Building Systems

HVAC Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Big Money

After talking to energy and HVAC experts, we uncovered some real-world examples of problems they’ve seen unfold in both newer and older facilities. Read on to see what other facilities professionals have had to deal with in their high-rises, and pick up some pointers on preventing these situations in your own building.

Mixed-Use On the Rise: Challenges and Solutions for a New Breed of High-Rises

Although they’re not incredibly common yet in the United States, mixed-use towers are growing in popularity. They maximize building infrastructure, address density issues, and capitalize on building owners’ investments through multiple income streams. They also provide a type of investment diversification (when office lease rates are down, residential leases may be up, for example). But many of today’s commercial architects find themselves working on...