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Door Hardware Selection Must Consider Occupant Safety and Security

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Building Codes Determine Type of Door Hardware Installed

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7 Factors That Create a Zero Net Energy Candidate

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Latest Roofing Trends: Is Blue the New Green?

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Roof Assessments: The Repair, Recover and Replace Dilemma

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Roof Inspection, Moisture Survey Vital to Repair-or-Replace Decision

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Roof Recovering can Save Maintenance Managers Time, Money

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Replacing Roof with Same Option not Always an Effective Strategy

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PRODUCTS: Roofing

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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges

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Technology Updates Could Signal Need for Lighting Upgrades

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New Lighting Technology Can Bring New Challenges

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Energy Codes, Technology Improvements Driving Changes in Lighting

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White LED Lamps Are Biggest Recent Development in Lighting

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Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliance

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Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Time

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Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managers

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More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success

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How Outcome Based Compliance Can Ensure Efficient Operations

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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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Changes In Fire Codes, Standards Offer New Fire Protection System Guidance For Facility Managers

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Expanded Scope Of NFPA 72 Now Includes Emergency Communication Systems

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Newer Versions Of NFPA 72 Include Guidance For Integrating Fire Alarm, PA System

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How Outside Factors Can Influence NFPA Codes And Standards

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Why Test New Fire Alarm Systems?

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How Tougher Energy Efficiency Standards Will Affect Facility Managers

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Tighter Energy Codes Are Applying To Smaller Buildings, Building Systems

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Steps To Take To Be Compliant With ASHRAE 90.1-2010

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What You Need To Know About The ASHRAE 90.1 Standard Process

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How NFPA 72 Defines Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Requirements For Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Does Not Require Emergency Communication System, But Provides Guidelines

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What You Need For A Mass Notification System

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Understanding Fire System Design: Control

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Advances in Water Efficiency Technology, Codes and Policies

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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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New Codes, Green Building Rating Systems Influence Restroom Equipment Selection

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Door Hardware: Codes for Fire and Life Safety

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Door Hardware: Managers Must Consider Codes and Standards

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The Three Parts of a Door Hardware Specification Document

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Renovations Trigger ADA Compliance?

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Green Building Design Can Pose Fire Safety Challenges

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Green Design Solutions and Materials May Be Fire Hazards

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Plumbing Retrofits: Low-Flow Fixtures Meet IPC, UPC Standards

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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What is ASHRAE 189.1?

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Nation's First Set of Model Codes and Standards for Green Building Announced

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Trouble Spots for Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems

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ICC Announces First Meeting To Develop An International Green Construction Code

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Restrooms and Building Code Issues

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ASHRAE Expected To Toughen HVAC, Lighting, And Exterior Requirements In 2010 Version Of 90.1

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What The Elevator Code Says About Fires

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Restroom Renovations: Employ Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

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Hot Issue: Maintaining Fire-Rated Doors

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IAPMO Begins Work on Green Code Supplement

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ICC Developing Certification for Green-Building Professionals

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ICC Acts on ASHRAE Proposals

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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NRCA Releases Building Codes Manual

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Bill Aims To Support Building Code Officials

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ICC Code Hearings Fast Approaching

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California Building Standards Commission Votes to Reassess Hospital Earthquake Safety

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New York City Updates Building Codes

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Seismic Codes Help Prevent Serious Damage in Hawaiian Quake, ICC says

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ASHRAE Updates Existing Buildings Energy Standard

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Lighting

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Plumbing by the Book

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New Codes Aim For Safer High-Rises

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Performance-Based Fire Safety Design

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Slow Pace Of HVAC Change Means Missed Gains

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Breaking the Code

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Plumbing For Savings