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


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House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE

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House Cuts Energy Star Funding by 26%

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Congress Signals Support for EPA WaterSense Program

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Energy Star: House Bill Cuts Program Budget 40 Percent

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Maintenance, Measurement and Equipment Reliability

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The Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance

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Survey Says? There Were More Resources For FMs in 2016

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Director of Maintenance Dives into Data for Making Decisions

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Manager Sells Staff on Benefits of Using GPS

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Nuclear Danger: U.S. Facilities Facing $3.7 Billion Deferred Maintenance Bill

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Assessing Data to Help Determine Maintenance Staffing Levels

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Cutting Costs? Use Discretion

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Can National Park Naming Rights Help Solve Deferred Maintenance Crisis?

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Education Facilities Survey Paints Aging Picture for Buildings, Staff

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Jobsite Theft Costs Facilities Industry up to $1 Billion

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Dead Dollars: Postal Service Pays $5.3 Million Annual to Deceased Lessors

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Lacking Maintenance Reason for ‘Disgusting’ Buildings at LSU

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Look For Third-Party Validation On Energy Optimization Products

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To Judge Energy Optimization Products, Evaluate Applicability, Operational Impact

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Take A Close Look At Product ROI Claims

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Focus on Specific Benefits of Energy Optimization Products

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Funding Woes: California K-12 Public School District Facilities in Bad Shape

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2016 Operating Expense Budget Benchmarks: FM Survey Results

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The Challenge of Choosing Energy Optimization Products

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Budgeting Is Key Skill For Real Property Asset Manager

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Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Expense Budget Benchmarks

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FMs Report 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans

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Operating Budgets: Survey of 2016 Facility Plans

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Tips on Making the Case for Maintenance Investments

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Making the Case for Equipment Requests

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Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Budget Plans

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Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award Winners

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Dave Lubach: Dig Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

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Dan Hounsell: Bridging the Gap on Maintenance Misconceptions

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Mounting Problems: Managers Share Deferred Maintenance Experiences

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Deferred Maintenance: Addressing the Problem

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Deferred Maintenance: Roofing, HVAC, Building Envelopes Primary Areas of Concern

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Deferred Maintenance: Survey Says Managers Confident About Overcoming Backlog

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Survey: Most Managers Classify Deferred Maintenance as Minor Concern

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Training Budgets: FM Survey Offers Benchmarks

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Survey Says: Managers Sound Off on Outsourcing

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Survey Reports Benefits of Facility Training

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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Managers Make

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

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Developing Financial Skills Can Pay Dividends for Managers

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Budget Building Advice for Maintenance and Engineering Managers

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Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Helps Managers Make Budget Decisions

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Lessons in Labor: Data Helps Alaska School District Manager Make Tough Cuts

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

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Managers Must Protect Training Funds

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Access Control Systems: Six Key Planning Steps

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How To Select The Right Type Of Access Control Card

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When Planning Access Control System, It’s Crucial To Get IT Involved

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Survey: 2015 Facility Capital And Operating Budget Plans

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How Facility Managers Handle Increasing Workload, Shrinking Budget, Staff

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In-house Or Outsource? Facility Departments Evaluate Staffing Balance

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Technology Helps Facility Managers Do More With Less

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Facility Strategies To Handle More Work With Fewer Resources

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Maintenance on the Move: Controlling Transportation Costs

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How to Find Efficiency in Transportation Methods

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Steps to Streamlined Travel Planning, Scheduling

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Signs of Outsourcing Failure

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Managers Indicate Outsourcing Provides Sense of Satisfaction

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Managers Express Outsourcing Concerns

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Work Quality Common Outsourcing Survey Theme

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Outsourcing Not Going Away

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Economic Sustainability Can Justify Facility Investments

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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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Dan Hounsell: Stepping Through the Door to Opportunity

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Column: The Hidden Savings of Cost Avoidance

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Report Back To Management On How Approved Facility Projects Are Performing

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Get Help From Finance On Proposals For Funding Facility Projects

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Facility Managers Offer Advice About Winning Approval For Facility Projects

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Managers Should Protect Training Funds

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Benefits of Zero-Based Budgeting and EMPs

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Make The Financial Case For Additional Facility Staff

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Column: Deferred Maintenance — The Bottom Line

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Managers Discuss Sustainability Efforts

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Use Hard Data About Benefits To Justify Funding For Facility Projects

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Financial Blunders to Avoid

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Lesson: Perform Due Diligence on Financial Decisions

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Justify Funding By Showing Risks Of Delay On Facility Projects

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Three Points Can Help Facility Managers Justify Funding

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Long Range Plan Helps Facility Managers Build Relationship With Finance

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Outsourcing: Managers Discuss the Often-Controversial Practice

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Restroom Design Choices Can Greatly Influence Image Of Facilities

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Cleanliness, Maintenance Need To Be Top Restroom Priorities

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Restroom Hygiene, Restroom Lighting Can Be Managed Without Spending A Lot Of Money

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Showcase: Restroom Products

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Managers Must Spread Message of Needed Maintenance Products

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Shop Bulletin Board Interesting Place to Plant Seeds of Support

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Making Change Happen not Always Easy

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Budget Success Means Changing Past Practices

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Money Insights: Strategies You Can Take to the Bank

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Facility Managers Discuss Strategies for Building Effective Budgets

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Training, Now More Important Than Ever

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Customer Service: The Face of Maintenance

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Building a Stronger Budget Requires Solid Data

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Budget Success Means Changing Past Practices

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Benefits from Zero-Based Budgeting and EMPs

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Budget Management Essential for Success

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FM Pulse Salary Survey Respondents Say Budgets Still Tight

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Careful Evaluation Of Capital And Operating Dollars Can Help Sell Projects

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Good Data Needed To Take Full Advantage Of Facilities Management Technology

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Creative Thinking Goes Beyond Day-to-Day Facilities Management

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Facility Cost Cutting: Three Tips for Success

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Maintenance and the Bottom Line

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The Six-Step Cure for Spending Sickness

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Savvy Maintenance Spending Focuses on Equipment and Inventory

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Getting Tough, Again, on Deferred Maintenance

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Managers Discuss Strategies for Building an Operating Budget

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ROI? NPV? FMs Who Know Which Method to Use Boost Odds of Project Approval

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More Advanced Tools Can Help Sell Projects

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Considering Life Cycle Costs Can Pay Off in Restroom Renovations

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Lighting Options Can Cut Restroom Electricity Usage

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Design Can Help Cut Cleaning Costs

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Team Player: More than Just Coach-Speak

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Outsourcing to DIY

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What To Do If Your Budget is Cut Mid-Construction

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Construction Projects Move Forward Despite Budget Cuts, Delays

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Funding and Contractor Instability Pose Construction Challenges

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Facility Managers Should Seek Allies in Other Departments

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Balancing Savings and Performance in Outsourcing

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Managers Should Protect Training Funds

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Building Clout With Data

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Managers Discuss Strategies for Savvy Specification

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What Comes After LEED Certification?

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Public Input Helps Rank School District's Capital Projects

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Facility Professionals Use Open Procurement Process During Bidding

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With HVAC Upgrades, Reduce Loads First to Maximize Energy Savings

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Budget Blueprint: Align, Attack, Focus

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Find Allies to Win Funding for Facility Projects

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Chris Matt: Training Budgets Shrink but Education Remains Strong

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CMMS Help Managers Tackle Productivity, Budget Challenges

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Grounds Equipment: Rent, Lease or Buy

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Partnering with Outsourced Service Providers

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Sharpen Your Pencil Before Requesting Funding

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Facility Managers and Property Managers Are Not Immune To Employee Fraud

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Three Risk Factors That Increase Employee Fraud

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Budgeting for a Restroom Renovation

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With Budgets, be Your Own Toughest Critic

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Managers Generate Funding for Capital Projects

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Make Sure Money Saving Projects Actually Save Money

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Get with the Plan

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Show, Don’t Tell

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Proposed Budget Hit or Miss for Buildings Industry

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Stretching the Budget

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Solid Metrics Pave Road to Credibility

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So, how did you spend the money?

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Budget Battles