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


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Energy Use Per Square Foot In Commercial Facilities Down on Average, says EIA

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Know Your Own Operation When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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Get the Facts First When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Waste Heat Recovery And Renewable Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Take a Bow, FMD Achievement Award Winners

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Occupant Engagement, Proper Operation Help Meet Sustainable Operations Goals

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Success Of Sustainability Initiatives Often Hinges On Reaching The Right People

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Engage Facility Staff To Help Ensure Sustainable Operations

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Human Behavior Can Make It Hard To Find Best Way To Encourage Sustainable Behavior

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Which Energy Audit is Right for Your Facility?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Examining Energy Audits at Ground Level

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Level II Energy Audit Provides Detailed Building Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focusing Energy Audits on Capital-Intensive Projects

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Things to Know Before Beginning Demsand-Response

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What You Need To Know When Calculating Demand Charges

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Understand How Rates Change To Manage Electricity Costs

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Care Is Needed In Economic Analysis of Energy Upgrades As Electric Rates Change

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When Managing Electric Usage, Peak Demand Is Key To Savings

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What You Need To Know When Calculating Demand Charges

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How To Account For Demand Charges When Calculating Energy Upgrade Savings

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Motors Can Help Drive Energy Efficiency

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As Energy-Use Benchmarking Increases, Energy Star Upgrades Portfolio Manager

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Updated Portfolio Manager Will Make It Easier To Input, Report, Share Energy Data

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Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Features Building Design As Part Of Target Finder

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How Energy Managers Can Leverage Big Data Right Now

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Planned Capital Upgrades Present Opportunities For Deeper Energy Savings

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Five Sources Of Data Can Help Facility Managers Analyze Energy Use

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Energy Star Automated Benchmarking Services Can Aid Building Energy-Data Gathering

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Submeters Help Measure Energy Used By Specific Building Area

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Use Building Automation System To Learn Information On Energy Use

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Data Loggers Offer Specifics Of Equipment's Energy Use

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Proposed EPAct Deduction Extension Would Create Deep Retrofit Tax Incentive

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Examining Roof Coatings Concerns

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings Product Development

Building Operating Management
Department of Energy: Goal of Better Buildings Challenge is to Cut Down on $60 Billion in Wasted Energy

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Gathering Energy Data Often Most Difficult Part of Better Buildings Challenge Efforts

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Better Buildings Challenge Offers Benefits Beyond Just Learning

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Smart Grid: What Facility Managers Need to Know

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Smart Grid's Information Capabilities Help Control Energy Use

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Smart Grid Helps Address Peak Demand Through Demand Response

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What Are Outcome-Based Codes?

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Smart Grid Allows FMs to Better Manage Electricity Consumption

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Cashing in with Smart Grid on Wholesale Electric Price Volatility

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Common Sense Strategies for Energy Efficiency

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Commissioning Systems, Evaluating Loads for Energy Savings

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Utility Bills, Submeters and BAS Offer Options for Monitoring Energy Consumption

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NYC's Greener, Greater Buildings Plan

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NYC Requires Energy Star Portfolio Manager in Benchmarking Legislation