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Restroom Updates Must Address ADA, OSHA, Water Requirements

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Unisex Toilets and ADA Requirements

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Water Conservation and Restroom Design

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Restroom Water Conservation Issues Related to Faucets, P-Traps, Signage

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Improving Daylighting Via Window Replacement

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Repairing or Replacing Metal Roof and Wall Systems

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Weather Protection a Basic in Metal Roofing Repair or Replacement

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Proper Design of Joints and Other Sheet Metal Panel Challenges

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Healthcare Facility Expands Before Construction Ends

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Facilities Respond to California’s Drought

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California Water-Use Targets Include Sprinklers, Water Reclamation, Landscaping

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Better Design, Management, Technology Aid California Water Reduction

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Dishwashing Efficiency, Xeriscaping Help Cut California Water Use

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What You Should Know About Archaeological Finds on Construction Sites

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How the Affordable Care Act has Affected Healthcare Real Estate Development

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Test Your Knowledge of Roof Design, Repair, Maintenance

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Challenges of Specifying and Installing Doors

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Security Vulnerabilities Exposed in Facilities

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Benefits of Office Design for Employee Performance

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Achieving Thermal Comfort with Office Design

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Role of Furniture in Work Environment

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Internet of Things May Play Role in Office Comfort, Savings

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Healthcare Restrooms Experiment with New Designs, Approaches, Materials

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Universal Design Restrooms Avoid Tripping Hazard, Bacteria Seam

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Location of Patient Restrooms Has Pros and Cons

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Importance of Good Roof Asset Management

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Getting Good Roof Design and Installation

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Role of Inspections, Repairs in Roof Asset Management

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Using Interior Strategies To Boost Productivity, Sustainability Initiatives

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Allowing for Varying Employee Ages, Preferences in Workplace Style

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Managing Sustainable Design for the Long Term in Workplace Interiors

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High-Performance HVAC Design as Seen in Chicago High Rise

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More Misconceptions about Roofing Repairs, Inspections, Warranties

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ASHE, Joint Commission collaborate on safety compliance resources

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Check Your Knowledge of Roof Blisters, Insulation, Low-Slope Design

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In Planning Doors, Expect Abuse, Heavy Use, and Possible Code Issues

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How Lean Construction Practices Can Help Healthcare Facilities

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Lean Trend for Healthcare Facilities Moves to Building Operations

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How Lean Design, Construction Techniques Trim Healthcare Costs

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High-Performance HVAC Design Provides Load Variation, Other Benefits

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More on High-Performance HVAC Design

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Unassigned Private Offices, Workplace Traffic Flow Are Key To Open Office Design

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Other Restroom Decisions Involve Sensors, No-Touch Devices, Lighting, Color

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Finding Right Restroom Materials Is Key

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Good Restroom Planning Makes the Most of a Branding Opportunity

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

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Collaborative, Open Office Design Will Be Prototype For Law Firm Ballard Spahr

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

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Lighting Upgrade Requires Careful Thinking, Pre-Testing

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Careless Swap Outs, Uniformity Can Damage Lighting Design

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Good Lighting Design Needs Layers, Glare Control

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The Challenge of Getting Lighting Quality Right

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Product Showcase: Ceilings

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How To Develop Realistic Smart-Building Goals And Timeline

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Tips For Designing And Implementing A Smart Building System

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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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Strategies For Handling High-Volume Restroom Traffic

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Visual Factors Help Guide Facility Visitors To Restrooms

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Material Choices Greatly Affect High-Volume Restroom Durability

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Touch-Free Systems Can Help Keep Up With High Restroom Traffic Volume

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Budget For Energy Upgrades Requires Fully Understanding Real Costs

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True Energy Costs Play Important Role In Determining Energy Savings

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Realistic View Of Energy Savings Helps Meet Targets

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USGBC Professional Exams Evolving With Launch Of LEED v4

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ADA: Design for All

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Office Design Must Support Evolution Of Changing, Collaborative Work Environment

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Overhead Expense Is Important Consideration, But Keep In Mind Needs Of Employees

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Change Management Is Key To Successful Office Space Transition

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Selecting The Right Building Helps Ease Design Of High-Performance Workplaces

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High-Performance Exteriors Require Creativity, Commitment

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Attention To Detail Helps Eliminate Envelope Leaks

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High-Performance Exterior Helps Library Use Less Energy In More Space

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With Water A Concern, Education Was Key To Convincing Owners To Use Open-Ventilated Rain Screen

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To Get The Most Out Of Open Office Plans, Pay Close Attention To The Details

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Successful Daylighting In Open Offices Requires Careful Planning Of Partitions, Office Layout

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Operable Windows Offer Sustainability Benefits, But Also Acoustical Challenges

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Raised Floor Can Help Limit Reconfiguration Hassles In Open Offices

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GSA's Contract Structure For High-Performance Building Project Shows Future Possibilities

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Performance Targets Helped GSA Ensure Expedited Bid Process Didn't Sacrifice Energy Efficiency

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Planning For Measurement And Verification Surprises Helps GSA Hit Energy Efficiency Targets

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Training Of Building Occupants, Operators Is Critical To Maintaining High Performance

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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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Fire System Can Fail Even if Code-compliant

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As Google Grows, It's Up To Joe Kava To Ensure Data Centers Keep Pace

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To Keep Up With Demand For Data Centers, Google Focuses On Policies, Procedures

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Custom-built Servers, Onboard Batteries Help Google Meet Its IT Energy Efficiency Goals

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Google Shares Data Center Energy Efficiency Information To Help Push Industry Change

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Customized Training Helps Google Data Center Employees Get Up To Speed

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How Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Patient Satisfaction

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New York Presbyterian's FACE Program Is Designed To Upgrade Facilities, Increase Patient Satisfaction

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Coordinate Interior Enhancement Program With Interior Guidelines To Maximize Patient Satisfaction Benefit

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External Aspects Of Healthcare Facilities Play Big Role In First Impression

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Parking Garage Experience Often Sets Patients' First Impression Of Healthcare Facilities

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Lighting Technology Advances Lead To Greater Energy Efficiency Savings

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Digitally Controlled Lighting Systems Can Provide Improved Efficiency

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Advances In Lamp Technology Offer Energy Efficiency, High Performance

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Lighting Audit Can Help Facility Managers Determine Best Lighting Solution

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Fidelity's Centercore Model Offers Data Centers Greater Design, Construction Flexibility

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Centercore Model Was Designed To Give Fidelity Options When It Comes To Meeting IT Needs

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Centercore Design Delivers Complete Data Center In Each Module

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Service Considerations Can Help Shape Lighting Controls Upgrades

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As Wireless Lighting Control Systems Mature, They Offer More Flexibility For Upgrade Projects

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Advanced Lighting Controls Offer Better Control, More Energy Savings

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Commissioning Advanced Lighting Controls Is Critical To Maximizing Their Benefits

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Advanced Lighting Controls Offer Greater Automated Load Shedding Capability

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What To Keep In Mind When Considering Advanced Lighting Controls

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How Facility Managers Can Implement Advanced Lighting Control Systems

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How Effective Change Management, Transparency Can Help With Major Changes

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Testing New Processes, Strategies Before Occupation Helps Ease Transition

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Massive Renovation Turns Old Office Space Into New Healthcare Facility

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Have A Plan To Specify Green Interiors Products

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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Lighting Control Technology, Energy Codes Are Important Pieces Of Lighting Controls Upgrade Plans

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Relationship-based Educational Design Turns Classrooms Into Instructional Tools

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Focus On Needs Of Students To Design Effective Classroom Spaces

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Showing Students, Faculty Respect Is Important Aspect Of Relationship-based Educational Design

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Color Does Not Have To Be A Challenge In Educational Design

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Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

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Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

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Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

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Evaluating ROI For Sustainability In Healthcare Interiors

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Use Creativity, Caution To Select Interior Office Paint Colors

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Use Bright Colors For Collaboration, Be Careful With Multiple Colors When Selecting Paints

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Showcase Products: Paints

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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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Advantages of LED Technology

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How To Address Common LED Myths During Planning

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LED Evaluation Checklist, From Codes To Costs

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Examine State, Local Energy Codes To See How LEDs Can Help Save Energy

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Some Common Applications For LED Lighting Technology

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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Flexibility, Fast-Track Are Benefits of Metal Buildings

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How Ceilings Can Help Improve Acoustics

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How BIM Can Improve Building Efficiency

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BIM Contract Requirements Help Standardize Results

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Survey: How BIM Is Being Used And Where It Will Go In The Future

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USGBC Offers Resources To Ease LEED v4 Transition

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Mountain of Maintenance: School District Near Chicago Ponders Renovations, Building Consolidations

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Restroom Design Choices Can Greatly Influence Image Of Facilities

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Cleanliness, Maintenance Need To Be Top Restroom Priorities

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Restroom Hygiene, Restroom Lighting Can Be Managed Without Spending A Lot Of Money

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Showcase: Restroom Products

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Lighting Quality Is Often Overlooked In Commercial Building Lighting Upgrades

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Harsh Lighting, Glare Among Quality Concerns In Commercial Lighting

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Lighting Controls, Occupant Involvement Are Big Pieces Of Successful Lighting Projects

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Careful Consideration Is Needed Before Cutting Back On Private Offices, Workspace

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Reducing Number Of Private Offices, Cutting Workspace Has Pros, Cons

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How To Make Workplace Change Work

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Survey: Eliminating Private Offices, Reducing Workspace Still Not Common

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Technology-driven Trends Are Affecting Workspace Planning

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Losing Private Offices: Change Management Can Prevent Negative Impacts

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New School of Nursing Facility Uses State-Of-The-Art Sustainable Strategies

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How Facility Managers Can Sell And Implement Green Interiors Projects

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While Cost Is Key, Green Interiors Projects Can Be Sold On Other Benefits

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Facility Managers Can Use Formal Sustainability Policy To Build Support For Green Interiors Initiatives

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Show Sustainability Doesn't Cost More To Gain Approval For Green Interiors Projects

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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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Sustainable Construction And Renovation On Campus Help Cut Costs, Attract Students

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Conduct Energy Efficiency Analysis Before Beginning Sustainable Campus Construction

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Resilient Design, Campus Master Plan Are Important Elements Of Sustainable Construction

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LEED v4 Demand Response Pilot Credit Encourages Analysis Of Outside Power Generation

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Workplace Design Can Help Attract, Retain Generation Y Employees

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Workplace Design Can Encourage Collaboration In Changing Office Environment

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Managing Sound, Noise is One Potential Challenge in Open Workplace Design

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Case Study: How One National Corporation Used A Redesigned Office Environment To Attract And Retain Employees

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The Changing Role of the Facility Manager in Open Workplace Design

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Furniture Showcase: New Products

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Environmental Reporting For Furniture Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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BIFMA Environmental Rating System Aims To Provide Guidance For Selecting Furniture

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When Selecting Green Furniture, Be Careful To Avoid Misinformation

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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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Focus On Users Can Help Prevent Restroom Vandalism, Waste

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Restroom Material Specification In Educational Facilities Can Be Driven By Age Of Students

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Good Planning, Design Can Lead To Savings in Educational Facility Restrooms

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Office Lighting Design Must Have More Goals Than Just Energy Efficiency

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Solve Lighting Quality Problems By Letting Space Guide Technology

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Brightness and Variety Are Challenges To Office Lighting Quality

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Avoiding Problems With Office Lighting Design

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Why HVAC Performance Gets Worse Over Time

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Measures To Optimize HVAC Systems Include Energy Audits And Commissioning

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Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Fund HVAC Audits, Commissioning

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Ceilings Showcase: New Products

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Five Ways to be Green With Ceilings, Soundmasking

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Ceilings Can Aid Green Efforts: Light Reflectance And Acoustics

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Tips For Designing Energy Efficient HVAC Systems

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HVAC Opportunity: Improve The Efficiency Of The Heating And Cooling Distribution Systems

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For HVAC Efficiency, Optimize Source Equipment For Hot Water And Chilled Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Information Modeling on Rise in Facility Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Use Building Information Modeling in Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Information Modeling, COBie Streamline Construction Process

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Ceilings gain more visual interest

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Team Effort Helps Make Green Health Care Design A Reality

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Space Programming Needs To Be Early Consideration In Health Care Design

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Health Care Design Needs To Take Adjacency Into Consideration

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Building Envelope Is A Significant Influence On Patient Bed Tower Design

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Central Plant Requirements Affect Health Care Construction And Operations

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Briefings: GSA Studies Reveal Energy Savings

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Evaluate How Space Is Used During Design Process

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Office Design Needs To Provide Employees Privacy When They Need It

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Collaborative Space Isn't Just A Buzzword

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Creating Collaborative Culture Requires Mix Of Spaces For Privacy, Interaction

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Acoustics Of Open Offices A Common Employee Concern

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Open Work Spaces Require Careful Noise Management

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FM And IT Need To Work Together

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10 Questions To Ask Before A Lighting Upgrade Begins

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Determining Goals Of Lighting Upgrade Can Lead To Different Solution

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Lighting Upgrade Mock-Ups Help Make Options Clear

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Daylighting and Controls Can Be Part Of Lighting Upgrades

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Medical Technology's Pace Of Innovation Places Heavy Demands On Facilities

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Significant Technology Changes Require Health Care Facility Renovations

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Hospital Construction Should Aim For Flexibility From Start

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Why Drexel University Chose Green Globes Over LEED

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Drexel University Relies On RECs As Part Of Energy Strategy

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Drexel University Continues To Be On Lookout For Ways To Cut Carbon

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Robert Francis Focuses on Sustainability Amid Drexel University's Massive Growth

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Denser Workplaces Can Lead To Distracting Noise

Building Operating Management
Good Sound Masking Strikes Balance Between Privacy, Comfort

Building Operating Management
Acoustics Showcase: New Products

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Collaborative Workspaces Encourage Communication, Idea Sharing, Flexibility

Building Operating Management
Open Office Spaces Spur Collaboration at All Types of Companies

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Expensive Office Space Helps Drive Shift in Office Design Thinking

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Five Ways to Reduce Restroom Operating Costs

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Overdesigned Restroom Lighting Systems Can Increase Costs

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Cleaning Costs Are Overlooked in Restrooms

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What interior design trends are leading the way in commercial buildings?

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Are tight budgets still driving design choices, or has some flexibility started to return to the process?

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What role does sustainability play in the design process? How has that changed over the last few years?

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Have there been any big surprises recently in design trends?

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What do you anticipate as the next area of focus in interior design?

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In High Performance HVAC Design, Facility Manager Plays Key Role

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Sustainable Interiors Now Part of Design DNA

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Environmental Declarations Help Facility Managers Make Informed Decisions

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Plans and Policies Help Facility Managers Drive Sustainability

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UPS Systems, DC Power Can Solve Energy Issues

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Sustainable Design, Flexibility, Mobility Are Key Selection Criteria for Office Furniture

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Sustainable Furniture Playing Larger Role in Office Design Choices

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Aesthetics Can Help Improve Furniture's Longevity

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Showcase Products: Furniture

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Experts: Warmer Data Center Temperatures Are Safe

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Some Data Centers Resist Higher Operating Temperatures, Despite Energy Savings

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Minimizing the Risk of Higher Data Center Temperatures

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Innovative Technologies Help Ensure Higher Data Center Temperatures Are Safe

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Seismic Risk Important Consideration in Data Center Design

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Metal Buildings Ideal For Fast-Track Construction

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Integrated Design Is Essential for LEED for Schools

Building Operating Management
LEED for Schools Targets Acoustics, IAQ and Lighting

Building Operating Management
From LEED for Schools: Tips on Green Design and Construction for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Green Schools: Information Resources for Facility Managers

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ADA Excuses Won't Keep Facility Managers Out of Court

Building Operating Management
ADA Complaints: How Facility Managers Can Evaluate Their Risks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED-EB Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

Building Operating Management
Restroom Redesigns in Airport, Museums

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Restroom Redesign: Benefits for Facility Managers

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Field Museum, O'Hare Look for Creativity in Restroom Design and Renovation

Building Operating Management
Restroom Renovations Require Attention to Detail, Not Just Aesthetics

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Restroom Upgrades a Worthwhile Investment

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Paper Towel Considerations in Commercial Restrooms

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What Facility Managers Need to Know About Alternative Workplace Design

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Alternative Workplace Design Offers Open Spaces, Flexible Seating, Real Estate Efficiency

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Alternative Workplace Design Allows For Greater Collaboration, Quiet Work

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Alternative Workplace Design Takes Advantage of Technology, Offers Flexibility

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High Performance Buildings: Avoiding Problems

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Energy Modeling for High-Performance Buildings is Only as Good as the Inputs

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High Performance Buildings: HVAC Designs

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USBGC Releases Rankings of States With Most LEED-Certified Buildings

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A Modern Approach To Patient Care

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Technology, Workforce Driving Design Changes

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PUE is One of Many Metrics for Data Center Energy Performance

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Free Air, Water-Cooled Servers Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency

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UPS Energy Saver Mode, High Voltage DC Power Cut Data Center Energy Use

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In Data Centers, Simplicity of Design, Commissioning Saves Energy

Building Operating Management
Power and Gas Prices: Time for Long Term Contracts?

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LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

Building Operating Management
NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 Cover Commissioning, Testing of Building Fire Systems

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Federal Regulations for T12 Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescents, and EPAct Tax Deductions

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Green Design Guides Renovation of California State Office Buildings

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The Benefits of Saving Space in Office Design

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Modular Data Centers Offer Flexibility, Savings

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How Modularity Works in Data Center Design

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Is A Modular Data Center Design The Right Choice?

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7x24 Exchange Explores Data Center Trends

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At Lakeland HealthCare, Mike Kastner Uses Research to Shape Facilities

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Evidence-Based Design Part of Lakeland’s Far-Sighted Approach

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Design With Constraints In Mind

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Combining Aesthetics With Safety, Reliability, and Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Exterior Lighting Choices Include LEDs, Alternatives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Exterior Lighting and Dark Skies

Building Operating Management
Flexibility in Office Design Offers FMs Green Benefits, Cost Savings

Building Operating Management
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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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

Building Operating Management
Energy Model: Use To Compare, Not To Predict

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The Curious Case of Northland Pines High School

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Renovations and ADA

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BIM Helps Save Time, Make Better Choices for Science Building

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Communication, Rapport Key for FM at Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Data Centers Fight Energy Waste

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Optimized Cooling Plants Help Data Centers Save Energy

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New Ways of Working

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Space Efficiency Drives Furniture Trends

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Five Steps Can Help Win Acceptance for New Workplace Designs

Building Operating Management
Introducing LEED for Healthcare

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Making Green Buildings Work

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LEED for Healthcare: Construction is Focus, Not Operations

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Designing Green has Unique Challenges

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Building Envelopes Affect Energy Use, so Make Sure Yours Isn't Just a Pretty Face

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For Efficient Exteriors, Start With the Outside, Looking In

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First Green Step Is a Big One For Data Centers

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The Deadline Is Approaching To Declare a LEED AP Specialty

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Energy Model Can Improve HVAC System Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital Design Team Focuses on Computer-Generated Models

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Changing Work Habits Call for Changing Workspaces

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Taking Extra Steps in a Lighting Upgrade Can Have Big Payoff

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Making An Intermediate Upgrade Better

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Making An Advanced System Stellar

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Mr. Designer, Tear Down This (Cubicle) Wall

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Technology Can Help Support Workplace Efficiency

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What is the Difference Between Recommissioning and Retrocommissioning?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Role of Building Occupants in Reducing Carbon Footprint

Building Operating Management
Simplicity is Key in Pursuing Energy Efficiency

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High-Performance HVAC System Requires an Integrated Design

Building Operating Management
In Pre-Design, Define HVAC System Requirements

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Solid Information and Close Collaboration Lead to Energy Efficient Design

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Metal Buildings Can Offer Design Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New ADA Regulations: Compliance Requires Proactive Approach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pumping Systems: How to Calculate Life-Cycle Costs

Building Operating Management
HVAC Considerations from Design to Post-Construction

Building Operating Management
Improving Building Energy Performance After Construction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Cleaning: Automatic Cleaners, Sanitizers Improve Hygiene

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Care: Resources for Sustainable Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pumping Systems: Variable-Duty Requirements Bring Savings

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Steps in Designing Green Interiors

Building Operating Management
To LEED or Not to LEED?

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How Real Companies Executed Sustainable Design

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Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification

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ADA Strategy: Get Occupant Input

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Cooperation in the Data Center Can Reduce Costs, Increase Reliability

Building Operating Management
Managing Common Disagreements Between FM and IT

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Trends in Data Centers

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BACnet Systems Offer Many Opportunities to Improve Sustainability

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BACnet Connectivity and Interoperability

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Interoperability and Green Building

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Controls: Real-World Savings

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Why BACnet?

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ADA: What FMs Need to Know

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ADA: Impact on Operations

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Resilient Flooring Options: Improved Design Appeal and Performance

Building Operating Management
Health Care Friendly Rubber

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Linoleum's Affordable Benefits

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Vinyl Gaining Respect

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Long-lived Terrazzo

Building Operating Management
Mixing Resilient Floor Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits: Evaluate Options, Crunch the Numbers

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When Change Is Coming, Change Management Is Essential

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When Change Is Coming, Change Management Is Essential

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits: Controls Provide Savings Opportunities

Building Operating Management
High Performance Starts with Integrated Design and Energy Modeling

Building Operating Management
Innovative HVAC Elements to Consider

Building Operating Management
Construction Projects Move Forward Despite Budget Cuts, Delays

Building Operating Management
Matching Ceilings to the Characteristics of a Space

Building Operating Management
Ceilings for Special Spaces, Durability and Acoustics

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LEDs: Specification Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs Improve Lighting Performance, Reliability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs: Maintenance Considerations, Lamp Replacement

Building Operating Management
Green Building Design Can Pose Fire Safety Challenges

Building Operating Management
Green Design Solutions and Materials May Be Fire Hazards

Building Operating Management
Rethinking Office Layouts and Space Planning

Building Operating Management
Responsibilities Must Be Spelled Out In a Green Building Contract

Building Operating Management
Designer’s Professional Liability Insurance Issues

Building Operating Management
Determining Damages in Green Building Lawsuits

Building Operating Management
Daylighting Benefits Lie in Proper Design, Control

Building Operating Management
Start With Integrated Design, Maintain Results With Diligence

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers: Retrocommissioning Restores Design Characteristics

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IAQ: Commissioning for IAQ

Building Operating Management
Aim for Goals for Lighting Retrofits, Including Higher Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plant Specification: What is the Impact on Maintenance?

Building Operating Management
Optimize the Acoustics of Open Offices

Building Operating Management
Block and Cover Sound

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Landscapes Play Role in Building Security Perimeter

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Collaboration Among Designers, Operators Silences Skepticism

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: Pressurization Poses Maintenance Challenges for Medical Center

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Maintenance, LEED and Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Architects, Managers Join Forces in Buildings, Grounds Projects

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Accessibility and Design

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Finding Coordinating Floorcoverings

Facility Focus
Parking Structure Maintenance

Facility Focus
The Role of BIM in Building Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Staff Influences Building Design, Product Specification

Building Operating Management
EIFS' Aesthetic and Energy Efficiency Advantages

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Choosing Paint Colors for Classrooms

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Using Color to Brand the Interior of Your Organization

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Moving EBD Beyond Health Care

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Using Workplace to Shape Corporate Culture

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Moving EBD Beyond Health Care

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Landscape Services Department Acts as On-Campus Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Construction or Renovations Include Landscape Plan

Building Operating Management
Evidence-Based Design: From Health Care To Other Buildings?

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Studies Link Green Design, Occupant Productivty

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How Evidence-Based Design Practices Could Aid Facility Operations

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Proper Design Improves Roof Longevity

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

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Sustainable Design Can Boost Student Performance, Research Shows

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AIA Award Recognizes Educational Facilities

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When Sizing HVAC Systems, Focus on Proper Margin for Safety

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Physical Workplace Can Encourage Collaboration

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Landscape Design: Establish a Definition, Goals for Sustainability

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Managing Storm Water Reduces Irrigation Requirements

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Sustainable Landscapes Include Organic Fertilizers, Irrigation Controls

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The Prescription For Green Health Care Facilities

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Repurposing Office Space for Maximum Impact

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The Intersection of Evidence-Based Design and Green

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Department of Energy Focuses on Improving Energy Efficiency of Health Care Buildings

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Color in Classrooms

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Landscape Design: Get Managers Involved

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Lighting Can Hold or Hurry Customers, and Define the Image of a Space

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Acoustical Metrics: Sound Transmission Class and Ceiling Attenuation Class

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Planning Your New Data Center: Think Modular

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Smaller Workspaces May Not Be More Profitable

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Coordinating Floorcoverings

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Leonardo Academy Pushes For Green Gaming Industry Standard

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Layout of Renovated Building Can Be Security Tool

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Green Hospital Redefines Maintenance Standards

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Look at Green Building Needs When Planning BAS

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Revised Green Guide for Health Care Operations Section Released

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Maintenance Department Influences Design and Construction

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For long-lasting floors, choose the right design

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Linking Maintenance and Design

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For Long-Lasting Floors, Choose The Right Design

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Input From Operating Staff Is Crucial To Design Of Building Automation Systems

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Computer Science Building Poses Energy-Efficiency Challenges

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New Metal Building Design Guide Addresses Seismic Issues

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Tax Breaks for Efficient HVAC Systems Extended

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Energy Targets for Federal Building Remain Challenging, ASHRAE Says

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Integrated Design Aids LEED Certification Process

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Choosing a Design Philosophy for the Lighting System

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The Importance of Color in Interior Design

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New Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR Program Promises Energy Savings

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Project Profile: EPA Region 8 Headquarters Aims for ENERGY STAR

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Geothermal heat pump systems

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ISO Standard Addresses Design, Construction and Maintenance for Safer, Longer-Lasting Building

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Learning the Ropes When Building Abroad

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Keeping Track of Special Requirements When Building Abroad

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Common Problems in Landscape Design

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Managers, Architects Join Forces During Landscape Design

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Meeting Standards, Controlling Costs

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Other Lab Design Factors: Physical Barriers and the Envelope

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The Challenges of BSL Lab Design

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Acoustically Sound Classrooms

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Efficient HVAC Systems May Qualify for Tax Breaks

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Go Green: Avoid Competing System Interactions

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Green Buildings Don’t Have to Compromise Longevity, Maintenence

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Geothermal Systems Offer Efficient Heating and Cooling

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Publication Addresses Smoke Management and Code Requirements

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Design For All

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Branding a Facility with Color

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Acoustical Sound Masking Trends

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Healthy and Green

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ADA: Ask the Real Experts

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Efficiency By Design

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Contemporary solutions in ceilings and acoustics

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USGBC's System Now Awards "Innovation in Design" Credits for Applying Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

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data center diplomacy

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New Version of Green Guide for Health Care Launched

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Whole Building: Route to High Performance

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…And Access for All

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The Next Generation

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Tailor Made

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Accessibility for One and All

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Forces of Change

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Green Is the New School Color

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Fashion Follows Function

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New Updates from the USGBC

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ASHRAE Aims to Make Handbook More Sustainable

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New World Trade Center Development Aims to be Green

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Will Your Roof Weather a Storm?

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Logan Airport Becomes Home to World's First LEED-Certified Terminal

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Sustainable Design: Beyond Cost and Performance

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Restrooms: Innovation Update

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Better Space, Better Health

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Data Centers: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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Adding Up To Green Design

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Safer High-Rises

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Restrooms

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No Dogs Allowed

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Schools Seek Formula for High Performance

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Educational Experience: Meeting The Acoustical Standard for Schools

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Time for a Lighting Upgrade?

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Restrooms

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High-Performance Exteriors

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Digital Imaging Drives Health Care Design

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Airports: Flying High

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Green Building Report

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Valuing Insulation

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Lighting

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Outlook

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Plumbing

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Corporate Needs Shape Data Centers

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Better Health From Better Design?

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Public Health Worries Shape Restroom Choices

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Finding Refuge from Rising Water Rates

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When talk is cheaper: Integrated design and better buildings

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Beyond Bad Lighting

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Building the Case

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For Outside, What’s Inside Counts

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Diagnosing Design

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Ceilings

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Closer Look at Restroom Design

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Acoustics: Best to hear concerns during planning stage

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Going with the Flow: Maintenance ensures pump performance

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New Thinking On Lighting Design

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Sounding off on acoustics

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Doing Light Right

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Restroom Costs: Now or Later

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Choosing a Ceiling System