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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


Building Operating Management
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology Makes Strides In The HVAC Market

Building Operating Management
VRF Systems: Both Air-Source and Water-Source Available

Building Operating Management
9 Acoustical Considerations For Open Offices

Building Operating Management
How To Reduce Water Heating Energy On Campus

Building Operating Management
Keep Your Eye on These 3 HVAC Updates (#3. VRF Systems)

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VRF as MVP: HVAC Retrofit Cools Courthouse

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: 3 Tips To Make Good BAS Choices

Building Operating Management
High-Performance HVAC Achieves Optimal Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Best Practices for Saving Energy In Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Data Center Energy Efficiency Targets Include Temperature, Humidity Adjustments; Economizers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Gameplan for Building Automation Systems and Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Showing Success With Your BAS Setup

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Maximizing System Efficiency Through BAS

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Setting Proper Trends Important to Achieve Success With BAS

Building Operating Management
Consider These Passive Or Energy-Efficient Active HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Take Closer Look at Variable-Frequency Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ensure Long VFD Performance With Unique Motor and Wiring Specifications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Key Parameters in VFD Networking and Control Functions

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Variable-refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems: Weighing Benefits And Limitations

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Variable-refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems: Air-cooled And Water-Cooled

Building Operating Management
Analyze VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Retrofit Applications To Ensure Savings

Building Operating Management
Fan Efficiency Grades Can Help Decrease HVAC Energy Usage, Cut Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC Systems Can Save Energy, Money

Building Operating Management
Energy Recovery Is Becoming Common Way To Save On HVAC Costs

Building Operating Management
Equipment, Operations Both Offer Areas For Improved HVAC Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting a Premium on Motor Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Place Motors into Three Different Categories

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor Stress Reduced With Application of VFDs

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Design and Construction IAQ Considerations

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Variable Frequency Drive Technology Has Improved For HVAC Applications

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A VFD Offers Energy Savings, Other Benefits from Part-Load HVAC Operation

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Energy Efficiency: Role of HVAC Systems and Benchmarking with Jay Russell

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors and Drives: Opportunities to Save Energy, Money

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC, Lighting, Plumbing Initiatives Fuel LEED Certification

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Direct-Digital Controls: Energy Management Lowers Utility Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pumping Systems: How to Calculate Life-Cycle Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pumping Systems: Variable-Duty Requirements Bring Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Upgrades: District Focuses on Motors, Drives, Geothermal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers: Retrocommissioning Restores Design Characteristics

Building Operating Management
Making the Case for HVAC Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Efficient Chillers, Air-Handling Units Demand More Maintenance

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BAS Can Help Facility Managers Take Advantage of Smart Grid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS: Direct-Digital Controls, HVAC Equipment Improve Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital Expansion: Efficient Equipment Neutralizes Higher Energy Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What are the Typical Pumping System Control Methods?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Variable-Frequency Drives Improve Efficiency, Lower Noise Levels

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCT FOCUS: Motors and Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chiller Maintenance and Operations Improves Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Variable-Frequency Drives Match System Output, Load Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Generation VFDs Offer Constant Power Factor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fans, Centrifugal Chillers Common VFD Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Variable-Frequency Drives Reduce Maintenance, Extend Motor Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting, HVAC, Plumbing Systems Generate Savings

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Fans May Offer Surprising Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Retrofits Generate Significant Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Loggers Solve Problems in Data Centers, HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrofits Improve Occupant Comfort, Infection Control in ORs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Driving Energy and Cost Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Advances Bring Efficiency Benefits