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Answer Is In The Details: Understanding Smart Technology For Facilities

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Edge Devices Are Spurring IoT Transformation of Buildings

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Smart Grid's Influences Range From Solar Panels To the Internet of Things

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Energy Innovation Driven By Buildings Industry

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Beyond Smart Grid: New Terminology, Focus on Interoperability and Data

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How GSA Achieved Sustainable Success in 5 Key Areas

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Smart Government Buildings: Q&A With GSA’s Director of Facilities Technology, Peter Pierpont

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4 Benefits of LED Lighting Beyond Energy Efficiency

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Managers Discuss Inventory Management Strategies

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IT and Facilities Management: Case Study In How To Collaborate Successfully

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Smart Buildings, Building Internet of Things Offer Operational Savings, But IT Partnership Is Crucial

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Edge Devices Are Spurring IoT Transformation of Buildings

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How To Choose Between Start-Ups and Established Companies

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Rapidly Growing Number of High-Tech Products Can Generate, Report, and Analyze Facility Data

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To Get to Zero Net Energy, First Focus on Reducing Energy Consumption

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Smart Buildings Can Help Bridge Gap Between Design And Operations

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Art Inspiring New Discussions at London Behavioral Healthcare Facility

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Smart Steps to High Performance

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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VA Spent Millions on Art as Veterans Waited for Care, Report Says

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2016 FMXcellence Honorees Focus on Refining Processes, Saving Money

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Three New Rating Systems Focus on Resilience

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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First Step Toward Smart Building: Assess Functionality

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Making An Existing Building Smarter

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What Is A Smart Building?

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Designing And Implementing A Smart Building Project

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Developing A Timeline For Intelligent Building Project

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Making The Business Case For Smart Buildings

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Three Buckets of Smart Buildings Goals: Economic, Environmental, Experiential

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SURVEY: Mobile Technology — Exploring the Opportunities

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Tablets Lag Behind Laptops for Maintenance Technicians

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Survey: Funding Ranks as Toughest Roadblock to Adopting Mobile Technology

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What Does Future Hold for Mobile Technology?

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GSA Issues Phase II RFP for FBI Headquarters Project

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Chicago GSA Building Uses BAS, BIM to Be Smart

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Power Play: A 21st Century Electrical Grid

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Bi-Partisan Bill To Help Standardize Internet of Things

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Houston’s Scott Minnix Made Facility Assessment His First Priority

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Minnix Helped Secure Key Maintenance Funds

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A City Facility Director on Understanding Influence of Politics, Diverse Constituencies

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Minnix’s Facilities Role Akin to Air Traffic Controller’s

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For Minnix, Municipal Real Estate Portfolios Demand Different Paradigm

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Project Goals, KPIs Shape Intelligent Buildings

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Executive Sponsor Is Key To Smart Building Strategy

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Managing Plusses, Minuses of Portable Technology

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Consider Process When Utilizing Mobile Devices

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What You Should Know About Archaeological Finds on Construction Sites

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New Rating System Establishes Facility Resilience

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Why the Building Internet of Things Will Enable Smart Buildings

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Advances in Submetering Technology Optimize Energy-Saving Systems

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Data, Cost Important Considerations for Submetering Upgrades

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Long-Term Benefits of Commissioning Energy-Monitoring Systems

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Spotlight on Smart Buildings

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How Internet of Things Is Automating Demand Response Programs

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How Automated Demand Response (ADR) Works in Power Utilization

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How OpenADR Standard Aims to Help with Automated Demand Response

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Change Management's Perception of Maintenance

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Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

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How Smart is a Smart Building?

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Smart Technology Drives High-Performance Buildings, Provides Granular Detail

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Transition From BAS to BIoT Is Underway

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Finding Best Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Projects

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Making the Right Choice with Energy Optimization Products and Services

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Hesitations over Smart Technology and the Promise of More Benefits

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Reaping Benefits of Smart-Building Capabilities, Including Digital Credentialing

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Smart-Building Tools for High-Performance Buildings

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PACE Financing an Option for More Extensive Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility On-bill Financing an Added Option for Energy Efficiency Projects

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Financing Tools Include Energy Performance Contract, Energy Service Agreement

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‘Threshold Questions’ Help Find Path to Energy Efficiency Financing

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Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization

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Pilot Programs, Veterans’ Insights Help with Energy Optimization

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Best Practices for Energy Optimization

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Focus on Benefits, Product Credibility in Energy Optimization Purchases

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What Does “Intelligent Building” Mean Today?

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Taking The First Steps Toward Intelligent Buildings

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How To Develop Realistic Smart-Building Goals And Timeline

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Tips For Designing And Implementing A Smart Building System

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Pick Low-Hanging Fruit To Make An Existing Building Smarter

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Irrigation Systems: Maintaining for Savings

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace Irrigation System?

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Internet of Things Can Enable Smart Facility Environmental Controls

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Dan Hounsell: How to Change the Image of Maintenance

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Survival Requires Tough Choices on Maintenance Department Structure

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Which Model is Best: Decentralized or Centralized?

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Choose Wisely Which Department Structure Model to Use

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Organized MRO Storerooms Improve Productivity, Operations

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Proper Inventory Management Procedures Produce Efficiency

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Standards for Handling MRO Storeroom Parts

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Security and Accountability in MRO Parts Storerooms

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Pay Attention To Part Load Efficiency Of Heating And Cooling Distribution System

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Outsourced Security Can Augment Campus Police Department

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Explaining the "Energy Jumpstart" Credit in LEED-EBOM

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What Is Smart Grid, Precisely?

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Keys Components for Maintenance Work-Order Scheduling

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Improved Energy Performance is One of Many Goals for New LEED-EBOM

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Smart Metering, Energy Audits and Your Desktop

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Traditional Audits Have Place in Smart Grid World

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Repair or replace? Best Strategies to Reduce Maintenance Costs

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The Consequences of Equipment Failure

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Lifetime Operation of Motor Costs More than Initial Purchase

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Look For Utility Rebates Early In Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility Incentives Can Mean Millions Of Dollars In Savings

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Waterless urinals offer potential savings

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Handheld devices can upgrade management

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Reduce Energy Expenditures

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How The New York City Department Of Education Uses Portfolio Manager

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Energy Star, Portfolio Manager Can Help Make Capital Investment Decisions

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Twenty Years Of Energy Star

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Smart-Controller Technology Helps Managers Irrigate Sustainably

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Sustainability: Assessing Irrigation Needs Prevents Problems

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Disaster Recovery: Identifying Risks and Critical Facility Operations

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Devising a Disaster Recovery Plan

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The Aftermath: Minimizing Disaster Impact

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Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

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Data Centers, IT Infrastructure Benefit from Cooperation Between Facility Management and IT

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Maintenance and the Bottom Line

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Smart Grid: What Facility Managers Need to Know

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Smart Grid's Information Capabilities Help Control Energy Use

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Smart Grid Helps Address Peak Demand Through Demand Response

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Seismic Readiness an Important Issue for Data Centers

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Testing Options for Data Center Seismic Compliance

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Challenges of Ensuring Reliable Supply of Spare Parts and Replacement Equipment

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A Breakdown of LEED-EBOM

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Data is Power: LEED Buildings and the Building Performance Partnership

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Long-term Sustainability: LEED-EBOM

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From Design to Operations: Energy Star's Designed to Earn

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Mandating Performance: Outcome-based Codes

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LEED Designs Don't Always Lead to Sustainable Operations

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Controls, Commissioning Key to Realizing Green Building Potential

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Energy Model: Use To Compare, Not To Predict

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The Curious Case of Northland Pines High School

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Demand-Response Programs: Understand Risks and Benefits

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FMXcellence: How to Organize a Big Project

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

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Basic Ways That Building Control Systems Can Help Save Energy

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The Role of Smart Meters in the Smart Grid

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Smart Grid: Managers Have Incentives for Reducing Demand

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OSHA: Obama Administration Increases Funding

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Power Meters Designed to Interface with the Smart Grid

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Smart Grid Improves Power Quality, Reliability

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MRO Parts Storerooms: No Longer An Afterthought

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MRO Storerooms: How to Avoid Lost Profits

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LEDs: Myths about Performance, Maintenance

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Irrigation Systems: Design Should Incorporate Smart Controllers

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Inventory Management: Efficient Storerooms Save Money

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Stephen George: Master Planning Via Partnering

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Strategies for Efficient MRO Parts Storerooms

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Three Hurdles to Efficient MRO Parts Storerooms

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DOE Grant Fuels County's Green Building Projects

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Inventory: Proven Management Strategies

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Understanding Electricity Bills Helps Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

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New Technologies Mean New Rates

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Smart Grid Allows FMs to Better Manage Electricity Consumption

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Cashing in with Smart Grid on Wholesale Electric Price Volatility

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Review Existing Outsourcing Service Contracts to Ensure Success

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover the Cost of Retrocommissioning

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LED Performance Improving

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Where to Use LEDs

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Factors for LED Retrofit

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Specifying LED Systems

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CMMS: The Importance of Data with Susan Deane

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Common Problems for Aging Controls Systems

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Power Management: Demand Response & The Grid

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Demand Response: How to Operate Off the Grid

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Power Meters: Report to Building-Control System

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What Energy Dashboards Can Do

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Who Might Benefit From a Dashboard?

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Sorting Out Energy Dashboard Software

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Inventory: Base Decisions on Real-Life Data

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CMMS Data Helps Managers Make Inventory Decisions

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Inventory Strategies: Vending Machines & RFID

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How To Prepare For Smart Grid

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Tools to Diagnose IAQ

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Smart Grid's Rapid Deployment Brings Perks

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Smart Meters Bring Time-of-use Electric Rates

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Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

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Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

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Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

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Networking Helping FMs Get Things Done

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Demand Meters Help Facilities Qualify for Utility Programs

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Length of Contract Affects Outsourcing Partnership

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Inventory Management Best Practices

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Inventory Management: Managers Need Time, Resources

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DOE Extends Deadline to Submit Commercial Building Partnership Applications

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Legislation Would Set Energy Efficiency Standards for Outdoor Pole Lighting

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Best Practices for Supply-Chain and Inventory Management

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Inventory Management: Bins, Shelves, Racks Create Efficient Storerooms

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Best Practices for Stocking MRO Parts

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Inventory Management: Implementing Bar-Code, RFID Technology

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Outsourcing May Not Equal Partnership for Facility Managers, Service Providers

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Fair, Flexible Contract Can Foster Cooperative Relationship

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Call for Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects

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BAS Can Help Facility Managers Take Advantage of Smart Grid

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Inventory Management: What are Parts Vending Machines?

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The Role of Lighting Controls in Demand Response

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Inventory Management: Managers Need to Take Reins

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Wireless CMMS: Managers Must Convince Technicians

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Mobile CMMS: Questions About Data Entry

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Understanding Why Employees Resist Change

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Keys to Managing a Cost-Effective Storeroom

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Department of Energy Offers Tips to Manage Steam Systems

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Worker Safety: Protect Against Electrical Hazards

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Inventory Management: The Benefits of Bar-Coding Technology

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Vending Machines Reduce Expenses for High-Turnover Parts

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Smart Grid Addresses Energy Efficiency, Power Quality and Reliability Issues

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DOE Awards $620 Million of Stimulus Funds for Smart Grid Research

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Door Hardware: O&M Manuals Contain Parts Lists, Wiring Diagrams

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Green Renovations: Best Practices for Preserving IAQ

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Real-Time Pricing and Demand Response

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How Smart Grid Impacts Facility Management

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DOE Awards Recognize Federal Energy Efficiency Initiatives

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$3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition to Smart Grid

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High-Performance Buildings Go to Washington

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NIST Unveils Plan for Smart Grid Interoperability

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Over Two Million U.S. Buildings are Candidates for Lighting Upgrades

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Considering Outsourcing Facilities Management

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Walmart Announces Sustainable Product Index

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Listen Up: Consider How Acoustics Can Complement Green Designs

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Managers Secure Ice-Melt Chemicals, Equipment Before Snow Falls

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Manage Work Orders, Parts with Wireless CMMS

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Department of Energy Awards More Than $48 Million to Michigan and Iowa for Energy Projects

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Green Certification Bodies

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BOMA Releases 100 Ways to Go Green for Earth Day

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NIST Announces Plan for Smart Grid Standards

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NIST Awards Contract For Work On Smart Grid Interim Standards

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Free DOE Webcast: Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools

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Stimulus Funds Go Beyond K-12 School Districts

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Many Ways Educational Facilities Can Tap Into Stimulus Money

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Relamping Program and Fixture Replacements Garner Attention

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Advanced Data-Logger Technology Improves Productivity

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DOE Launches Energy-Efficient Hospitals Initiative

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How Demand-Response Programs Work Today

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CMMS Helps Organize, Manage MRO Storerooms

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Plan on Earthquake Hazards Open for Comment

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High-Level Maintenance Decisions

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The inside track on IAQ

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Utility Vehicles: Driving Toward Sustainability

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California Building Standards Commission Votes to Reassess Hospital Earthquake Safety

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Department of Energy Improves Hurricane Response System

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Kmart Discloses Environmental Violations, Pays Penalty

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Department of Energy Releases Draft Plan to Explore Options for Meeting National Energy Demand

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Energy Assessments Reveal Opportunities for Savings

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Department of Energy Partners with Universities to Advance Nuclear Energy Research

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Report: DOE Insufficiently Funding Renewable Energy Research

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New Report Focuses on Hydrogen Technology

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U.S. and China Renew Commitment to Clean Energy

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DOE Releases New Standards for Measuring Energy Efficiency

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Eleven Sites To Be analyzed for Potential Nuclear Recycling Facilities

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DOE Agrees to Tighten Energy Efficiency Standards for Appliances

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New DOE Grant Focuses on Carbon Sequestration

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New Non-Profit Will Help Expand Clean Energy Technology

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $100 Million in Fuel Cell R&D

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Energy Secretary Announces $13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

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Smart Moves

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Waste Not

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Outsourcing Is a Balancing Act

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From Vision to Mission

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Construction Starts Now

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No Fast Track to E-Procurement