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Facilities Management - August 2015

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Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award WinnersRepresentatives of the 4 winning projects discuss how to pursue energy efficiency, retain talent, establish a trades apprentice program, and maintain meticulous operations practices

  


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Tools to Leverage in Career Advancement

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Know Your Own Operation When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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Get the Facts First When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association: Group's Mid-Year Conference Challenges Members to Elevate their Game

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How To Do Data Maintenance

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ASHRAE: Fall Online Courses Announced

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Urban Land Institute: Real Estate, Land Use Trends Conference Comes to San Francisco

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The Benefits of the Building Internet of Things

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Smartware Group: Company Listed by SMRP as Continuing Education Provider

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Coakley Realty: Company Announces Inc. 500/5000 Recognition for 2nd Year in Row

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BRAVO! Group Services: Company Receives Industry’s Highest Safety Award for 5th Time

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2015 FMXcellence Awards Honor FMs Who Tackled Energy, Staffing Challenges with Proactive Planning, AnalysisFirst of a 5-part article about the four winners of the 2015 FMXcellence awards from Building Operating Management magazine part 2: Honoree: Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
Project: A Vision of Energy Excellence
part 3: Honoree: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Project: Excellence in Lean Staffing
part 4: Honoree: University of Arizona
Project: Excellence in Succession Planning
part 5: Honoree: adidas Group
Project: Excellence in Earmarked Budgeting

  


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Making Molehills Out of Disasters With Resilience

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Johnson Controls: Global WorkPlace Solutions Wins $75 Million Contract to Expand Facilities Management Services

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EVAPCO: Company Acquires Dolphin WaterCare

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Facility Maintenance Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

  


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Pair Resilience With Other Business Goals

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5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Operations Utopiapart 2: Preventive Maintenance, Scheduling Meetings Among Important Issuespart 3: Top Maintenance Goal: Make Technicians Better Firefighters

  


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Lincoln Equities Group: Company Announces Capital Improvement Plan for New Office Properties in New Jersey

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Three Areas to Consider for Greater Resilience

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Worker Training Roundtable: Managers Discuss Strategies

  


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Technology and the Art of Finding the Right KPIspart 2: Common Data Not Always the Correct Data to Determine KPIspart 3: After Finding the Right KPIs, Take Advantage of the Information

  


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Finalists for FMD Achievement Awards AnnouncedWinners will be announced on July 27

  


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Transwestern: Property Company Tapped by KBS to Manage 12-Building Portfolio

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Water Efficiency Is New Focus in High Performancepart 2: To Boost Water Efficiency, Learn Existing System, Consider Alternative Sources part 3: Wastewater Reclamation Gains Ground in Water Efficiency Arenapart 4: Vancouver Facility Boosts Water Efficiency with Onsite Wastewater Treatment, Re-use

  


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Mounting Problems: Managers Share Deferred Maintenance Experiences

  


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DTZ: Office Rent Increases Accelerating in Most U.S. Cities

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FITECH: Consulting Firm to Provide Full Real Estate ERP System Implementation for Rose Associates

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sensorFact Services: Company relocates to St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Roundtable: Managers Discuss Water Conservation Strategies

  


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Michael Cowley Column: Prevent Failures by Learning From Thempart 2: Searching for Right Answers When Crisis Management Required

  


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Understanding Whether a ‘Critical Operation’ is Really CriticalFirst of a 4-part article detailing a step-by-step process to help facility managers determine the real impact of downtime part 2: Identifying Levels of Support, Measuring Productivity Loss Help Determine ‘Acceptable Downtime’part 3: In Study of Critical Operations, Gap Analysis Examines Operating Time of Redundant Systemspart 4: 3 Steps Identify Critical Facilities' Downtime Risks

  


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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challengespart 2: Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliancepart 3: Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Timepart 4: Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managerspart 5: More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success

  


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Adopting Innovations Can Keep Green Cleaning Programs Fresh

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Johnson Controls: Report Offers 8 Keys to Adapting to Changing Global Workplace

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Work With Suppliers to Improve Green Cleaning

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HC Info: Company Offers Free Recording of Legionella-Related Webinar on ASHRAE 188P

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BOMI International: Organization Invites Conference Participants to Attend Annual BOMA Local Update Meeting at the Every Building Conference & Expo

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Understand Causes of Occupant Complaints and Turn Them Into a PositiveFirst of an 8-part article about why occupants complain and how facility staff should respond part 2: Lack of Attentiveness, Displaced Frustration Can Fuel Occupant Complaintspart 3: Categorizing the Types of Complainers Organizations Encounterpart 4: Some Keys to Providing Good Facility Customer Servicepart 5: Make Complainer Part of the Solution and Provide Feedbackpart 6: Complaints Offer Insight, but Shouldn’t Dictate Organization’s Strategic Directionpart 7: Apologies, Problem-Solving Can Help Assuage Occupant Complaintspart 8: 3 Ways to Reduce Customer Complaints

  


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GSH Group: Provider Launches New Website

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How To Focus on Resilience in Existing Buildings

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DTZ: U.S. Macro Forecast Sees Plenty of Runway for Commercial Real Estate 


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Training Budgets: FM Survey Offers Benchmarkspart 2: Survey Reports Benefits of Facility Training

  


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Noesis: Lending Marketplace Launches Promotional Financing For Energy-Saving Improvements

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JLL: Outsourcing 4.0 Marks New Era in Real Estate Management

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AwareManager: Company Marks 5th Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Growth

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Crown: Tips on Working at Standing Workstations

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Ecova and Powerhouse Dynamics: Companies Expand Energy Management Partnership

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Johnson Controls: Latest Workplace Research Says Kiss the Daily Commute Goodbye

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Good help is hard to find. Managers offer insights into locating quality candidates

  


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FMs As Educators

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Ecotech Institute: College Offers Job Insights, Advice and Resources in Latest eBook: 'Starting A Career in Energy Efficiency'

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SMS Assist: Cloud-Based Multisite Property Management Provider Receives $45 Million Investment

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FridgeWize: Refrigeration Company Launches New Website, Improves Customer Experience

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U.S. Lending Recovery Moves into its Sixth Year

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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Managers Makepart 2: Financial Blunders to Avoidpart 3: Lesson: Perform Due Diligence on Financial Decisions

  


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WaterSignal: Company's System Offers Partial Solution To California Water Conservation Mandate

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HighPerformanceCRE: Study Targets Leased Commercial Buildings, Tenant Retention

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The struggle for deferred maintenance goes on. Consultants offer insights to turn the tide

  


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Tornado Industries: BD 28/20 Walk-Behind Scrubber Puts a New Spin on Cleaning

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Dave Lubach: Submit Your Entries for the 2015 FMD Achievement Awardspart 2: Dan Hounsell: Can Money Change the Image of Maintenance?

  


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Networking, Platform, Mentors Can Boost Women in Facility Managementpart 2: Sponsors, Career Strategy Can Help Women in Facility Managementpart 3: Core Values, Communication Also Important in Advancing Women in Facility Managementpart 4: Women in Facility Management: Role of Mentors, Sponsors, Gender-Based Assumptionspart 5: Women in Facility Management: To Grow Careers, Avoid Self-Defeating Attitudes and Take Chargepart 6: Career Tips for Women in Facility Management: Don't Overstay; Build Credentials

  


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DTZ and CoreNet: Companies Establish Multi-Year Benchmarking Relationship

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Managers discuss their challenges when buying sustainable products

  


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Webinar: 'ASHRAE 188P: What to Know about the Latest Draft'

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Nilfisk to Move Americas Headquarters to Brooklyn Park, Minn.

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Taking Reports to the Next Levelpart 2: When Reporting Figures, Pictures Worth a Thousand Wordspart 3: Trends Among Underused Elements of Reporting

  


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The Business Case for Developing Women In Leadershippart 2: Identifying and Remediating Reasons Qualified Women Leavepart 3: How Mentoring Should Be Pursued and Structuredpart 4: First Steps For Scoping Out Women's Initiatives

  


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Interline Launches SupplyWorks, National MRO Products Distribution Brand

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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BUILDING OWNER/FACILITY MANAGER NATIONAL BRAND AWARENESS, USAGE, & PREFERENCE STUDY

  


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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Renovated Space Helps Healthcare Organization With Teaming Efforts

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Commercial Markets Poised for Growth Despite Weaker Global Economy

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Live Simulation Test, Lessons Learned From Move Into New Space

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Quality Management Principles Can Help Facility Managers Resolve Complaints

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RICS Announces 2015 Annual Summit of the Americas to be Held in Los Angeles

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Managers discuss reactive, preventive and predictive maintenance strategies

  


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Developing Financial Skills Can Pay Dividends for Managerspart 2: Budget Building Advice for Maintenance and Engineering Managerspart 3: Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Helps Managers Make Budget Decisions

  


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CBRE Group, Inc. Facilities Management Services Achieved Strong Growth in 2014

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IFMA's Facility Management Credential Programs Earns ANSI Accreditation

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As CMMS collect and store more maintenance data, managers discuss strategies for using them to increase productivity and efficiency

  


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Dan Hounsell: Embracing Predictive Maintenance Produces Green Strategypart 2: Dave Lubach: Environmental Issues Dominate Regulatory Compliance Concerns

  


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Seven Tips To Make Building Renovations a Sucess

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Employee Concerns Prompt Change Management Plan

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Best Payment Models For EV Chargingpart 2: Best Practices for Making EV Charging Fair For Allpart 3: Assessing If (And If So, Where) Installing EV Chargers Is a Good Ideapart 4: EV-Related Innovations in Technology, Regulations, and Incentives

  


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Energy Efficiency Challenge: Facility Workforce Developmentpart 2: Preparing the Facility Workforce for Zero Net Energypart 3: New Commercial Building Job Titles Emphasize Energy Efficiency

  


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Change Management Plan Starts During Design Stage

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Accruent Acquires VFA, Inc.

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Dan Hounsell: Honoring the 2014 FMD Achievement Award Winnerspart 2: Dave Lubach: Making the Most of Face-to-Face Networking

  


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Gallery: New Products

  


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Managers discuss staffing strategies and tactics to meet challenge of expanding and evolving facilities

  


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Infection Control: Best Practices to Combat the Spread

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Greater Los Angeles BOMA Chapter Names The Commons 'Outstanding Building of the Year'

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Ignoring "Frivolous" Complaints Won't Make Problems Go Away For Facility Managers

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Marketing Maintenance: Savvy Managers Spotlight Department Accomplishments

  


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What Is The Internet of Things?

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Cornerstone Taps Transwestern To Manage Trophy Office Building In Downtown Los Angeles

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UniMac Introduces UY Softmount Washer-Extractor Series

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Gallery: New Products

  


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Lessons in Leadership: Putting People Firstpart 2: Managers Must Concentrate on Continued Department Improvementpart 3: Better Maintenance Organization Improves Efficiency, Effectiveness

  


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Three Not-So-Good Reasons That Facility Managers Ignore Complaints

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Dan Hounsell: Outsourcing is Here to Stay, So Make it Work for Youpart 2: Dave Lubach: Maintenance Managers Add Marketer to List of Important Responsibilities

  


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5 Minutes With Podcast: Clark discusses the challenges his department faced during a period of enrollment growth

  


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What FMs Can Do To Make Interiors More Resilientpart 2: Intriguing Ways FMs Are Shaping Interiors For Occupant Healthpart 3: Evaluating Space Density To Gain Efficiencypart 4: Interesting Ways Biophilia Is Being Applied In Commercial Facilities

  


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FacilityConneX Provides Predictive Facilities Management In The Cloud Anytime, Anywhere

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DENSO Introduces New Pocket-Size Bluetooth 2-D Barcode Scanner

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Uponor Enhances Engineering Resources Website

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Genetec Introduces Sipelia, a New Communications Management Module for Security Center

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Elevance Expands Customer Service and Support Capabilities with E-360 Collaboration

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KMC Introduces Zone Equipment Control (ZEC)

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NAI Harding Dahm Transitioning Its Name to NAI Bradley

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Tesco contracts with Elster for Energy Management

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Johnson Controls joins White House discussion on reducing the use of high global warming potential refrigerants

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Danfoss Hot Water Conversion Valves for 1-Pipe Steam Systems Help Prepare Buildings for Heating Season

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LUEDECA, Inc. introduces new RS5 sensor for the proven OPTALIGN SMART machinery alignment system.

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Managers offer their insights on the benefits of technicians earning certifications and credentials

  


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World's Manufacturers Rolling Forward on CasterShoX Casters

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Hilti Delivers with SDT 5 Stand Up Decking Tool System

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Linetec To Expand with Third Anodize Line in Wisconsin

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Lonza's Innovative Lonzagard Carbosan D Series of Sanitizers/Disinfectants Helps Combat Foodborne Diseases

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Metl-Span Provides Ultra-modern Look for Madison, Wis., Rejuvenation

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Towel System Is So Smart, It's Patented

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Perkins+Will: Architects help insurers of green, resilient buildings

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The Top 4 Most Common Online Cleanliness Complaints

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Fluidmesh Solutions Make a Splash at Magic Waters Waterpark

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ASSA ABLOY announces Integration of Aperio Wireless Lock Technology with Software House C•CURE 9000 System

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MaxLite's DLC-Qualified Recessed Troffer Retrofit Kits Offer Seamless Switch to LED Lighting

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ELB Electronics Introduces LED Down Light for CFL Direct Replacement Lamps

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Green Building Council Members Select 2014 'Best of Building' Award Recipients

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Spirax Sarco Introduces BCV43-Series Blowdown Control Valves

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EcoSense Delivers Industry's Highest Efficacy in Its Class

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ARCOM and GreenWizard Partner to Simplify Building Product Selection and Specification Process for Construction Industry

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Hi-Flux LED Slim Strip Lights Help Architectural, Accent, and Security Lighting Designs Shine

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IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System Saves Water, Time, and Mone

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Milwaukee Tool Expands its Leadership Position in Connection Technologies

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GM's FM Coach: Mari Kay Scottpart 2: Achieving Economic Efficiencies At General Motors Facilitiespart 3: Toolkit Of Leadership Skills For Facilities Managers

  


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Indoor Air Quality Control in Public and Shared Spaces Helps Eliminate Odor Issues

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Revolutionary New Product News from Litetronics

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Daikin Applied Skyline Air Handlers Earn Rigorous Seismic Certifications

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Leviton Expands SmartlockPro AFCI and GFCI Product Lines

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More than Half of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment in 2015

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Bold Patterns, Earthy New Colors Highlight Moz Engravings Collection

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Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. Receives Factory Mutual Approval for 'The Inch' Dry Concealed Sprinklers.

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J+J Flooring Group Releases Counterbalance, Its Second Collection of Kinetex Textile Composite Flooring

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Reliable Controls Releases 902 MHz Versions of SSE and SSEA Wireless Products

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BRAVO! Receives Industry's Highest Safety Award for 2013

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How Facility Managers Handle Increasing Workload, Shrinking Budget, Staffpart 2: In-house Or Outsource? Facility Departments Evaluate Staffing Balancepart 3: Technology Helps Facility Managers Do More With Lesspart 4: Facility Strategies To Handle More Work With Fewer Resourcespart 5: Survey: Facility Management Salariespart 6: Survey: Facility Management Outsourcing, Retirement, Satisfaction Resultspart 7: Survey: 2015 Facility Capital And Operating Budget Planspart 8: Survey: 2015 Facility Department Staffing Plans

  


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Ontario College Celebrates Grand Opening of BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre

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Distech Controls Launches First and Only Smoke Control System Based on NiagaraAX Framework

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AIA, CSI and NIBS Publish Updated U.S. National CAD Standard

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AAF International Introduces Energy-Efficient VariCel 2+ Filters with Impress Technology

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FM Benchmarking Aligns with OSCRE Standards

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Kirk's Heavier-Duty Locks Withstand Harsh Environments and Handling for Long Service LIfe

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Schneider Electric Opens New Global R&D Center in Andover, Mass.

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Mitsubishi Electric Adds Second Test Facility to Accommodate Rapid Growth

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Leviton Expands SmartlockPro AFCI and GFCI Product Lines

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Idaho's Tallest Building Showcases Wausau's Unitized Curtainwall, a First in the State

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Dan Hounsell: Data Dilemma — Who Controls Your Departmentpart 2: Dave Lubach: Stewardship, Facilities, and the Role of Maintenance

  


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Handling "Frivolous" Complaints Is A Fine Art For Facility Managers

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Leviton Announces Acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC

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Armstrong First in Pennsylvania to Earn LEED Platinum Recertification from U.S. Green Building Council

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Grundfos Highlights Cutting-Edge Heating, Cooling and Renewable Solutions at Comfortech 2014

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Washington Square Mall in Indianapolis Now Under JLL Management and Leasing

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New Hilti Laser Range Meters Designed for Challenges

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Zip-UP Ceiling Offers Alternative to Drywall or Suspended Ceilings

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MaxLite Increases Base Wattage in StaxMAX Series of LED Flood Lights

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ASHRAE/IES Propose Adding Verification Requirements to Energy Standard

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Danfoss North America President Set to Address Energy Productivity at Energy 2030 On the Road

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Bradford Allen Completes 16,005-Square-Foot Lease for Long-time Client Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.

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Maintenance on the Move: Controlling Transportation Costspart 2: How to Find Efficiency in Transportation Methods part 3: Steps to Streamlined Travel Planning, Scheduling

  


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Daikin Applied Skyline Air Handlers Earn Rigorous Seismic Certification

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New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Nearing 16 GW of Installed Capacity

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Jon Brownstein Joins AKRF as Vice President

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MapLight Launches Federal Lobbying Database

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Benefits and Future Advancements in New Clean Diesel Technology Highlighted at EPA's West Coast Collaborative Meeting

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On Katrina Anniversary, NRCA Stresses Importance of Hiring Professional Roofing Contractors to Repair Hurricane-Damaged Roofs

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Walker & Dunlop Arranges $33.5 Million for Converted Historic Property

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LEED Proven Provider: New Designation to Streamline the LEED Review Process

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New Request for Information (RFI) on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topic Areas

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