Facility management covers so many day-to-day aspects of making our workplaces, industrial spaces, schools and communities healthier and more sustainable: From lighting to HVAC systems to environmentally friendly cleaning products, the elements of a green building are chosen and handled by teams with long-term energy reduction and occupant experience goals in mind.
USGBC recently released a case study on facility management at our own headquarters in Washington, D.C. Learn more (and earn CE credit) by reading about how our facility management team integrates people, place, process and technology and drives innovation within the organization—while using the Arc platform to track performance.
To learn more about ways to keep your own facility performing at a high level, explore our educational offerings at Greenbuild, running November 14 to 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, and make time to acquaint yourself with the new technologies in our Expo Hall.
Facilities strategies at Greenbuild
Here are just a couple of the many Greenbuild sessions that may be of interest to facility managers. Explore our full education schedule.
Wed., November 14, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Learn about the indoor environmental quality credit for lighting in LEED v4, with illustrations of how design teams can productively use the scorecards to advance their daylight design and obtain credits. Through three speakers, detailed case studies and interactive scorecard activities, you will gain a practical understanding of the borders of the credit, where there is flexibility and what additional calculations may be necessary outside LEED.
Thurs., November 15, 12–1 p.m.
With the prevalence of floor-to-ceiling glazing, the opportunities for automated shades are growing. Daylight helps maintain circadian rhythms, but without automation, manual shades stay in the down position even after direct solar radiation has subsided, contradicting the benefit of all-glazing facades by reducing daylight and views. Learn what drives automated shading movements, how to customize automation for projects of all sizes and scales, and identify pathways to meet LEED v4 daylight requirements.