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Young Facility Professionals Strive For Credentials, Continuing Education

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In Higher Education, Changing Styles of Learning Require Rethinking Traditional Facilities

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Relationships Between Higher Education, Community Critical As Life-Long Learning Blurs Boundaries

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Lighting Needs for Education Facilities

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Matching Lighting Needs with Commercial Applications

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Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities

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Renovations and Retrofits: University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.

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Financial Management: Westerville (Ohio) School District

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Financial Management: Kettering (Ohio) School District

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Personnel Management: Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed

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Idaho Takes Security Steps to Avoid Shootings in K-12 Schools

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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New Sandy Hook Elementary School to Open 4 Years After Mass Shooting

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2016 FMDAA Finalists Announced

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Money Matters: K-12 Education Facilities Tackle Retrofit Funding

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University of Virginia Encourages Girls to Consider Careers in FM

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Report: Half of U.S. Schools Have IAQ Issues

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Creating Campus Buzz Between Maintenance and Occupants

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Education Facilities Survey Paints Aging Picture for Buildings, Staff

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For University Housing, There's No One-Size-Fits-All Solution

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USGBC Perspective: Analysis Reveals $46 Billion Deficit In Public School Infrastructure Investment

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Savvy Decisions Prevent Flooding Disaster at Medical School

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Vital Hospital Components Considered Vulnerable to Flooding

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New Energy Plant Brings Important Infrastructure Together

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Painstaking Process Bringing New Medical College Energy Plant Online

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Flood-Protection Upgrades Pass First Significant Test

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College Improves Efficiency by Centralizing Facility Maintenance Staffs

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Loss of Master Key Costs College More Than $500,000

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Financing Hurdles Tough to Overcome in K-12 Districts

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Managers' Roles Vary in Trying to Secure Funding for K-12 Retrofits

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Return on Investment Factors into K-12 Retrofit Decisions

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Summer Work Common to Complete Upgrade Projects in K-12 Facilities

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Future Focus: What's Your Next Retrofit Project?

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Mastering Unique Challenges of College Renovations

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In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

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Facilities Management's Role in ASU Emergency Response and Recovery Planning

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Arizona State Benefits from Emergency Planning Process

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Retrofits and Renovations

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Financial Management

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Personnel Management

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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Universities Save Switching from Steam to Hot Water

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FMs Report 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans

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Operating Budgets: Survey of 2016 Facility Plans

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Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Budget Plans

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Education Facility Security Vital, But At What Cost?

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Maintenance Staffs Incur ‘Back to School’ Costs Too

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Keeping Track of Power Tools a Challenge for Maintenance Departments

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Managing Technicians and Their Tool Needs

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Manual Tracking System Helps Manage Power Tool Distribution

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Determining When to Repair or Replace Power Tools

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover Cost Of Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility Technical Advice Helps Denver School Solve Hot/Cold Problem

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Sharing Successful Deferred Maintenance Strategies

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Smart Budgeting, Good Communication Keep College Renovations Moving Smoothly

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Managing Scheduling Concerns During College Renovation

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

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Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

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Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

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Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

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Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon College

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Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

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Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

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Solar Panels Add Challenging Dimension to Arizona State Re-Roofing Project

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Roofing Specifiers Take Weight Considerations Into Account

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Roof Penetrations Slow Crews During Arizona State Project

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High School Plumbing Retrofit Combats Rising Water Bills

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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Utility Vehicles and the Road to Successful Specification

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Important Utility Vehicle Specification Decisions to Consider

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Lessons Learned From Utility Vehicle Specification

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Upgraded BAS Sets Stage for Improved Efficiency at University of New Mexico

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Western Michigan University Relamping Team Brings Efficiency to Maintenance Department

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Relamping Team Cleans up University's Lighting Clutter

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Success of Lighting Team Leads to Program Expansion

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University Takes Another Step to Improving Lighting Efficiency

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Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

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More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educators

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How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Tools

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$188 Million Boiler Replacement Project Keeps University of Wisconsin Warm

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Upgrading University of Wisconsin Boilers for Efficiency

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University of Wisconsin Utility Plant Staff Faces Challenges Learning New System

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How To Prepare HVAC Systems For Higher Demand

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Dave Lubach: Managers Need to Embrace New Ideas and Technology

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Maryland School District Streamlines Lighting Systems for Savings

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Streamlighting Lighting Inventory one Goal of K-12 Retrofit

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In-House Crews, Contractors Split School District Lighting System Projects

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School District Building Engineers Provide Significant Input on Lighting Projects

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Third Roof is a Charm for University of Northern Iowa

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University Faces Major Roofing Decision After Storm

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Preventive Maintenance: Shifting a Department's Focus Pays Big Dividends

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Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program

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Maximizing New Technology Boosts Performance, Morale

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Recruiting Strategies: Finding and Keeping Top Talent

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Where Maintenance Managers Find Qualified Help

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Finding Qualified Candidates Sometimes Presents Major Challenge

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Lesson Learned: When Security Patrols Stopped, Abandoned School Was Quickly Gutted

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Abandoned Schools Offer Opportunity For Reuse

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Closed Schools Create Challenges For Districts

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Closing A School May Seem Like Solving A Problem, But Further Issues Exist

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University of San Diego Successfully Implements Mobile CMMS

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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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Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings Offers Unique Challenges

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Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

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Lighting Retrofits at University of Minnesota Deliver Energy Savings

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Parking Structures Frequent Target of LED Opportunities

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Stairwells, Hallways Other Sources of LED Installations

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Benefits and Challenges Presented by LED Retrofits

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A Closer Look Online Exclusive: The University of Minnesota's Lighting Retrofits

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5 Minutes With Podcast: How University of Alabama at Birmingham Saved Millions of Gallons of Water

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Column: Deferred Maintenance — The Bottom Line

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Demand Response: Delivering Efficiency and Savings

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Consider Demand-Response Impact on Operations Before Participating

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Health Care Facilities Present Demand Response Challenges

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Clearing Hurdles Presented by Demand Response

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Sidebar: Demand-Response Resources

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Why Green Schools Are Important For Students and Teachers

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Managers Discuss Personnel Management Challenges and Successes

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Who's on Your Sustainability Team?

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Take Steps To Make Sure That Summer School Construction Isn't Tardy

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Time, Money Are Especially Important To Summer School Construction Projects

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School District Near Chicago Ponders Renovations, Building Consolidations

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Energy Efficiency Projects Bring Large Savings To Poudre School District

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Bond Issue Will Help Make Existing Poudre Schools More Energy Efficient

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Data Is Lifeblood Of Colorado School District's Energy Efficiency Program

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Culture Change Produces Large Energy Savings at Rocky Mountain High School

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Sustainability Factors in Students College Decisions

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions in Energy Costs

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Portfolio Manager Helps Schools Set Baseline for Energy, Water Use

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Energy Efficiency in K-12 Buildings Doesn't Require Full Time Employee

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Communicating Early Success With Energy Star Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Efforts Off Ground in K-12 Buildings

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Facility Master Plan Can Help With Energy Efficiency In Educational Facilities

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Energy Consultants Can Help Integrate Energy Conservation Measures With Facility Master Plan

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Energy Calculations Help Determine Payback Of Energy Conservation Measures In Facility Master Plan

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Defining Maintenance: Training and Education

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Getting Students Involved in Energy Efficiency Can Lead to Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts

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Douglas County School District Sees Big Gains From Involving Students In Energy Efficiency

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Ponderosa High School Involved Students in Teaching Value of Saving Energy

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Integrated Design Is Essential for LEED for Schools

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LEED for Schools Targets Acoustics, IAQ and Lighting

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

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Green Schools: Information Resources for Facility Managers

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Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

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Facilities Set the Stage for Learning

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Trends in Fires in Educational Facilities

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Trained Staff Is Essential to Get Energy Savings from Building Automation Systems

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Technician Training: Funding Makes a Difference

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Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

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Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

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Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

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Continuing Education: Curriculum for Maintenance, Engineering Managers

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Building Clout With Data

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Degrees of Debate: What Should Managers Know?

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IAQ: Shape the Story

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Acoustics in Classrooms

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On-the-Job Education in FM

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School Districts Take Lead on Sustainability

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Choosing Paint Colors for Classrooms

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Managers Discuss the Evolution of Technician Training

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Lessons in Educational Funding with Tim Woodley

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AIA Award Recognizes Educational Facilities

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Color in Classrooms

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Free DOE Webcast: Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools

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New Security Challenge: Concealed Weapons on Campus

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Responding to Security Incidents on Campus

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Many Ways Educational Facilities Can Tap Into Stimulus Money

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Green Buildings in Today's Economy

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Study: Clean Schools Promote Academic Success

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Education Department Funds Emergency-Management Plans

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Facilities Bill Would Fund School Renovations

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EPA Settles Over Asbestos Violations in S.F. Schools

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EPA Settlement Promotes Green Chemistry in School

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AASHE Seeks Feedback on STARS

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Representatives Form Green Schools Caucus

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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EPA Calls for Partnering on School Chemical Safety

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APPA Seeks Educational Facility Data for Annual Survey

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The ABCs of K-12 Renovations

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A New School Vision

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Reports Target Facilities’ Role in Higher Education

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Learning Lessons in Fire Safety

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You’ve earned a designation. Now what?

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Training that pays

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Training Daze

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Training as an Investment, Not a Cost

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Olympian Feat

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Nation’s Infrastructure Still Failing

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Web technology: Reshaping performance and perception

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Maintenance of the future, today

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From Vision to Mission

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Personal Solutions

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The State of Maintenance

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Déjà vu all over again?

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Maintenance Bulletin

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Las Vegas Schools Endure Growing Pains

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Clearing the Air In Classrooms

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Maintenance Bulletin

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Sending a Message

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Ahead of the Curve

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Maintenance By Design

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Yet Another Nail