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Los Angeles Convention Center Restroom Upgrades Score Big

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Convention Center Thinks 'Outside the Box' for Plumbing Upgrades

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Waterless Urinals Among Convention Center Plumbing Upgrades

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Making Plumbing Upgrades Work

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With Hot Commercial Office Market, Repositioning Buildings Is On The Rise

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Enlivened Lobbies, Bright Finishes Are Two Keys To Successful Building Repositioning

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Photo Gallery: Before and After Photos Show Value of Building Repositioning

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FAA Creating Rules to Ensure Safe Drone Operation

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Commercial Drones Give Managers Eyes in the Sky

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Managers Strive to Learn Benefits of Drone Technology

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Challenges and Costs Associated with Drone Technology

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Baby-Changing Tables in Restrooms: California Changes Codes

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Government Agencies Seek to Sell Costly Buildings

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Impact on CRE Interiors Due To 2015 IBC

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Creating Value Through Resilience

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Financial Management

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Energy-Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Earn LEED Silver Status

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Jay Black Uses Sustainability, High-Performance Efforts to Set SL Green Apart

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Finalists for FMD Achievement Awards Announced

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Most Significant Change of IBC Pertaining to Commercial Interiors

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Other Significant Changes To IBC Pertaining To Commercial Interiors

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Most-Often Misunderstood or Misapplied IBC Requirement for Commercial Interiors

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Revamping Training to Keep Pace With Facilities

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Revamped Training Program Seeks to Keep Pace With Changing Facilities

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Restructuring of Operations Produces Positive Results

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Training Programs Must Roll With Department Changes

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Tenant Build-out And Operating Expense Lease Provisions Can Pose Problems For Landlords

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Understanding Self-Help Eviction And Repossession In Commercial Offices

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Landlords Should Spell Out Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities In Commercial Leases

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Successful Strategies for Technician Training

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Building a Training Program From the Ground Up

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Lessons Learned on Technician Training

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Chicago High-Rise Finds Better Option Than Free Cooling

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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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Planning for Provisions in the New ADA

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For SL Green, Office Building Repositioning Goes Beyond Curb Appeal

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SL Green Focuses on Ongoing Maintenance

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Ergonomics Often Hold Key to Operator Comfort and Productivity

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Choosing Ergonomic Features and Functions

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Information Gathering: Assessment of Mowers

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Flexibility in Office Design Offers FMs Green Benefits, Cost Savings

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Technology, Changing Workforce Helping to Drive Green Office Design Changes

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Maximizing Flexible Space in Office Design Reduces Costs

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Market Forces Provide More Options for Green Interior Products

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ADA In Commercial Real Estate

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The Future of T12 Lamps

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Incentives for Lighting-System Upgrades

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Take Action During National Radon Month

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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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How Commercial Real Estate is Doing Depends on Point of View

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Commercial Real Estate Recovery: Drivers and Dampers

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The New Normal for Commercial Real Estate Market

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Survey: Shadow Space Will Slow Recovery

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National Fire Statistics

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How To Prepare Your Building for LEED-CI Tenants

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Huge Savings for California to Be Found in Commercial Building Efficiency

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Report Suggests Commercial Office Spending Contributes to Outlays, Jobs, GDP

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Book Aims to Provide Standard Building Performance Protocols

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LEED for Commercial Interiors Can Result In Productivity Gains, Energy Savings

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EPA Launches New Program to Coordinate Commercial Energy Efficiency Efforts

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LEED-CI Should Be Planned Early In Building Selection And Leasing

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Call for Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects

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Lighting Controls: Take Advantage of Rebates, Tax Deductions

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Commercial Property Declines Show Signs of Easing

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Commercial Real Estate Distress Far From Over, Survey Shows

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CBRE Market Analysis Predicts More Real Estate Opportunities Than Buyers

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Poll Shows CRE Professionals Expect Slow Recovery

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Lighting Retrofits: Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Provides Incentives

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Managers Can Deduct Full Cost of New Lighting with Interim Lighting Rule

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Commercial Property Vacancy Rates Continue to Rise

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Real Estate Values Expected to Decline in 2009

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook Dampened

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Commercial Real Estate Market Conditions Continue to Weaken

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Weak Economy Bogs Down Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial Real Estate Market Predicted to Drop Again

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Risk In Commercial Real Estate Market May Be Overstated

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Commercial Real Estate Market Expected to Stabilize by Third Quarter

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Construction Activity Expected to Soften in 2008

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GAO: U.S. Postal Service Needs Better Data To Improve Maintenance, Facilities

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Rate Drop Should Help Commercial Real Estate Market

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Strategic Outsourcing

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Equity Office Sale Drives Commercial Property Sales to Record Level

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Commercial Real Estate Sector Keeps Economy Going, Despite Housing Slowdown

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Change Agent

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Green CMBS

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Flooring

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Sealing in Savings: System Plugs Costly Leaks in HVAC Systems