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Wireless Network To-Do List For Facility Managers

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'Ultimate Retrofit' Brings Wireless Lighting System to Wrigley Field

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What Is The Optimal Life Cycle For A BAS?

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Three Tips For Planning A Building Automation System Project

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Making An Existing Building Smarter

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Building Internet of Things Startups Are Rewriting The Rules

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How To Evaluate Building Products From IoT Startups

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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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Building Internet of Things Thrives on Free Flow of Data

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Making The Business Case For Smart Buildings

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Chicago GSA Building Uses BAS, BIM to Be Smart

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PNC Tower, World's Greenest High-Rise, Is A Study In Simplicity

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High-Performance Building Envelope at PNC Tower Brings Efficiency

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Facility Managers Use Mobile Technology To Access Information Anywhere, Be More Efficient

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Benefits of Mobile for Facility Managers: Time Saved, Faster Response

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Benefits, Gains In Technology, Drive Growth In Wireless Controls

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Project Goals, KPIs Shape Intelligent Buildings

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Wireless Controls Making Gains

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Know the 3 Technologies Reshaping BAS

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Understanding Benefits of Virtualization in World of BAS

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Big Data Helping BAS Operate at Peak Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Automation Systems: Data and Diagnostics

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Executive Sponsor Is Key To Smart Building Strategy

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Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

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Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

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‘Green’ Flooring Decisions Involve Checking for Third-Party Certifications

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Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

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Integration a Key to Energy Management

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Why the Building Internet of Things Will Enable Smart Buildings

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Energy Curtailment Plan Is at the Heart of Demand Response

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Networked Water-Management Systems Aid Green Goals

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System Integration Offers Benefits for Green Buildings

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Daylight Harvesting Gains from System Integration

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Front-end Interface Is Critical With BAS Upgrades

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Wireless Considerations for BAS Upgrades

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Evaluating the Existing Elevator System

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With BAS Upgrades, Pay Attention to Infrastructure, Openness

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With BAS Upgrades, People Are More Important than Technology

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Elevator Modernization and Overview of Destination-Based Systems

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2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deteriorates

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Timing, Human Factors Are Key in Building Control Upgrades

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2 Approaches to Building Controls Upgrade Projects

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Transition From BAS to BIoT Is Underway

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Will Outcome Based Compliance Be The New Normal For Energy Codes?

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Getting the Most Out of a Building Controls Upgrade

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HVAC and Energy Efficiency: Strategies and Tactics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand-Response Programs Help Lower HVAC System Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS, VAV Boxes Help Control Long-Term HVAC Costs

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Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

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Maintenance Plan, ‘Walk-Around’ Audits Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

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Role of Staff, Training, Building Data in Loss of Energy Efficiency

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Setting Proper Trends Important to Achieve Success With BAS

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Upgraded BAS Sets Stage for Improved Efficiency at University of New Mexico

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Survey Suggests Many BAS Could Be Vulnerable To Hackers

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BAS Cybersecurity Steps: Firewalls, Isolation, Patches

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Cybersecurity Measures To Protect The BAS/BMS

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Why Building Management Systems Are At Risk Of Cyberattack

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Hackers Pose Threat To Building Automation Systems

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Spotlight on BAS for Improved Boiler Maintenance

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How Outcome Based Compliance Can Ensure Efficient Operations

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Robust Operations And Maintenance Practices Can Help Head Off Critical-Facilities Failures

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New Energy Code Approach Could Be Industry Game-Changer

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Outcome-Based Energy Codes Link Operations To Design

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How Would Outcome-Based Energy Codes Be Enforced?

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With Outcome-Based Codes, Who Is Responsible For Performance During Measurement Period?

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ICC Votes On Energy Code Compliance For IgCC

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Fault Detection And Diagnostics Software Has Potential To Save Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Strategies and Tactics for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
VFDs Expand Load Capability for Demand Response Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities With BAS Have Advantages for Demand Response Programs

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Lighting Retrofit Brings Savings and Inventory Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hidden Savings in HVAC Systems

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Patchwork Repairs Often Result in Increased HVAC Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Maintenance Key to HVAC Savings

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Steam-Plant Conversion Generates Savings

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How To Know The Right Level of Automation

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Missed Opportunities When Specifying or Operating BAS

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Intriguing BAS Innovations FMs Should Have On Their Radar

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Optimal Life Cycle for a Typical BAS

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Best Practices for Securing BAS

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Managers Take Closer Look at Variable-Frequency Drives

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Ensure Long VFD Performance With Unique Motor and Wiring Specifications

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Specifying Key Parameters in VFD Networking and Control Functions

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Make the Most of Your BAS: Use Automated Demand-Response

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How Fault Detection And Diagnostics Reduces Energy Costs

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What Is An Intelligent Building?

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Microsoft Finds That Fault Detection Saves Energy

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Mississippi State University Upgrades HVAC Technology and Benefits Bottom Line

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Mississippi State Converts Steam Plant to Condensing Units

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BAS Significant Part of Mississippi State University Projects

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Next Step to Savings for Missisippi State: Ice Storage Area

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BAS Benefits: Automation Sets the Stage for Savings, Efficiency

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Proper BAS Installation, Operation Are Keys To Reaching System's Potential

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Operator Training, Adequate Staffing Levels Help Reach Full Potential Of BAS

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To Maximize BAS Benefits, Focus On Overcoming Resistance To Change, Bad Habits

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Retrocommissioning Keeps BAS Working At Peak Efficiency

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Taking A Close Look At Intelligent Buildings May Pay Off For FMs

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Sustainable and Maintainable: Achieving Two Goals

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HVAC Systems Common Target of Sustainability Projects

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Technology Transfers From Manufacturing Plants to Commercial Facilities

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3D Printing Technology Expanding in Facilities Management

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Ultrasonic Technology Useful in Determining Life of Equipment

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Advanced BAS Assists With Providing Improved Data

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Data Issues Are Critical With Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD)

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With Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD), Take Close Look At Buildings, Software Capabilities

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Understanding How Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD) Tool Works

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Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD) Is Attracting Industry Interest

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Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD) Shows Promising Results

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A Closer Look at the Retrocommissioning Process

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Retrocommissioning: Ongoing Challenges, New Approach

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Average Energy Savings from Retrocommissioning is 16 Percent

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Facility Analytics Can Help Facility Managers Make Data-Based Decisions

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Facility Managers Have Multiple Reasons To Consider Wireless Building Automation Systems (BAS)

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Pros and Cons of Wireless Building Automation Systems

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WiFi, Zigbee, EnOcean Are Most Common Wireless Technologies

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Construction Materials Can Interfere With Wireless BAS Signals

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Involve All Relevant Parties in Demand-Response Program

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Demand Response: Strategies for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New CMMS Presents Managers With New Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
User-Training Strategies to Consider for CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mobile Applications Essential to new CMMS

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Potential Energy Savings Drive Interest in Intelligent Buildings

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Intelligent Buildings Link Multiple Subsystems To Building Automation Systems

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Microsoft Uses Fault Detection, EMS and BAS To Manage Massive Portfolio

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GSA's Building Links Project Centralizes Data To Cut Costs

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Check Efficiency Of Daily Operations

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Talk With Tenants About Security Needs

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Integrate newest technology into BAS

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Performance-based Outsourcing of Facility Services Can Improve Results

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Outcomes Are Most Important Metric For Performance-based Outsourcing Contracts

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Performance Accountability Required For Successful Outsourcing

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Data Mining Helps Find Faults In Building Energy Use

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Fault Detection Software Offers Guidance To Operating HVAC Systems

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Do Your Homework Before Deciding on Fault Detection and Diagnostics

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Prognostics Data Tails Behind Other Fault Detection Tools

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BAS Contributes to Energy Efficient Buildings

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Looking At What's Next In BAS

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Wireless Option for Building Management System Has Pros and Cons

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Building Automation Systems Offer Real Time Data

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Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

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Wireless Building Automation: EnOcean and Zigbee

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WiFi Is Still Leading Option for Wireless BMS

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Wireless BAS: Factors Facility Managers Should Consider

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Controls Upgrades: Step 1: Survey the Existing Controls

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Controls Upgrades: Step 2: Decide What You Want

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Controls Upgrades: Step 3: Justify the Upgrade

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Controls Upgrades: Step 4: Manage the Upgrade Project

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Analytics, Fault Detection Improve Building Automation Capabilities

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At Lakeland HealthCare, Mike Kastner Uses Research to Shape Facilities

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Evidence-Based Design Part of Lakeland’s Far-Sighted Approach

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Building Automation Systems: Three Reasons to Replace Rather Than Upgrade

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Picking the Best BAS

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The BAS and Making Multiple Changes

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BAS Strategies in New Construction vs. Existing Buildings

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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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Four Steps Can Help Determine Whether to Upgrade or Replace Building Automation System

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Easy Steps for Energy Savings in a Tough Economy

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Facility Managers Can Boost BAS/EMS Performance With New Tools, Capabilities

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Real-time Information is Big Advantage of Modern BAS/EMS Systems

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Advanced BAS/EMS Operations Still Need Staff Oversight

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Facility Staff Should Be Involved in Retrocommissioning

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Energy Efficiency Can Flow from Attention to Pumps, Fans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities Can Take Greater Advantage of BAS Features

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Ventilation and Scheduling Pays Energy Dividends

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Five Factors to Consider Before Replacing or Expanding a Building Automation System

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Five Rules of Thumb Can Aid Decision to Replace or Upgrade BAS

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Demand Response: How to Coordinate Peak-Load Reductions

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Demand Response: How to Meet Load-Reduction Targets

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First LEED Gold Hospital Now a High-Performance Building

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Asset Data Management: Four Software Solutions

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HVAC Retrofits Lower Energy Use, Reduce Hot-Cold Calls

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Setting Service Standards with Outsourced Service Providers

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BAS Upgrades: Develop a Master Plan

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Direct-Digital Controls: Energy Management Lowers Utility Costs

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Head Off Problems Before They Start By Selecting Vendors Who Are Experts

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How to Customize Sub-Metering Systems

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CMMS: How to Implement Condition-Based Monitoring

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Building Automation: Document Commissioning for New Installations

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BAS Upgrades: Consider Staffing and Training Needs

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BAS Upgrades: Balance Sustainability with Functionality

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Demand Response: Engineers Focus on HVAC, BAS

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Direct-Digital Controls Improve Schools' Energy Efficiency

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Common Problems for Aging Controls Systems

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Determining and Stretching the Useful Life of Controls

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Establishing the Need for New Controls

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DDC Controls Make Retrocommissioning Easier, More Essential

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Energy Audits: Analyze Energy Use, Review Utility Rate Structure

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Lighting Retrofits: Learn from Others' Mistakes

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Innovations in FM Software

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Building-Automation System Streamlines Preventive Maintenance

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Building-Automation System: Retrofit Starts with Metering

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The Role of Lighting Controls in Demand Response

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Upgrade Lowers University's Energy Bills 20 Percent

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HVAC Management Strategies with Mike Holzkamper

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Utility Bills, Submeters and BAS Offer Options for Monitoring Energy Consumption

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Understanding Why Employees Resist Change

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OSHA Releases Workplace Injury and Illness Information

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Linking the BAS with the IT Enterprise Takes Building Integration Beyond FM

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Three BAS Design Points Essential for Sustainability

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Security and Reliability of Wireless BAS and Lighting Controls

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Moving EBD Beyond Health Care

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Certifications Can Help Ensure That "Open Systems" Deliver Interoperability

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Setpoint Changes Can Cause Energy, Other Problems

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Advances in Communications Infrastructure Support a Range of Building-Based Systems

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Increased Levels of Collaboration Now Possible Between Intelligent Buildings and Fire and Life Safety Systems

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Moving EBD Beyond Health Care

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Vegetative Roofs: Pay Attention to Base Flashing and Penetrations

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Automating Operations: Hospital Upgrades Building-Automation System, CMMS

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Roof Retrofits: Strategies for Membrane, Base Flashing Installation

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Building-Automation Systems and Energy Efficiency with Skip Milton

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BAS And Enterprise Systems

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Making BAS And Enterprise Systems Work Together: Frameworks And Middleware

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How Evidence-Based Design Practices Could Aid Facility Operations

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Evidence-Based Design: From Health Care To Other Buildings?

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Building automation and maintenance

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Sophisticated BAS Command Center Saves Staff Time

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Airport Looks for Ways to Cut Costs

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Building-Automation System: Technician Training Key to Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building-Automation System Upgrade Meets Energy-Efficiency Demands

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Airport Upgrades to Wireless BAS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Improves HVAC Control, Energy Efficiency

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BAS Promotes Trending and Preventive Maintenance Practices

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Benefits of Retrocommissioning Quickly Pay for Costs

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DDC Controls Make Retrocommissioning Easier, More Essential

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Retrocommissioning Should Involve Operating Staff

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BAS Has an Important Role with Demand Response

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The Growing Integration of Enterprise Systems and BAS

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BACnet and Enterprise System Integration

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Sustainable Design Can Boost Student Performance, Research Shows

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Wireless BAS Networks Benefit from Mature Standards and Security Improvements

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Commissioning Is Essential for Peak BAS Performance

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Evaluate How the BAS Will Connect With Other Systems

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Facility Staff Essential to BAS Success

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Paints and Coatings: Application Checklist

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The Prescription For Green Health Care Facilities

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Without Clear Goals, Systems Integration Project May Miss Mark

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Is It Time For a BAS Upgrade?

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BAS Optimization Tips

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The Intersection of Evidence-Based Design and Green

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Making the Case for a BAS Upgrade

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Should BAS Be Open or Proprietary?

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Facility Executives Should Involve IT in BAS Planning

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BAS Integration: The Facility Manager's Role

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Selling BAS Projects to the CFO

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Key Tasks for a Facility Manager During Systems Integration Projects

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Checking BAS References

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CABA Offers Free Building Intelligence Assessment

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Lift Specification: Ask the Right Questions

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Expand or Replace the BAS? Five Issues to Consider

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New Guide Weeds Through Options in Forest Product Purchasing

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Automatic Energy Savings

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Healthy and Green

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A Measure of Building Intelligence

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On Speaking Terms

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Six Questions Can Aid in BAS Planning

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Laying the Groundwork for Open BAS Systems

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Automation Roadmap

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Air Force Base Settles with EPA on Fuel Tanks

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Better Space, Better Health

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Prepared for Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Wireless Technology Migrates to Building Controls

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EMS / BAS

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BACnet on the Move

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Traveling the Open Systems Road

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Planning for Interoperability

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Better Health From Better Design?

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Untangling construction management through the Web