by: Siemens

Solid-state lamps and LEDs (or light-emitting diodes) have already revolutionized lighting — yet the revolution has barely begun. Download

ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS MAXIMIZE WORKFORCES IN THEIR WORKSPACES »

Brought to you by: Siemens

The term “smart building” has been used often in the industry since the 1980s. But over the decades, the IQ that the term measures has changed. Download

SMART BUILDINGS DELIVER SAFE AND SECUREENVIRONMENTS »

Brought to you by: Siemens

In commercial buildings, the connectivity of smart devices is driving value and innovation in diverse ways unavailable from previous technologies. The devices increase the performance of security and fire and life safety systems while improving the experience of occupants. They also add value by creating synergies across newly integrated components that were formerly inhabiting separate silos in building controls. Download

When concrete structures need repair...trust the experts at Fabcon »


Brought to you by: FABCON

The Fabcon Work to Existing (W2E) team members are experts in concrete repair and modification. Learn how W2E helped a national retailer bring their aging parking ramp back up to their lofty standards. Download

Carbon Lighthouse Optimizes Inefficiencies to Drive Value at Top L.A. Hotel »

Brought to you by: Carbon Lighthouse

Given the hospitality industry’s high volatility, driving new value in existing assets is one of the best ways to gain a competitive edge. Download

Project Profile: G.H. Palmer Associates »

Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevators & Escalators provides G.H. Palmer Associates dependable, upscale elevators that serve both tenants and staff effectively with zero downtime read the full case study here.

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities
are Performing as Designed »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed. Each year, the arrival of spring brings to mind the task of spring cleaning. The existing building environment directly and indirectly impacts the health, safety and productivity of occupants and operations, which makes the performance of a facility an important consideration. The basic underlying principle of building commissioning is just that - testing and inspecting systems, equipment, operations and controls to make certain they are working optimally, both in terms of effect and costs to achieve that effect. Download

One Commerce Square; a Case Study »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Lockstep collaboration leads to LEED Gold certification, energy savings of $640,000/year, and 80 percent productivity improvement for this Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors managed, 400,000 square foot, 30-story office tower in Memphis, Tennessee. Download

The Impact of VSDs on Chiller Plant Performance »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

The efficiency of various chiller plant designs and operation strategies is a hot industry topic. Also reverberating through the industry is the concept of the all-variable-speed chiller plant. This White Paper compares the impact of the addition of VSDs to various chiller plant components under a few different design and control conditions. Download

Ranking U.S. Neighborhoods by the Number of New Apartments Built 2010-2016 »

Brought to you by: Yardi 

Since the economic recession, the number of new multifamily developments has increased significantly and rental properties are arguably one of the hottest investments in the industry right now. Many U.S. markets, and certain regions in particular, like the South and the Southwest, have seen unprecedented apartment construction volumes in the last 10 years. This white paper illustrations how both large and mid-sized cities are being transformed by numerous urban infill developments, as the demand for rentals and a general need for more housing options are stronger than ever. Download

Tenants Come Clean »

Brought to you by: Siemens

Facility and property managers know their restrooms are important. But it may be surprising to know that office workers look at the restroom with an even more critical eye. In fact, the impact of restrooms on the tenant’s perception of management, of the building, and even of their own company, may be significantly underestimated. This white paper explores office work perceptions in the U.S. and other English speaking countries what they want and wish for in their office restrooms. Download

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed. Each year, the arrival of spring brings to mind the task of spring cleaning. The existing building environment directly and indirectly impacts the health, safety and productivity of occupants and operations, which makes the performance of a facility an important consideration. The basic underlying principle of building commissioning is just that - testing and inspecting systems, equipment, operations and controls to make certain they are working optimally, both in terms of effect and costs to achieve that effect. Download

Lead With Confidence: The 4 Steps That Put You in Control of CMMS Performance »



Brought to you by: EBI Consulting

 



Stuck with a CMMS you don't fully trust?

Lacking data to understand – and show – where your budget is going?

Facility managers who trust their CMMS performance know:
These 4 steps improve data accuracy and generate reports that guide executive decisions.

Get the 4 Steps to Maximize CMMS Performance

Read the full case study here.

Project Profile: NoMad Los Angeles »

 


Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

NoMad Los Angeles is a stunning property. Situated in the heart of downtown, the Hotel’s owner, Sydell Group, purchased the historic Bank of Italy at Giannini Place with the idea of bringing the booming success of the original New York City location to Los Angeles.

Read the full case study here.

Is a Roof Coating Right for Your Building? »

 


Brought to you by: Gaco

Not all aging, leaky roofs require a complete replacement. A silicone coating can help extend the life of your roof and save you a significant amount compared to tear off and replace. Read more to learn when a roof coating is a good option.

Read the full case study here.

Powerful Signal Fixes Cellular Signal Problem for Vanderhall Autocycle Plan »

Brought to you by: Powerful Signal

Reliable cellular communication and proper data speeds are critical for day-to-day business operations. Powerful Signal has spent countless hours solving cellular communication problems for some of the largest companies in the country. Download

Project Profile: Westfield Mall »

 


Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

As one of the largest global real estate companies, Westfield enhances its value by creating high-quality shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment experiences for retailers and customers through its properties located nationwide. Reliable vertical transport maintained by Mitsubishi Electric is essential for maximizing customer purchasing power and delivering the quality of experience that meets Westfield’s standard.

Read the full case study here.

Improving hotel cleanliness—and guest satisfaction—by off-loading mundane tasks from cleaning staff. »

Brought to you by: Whiz-Tristar

Recently, the Hilton Garden Inn in Gilroy, CA, teamed up with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), a global innovator in service automation, to introduce Whiz — an autonomous vacuum sweeper — into their cleaning staff. With Whiz focusing on the repetitive labor of vacuuming open areas, the Hilton team was able to focus on more skilled detail work, improving the overall appearance of the hotel. Download

Going Green to Save Green When Renovating Your Facility »

Brought to you by: 3M

Across the U.S., commercial facilities account for an estimated 39 percent of total energy required to heat, cool and power buildings with electricity.i As facility managers become more conscious of climate change and environmental issues, businesses across a variety of industries are incorporating and implementing sustainable operations. In fact, LEED, the world’s most widely used green building system, has more than 32,500 certified commercial projects.ii

This shift toward building and maintaining “green” facilities has had an impact on what defines the role of a facility manager, and instituting energy efficient and sustainable cleaning and maintenance practices is top of mind.

Having the proper knowledge on sustainable practices is especially necessary when applying updates or completing a renovation in a facility. To learn more, read here.

i https://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2017/12/08/5-ways-architectural-design-is-going-green/#3996defb4854
ii https://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-numbers-16-years-steady-growth

AERCO Innovation Provides the Ideal Retrofit for this Major Convention Center Hotel »

Brought to you by: AERCO

Learn how AERCO’s Innovation water heaters improved efficiency by 96%, and eliminated the need to store 3,000 gallons of standing water thanks to its unique tankless design. The Innovations fit through a standard doorway and elevator and were sidewall vented with PVC drastically reducing installation costs. Once installed, the onboard Water Heater Management system ensured continual, peak efficiency, which drastically reduced fuel bills and delivered bigger ROI. Download

Smarter building management starts with smarter elevators »

Brought to you by: thyssenkrupp

Building owners and managers are facing unprecedented passenger movement challenges today as buildings are being forced to accommodate an ever-increasing number of people. Smarter urban mobility systems are critical to meeting these demands, and thyssenkrupp has created a series of elevator enhancers that not only improve the passenger experience, but improve building efficiency as well. Download

Mix it Up »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Good blending of outside air and return air streams is crucial to minimizing annual AHU energy consumption and providing good winter freeze protection for coils. Many designers assume that the section of the AHU commonly called the “mixing box” will provide the effective and necessary air blending; an assumption which often leads to irritating and expense operational results. Download

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