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


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For Single-Ply Roof, Regular Maintenance Prevents Problems

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Proper Installation Is Crucial for Single-Ply Roof

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Getting A Good Single-Ply Roof Design

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Factors to Consider When Selecting A Single-Ply Roof

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

Building Operating Management
Three Federal Government Buildings Illustrate Innovative, High-Performance Strategies

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4 Steps For Preventing A Roof Collapse

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Section 179D Federal EPAct Tax Benefits Extended For Two Years

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Tips on Quantifying Window Assembly Performance

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Weather-Proofed Windows and Energy Efficiency

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Materials on Roof Surface Can Build Energy Efficiency

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Target Heat Loss at Walls, Roofs to Boost Building Performance

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Finding Value in Building Enclosure Commissioning

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Building Enclosure Commissioning During Pre-Design And Design Phases

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Building Enclosure Commissioning During Construction Phase

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Achieving Sustainability and Maintainability in Facilities

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Condition Monitoring Helps Detect Building Envelope Problems

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Building Envelope Inspection Strategies Help Prevent Costly Repairs

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Repair History is Critical to Proper Inspection of Building Envelopes

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Water and Air Infiltration Can Quickly Compromise Building Exterior

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Building Envelope Commisssioning Ensures Exteriors Perform as Planned

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Finding Energy Waste Requires Knowledge of How Energy Transfers Through Building Components

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Performance Testing Helps Ensure Air-Tight, Water-Tight Construction

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Laser Scanning: Technology to Analyze Building Facades

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How to Identify Deficiencies in the Building Envelope

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Laser Scanning Generates Building-Envelope Data

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Laser Scanning Creates Three-Dimensional Model of Facilities

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High Performance Starts with Integrated Design and Energy Modeling

Building Operating Management
Always Consider Energy, the Envelope and Reuse What You Can

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Best Practices: Daylighting, IAQ, Green Cleaning and More

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Maintaining Exterior Painted Wood

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Building Envelopes: Minimize Air, Water Leaks

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Building Envelopes: Inspection Requirements for EIFS

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How to Replace Building-Envelope Components

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How Windows Help Meet Code

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Windows and the New ASHRAE Standard 189.1

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Dan Hounsell: Building Star Program Targets Energy Efficiency

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Managers Need to Identify Common Air-Leak Paths

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Wet Insulation Decreases a Building's R-Value, Thermal Efficiency

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Infrared Cameras Can Detect Thermal Bridging, Air Leaks, Wet Insulation

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Building Envelope: A Maintenance Checklist

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Replacing Windows Improves Building Envelope Efficiency

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Energy Savings At The Building's Envelope

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Doors and Door Hardware: Consider Life-Cycle Costs

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Lack of K-12 Funding Leads to Breakdown Maintenance

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Efficiency and Building Envelope

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ASHRAE 90.1 Add Building Envelope

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Building Envelope: How to Avoid Energy Loss

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Building Envelope: Sealing Leaks and Stopping Thermal Bridging

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Changes Outside, Results Inside

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Energy Management: A Strategy for HVAC Savings

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Energy Efficiency: The Envelope Please

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Rain Screens Help Keep Water Out

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Striking a Balance: Sustainability and Performance

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Capturing Energy Loss

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Efficiency Starts at the Envelope

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Building Envelopes: The Outside Story

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Sealing Out Weather. Sealing in Savings

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Energy Gains: The Envelope, Please

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Pinpointing Roofing Problems

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Roof Coatings in a New Light

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in conjunction with the Cool Roof Rating Council
Top-Level Technology

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High-Performance Exteriors

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In Conjunction with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association:
Top-Level Considerations

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Roofing Systems: Streamlining for Savings

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Preventing Water Woes

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Re-covering the Roof: Right and Wrong

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Taking the green exterior beyond energy

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Moving to the Top of the Class

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The Biggest Mistake?

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Energy-Savings Exteriors

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Push for Cool Roofs Runs from Rebates to Mandates

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Throwing Energy Worries Out the Window

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Roof Coating Considerations