This report was authored by Dan Weltin, Editor-in-Chief, of Facility Market with contributions from Kelly Spinola, John Hajduk, Paul Head, Stormy Friday, and Stephen Ashkin and published by fnPrime in February 2022. The authors look at the trends affecting facility managers in 2022, including the Internet of Things, COVID-19, hybrid workplaces, and sustainability. Health and wellness initiatives matter to occupants and smart technology allows facility managers to know and manage occupancy patterns. In addition, IoT technology can help FMs be more strategic in their energy use to help meet energy efficiency goals, including net zero energy. Hybrid workplaces are a direct result of the pandemic and are here to stay. the report shows that climate change creates the need to embrace environmental initiatives and sustainability efforts will continue to matter, but maybe now more than ever.
Keywords: Communications, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Post-COVID-19, Zero Net Energy, Zero Net Energy, Cleaning, Hybrid Workplace