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AHR Preview: HVAC Trends and Tech Update

January 26th, 2023


What’s on deck for HVAC in 2023? Join editor in chief Janelle Penny and Doug Bougher, director of applied sales for LG Electronics USA, to hear about …

Cleaning for Health with ISSA

January 20th, 2023


How do you know if your staff is truly cleaning for health? Learn how good cleaning practices can help mitigate disease risks and gain tips on …

Sustainability Part 1: The New Climate Reality

January 5th, 2023


In this first of a three-part series on sustainability, we assess where the A&D industry is in the fight against climate change and how we can accelerate progress toward carbon neutrality. In this episode, Chief …

New Opportunities for Improving the Parking Experience

December 2nd, 2022


Technology advancements and data analytics are making it possible to improve safety and efficiency in parking facilities to create a hassle-free …

What’s on the Horizon for Healthcare Facilities

November 14th, 2022


The healthcare industry is in a season of rapid change. What do healthcare facility teams need to know? Join BUILDINGS editor in chief Janelle Penny and Minta Ferguson of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture to explore …

The Inflation Reduction Act and You

November 1st, 2022


The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 contains a major incentive for commercial building owners and managers in the form of changes to the 179D deduction. Learn about the new changes to 179D with editor in chief Janelle …

New Energy Efficiency Funding: What You Need to Know

September 22nd, 2022


The Department of Energy recently published a notice of intent to provide $225 million for state and local governments to improve energy efficiency and resiliency in commercial buildings. At the same time, lawmakers in …

The Great Disruption, Resiliency and the Workplace of the Future: A Look into Gensler’s 2022 Design Forecast

March 14th, 2022


In this episode of the Buildings podcast, guests Janet Pogue, principal and global workplace research leader for Gensler’s DC office and Natalie Engels, principal, work sector leader and design director in the firm’s …

How to Specify Cable Railings

February 22nd, 2022


Need to specify a durable, corrosion-resistant solution to define perimeters, connect spaces or complement your existing design? Cable railings may …

What is GBAC STAR?

February 11th, 2022


Traveled lately? You may have seen information about hotels, convention centers or arenas pursuing GBAC STAR accreditation. Learn more about this designation and find out about an upcoming educational opportunity …

Today’s Top Trends in HVAC Technology

February 2nd, 2022


What’s trending in the world of HVAC? Listen in and find out! Steve Scarbrough, senior vice president of LG Electronics USA, Air Conditioning …

How the HFC Refrigerant Phasedown Affects You

December 28th, 2021


The manufacturing and consumption of widely used refrigerants known as hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, will be phased down over the next 15 years to reduce the refrigerants’ climate impact. How will that affect building …

What You Need to Know About Outdoor Air Ventilation

December 9th, 2021


Bringing conditioned outdoor air into a building is crucial for improving indoor air quality and helps building owners meet sustainability goals. Dedicated outdoor air handling systems, or DOAS, facilitate outdoor air …

How to Rev Up Your Recycling Program

December 7th, 2021


Businesses and consumers are increasingly prizing sustainability, and that demand for eco-friendly properties requires building owners to invest time in improving recycling programs. Learn how to create a robust …

EV Chargers: A Hot Tenant Amenity

October 25th, 2021


Talk about sustainable tenant amenities was already circulating before COVID-19, but now that property owners are trying to draw people back to the …

Secure a Smooth Transition from Cooling to Heating

October 4th, 2021


Fall is upon us, and with the change in seasons comes a transition from cooling equipment to heating equipment. Mark Orlovsky, the service, warranty …

What to Know About Buildings and IAQ

August 30th, 2021


What factors have the biggest impacts on indoor air quality in commercial buildings, and what can facilities managers do about them? BUILDINGS tackles this question and more with guest Dr. Jordan Peccia, who walks us …

Benefiting Benefield: How 3form is Helping Transform a Community

August 26th, 2021


BUILDINGS and i+s have partnered with global design firm HKS and nonprofit Boaz + Ruth on a new community-based project in Richmond, Virginia—the Benefield Building

This community center will feature retail, makers’ …

Top Tips for Better Stormwater Management

July 20th, 2021


How do you manage stormwater at your facility? Too many property teams fall behind on maintaining stormwater management features, which can mean a …

Announcing the Inaugural Purpose Awards from BUILDINGS and i+s

July 15th, 2021


In this episode, VP of Media Steven Sloan joins Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen to announce a brand new awards program: The Purpose Awards. Find out why we're launching this new program to celebrate and elevate …

Why Are Building Codes So Important?

June 29th, 2021


The recent building collapse in Surfside, Florida, underscores the importance of strong building codes that require resilient building. Dr. Anne Cope …

How to Take Advantage of VRF Control Solutions for Mid- to Large-Sized Commercial Buildings

May 26th, 2021


Whether the goal is to preserve the architectural integrity in a retrofit or contribute points towards LEED® certification for new construction, …

Are You Recycling Your Thermostats?

May 4th, 2021


Mercury thermostats are no longer in production, but may remain in buildings—and when those buildings upgrade to smarter HVAC systems, the old …

What Building Owners Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

April 29th, 2021


As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, employees are asking about returning to work—and whether a vaccine will be required to do so. Learn what …

Biophilic Design in the Post-COVID Office

April 20th, 2021


With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out, companies are looking at the ways in which the post-COVID workplace needs to embrace health and wellness. Bob …

Joining Forces to Revitalize a Local Community, Sustainably

April 13th, 2021


Nick Cooper, AIA, Citizen HKS, and Megan Rollins, president/CEO, Boaz & Ruth, talk about their collaboration on Benefield, a community based …

Meet Our Advisory Board: Colin Rohlfing

February 22nd, 2021


Get to know Colin Rohlfing, director of sustainable development for HDR and a new member of the BUILDINGS advisory board.

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Meet Our Advisory Board: Sean Ahrens

February 9th, 2021


Get to know Sean Ahrens, security market group leader for Affiliated Engineers and a member of the BUILDINGS advisory board.

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What Does 2021 Hold for the Roofing Industry?

February 3rd, 2021


Jennifer Ford-Smith, incoming chair of the EPDM Roofing Association, joins BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny to discuss what the roofing industry will look like in 2021 and beyond.

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Inside WELL's New Health-Safety Rating

October 16th, 2020


What is the new WELL Health-Safety Rating and why are organizations like the New York Yankees earning it? 

Rachel Gutter, president of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), joins BUILDINGS editor-in-chief …

SYLVANIA Natural Series with TruWave Technology from LEDVANCE: Product Innovations 2020

September 18th, 2020


Learn how you can easily deliver the benefits of natural light all while saving energy with the Natural Series of LED lighting products with …

Smart City by Mohawk Group: Product Innovations 2020

September 18th, 2020


Mohawk Group’s Smart City carpet collection reinterprets transit maps into soft surfaces. Contributing editor Sarah Kloepple explores this …

Transira Window Solutions by Winco Window Company: Product Innovations 2020

September 17th, 2020


Transira Window Solutions embeds a shade between panes of glass so that dust and germs can't stick to the shade. Editor in chief Janelle Penny …

Illinois' New Biometrics Law: What It Means for Facilities

June 25th, 2020


Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) imposes new requirements on companies that collect biometric information. BUILDINGS …

COVID-19: Have You Kept Up with Pest Control?

June 5th, 2020


Buildings that have sat unoccupied or under-occupied while occupants worked from home are at risk for pest infestations. If you didn't continue your …

How Hospitality Spaces Become Healthcare Facilities

May 29th, 2020


Meeting venues like the Javits Center have been pulled into service as field hospitals and other spaces for healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 …

What Will Hotels and Conferences Look Like Post COVID-19?

April 21st, 2020


Coronavirus has crippled the U.S. and global economy, with the hospitality industry especially hard hit. Estimates predict that 4 million hospitality …

COVID-19: What Happens to Piping in Unused Buildings?

April 17th, 2020


When closed buildings reopen, occupants may face contaminated drinking water. That's because piping is at risk for corrosion, as well as the growth of microorganisms that can happen when chlorine dissipates in stagnant …

COVID-19 and Roofing

April 3rd, 2020


Roofing is open for business, and roof projects can continue safely. That's the message roofing associations are emphasizing in these uncertain times. Ellen Thorp, associate executive director of the EPDM Roofing …

How to Design for Acoustic Sensitivity

March 31st, 2020


Does a one-size-fits-all approach to acoustic comfort work for every occupant? What about people who are more sensitive to noise than others?  Guests Reetika Vijay and Grzegory Kosmal from IA Interior Architects join …

Are Privacy Pods the Answer to the Problem of Noisy Offices?

March 25th, 2020


Privacy pods have been popping up all across open offices to help solve the problem of unwanted noise and lack of space for focus work. Join writer …

Money-Saving Editors’ Choice: Danfoss’s Interlaced Microchannel Heat Exchanger

March 20th, 2020


This HVAC product was one of just three products to win the Editors’ Choice Designation out of the 45 winners in 2020’s Money-Saving Products …

How Healthcare Facilities Can Prepare for Influx of Patients

March 20th, 2020


What can hospitals do to prepare for current and future contagious disease outbreaks?

For this FM Friday episode, Jenny Han, director of healthcare design for Skender, joins editor Janelle Penny to explain what …

Money-Saving Editors’ Choice: Singlewire’s InformaCast Fusion

March 20th, 2020


This mass notification tool was one of just three products to win the Editors’ Choice designation out of the 45 Money-Saving Product winners. Learn …

Money-Saving Editor’s Choice: Ceilume’s Thermoformed Drop-Out Ceilings

March 18th, 2020


Ceilume’s innovative ceiling panels were one of just three products to win the Editors’ Choice designation out of the 45 Money-Saving Product winners. See why these thermoplastic panels wowed our judges. 

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Pro Tips for Workplace Hygiene

March 13th, 2020


Personal hygiene has been in the news lately, and the winter illness season is still winding down. What steps can managers of individual buildings take to help reduce the risk of illness? 

Amna Handley, director of …

Looming and Potential Financial Risks with Commercial Building Systems

March 3rd, 2020


The conversation around vertical transportation and uninterruptible power supplies often centers around efficiency and resilience, but there’s much more at stake with both of those systems—namely, the risk of major …

Secrets to Savings: Inside Atlanta's Better Buildings Challenge Success

February 28th, 2020


One of the first cities to sign on to the Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta recently met its 20% energy savings goal two years ahead of schedule. …

Flu Season and Facilities Managers

February 14th, 2020


The flu, norovirus and other contagious illnesses cost businesses roughly $10.4 billion in sick days and lost productivity each year. This flu season also saw the arrival of another contagious illness – COVID-19, a …

Cool Roofing Dialogue at IRE 2020 with ARMA

February 10th, 2020


Reed Hitchcock, executive vice president of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) chats with BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny …

What's Trending in Today's Commercial Retail Spaces

February 7th, 2020


BUILDINGS associate editor Sarah Kloepple chats with Dana Reeves, commercial practice leader for national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, about the trends that are shaping today's brick-and-mortar …

How Johnson Controls Aims to Help FMs Drive Efficiency (AHR 2020)

February 4th, 2020


Live from the AHR Expo 2020, associate editor Sarah Kloepple sits down with Mike Ellis, chief customer and digital officer at Johnson Controls. Ellis …

Creating a Building Ecosystem with LG Electronics, and a Look at Its Exciting New Hotel Project in Texas

February 4th, 2020


Live from the AHR Expo 2020, associate editor Sarah Kloepple sits down with Donald Decker, director of owner sales for LG Air Conditioning …

New York's Bird-Friendly Glass Policy is a Game-Changer for Buildings Description

January 31st, 2020


BUILDINGS staff writer Adrian Thompson and design director Fatih Ergun of Marin Architects discuss how New York's new legislation requiring bird-friendly glass to be included on any new construction and major …

Why Don’t More Companies Have Efficiency Targets?

January 24th, 2020


Energy efficiency is good for the environment, your company’s brand and its bottom line, but few companies have set specific energy efficiency targets. BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny explores how facilities …

Australia Bushfires and How You Can Battle the Climate Crisis

January 9th, 2020


In this FM Friday Buildings Podcast, associate editor Sarah Kloepple explains what scientists say is causing the unprecedented bushfires in …

An Open Office Debate

December 30th, 2019


Editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Janelle Penny discuss the evolution of open offices, including solutions, considerations and what the future holds.

Products That Save You Money

December 23rd, 2019


Janelle Penny discusses products that affect the bottom line by reducing the use of resources and cut down on time and labor investment. She chats …

Editors Chat About the 2020 Colors of the Year

December 12th, 2019


Editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Sarah Kloepple talk about color of the year announcements, how they expect to see the colors used, and what the …

BUILDINGS Editors on the Top Stories of 2019

December 6th, 2019


Editor-in-chief Janelle Penny and associate editor Sarah Kloepple dive deep into the stories that resonated most with readers this year, from VRF HVAC further assimilating into the North American market to interior …

Solving the Power Flexibility Puzzle in Office Design

November 25th, 2019


Helping people thrive is the key to achieving maximum productivity and ROI, but too many spaces aren’t flexible enough to do that. Learn how raceways help facilities managers reconfigure spaces to support users’ work …

Acoustics Considerations for Shared Spaces

November 22nd, 2019


Sound can inspire or detract from a space, and shared spaces such as restaurants or open rooms can be difficult to control. Anthony Poon of Poon …

How Building Materials Turn Toxic During a Fire

November 22nd, 2019


As wildfire season continues in California, it's important to be aware of the less-obvious hazards of wildfires (and building fires in general). Buildings that end up being destroyed and burned can emit hazardous toxins …

Productivity and ROI Drivers in Open Offices

October 28th, 2019


Every open office design is different, but they all have one thing in common: the need to drive productivity and ROI. Angie Lee, vice president of buildings and global workplace sector leader for Stantec, explains how …

Restroom’s Role in Today’s Office: GP Pro Series #3

October 22nd, 2019


The restroom is the one part of your facility that nearly everyone will see. It plays an outsized role in how people perceive your building. Darin …

Electrical Needs? IBEW and NECA Equals Problem Solved at IFMA

October 17th, 2019


Straight from the IFMA World Workplace floor in Phoenix, Janelle Penny speaks with Roger King, international rep in business development for NECA [National Electrical Contractors Association] and IBEW [International …

Solutions for Your Building’s Life Cycle from Gordian at IFMA

October 17th, 2019


Live from the IFMA World Workplace convention in Phoenix, Janelle Penny speaks with Alyssa Chapman from Gordian about their solutions for the full …

Get Your Building Ready to Enter the TOBY Awards

October 2nd, 2019


In this episode, Janelle Penny talks about our shared spaces features as well as some tangible ways you can showcase how you're elevating your building if you choose to enter your facility for consideration for a TOBY …

Tips to Combat Heat Island Effect Around Your Building

September 30th, 2019


You don't have to live in a large city or be in the middle of summer to experience the heat island effect. Janelle Penny, editor-in-chief of Buildings, shares what this is and what you can do to lower the impact it has …

Generation Z and the Office of the Future: GP Pro Series #2

September 26th, 2019


Generation Z—people born after 1996—is entering the workforce, and with it comes a major shift in the way offices operate. This generation prizes flexibility, amenities and a premium experience. 

Darin Squires, general …

The Future of Solar Power

September 23rd, 2019


Solar panels look much like they always have, but their consistent appearance belies big improvements in efficiency and affordability. 

Upward Elevator Trends Taking Over the Industry

September 10th, 2019


The elevator industry is going through some exciting innovations, including fitting more elevators into fewer shafts that operate independently from each other. Janelle Penny talks about advancements like these and more …

Security Red Flags in Existing Healthcare Facilities

September 3rd, 2019


Experts who work with security issues all day, every day, Alan Butler of HSS and Sean Ahrens of Affiliated Engineers Inc., share their insights with Janelle Penny, editor-in-chief of BUILDINGS, who shares them with you …

Upgrading Amenities and the Impact on Your Business: GP Pro Series #1

August 23rd, 2019


What are your amenities saying about your business? Suzanne Maynard and Darin Squires of GP Pro explore what tenants and employees are looking for in the 21st Century workplace, including how to keep your expenses under …

Eliminate Fall Claims By 90 Percent with this Adhesive-Backed Mat

August 6th, 2019


Slips, trips and falls are three things any facility manager wants to avoid within their building. New Pig Corporation created the world’s first proven adhesive-backed mat—the Grippy Mat—which can lower slip, trip and …

8 Facility Management Certification Resources on a Tiny Budget

August 6th, 2019


Searching for ways to upgrade your facilities knowledge on a low- to no-funded budget? Janelle Penny shares these free or low-cost educational resources that help you keep up with the latest industry trends while …

Connect With Your Smart Building Technology

July 22nd, 2019


Smart building technology continues to evolve, but it’s not a thing of the future. Chances are you’re already using it in your facility. There are …

Carlisle Roofing Series #3: Alternative Attachment Methods

July 16th, 2019


You don’t always need a bucket of adhesives to attach a single-ply roof. In the third installment of the Carlisle Roofing Series, we explore two alternative methods - RapidLock hook and loop attachment and VacuSeal …

How a Smart Building Evolved into a Strategic Asset

July 3rd, 2019


Is your building connected? If not, Trevor Palmer from Acuity Brands talks with Janelle Penny about what happens when it is. He sheds light on the …

Hand Dryers: What You Need to Know About Maintenance, New Tech

July 3rd, 2019


BUILDINGS staff writer Sarah Kloepple chats with Bill Gagnon, vice president of sales and marketing with Excel Dryers, about all things hand dryers—including maintenance, ADA compliance, misconceptions and new …

Predict and Prevent Issues With Artificial Intelligence: BOMA 2019

June 25th, 2019


Move from a respond-and-react to a predict-and-prevent type of scenario using artificial intelligence to notice trends and stay ahead of the issues that might occur at your building site. I met with Brian Wilson and …

Renovating a Nonprofit Organization on a Budget

June 24th, 2019


Architectural and interior design and strategic planning firm Oculus recently worked on renovating the St. Louis Arc Office and Community Center. Ron …

Tenants Are Aware of Your Building’s Hygiene: BOMA 2019

June 24th, 2019


How clean is your building?  Deb Mazzuca, an expert from Essity, explains why tenants are more aware of hygiene in public spaces—and how you can improve cleanliness in your facility.

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Smart Irrigation Controller: BOMA 2019

June 24th, 2019


Manage your water irrigation system from your phone using weather data to more accurately determine how much water to use. Some property managers have cut costs by about 35%. Christoph Trappe talks with Jake Bryan from

Tips for Water Conservation and Efficiency

June 19th, 2019


Water efficiency expert Mike Orlando from T&S Brass shares tips on how to be green and efficient with water use. He shares some eye-opening stats about water usage and what each building can do to help sustain this …

Relaxing Floors: These Carpet Patterns Reduce Stress

June 19th, 2019


Showcased at NeoCon 2019, Relaxing Floors collection from Mohawk is a kind of experiment between art, science and human-centered design based on …

Color Trends from Scandinavian Spaces

June 18th, 2019


Christoph Trappe chats with Scandinavian Spaces about how they use color to inspire productivity at NeoCon 2019. Plus, check out the 360 degree VR …

Open Plan Overhaul: Bending Rail Desk

June 18th, 2019


Straight from the NeoCon 2019 showroom, Christoph Trappe chats with Cia Mooney from Watson about their open office floor plan overhaul, which birthed …

NCARB Updates On Architectural Licensing Requirements

June 13th, 2019


Christoph Trappe sat down with NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong at AIA in Las Vegas 2019 and got an update on what’s happening in the industry, the history of architectural codes and education as well as who the key players …

Look and Feel of Real Wood with the Benefits of Laminate

June 13th, 2019


Everyone loves the look and feel of real wood. But wood is not without its issues. Christoph Trappe speaks with Lisa Thornton from Egger Wood Products at the AIA Conference about the many benefits of using laminate …

Security in Parking Garages, Retail and Schools

June 7th, 2019


Security is one of the top items on the minds of facility managers and owners—and your occupants. Christoph Trappe talks to Adrienne Reitz from Cornell Cookson about the latest security trends in parking garages, retail …

AIA 2019: BIM Perpetual License - Your Projects Are Yours

June 7th, 2019


SaaS subscriptions tend to be month-to-month and if it lapses, designers and architects lose access to their projects. Go from concept to completion all in one BIM software with Vectorworks and keep what’s yours.

Reasons to Have a Skylight in Your Building

June 7th, 2019


Christoph Trappe spoke with Mark Brink from VELUX about their skylight products. During this conversation, they chat about the multi-level benefits …

AIA 2019: Acoustics that Enable Architectural Design

June 6th, 2019


CertainTeed created an acoustical solution that enables architects to create aesthetically pleasing, functional designs that can be tailored to suit …

AIA 2019: Commercial AC Unit Marries Function with Design

June 6th, 2019


In this podcast from the AIA conference in Las Vegas, Christoph Trappe speaks with Ron Schumacher of LG Electronics about their new air condition unit used in commercial buildings that is functional and also has the …

FM Friday: Innovative Products

May 28th, 2019


Janelle Penny chats about trending smart building innovative products, such as wayfinding apps, occupant-centered technology, sensors, access control …

Unique Multi-Use Security Sensors Go Where Cameras Can’t

May 23rd, 2019


In this podcast, Christoph Trappe chats with David Antar, president at IPVideo, about how the company’s product—Halo Smart Sensors—helps with …

LIGHTFAIR 2019: Lighting’s Ability to Disinfect a Space

May 22nd, 2019


At LIGHTFAIR International 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, Sarah Kloepple spoke with David Korow, senior lighting specialist with Current by GE about the …

Prescriptive Maintenance: The Next Generation Solution

May 10th, 2019


Preventative maintenance is a crucial component to your facilities systems. Taking this one step further is prescriptive maintenance—or RxM.

Joel Wheatley from C&W Services speaks with Janelle Penny about how this …

Carlisle Roofing Series #2: Roof Gardens

May 7th, 2019


Vegetated roofs aren’t just beautiful—they’re valuable tools for managing stormwater, reducing the urban heat island effect, and providing more …

Carlisle Roofing Series #1: Resilient Roofing Strategies

May 7th, 2019


Resilience starts with a roof you can trust to protect your building.

Ron Goodman, EPDM product manager for Carlisle SynTec Systems, and BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny discuss EPDM’s resistance against …

The Changing Relationship Between People and Data Centers

April 29th, 2019


Valerie Dennis Craven speaks with Gabe Clark, principal for data centers with Corgan. They discuss the changing relationship between people and data centers, looking at edge data centers and those in an urban footprint.

How to Reduce Noise in Your Building

April 23rd, 2019


Christoph Trappe usually likes it quiet in his work space. One day a meeting was interrupted by loud external noise and he thought: What a great starting point to learn about noise reductions in commercial buildings.

Rebates, Tax Incentives and Financing for Building Upgrades

April 15th, 2019


Looking for tips on how to finance your building upgrades with rebates and tax incentives?

Janelle Penny speaks with Emily Naden, director of federal affairs, and John Bryant, vice president of advocacy and building …

NRCA at the White House and the Challenges of Recruiting

April 9th, 2019


Janelle Penny, editor-in-chief of BUILDINGS, talks about the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA) meeting with the White House chief of staff to discuss the shortage of qualified roofers. This was the first …

System 4500 Doors and Windows: Editors’ Choice

April 8th, 2019


REHAU’s System 4500 windows and doors are an affordable way to let in daylight and fresh air without the potentially costly pitfalls posed by other window materials.

REHAU was recently honored as a Money-Saving …

Retrofit Kit with Indigo-Clean Technology: Editors’ Choice

April 8th, 2019


Kenall Lighting’s Retrofit Kit with Indigo-Clean Technology is targeted toward any lighting products you already use that have florescent fixtures. …

Building Analytics Solution Clockworks: Editors’ Choice

April 5th, 2019


Clockworks automated buildings analytics brings automated fault detection and diagnostics to empower facilities teams to make their operations …

LEED Zero: New Designation for Net Zero

April 4th, 2019


Emma Hughes, project manager for LEED, speaks with Janelle Penny about how project teams pursuing LEED certification for buildings now have a new option: LEED Zero.

Learn more about this designation, including the …

March Madness and How to Get the Most Out of Conferences

March 22nd, 2019


In this Weekly Roundup, senior writer Janelle Penny talks about March Madness brackets and high-stakes athletic facilities. Plus: a preview of our BOMA conference coverage next week. 

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Weekly Roundup: Sandy Hook Redesign, Recruiting Millennials & Human-Centric Lighting

March 15th, 2019


From an interview about the Sandy Hook redesign to recruiting millennial talent to BOMA 2019 highlights to human-centric lighting, Janelle Penny chats about the week it’s been during this new weekly roundup BUILDINGS …

BUILDINGS: Our First Live Broadcast

March 7th, 2019


Senior writer Janelle Penny introduces a new BUILDINGS feature - a weekly live broadcast on social media where BUILDINGS editors review the week's top stories and offer a sneak peek into upcoming facilities management …

Hydronic Snow & Ice Melting Systems for Buildings

March 5th, 2019


Janelle Penny speaks with Mike East from REHAU about hydronic snow and ice melting systems and how they benefit commercial buildings.

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Tenant Amenities are Trending at Industry Trade Shows

February 25th, 2019


Christoph Trappe and Janelle Penny discuss the tenant amenities they’ve seen at industry trade shows like BOMA International Conference & Expo.

Specifying Money-Saving Products

February 19th, 2019


How can you be sure a product will save you money?

Mick Metzger, vice president for Pepper Construction Group, explains smart strategies for vetting vendors.

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IRE: Duro-Last Roofing Solutions Help Your Budget

February 14th, 2019


From the IRE trade show floor, Jason Dark from Duro-Last discusses with Janelle Penny how their labor-saving roofing solutions benefit buildings …

IRE: Staying Ahead with TRUFAST Roofing Fasteners

February 13th, 2019


Jason Wigboldly, from TRUFAST roofing fasteners, chats with Janelle Penny at IRE 2019. Jason talks about providing fasteners to the entire building …

IRE: Roofing Trends Seen by EPDM Roofing Association

February 12th, 2019


Janelle Penny speaks with Mike DuCharme, of the EDPM Roofing Association (ERA), at the IRE Expo 2019. Mike talks about the many changes he’s seen over his 35 years in the industry, as well as current trends that have …

Put a Lid On It: Acoustics from TURF Design

February 7th, 2019


TURF Design in Chicago provides customizable acoustics solutions for open-offices and school environments.

Christoph Trappe of interiors+sources and …

The RELi Standard and the Future of Resilient Design

February 4th, 2019


BUILDINGS’ senior staff writer Janelle Penny talks to Doug Pierce, director of Perkins+Will Resilience Research Lab, about the Building Resilience Standard RELi.

Doug explains the requisites and credits for RELi that …

Security Threats of Tailgating in Your Facility

January 28th, 2019


Sean Ahrens, a leader in the field of security and resilience, as well as a project manager for Affiliated Engineers, Inc., shares insights with Janelle Penny into the security threats of tailgating and piggybacking in …

Tips to Get Through TSA Security with Your Sanity Intact

January 21st, 2019


Getting through TSA security can already present challenges for travelers. Add in a government shutdown with workers who aren’t getting paid and it …

AHR Expo: How HVAC Industry Recruits Next Generation

January 16th, 2019


BUILDINGS’ Sarah Kloepple speaks with Susan Kaufman from Daikin Applied about their Next Generation Event they hosted at AHR Expo 2019 in Atlanta.

The event, created exclusively for engineering and technical trade …

AHR Expo: Benefits of Using UV to Clean Coils

January 15th, 2019


Christoph Trappe and Dan Jones, president of UV Resources, chat about the benefits of using UV to clean coils. These can include better IAQ, less spending on energy costs and sometimes an ROI of six months. 

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AHR Expo: The HFC Refrigerant Phase Out

January 15th, 2019


Christoph Trappe speaks with Mark Menzer, director of public affairs with Danfoss, about what facility managers and building owners should know about …

AHR Expo: Ever-Changing Facilities Industry

January 14th, 2019


Christoph Trappe speaks with Sudhi Sinha, VP & GM, Data Enabled Business, from Johnson Controls about the dynamically changing environment in …

Health Risks of 3D Printers

January 14th, 2019


Based off a research report conducted by Georgia Tech and UL Chemical Safety, Sarah Kloepple and Christoph Trappe chat about the rising popularity of …

Express Listen: Better Plans for Emergency Evacuations

December 27th, 2018


Do your occupants know how to evacuate your building during an emergency? Where will they go once they leave? Mariah Obiedzinski, BUILDINGS’ director of content services, chats with senior writer Janelle Penny about …

Year in Review: Staff Favorites

December 26th, 2018


Active shooter training, tunable lighting, living walls, glass envelopes, Heat Island Effect and the next generation: writers share insight into their favorite articles of the year. Interestingly, these are also …

Omni Hotel - Brings Innovative Approaches to New Properties

December 4th, 2018


Privately owned Omni Hotels & Resorts places a premium on design, art and surrounding historic architectural offerings in its properties.

We sat down with Laura Trussel McKoy, Omni’s creative director and vice …

The Many Considerations of Healthcare Facility Design

November 20th, 2018


 From children’s hospitals to outpatient facilities, the challenges and opportunities in healthcare design are uncovered by interiors+sources editor-in-chief Kadie Yale. She speaks with expert designer Rebecca Donner, …

Active Shooter Training Eye Openers

November 9th, 2018


Mass shootings are unfortunately becoming more common across the United States. Does your building have a plan?

Christoph Trappe and Janelle Penny discuss the eye-opening lessons learned from their company active …

Investigating Irma: What Today’s Hurricanes Mean for Building Design

October 19th, 2018


Hurricane Irma was the costliest storm in Florida’s history and devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands. The investigative teams examining both places after the storm discovered design issues that have wide-ranging …

Express Listen: Trendy Moxy Hotel Review

October 3rd, 2018


Christoph Trappe and Valerie Dennis Craven sit at the outside bar at the Moxy Hotel in Minneapolis and do an impromptu review.

Like to hang out in …

Airport Lounges: Home Away from Home

September 27th, 2018


A. Razzak Memon thrives on ever-changing technology, providing a total solution for current and future needs. He also has been a frequent flyer at …

Architectural Salvage: Benefits of Reusing Old Buildings

August 20th, 2018


This maker creates art from salvaged materials.

What happens to the buildings that aren’t in good enough shape to upgrade? Empty, decaying buildings …

Express Listen: Bike Parking at Commercial Buildings

June 26th, 2018


Wellness programs at workplaces are becoming more common, as are other ways of getting there, like on a bicycle. With this comes the need for facilities managers and building owners to provide adequate parking for these …

Express Listen: Wellness Activities for Commercial Buildings

June 25th, 2018


Employee wellness in commercial buildings is trending for facilities managers and building owners. Christoph Trappe is on the frontlines at the 2018 BOMA International Expo in San Antonio, Texas. He is seeing this …

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