While it might seem that less people working in a commercial building means less energy used, data gathered by Investa Sustainability Institute, based in Sydney, Australia, shows that buildings actually perform better at full occupancy. We talk with Beck Dawson, Sustainability Manager with the Institute, who tells us how this counterintuitive study works, and about a websRead more
McGuire Engineers (MEPC) lobby, plyboo wall.Read more
The following article is based on an excerpt from “Security Design for Sustainable Buildings and Campuses,” a book released this year by security consulting firm Applied Risk Management. It outlines several areas where sustainability and security collide, and solutions for both areas of facility management.
With respect to security, the more outdoor lighting a building has, the better. Lighting is considered a deterrent to crime because criminals prefer to carry out their activities under the cover of darkness.Read more
Enrollment in most school districts across the country is declining. This change in enrollment, coupled with changes in program delivery, is causing district administrators to rethink, resize and retool their school facilities.Read more
Every year the Modular Building Institute sponsors an awards program that recognizes the best projects in commercial modular building design and construction.
The ceremony to present the awards was held earlier this year during MBI’s annual convention and tradeshow in Las Vegas. Each entry was reviewed by a panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals.
A full list of awards and case studies are available at: www.modular.org/awardsRead more