It's still warm in many parts of the world, but for some businesses operating retail locations, this is the time of year to start thinking about the winter — specifically about how snow and ice will be managed. While a white winter sounds great, it can be a burden...
Insulation is one of the most important aspects of modern buildings. Installed correctly, it can dramatically reduce energy consumption and provide significant savings over the lifetime of most buildings.
How much energy do building codes save over time? That's the question that a new report released from the U.S. Energy Department aims to answer — and the answers show the results can be mammoth, both in terms of consumers' utility bill savings and avoided carbon...
Any facility manager looking into how to improve the performance of a building in water management may be interested in using green roof technology to help with this goal. The advantage of using a green roof to manage water is that this technology will also create a variety...
Timber construction, natural ventilation, the creation of a homey ambience and smarter use of materials and space are just some of the innovations changing the office space in Australia. Ray Brown, managing director of Architectus,...
Green building certifications have brought about a strong movement in sustainable building practices, from resourcing locally and responsibly to building better and smarter. However, these certifications only take building so far. The future,...
The phrase, "Don't bring me problems — bring me solutions," is a typical response managers may give employees when encouraging them to think for themselves. The same sentiment holds true for many retailers and other light commercial building owners when dealing with...
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