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8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

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Facility Design Strategies Address Evolving Security Threats

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Expert on Power for Life-Safety to Address Critical Facilities Summit

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How To Team Up With IT To Manage Data Centers, Critical Environments

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Building Out Critical Environments: Faced-Paced and Fun

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Critical Facilities Summit 2017: An Editor's Perspective

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Report: Most Organizations not Prepared for Cyberattacks

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ADA Aware: Not Complying Can Mean Trouble

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Considerations For Adding Backup Power To An Existing Data Center

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Understand The Legal Issues of Adding Data Center Backup Power

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Hurricane Matthew Touches Down in Florida: Are Your Facilities Ready?

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Rebounding Buildings: Facility Resilience

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Business Resilience Includes more than Emergency Preparedness

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Critical Lessons for Data Center Facility Managers

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What Facility Managers Need To Know About Data Center Redundancy

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N+1 Redundancy: Multiple Options

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Exploring The Value of 2N Redundancy

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2(N+1) and 3N/2 Redundancy: High Reliability Options

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Swing ATS and Catcher Redundancy Strategies

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Critical Facilities Summit Focuses on Future of Data Center Technology

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Medical University Improves Maintenance Efficiency with Critical Upgrades

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Environmental Issues Top the List of Global Risks

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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Market Background

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Talking Points: Timing is Everything for Medical University of South Carolina

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Mass Shootings One Issue Among Many in Campus Security

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Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance of Critical Facilities Site Selection

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Crisis Intervention, Threat Assessment Programs Supporting Campus Security

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Increasing Use of Technology Aiding Campus Security Forces

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Impact of Clery Act Requirements on Campus Security

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5 Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

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Design Standards and Objectives in Critical-Facility Siting

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Know Your Own Operation When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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Identifying Levels of Support, Measuring Productivity Loss Help Determine ‘Acceptable Downtime’

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In Study of Critical Operations, Gap Analysis Examines Operating Time of Redundant Systems

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3 Steps Identify Critical Facilities' Downtime Risks

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Important Issues in Selecting Critical Facilities Sites

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Using Detailed Site Analysis to Locate Critical Facilities

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Michael Cowley Column: Prevent Failures by Learning From Them

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Understanding Whether a ‘Critical Operation’ is Really Critical

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Successful Critical Facility Commissioning

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Evaluating Commissioning Agents For Data Centers And Other Critical Facilities

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Should A Design Engineering Firm Self-Perform Critical Facility Commissioning?

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Back-Up Generator Meets Demand for Continuous Availability of Power

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Costs and Risks Involved in Generator Purchase

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Others Ways for Improving Power Reliability Include ATS, UPS

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Critical Operations: Laboratories and Energy Savings

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Variable Air Volume Considerations for Critical Facilities

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Uncovering Energy Savings Inside Critical Facilities

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey

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Data Center Salary Survey: More Than 10 MW

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Data Center Salary Survey: 2 To 10 MW

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Data Center Salary Survey: Less Than 2 MW

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Data Center Salary Survey: Market Background

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

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Designing Robust Site-Specific O&M Manual

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Robust Operations And Maintenance Practices Can Help Head Off Critical-Facilities Failures

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Developing, Validating Emergency Operational Procedures Reduces Risk In Critical Facilities

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Develop Site-Specific Emergency Operating Procedures For Critical Facilities

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Training Helps Mitigate Risk During Critical Facilities Failures

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Decommissioned Data Centers: What's Next?

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Options for Occupant Communications Improve, But Message Clarity is Critical

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Staff Training, Maintenance Schedule Help Keep UPS Running

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Data Center Assessment Can Prevent Downtime By Identifying Weak Spots In Design, Equipment, And Operations

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Look For Critical Facilities Design Experience, Knowledge When Choosing A Data Center Assessment Team

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Primary Objective Of Data Center Assessment Is To Identify Previously Unknown Risks

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Plan For Entire Life Cycle When Developing A New Data Center

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Colocation, Managed Hosting Are Alternatives To Owning A Data Center

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

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Commission, Test UPS To Ensure Proper Operation

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Site-Specific Data Center Commissioning Can Avoid Issues

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UPS's Key Role In Data Centers Demands Close Attention To Preventing Problems

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UPS Design Concerns: Cooling, Surge Protection, Maintenance and Batteries

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Commission UPS Before Operations Begin To Ensure Performance Meets Expectations

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Tips For Operating UPS In Data Centers

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Ensuring Adequate UPS Redundancy

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Developing a Fire Protection Plan for Data Centers

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Common Problems With Data Center Commissioning

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Site-Specific, Customized Data Center Commissioning

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Air-Flow Management, Economizer Use And Understanding PUE Can Help Improve Data Center Efficiency

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What To Know About Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle, And Chimney Data Center Containment Strategies

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle Containment Strategies

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How Chimney Containment Can Help Manage Temperatures In Data Centers

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Four Factors To Consider When Developing A Data Center Containment Strategy

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Pay Close Attention To Staffing Challenges In Critical Facilities

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How To Limit Human Error In Critical Facilities

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Searching for Right Answers When Crisis Management Required

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Survey: The Effects Of Hurricane Sandy On Critical Facilities

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Data Centers: Surviving Hurricane Sandy

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Complexity Complicates Data Center Maintenance

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Operations Objectives Should Drive Data Center Staffing Decisions

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Develop Comprehensive Work Rules, Procedures To Minimize Human Error In Data Centers

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Site-Specific Infrastructure Training Can Help Limit Data Center Human Error

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How To Use Incentives To Improve Data Center Staff Retention

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Data Center Availability, Reliability Hinge On Numerous Factors

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Data Center "Black Boxes" Can Complicate Operations and Maintenance

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Continuous On-line Condition Monitoring Is Best Way To Manage Data Center Maintenance

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Determining Optimal Start Time Delays For Generators

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How to Minimize Human Error, Prevent Data Center Downtime

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How To Avoid A "Frankenstein" UPS

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Conduct Site Analysis Before Starting Construction On Data Centers

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Hurricane Sandy Prompts New Way Of Thinking About Data Center Resiliency

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New York City Housing Authority Data Center's Backup Power Strategy Helped Weather Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy Shows Value Of Cloud Services, Co-location And Redundant Facilities

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Hurricane Sandy's Impact Has Data Centers Outside New York Re-evaluating Threats

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Detailed Site Analysis Can Help Select Disaster-Resilient Location For Critical Facilities

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Critical Facilities Sites Must Meet Minimum Criteria For Disaster Resilience

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Government Standards Can Help Set Criteria For Critical Facilities Site Location

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Five Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

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Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance Of Critical Facilities Site Selection

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Preparations Before Hurricane Sandy Helped Cushman & Wakefield Quickly Bring Buildings Back Online

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New York City Public Schools Rethinking Emergency Plans After Sandy-driven Flooding

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Even if Code Doesn't Require Generator, HEI Hotels is Exploring Options in Wake of Power Outage

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EMD Serono Focuses on Details, Communication After Challenges of Hurricane Sandy

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Rockefeller University Finds That Mother Nature Always Wins

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Katrina Experiences Helped Shape Marriott's Hurricane Sandy Plans

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For Newark Public Schools, Fuel Supply Challenges Complicated Recovery From Hurricane Sandy

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Flooding From Sandy Raises Questions About Location of Electrical Gear

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At Crozer-Keystone, Better Safe Than Sorry Was Key To Sandy Plans

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What To Know Before Building A Modular Data Center

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Know The Requirements For Modular Data Centers

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Keep Shipping Size Constraints In Mind When Designing Modular Data Center

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4 Questions To Ask When Considering A Modular Data Center

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Disaster Recovery: Identifying Risks and Critical Facility Operations

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Devising a Disaster Recovery Plan

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The Aftermath: Minimizing Disaster Impact

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Communication Between Facility Management And IT Increasingly Important In Data Center Operations

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Effective Communication Between Facility Management, IT, Improves Bottom Line In Data Centers

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IT, Facility Management Collaboration Helps Data Centers Mitigate Risks

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Data Center Codes, Standards Give FM And IT Plenty To Talk About

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Facing HVAC Demands to Protect Critical Systems

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Trending Electrical HVAC Power Consumption

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Dependable Power Sources

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Power Monitoring: HVAC Overload Prevention

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Offers Clarity of Operations

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What Facility Managers Need to Know to Get the Most Efficiency Out of DCIM

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How DCIM Can Be Used In Greenfield, Legacy Data Centers

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Brian Crimmins Uses Facilities to Help Crozer-Keystone Health System Increase Market Share

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Health Care Facilities Strategy: Ambulatory Care at Crozer-Keystone

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Health Care Facilities Management Team Runs Lean at Crozer-Keystone

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Tips for Facility Service Contracts for Large Health Care Organizations

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone

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Five Lighting Maintenance Practices Can Ensure Quality

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Critical Facility Fire Suppression Options

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What Are Outcome-Based Codes?

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How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Communication is Critical

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Managing Outsourcing in Critical Facilities

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Surveillance Measures Should Be Evaluated For Optimal Security

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Communication Key to Ensure Uptime in Mission-Critical Data Centers

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Facility Managers May Want to Revisit Concept of Factory Testing

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Faster Problem Solving, Better Coordination Benefits of Communication

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Units Avoid Capital Expenditures for Cooling

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Lighting Systems and IEQ

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How to Create a Better Lighting Environment

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How To Determine If A Green Certification Is Legitimate

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Responding to Security Incidents on Campus

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Carpet and Rug Institute Criticizes Green Seal's GS-37 Standard

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With Budgets, be Your Own Toughest Critic

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Balancing Lighting Quality With Energy Efficiency

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Lighting Quality Metrics: CRI And Temperature

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Notifying Employees When a Crisis Occurs

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Managing Outsourced Critical Facilities

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Keeping Critical Systems Running

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New Resources Aid in Making Equipment Decisions

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Guide Offers Help for Hospitals Planning for Mass Casualties

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restoring Reliability to Emergency-Power Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Before trouble strikes

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High-Tech Fire Fighting

Facility Maintenance Decisions
When the Power Must Stay On

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling On Demand

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Avoiding Power Quality Headaches

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How to Get the CFO's Ear

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Too Hot To Handle?

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Facilities and IT: Entering a World of Change

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With UPS systems, business issues drive technology decisions

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Staying Power for Critical Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fallout

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Don’t Wait Until Dark

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Prescription for Training

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In Good Working Order

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS: Planning for Power

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In mission-critical design, details can obscure big picture

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS Uptime: Making it Happen

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Mission-Critical Facilities: The Next Generation

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Formula for Reliability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS: Power Players

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