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


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental and Cost Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs: Strategies to Reduce Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Three Threats to Cost Transparency in Cost-Plus Facility Services Outsourcing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Conservation: Product Advances Help Lower Water Usage and Utility Costs

Building Operating Management
Data Center As A Service (DCaaS), Colocation Offer Data Center Flexibility, Expandability

Building Operating Management
How To Calculate Life-Cycle Costs and Justify Energy Efficient HVAC Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Software Tools Help Forecast HVAC Operating Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Saving Strategies for Plumbing and Restrooms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Efficient Lighting Systems Key to Restroom Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finding Plumbing and Restroom Products that Perform

Building Operating Management
Cutting Costs? Use Discretion

Building Operating Management
Klein ISD: Data, Benchmarking Keys To Reducing Operating Costs

Building Operating Management
Max Planck Florida Institute: FM Team Expands Role, Adds Value

Building Operating Management
Despite Energy Efficiency Gains, Federal Operating Costs Have Risen

Building Operating Management
Reassessing Run-to-Failure Mentality Will Help Address Maintenance Backlog

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Procurement: New-Generation Strategies and Tactics for Maintenance Staffs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Rethinking Roles: Procurement Process Involving more Participants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Procurement Priorities Change with Increased Product Knowledge

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Changes and Challenges Ahead for Procurement Process

Building Operating Management
How Healthcare FMs Achieve Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Ways to Save Energy in Healthcare Facilities, Including Heat Recovery

Building Operating Management
How Froedtert Healthcare System Has Saved on Energy Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Maintenance: Assessing Non-Value Added Activities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Reassessing of Preventive Maintenance Responsibilities Produces Huge Savings

Building Operating Management
Solar Canopies Bring Multiple Benefits To Property Management Firm

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3 Outdated Assumptions About Energy Management

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Leaders Offer 6 Lessons for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Meeting Energy Star Expectations and Making the Program a Foundation

Building Operating Management
More Energy Star Tips: Stay the Course with Older Buildings, Engage Tenants

Building Operating Management
Warehouse Cost Segregation Studies Offer Faster Depreciation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keeping Track of Power Tools a Challenge for Maintenance Departments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Technicians and Their Tool Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manual Tracking System Helps Manage Power Tool Distribution

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Determining When to Repair or Replace Power Tools

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Costs, Benefits and Projecting Project Payback

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cost-Benefit Analysis Helps Managers Measure Project's Impact

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Financial Skills Pay Dividends for Maintenance and Engineering Managers

Building Operating Management
How to Design for HVAC Operations

Building Operating Management
BACnet Data Access, Commissioning, Maintenance Are Key Tools

Building Operating Management
How BACnet Protocol Offers Efficiency, Ease of Operations

Building Operating Management
BACnet Systems Can Trim Total Cost of Ownership

Building Operating Management
Build on the Benefits of Feedback, Collaborative Approach

Building Operating Management
Design for HVAC Accessibility and Consult the Experts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing Financial Skills Can Pay Dividends for Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Budget Building Advice for Maintenance and Engineering Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Helps Managers Make Budget Decisions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooring: Focusing on Post-Installation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooring: Maintenance Matters Post-Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Day-to-Day Flooring Maintenance Duties to Consider

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Outsourcing Is Not the Only Way to Stretch FM Budget

Building Operating Management
Reliable Facility Data Essential To Predictive Operations

Building Operating Management
Using Facility Data To Drive Down Costs

Building Operating Management
Using Energy, Portfolio Data To Reduce Facility Costs

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Reduced Maintenance Costs Can Help Justify Large HVAC Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Near-Field Communication Offer Advantages For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Converged Networks: Impact For Facility Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utililty Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Age, Mileage Factor into Utility Vehicle's Condition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Vehicle

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Outsourcing is Here to Stay, So Make it Work for You

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Low- Or No-Cost Energy Measures Can Help Win Funds For Large HVAC Upgrades

Building Operating Management
How Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Can Help Facility Managers Save Money

Building Operating Management
Understanding Energy Benchmarking Ordinances

Building Operating Management
Strategies To Reduce Operating Costs Using Energy Benchmarks

Building Operating Management
Energy Benchmarking Is First Step To Savings For Chicago High Rise

Building Operating Management
Electric Bills May Rise With New Regulations On Coal-Fired Power Plants

Building Operating Management
How Will Electric Utilities Respond To New Rules On Carbon Emissions?

Building Operating Management
Electricity-Price Impact Of New Carbon Emission Rules Will Vary

Building Operating Management
Look Closely: Will New Regulations Will Affect Your Electric Power Pricing?

Building Operating Management
How To Soften Electric Rate Increases From New Rules On Coal Plant Emissions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance on the Move: Controlling Transportation Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Find Efficiency in Transportation Methods

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps to Streamlined Travel Planning, Scheduling

Building Operating Management
How To Know The Right Level of Automation

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentive, Rebate Programs Can Help Support Green Projects

Building Operating Management
Retail, Investment Properties Often Miss Out On Available Utility Incentives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Deferred Maintenance: Turning Crisis Into Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Underfunding Routine Maintenance Leads to Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting a Deferred Maintenance Plan Into Action

Building Operating Management
Plan For Entire Life Cycle When Developing A New Data Center

Building Operating Management
Colocation, Managed Hosting Are Alternatives To Owning A Data Center

Building Operating Management
Focus On Data Center Life Cycle Can Help Shape Infrastructure Planning, Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Demand Side Management Helps Cut Energy Consumption, Costs

Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning Is Often Overlooked Way To Manage Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Energy Master Plan Can Help Manage Costs On Demand Side, Supply Side

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Harnessing the Power of Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Analyzing Facilities' Energy Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Rethinking Management Priorities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: The Hidden Savings of Cost Avoidance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering Technology Helps Facilities Pursue Greater Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Installation Considerations for Utility Meters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Streamlining and Maximizing Submetering Systems

Building Operating Management
Demand For Energy Efficiency In Buildings Brings New Resources For Tenants

Building Operating Management
Energy Consumption In Tenant Space Offers Potential For Big Savings

Building Operating Management
Empire State Building Tenant Li & Fung USA Shows How Cooperation Can Save Energy

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency In Tenant Spaces Should Be Focus At Lease, Expansion And Renewal Stages

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HVAC Policies, Procedures Can Improve Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Closer Look at the Retrocommissioning Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Ongoing Challenges, New Approach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Average Energy Savings from Retrocommissioning is 16 Percent

Building Operating Management
Reducing Energy Use: Five Steps Help Overcome Barriers

Building Operating Management
Shorenstein Properties Works Toward Comprehensive Energy Management Practices

Building Operating Management
Shorenstein Energy Plan Shows Value Of Focusing On How Business Decisions Are Made

Building Operating Management
Steps to Reduce Costs, Attract Patrons and Make Parking Facilities More Affordable

Building Operating Management
Improving Appearance Of Parking Structures Can Be Competitive Advantage

Building Operating Management
Parking Facility's Exterior is Crucial to Attracting Business

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Making The Decision To Outsource Facility Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Strategies for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Involve All Relevant Parties in Demand-Response Program

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Focus On Communication With Facility Management Staff When Costs Have To Be Cut

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Cutting costs: Simple steps help Florida county achieve sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Water Use Vital to Achieving Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Updated Plumbing Products Key for Saving Utility Costs, Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Suggestions to Help Minimize Water Use

Building Operating Management
Forward Retail Power Pricing Affected By Legal Issues, Natural Gas Prices

Building Operating Management
Section 179D Rules Mean Clock Is Ticking On EPAct Deductions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Embracing a Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Building Operating Management
How To Select The Right Roofing System

Building Operating Management
Warehouse Retrofits Can Lead to Big Energy, Tax Savings Thanks to EPAct

Building Operating Management
Natural Gas Discoveries Drive Down Warehouse Heating Costs

Building Operating Management
Solar PV Rooftop Systems Can Help Defray Warehouse Electrical Costs

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Modern Fire Safety Systems Can Be Cheaper, Smarter

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Facility Cost Cutting: Three Tips for Success

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Retrocommissioning Building Automation Can Reduce Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Smart Grid: What Facility Managers Need to Know

Building Operating Management
Smart Grid's Information Capabilities Help Control Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Smart Grid Helps Address Peak Demand Through Demand Response

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Assess Energy Options Carefully

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Benefits and Drawbacks of Contract Maintenance

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Three Reasons Can Justify New Building Automation Technology

Building Operating Management
HVAC Commissioning Fosters Energy Efficiency Over A Building's Life

Building Operating Management
Careful Assessment of Energy Options Can Show What Steps to Take

Building Operating Management
Energy Procurement Options Provide Opportunities, But Also Have Pitfalls

Building Operating Management
Energy Procurement Choices Affect Renewable Energy Decisions

Building Operating Management
Energy Procurement Choices Affect Energy Efficiency Paybacks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Life-Cycle Costs Can Deliver Big Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Components of a Mower's Life-Cycle Cost

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Landscape Changing for Mower Specification

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Restroom Renovations and Life-Cycle Costs

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Get Buy In

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Free Handbook Can Help With Tracking, Improving Building Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Technologies Require Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Three Ways to Evaluate Life-Cycle Costs

Facility Focus
What is the EPA's National Building Competition?

Building Operating Management
Considering Life Cycle Costs Can Pay Off in Restroom Renovations

Building Operating Management
Lighting Options Can Cut Restroom Electricity Usage

Building Operating Management
Design Can Help Cut Cleaning Costs

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Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

Building Operating Management
Look at Carpet's Full Life Cycle

Building Operating Management
Metal Buildings Can Offer Design Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Benefits of Metal Buildings

Building Operating Management
Improving Building Energy Performance After Construction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personnel Management: How to Quantify Lost Productivity

Building Operating Management
Making the Business Case: Assess Your Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Web-Based, Mobile CMMS: Explore Initial and Long-Term Costs

Building Operating Management
Innovative HVAC Elements to Consider

Building Operating Management
Data Center Renovation Costs and Plans

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Power Management: Demand Response & The Grid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs: Cost Inhibits Widespread Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Professionals Discuss Managing Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Big-Ticket Purchases: Financial Justification

Building Operating Management
Smart Grid's Rapid Deployment Brings Perks

Building Operating Management
Smart Meters Bring Time-of-use Electric Rates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS Replacement: Analyze Payback, Life-Cycle Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Management: Making Cost-Effective Equipment Purchases

Building Operating Management
Assessing Door and Door Hardware Costs

Building Operating Management
Factors in Determining Door Life-cycle Costs

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Tax Deductions Getting Easier for HVAC Energy Efficiency

Facility Focus
Building Clout With Data

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Geothermal Systems May Qualify for Tax Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaners: Look Beyond Initial Cost

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Consider Flooring Maintenance in Cost Comparisons

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Products: Cost, ROI, Hygiene Impact Decisions

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Lower Energy Consumption, Longer Life Cycle Benefits of Green Data Centers

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London Remains Most Expensive Office Market, Report Finds

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Facility Managers Should Keep Resumes Up to Date

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Strategies for Savvy Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Minimize Total Cost of Ownership

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Should Determine If LEDs Are Appropriate For Specific Needs

Building Operating Management
LEDs Should Be Judged Based On Their Bottom-Line Economics

Facility Focus
Effective Service Procurement

Facility Focus
Maintenance Management ROI

Facility Focus
Getting Good Carpet Specifications

Facility Focus
Strengthening the Link Between FM and IT

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BAS Can Help Facility Managers Take Advantage of Smart Grid

Facility Focus
Risk Management: Decrease Costs, Improve Accountability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Analyze the Performance of Existing Equipment

Building Operating Management
Leaving Maintenance Out of Life Cycle Costs Can Make Window Replacement More Difficult

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Turner Construction: Construction Costs Are Forecasted to Decline Further in First Quarter 2010

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Retrofit: Space Constraints Pose Installation Challenges

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Tips For a Long Lasting Roof

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Avoiding Problems with HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Care Equipment: Assess Department Needs Before Purchasing

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School Districts Cutting Spending Due to Rising Energy Costs, Survey Says

Facility Focus
Sophisticated BAS Command Center Saves Staff Time

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New Report Examines Cost Of Delaying Action on Climate Change in California

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Use Results from Low- and No-Cost HVAC Measures to Sell Capital Upgrades

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Tips For a Long Lasting Roof

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BAS Has an Important Role with Demand Response

Building Operating Management
The Value of Energy Star to Green Buildings

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Modest Increases in 2008 Total Operating Income and Costs of Office Buildings Reported

Building Operating Management
Life-Cycle Costs of Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Upgrades: Opportunities in Existing Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Consider Aesthetics, Maintenance When Specifying Restroom Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane Mowers: Lower Operating Costs, Less Maintenance

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Understanding the Importance of Water Treatment

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Proper Maintenance Will Improve Air Distribution Efficiency

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When Sizing HVAC Systems, Focus on Proper Margin for Safety

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Keep the Unintended Consequences in Mind When Cutting Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Should Consider Life-Cycle Costs When Specifying Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Doors and Door Hardware: Consider Life-Cycle Costs

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Without Clear Goals, Systems Integration Project May Miss Mark

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Getting the Benefits of Free Cooling

Building Operating Management
The Business Case For Green Buildings

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Make Sure New HVAC Systems Are Designed for Maintainability 

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Report: Low Prices Slowing Growth in Oil Supply

Facility Focus
Green Buildings in Today's Economy

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Weigh the Cost of Efforts to Add Value

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When Comparing Floorcoverings, Don’t Forget About Maintenance Costs

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Cutting Data Center Energy Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Retrofit Program Cuts Energy Costs

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Tax Breaks for Efficient HVAC Systems Extended

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Should BAS Be Open or Proprietary?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Renovations: Employ Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Building Operating Management
Understanding the True Cost of Operating a Server

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Geothermal heat pump systems

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Energy Efficiency Taken to the Wall

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Demountable Walls

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Efficient HVAC Systems May Qualify for Tax Breaks

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Report: Energy Use Declines, Utility Costs Rise

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Geothermal Systems Offer Efficient Heating and Cooling

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Low-Temperature Air Distribution Can Reduce Costs

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Construction Cost Increases Are Easing, According to Index

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Efficiency By Design

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Construction Costs Continue Increase, According to Turner Building Cost Index

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Average Price of Electricity for Industrial or Large Commercial Facilities Jumped 4.7 Percent Since April 2006

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New Cost Estimate Classification Developed by ASTM

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Construction Costs Predicted To Rise Again

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Prototype Project Generates Natural Gas From Dairy Manure

Building Operating Management
A Move Ahead of Construction Costs

Building Operating Management
Low-Cost Lighting For the Long Term

Building Operating Management
Little Pain, Real Gain

Building Operating Management
The Real Cost of Interiors

Building Operating Management
Paints

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

Building Operating Management
Tough Calls

Building Operating Management
Plugged into Energy Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Searching for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Partners in Success: Contractors and Managers

Building Operating Management
Paint: Fresh Look At the Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning For the Unexpected

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Retrofits: Matching Form and Function

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Outsourcing: Too close to home?

Building Operating Management
Place at the Table

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Déjà vu all over again?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting value into maintenance

Building Operating Management
Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Las Vegas Schools Endure Growing Pains

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Easing Restroom Access

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance at Large

Building Operating Management
Thinking Like a CFO: Mastering a Fundamental Tool

Building Operating Management
With construction costs, savings are in the details

Building Operating Management
Business Case for Green Design

Building Operating Management
Read All About It

Building Operating Management
Restroom Costs: Now or Later