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Building Operating Management
2016 FMXcellence Honorees Focus on Refining Processes, Saving Money

Building Operating Management
ISIS: Another In a Growing List of Threats To Consider in Security Plans

Building Operating Management
Threat Assessment: Lone Wolves Targeting Specific Groups

Building Operating Management
5 Questions Can Help Steer FMs Toward Resilience

Building Operating Management
Justify Resilience Financially, Components of Resilience Planning, Vendor Partnerships

Building Operating Management
Keep Your Eye on These 3 HVAC Updates (#2. HFC Phaseout)

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: EPA Eyes Refrigerants

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The Importance Of Keeping A Roof Clean

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Refrigerant Review: EPA Eyes Changes in Classifications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Re-Tuning Buildings for Improved Facility Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
EPA Statistics Debunk Energy Efficiency Myth

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training, Preparing for Building Re-Tuning Process

Building Operating Management
Tips For A Successful RFP Process For Roofing

Building Operating Management
Section 179D Federal EPAct Tax Benefits Extended For Two Years

Building Operating Management
Houston’s Scott Minnix Made Facility Assessment His First Priority

Building Operating Management
Minnix Helped Secure Key Maintenance Funds

Building Operating Management
A City Facility Director on Understanding Influence of Politics, Diverse Constituencies

Building Operating Management
Minnix’s Facilities Role Akin to Air Traffic Controller’s

Building Operating Management
For Minnix, Municipal Real Estate Portfolios Demand Different Paradigm

Building Operating Management
Maintenance Personnel, Trees, Snow Loads Can Hurt Roof

Building Operating Management
Protecting Your Roof against Damaging Winter Weather

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WaterSense-Labeled Flushometer-Valve Toilets Soon Available

Building Operating Management
Test Your Knowledge of Roof Design, Repair, Maintenance

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

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Design Disasters: When Maintenance Projects Go Bad

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Change Management's Perception of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

Building Operating Management
Importance of Good Roof Asset Management

Building Operating Management
Getting Good Roof Design and Installation

Building Operating Management
Role of Inspections, Repairs in Roof Asset Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Generation Concrete-Repair Power Tools Seek to Maxmize Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dust Generated from Concrete Tools Gains Attention of OSHA

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cordless Units Emerge as Popular Trend for Concrete-Repair Tools

Building Operating Management
More Misconceptions about Roofing Repairs, Inspections, Warranties

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

Building Operating Management
EPAct Tax Benefits For Warehouses: Section 179(D) Provisions

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Pros and Cons of Retrofitting Elevators for Energy Efficiency

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Elevators and Destination Dispatch Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Riddle: Repair, Replace or Recover?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Accurate Repair History Vital When Making Roofing Decisions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider in Roof Repair, Recover and Replace Decision

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Important Factors for Managers to Consider in Roofing Dilemma

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AC Motors One Way to Cut Elevators’ Energy Use

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IAQ: Technician Testing and Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning Helps Michigan Hospital in Flood Aftermath

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Receding Floodwaters Offer Good, Bad News for Michigan Hospital

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital's Lessons Learned from Flood Recovery Experience

Building Operating Management
Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violence

Building Operating Management
Look For Red Flags For Violence In The Workplace

Building Operating Management
Disaster Response Planning Tips from Preparedness and Remediation Pros

Building Operating Management
Landlords Should Spell Out Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities In Commercial Leases

Building Operating Management
Make Space for First Responders Arriving in Quantity

Building Operating Management
Regional Flood Experiences Show Importance of Planning

Building Operating Management
Importance of Knowing Your Building, Not Panicking, In Emergency

Building Operating Management
Contact List Helps in Disaster but Expect to be Blindsided

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Recount What Really Happens When Disaster Strikes

Building Operating Management
Retrofitting Elevators for Energy Efficiency: Pros and Cons

Building Operating Management
How To Reduce Elevators' Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Ebola Awareness And Readiness Steps, Plus More Resources

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utililty Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Vehicle

Building Operating Management
How Disasters Impact Utility Bills: Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Building Operating Management
How To Handle A Utility Billing Dispute

Building Operating Management
Turn Building Occupants Into Allies For Emergency Response

Building Operating Management
How Floor Wardens Aid In Emergency Evacuations

Building Operating Management
Crisis Coordinators Play Role In Emergencies, Including Aiding Evacuation Of People With Disabilities

Building Operating Management
Tips For Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills

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

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

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

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

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing for Equipment Rental When Emergencies Strike

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training an Essential Part of Disaster-Recovery Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Contract Requirements for Emergency Preparedness Equipment Rentals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: Eye on Operators

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Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

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Troubleshoot IAQ Issues With EPA Guide to Moisture Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: How to Change the Image of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Survival Requires Tough Choices on Maintenance Department Structure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Which Model is Best: Decentralized or Centralized?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Choose Wisely Which Department Structure Model to Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds and Equipment Preparation for Winter Often Begins in Summer

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing Turf, Plants and Trees for Cold-Weather Conditions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Include Crew Preparation in Fall, Winter Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Strategies: Repair, Recover or Replace?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Replacement Recommendations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers discuss their roles in helping protect buildings, operations and occupants

Building Operating Management
How To Determine How Water Is Used, and How Water Is Being Wasted

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Remove Mold to Preserve Indoor Air Quality

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

Building Operating Management
Clearly Defined Objectives Help Make Emergency Preparedness Drills More Effective

Building Operating Management
Testing Communication With Building Staff, First Responders Is Critical Part Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

Building Operating Management
Information Gathering Is Major Benefit Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

Building Operating Management
Drills Help Facility Managers, First Responders Develop Better Emergency Preparedness Plans

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Snow and Ice Management: Focus on Equipment

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Outsourced Security Can Augment Campus Police Department

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Will EPAct Deductions Be Extended?

Building Operating Management
Can 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Deductions Be Saved?

Building Operating Management
As Energy-Use Benchmarking Increases, Energy Star Upgrades Portfolio Manager

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

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

Building Operating Management
EPAct-created Section 179D Federal Tax Deductions Are Set To Expire In December

Building Operating Management
Tweaked Section 179D, New Section 179F Would Offer Improved Tax Deductions For Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Complete Fluorescent Lighting Upgrades Before End Of 2013 To Maximize Section 179D Tax Deductions

Building Operating Management
Update: Alternative Energy Tax Credits And Capturing Missed EPAct Tax Deductions

Building Operating Management
When A Roof Straddles The Repair/Replace Line

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Keys Components for Maintenance Work-Order Scheduling

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

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

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

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

Building Operating Management
Rockefeller University Finds That Mother Nature Always Wins

Building Operating Management
Katrina Experiences Helped Shape Marriott's Hurricane Sandy Plans

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

Building Operating Management
Flooding From Sandy Raises Questions About Location of Electrical Gear

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repair or replace? Best Strategies to Reduce Maintenance Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Consequences of Equipment Failure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lifetime Operation of Motor Costs More than Initial Purchase

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EPAct Section 179D Deadline Is December 31, 2013

Building Operating Management
Look For Utility Rebates Early In Energy Efficiency Projects

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentives Can Mean Millions Of Dollars In Savings

Building Operating Management
Zombie Roofs: Reasons Roof Failure Is Ignored

Building Operating Management
Visual Roof Exam, Moisture Survey Can Help Spot Zombie Roofs

Building Operating Management
Coating Can Be Short-Term Solution For Deteriorated Roof

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness Plans Should Address Issues From IT To Staff

Building Operating Management
Identify Most Critical Risks As Basis For Your Disaster Plan

Building Operating Management
Testing Emergency Response Plan Offers Challenges

Building Operating Management
7x24 Exchange Helps Guide Data Center Disaster Planning

Building Operating Management
Data Center Redundancy Requires More Than Just Equipment

Building Operating Management
When It Comes To Natural Disasters, A Plan Is Essential

Facility Maintenance Decisions
IAQ: Technician Testing and Training

Building Operating Management
Q&A: Data Center Expert Chris Wade on Disaster Preparedness, Planning

Building Operating Management
What To Do When You Can't Prevent Storm Damage To Your Data Center

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Power Industry Changes Affect Forward Pricing

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

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Reduce Energy Expenditures

Building Operating Management
How The New York City Department Of Education Uses Portfolio Manager

Building Operating Management
Energy Star, Portfolio Manager Can Help Make Capital Investment Decisions

Building Operating Management
Twenty Years Of Energy Star

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Challenges in Preparing for, Responding to Crises

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List Of Crisis Events Can Help With Security Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Disaster Recovery: Identifying Risks and Critical Facility Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Devising a Disaster Recovery Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Aftermath: Minimizing Disaster Impact

Building Operating Management
Political Convention Security Planning Requires Risk Assessment, Efficient Communication

Building Operating Management
Experts: Communication is Most Important Part of Emergency Preparedness

Building Operating Management
Owner Buy-In Critical To Physical Security Upgrades

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How To Decide Whether To Replace Windows

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Five Tips on Preparing For a Major Event

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Some HVAC Upgrades Are Better Candidates for EPAct Tax Deductions

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'Road Map' Can Help Guide Security Plans

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

Building Operating Management
Natural Gas Discoveries Drive Down Warehouse Heating Costs

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Upgrading Restrooms Requires Sufficient Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Specification Considerations for Upgrading Restrooms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Upgrades Create Installation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Effective Concrete Maintenance Requires Inspection Guidelines

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Concrete Repair Requires Careful Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Coating Considerations To Extend Performance Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning Strategies Help Establish Performance Requirements

Building Operating Management
Data Centers, IT Infrastructure Benefit from Cooperation Between Facility Management and IT

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs an Option For Almost Any Facility

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs Can Provide Big Savings in Conjunction With Other Systems

Building Operating Management
Cool Roof Rebates, Incentives Can Vary By Region, Political Climate

Building Operating Management
Aging Infrastructure Can Drive Cool Roof Rebates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and the Bottom Line

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers With Disaster Experience Say Careful Planning, Realistic Training Are Crucial

Building Operating Management
Advance Notice of Disasters Offers Crucial Advantage

Building Operating Management
In a Disaster, Responsibility to Public Makes Facility Manager's Job Harder

Building Operating Management
After a Disaster, Generator Fuel, Vendors Are Important

Building Operating Management
Preparing for Disaster: During Hurricane Season, Miami Facility Takes Advantage of Lead Time

Building Operating Management
Disaster Preparedness: Dallas High-Rise Prepares for Snow and Ice

Building Operating Management
Emergency Planning: Hawaii School, New Jersey University Have Responsibility to Public

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

Building Operating Management
LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

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

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Extending The Performance Life of Paved Surfaces

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Surface Repair Specification Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Asphalt Repair Options

Building Operating Management
Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Get Educated on Chemical Toxins

Building Operating Management
IAQ Criteria for Building Products

Building Operating Management
Finding the Sources of Contaminants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling: Cooling-Load Estimates Not Enough

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Organize a Big Project

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors and Drives: Opportunities to Save Energy, Money

Facility Focus
OSHA: Obama Administration Increases Funding

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints & Coatings: Low-VOC Formulations Meet EPA Standards

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

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The Future of T12 Lamps

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints: How to Match Formulation with Substrate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs: Myths about Performance, Maintenance

Facility Focus
What Do Facility Managers Need in Business Continuity Plans?

Facility Focus
Emergency Planning: Develop a Communications Strategy

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Keep a Plan Up to Date

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Drilling and Tabletop Exercises

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Implement a Shelter-In-Place Plan

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Develop a Chain of Command

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Plan: Use Checklists for Most Important Steps

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Incentives for Lighting-System Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary Cooling: Prepare Before an Outage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
DOE Grant Fuels County's Green Building Projects

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover the Cost of Retrocommissioning

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Emergency Planning: Materials and Training

Building Operating Management
LED Performance Improving

Building Operating Management
Where to Use LEDs

Building Operating Management
Factors for LED Retrofit

Building Operating Management
Specifying LED Systems

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Emergency Planning: Five Ideas to Protect Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Conduct a Business Impact Analysis

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How to Plan for Emergency Events

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Define Roles and Responsibilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: OSHA Offers Training Materials

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Develop Materials and Equipment Inventory

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sub-Meter Maintenance Includes Commissioning, Preventive Tasks

Building Operating Management
Common Problems for Aging Controls Systems

Building Operating Management
When Windows Fail

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Emergency Planning: Protecting Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: How to Operate Off the Grid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Common Hazards Facing Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Retrofits: Focus on Water Conservation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Three Door-Hardware Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hazmat: Eliminate Hazardous-Waste Streams

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hazmat Management: International System Targets Labels, MSDS

Building Operating Management
Communication with Occupants, Local Authorities Key to Emergency Planning

Building Operating Management
Being Prepared for an Emergency Requires a Regularly Updated Emergency Plan

Building Operating Management
Practice Emergency Plans so Occupants are Prepared

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

Building Operating Management
Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

Building Operating Management
Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Priorities for Codes, Standards, Regulations

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Tax Deductions Getting Easier for HVAC Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Lighting Audits and Tax Incentives

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Geothermal Systems May Qualify for Tax Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Planning

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Inventory Management Best Practices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proactive Emergency Planning Avoids Managers Getting Burned

Facility Maintenance Decisions
IAQ: Increase Airflow with Duct Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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DOE Extends Deadline to Submit Commercial Building Partnership Applications

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Legislation Would Set Energy Efficiency Standards for Outdoor Pole Lighting

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EPA Launches New Program to Coordinate Commercial Energy Efficiency Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Fixtures: WaterSense Label Provides Guidance

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Call for Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects

Building Operating Management
More HVAC Projects Qualify for Federal Tax Deductions

Building Operating Management
Geothermal, VAV Devices Also Offer HVAC Tax Savings

Building Operating Management
EPAct Tax Deduction Encourages Facility Managers to Think Holistically

Facility Maintenance Decisions
EPA's Exhaust-Emissions Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Controls: Take Advantage of Rebates, Tax Deductions

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EPA: L.A. Tops US Cities in Energy Star Ratings for Second Year

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EPA Issues Second Annual Ranking of U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings

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Fire-Alarm Systems: Inspection Checklist

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HVAC Management Strategies with Mike Holzkamper

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National Trends Show Improvements in the Nation’s Air Quality

Building Operating Management
For-profit and Government Hospitals Can Earn Tax Deductions for New Construction and Renovations

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Developing a Business Continuity Plan with Sean Nelson

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With HVAC Upgrades, Reduce Loads First to Maximize Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Lighting and HVAC Considerations per Hospital Space Type

Building Operating Management
Evaluate New Construction, Renovations with EPAct in Mind

Building Operating Management
The Roles of EPA and DOE in Environmental Legislation

Building Operating Management
New NFPA Code for Emergency Communcations Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Worker Safety: Protect Against Electrical Hazards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Department of Energy Offers Tips to Manage Steam Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane-Powered Mowers Less Expensive to Operate

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Lessons in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response with Dan Heater

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane: Facts and Figures

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EPA Rules Further Restrict Use of Ozone-Depleting Pollutants in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment

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Benchmarking Energy Use with Mike Zanghi

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Purchasing: Consider VOCs, Water Use, Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing an HVAC Emergency-Preparedness Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Consider Heating and Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Where Is the Best Place to Install Temporary HVAC Equipment?

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DOE Awards Recognize Federal Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Building Operating Management
Designing a More Energy Efficient Data Center

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Developing an Integrated Pest Management Program

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New Guidance on Specifying Flush Urinals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: HVAC Equipment Integral to Disaster Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hazardous Materials: Recordkeeping Meets EPA Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Three Types of Air Filters

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EPA Guidance Targets PCBs in Caulk in K-12 Schools

Building Operating Management
What Tier 4 Emissions Rules For Backup Generators Mean

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Guidelines for Choosing a UPS

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Over Two Million U.S. Buildings are Candidates for Lighting Upgrades

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EPA Tightens Emissions Rules for Hospital, Medical, and Infectious Waste Incinerators

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EPA Names 11 Small Business Energy Star Award Winners in Small Business Category

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CDC Tackles Swine Flu with H1N1 Guide for Small Businesses

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BOMA Preparedness Top Ten List for National Preparedness Month

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane-Powered Equipment Meets Emissions Standards

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H1N1 Webcast Encourages Planning Now for Fall Swine Flu Season

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NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flood Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits: Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Provides Incentives

Building Operating Management
What the Restroom Communicates About Your Building

Building Operating Management
Where to Find Incentives and Rebates for Lighting Upgrades

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Department of Energy Awards More Than $48 Million to Michigan and Iowa for Energy Projects

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Maintain Your Carpets for Good IAQ

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

Building Operating Management
Prepare for Emergencies by Networking with First Responders

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stimulus Funds Go Beyond K-12 School Districts

Building Operating Management
Evacuating During A Fire

Facility Focus
EPAct Tax Benefits for Green Buildings

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L.A. Tops List Of Cities With Energy Star Buildings

Facility Focus
Many Ways Educational Facilities Can Tap Into Stimulus Money

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EPAct 2005: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 Explained

Building Operating Management
Emergency Roofing Repairs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Five Ways To Reduce Waste in Commercial Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Compliance Considerations for Managing Hazardous Materials

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Equipment: EPA Finalizes Emission-Control Standards

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Turf Management: Preparing for the Cold

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Manufacturing Trends Affect Grounds Equipment Specification

Building Operating Management
EPAct Tax Deduction Extended

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EPA Settles Asbestos Cases with Maryland Schools

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EPA Assessment Highlights Effective Mercury-Free Alternatives

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Deadline Extended for Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

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Bush Extends EPAct Energy Efficiency Tax Deductions until 2013

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EPA Settles with Anchorage and University of Kansas Over Hazmat Violations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance's Role in Emergency Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Consider Regulations and Standards for Paints

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Senate Votes to Extend EPAct Incentives, House Vote Still Required

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EPAct Tax Deduction for Energy Efficient Construction Set to Expire

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Relamping Program and Fixture Replacements Garner Attention

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane-Powered Mowers Save Managers Money

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Plumbing system repairs

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FM Global Study Reveals Most Large Companies Unprepared for to Natural Disasters

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EPA Offers New Owners Incentives To Audit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Refrigerant Compliance: EPA and the Clean Air Act

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Recycle Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants

Building Operating Management
Homeland Security Department Pushes for Emergency Preparedness Certification Program

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Building Operating Management
Documents and Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness

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DOE Launches Energy-Efficient Hospitals Initiative

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Hazardous Materials Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hazmat: Common Waste Streams

Building Operating Management
How EPAct Works in LEED and Government Projects

Building Operating Management
EPAct Tax Deductions for Lighting Projects Gain Wider Use

Building Operating Management
Warehouses, Retailers Use EPAct to Earn Lighting Savings

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EPA Releases Guide For Climate Change Programs

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EPA Developing Specs for Water-Saving Urinals

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DHS Awards $844 Million to Secure Critical Infrastructure

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Plan on Earthquake Hazards Open for Comment

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Owners Fined $3.16 Million for Underground Storage Tanks

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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Energy Department Finalizes Regulations to Increase Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings

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Communicating During an Emergency

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Buildings Established

Building Operating Management
Dollars Down the Drain?

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ISO Benchmark Targets Emergencies and Continuity

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NIST Conference to Address Elevator Use in Emergencies

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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Federal Emergency Preparedness Directive Issued

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ANSI/ASSE Set New Date for Fall-Protection Code

Building Operating Management
Lighting Upgrades: Make the Switch

Building Operating Management
How Water Works for LEED

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Local Health Departments Prepared for Emergencies But Need Federal Funding, Survey Finds

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GSA Emergency Chief Says Agency Better Prepared for Crises

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EPA Reports Major Energy-Efficiency Opportunities for Servers, Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Very Efficient HVAC Systems May Qualify for Tax Deductions

Building Operating Management
EPAct Deductions Brighten Return on Lighting Upgrades

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EPA Proposes Stronger Ozone Rules

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EPA Proposes Expansion of Lead-Paint Requirements

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Department of Energy Improves Hurricane Response System

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EPA Cites Largest Hospital Disinfectant Manufacturer

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EPA Focuses on Healthier Schools

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Department of Energy Releases Draft Plan to Explore Options for Meeting National Energy Demand

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Supreme Court: EPA Can Regulate Carbon Dioxide

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EPA: Philadelphia Schools to Undergo Environmental Review

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Energy Assessments Reveal Opportunities for Savings

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EPA Targets Colleges and Universities in Southeast

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EPA Takes Stock of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Department of Energy Partners with Universities to Advance Nuclear Energy Research

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EPA Rolls Out Green-Power Rankings

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Change in Daylight Savings Time May Present Problems

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Report: DOE Insufficiently Funding Renewable Energy Research

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EPA Approves High-Efficiency Toilets

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New Report Focuses on Hydrogen Technology

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EPA Tests for Contaminants in Manhattan

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EPA To Study Data Centers' Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sealing in Floor Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Health Care, Lighting & EPAct

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U.S. and China Renew Commitment to Clean Energy

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EPA Broadens Access to Library Materials

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Congress Passes EPAct Extension

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DOE Releases New Standards for Measuring Energy Efficiency

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Schools Receive Recognition for Their IAQ Efforts

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EPA Begins Final Lower Manhattan Testing

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EPA Honors Seven School Districts on Energy

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EPA Challenges Corporations to Double Use of Green Power

Building Operating Management
The Return of Rebates

Building Operating Management
Lights Out

Building Operating Management
Stemming the Flow

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Eleven Sites To Be analyzed for Potential Nuclear Recycling Facilities

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Schools, EPA Settle Over Asbestos Problems

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Guidelines Aim To Reduce Storage Tank Releases

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Huge Penalty Targets Underground Fuel Tanks

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DOE Agrees to Tighten Energy Efficiency Standards for Appliances

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New DOE Grant Focuses on Carbon Sequestration

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Two Colleges Admit Hazmat Violations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
NEMA Report Discusses EPact Certification

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New Non-Profit Will Help Expand Clean Energy Technology

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Two Colleges Among Organizations Coming Clean About Environmental Violations

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IAQ Grant Targets Maintenance Programs

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $100 Million in Fuel Cell R&D

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Energy Secretary Announces $13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

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U.S. EPA Pilot Program Helps Anaheim Convention Center Go “Green”

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New Tool Will Help Colleges Improve Environmental Compliance and Results

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EPA Fines Five Phoenix Charter Schools for Asbestos Violations

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NEMA Releases Guidance on EPAct Requirements

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New U.S. Air Quality Standards Are Strongest in History

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Eastern U.S. Reducing Ozone-Forming Emissions

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EPA Becomes First 100 Percent Green Powered Agency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Special Report in conjunction with the National Electrical Manufacturesrs Association
The Impact of EPAct

Building Operating Management
EPAct: Renewing Energy Incentives NREL: Practicing What They Preach Project: A Gold Interior

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National Action Plan Aims to Slice Energy Demand

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EPAct Reaches First Anniversary

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EPA Prepares for Move into New LEED-Certified Building

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Lighting

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Easing Window Pain

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Hot Buttons for Colder Weather

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Emergency Preparedness: Path to Safety

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Hazardous Matters

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A Lesson from Isabel

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Waste Not

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Does One Size Fit All?

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Going with the Flow

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From Vision to Mission

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Risks, Not Risk

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Homeland Security Hits Home

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Cars, Cars, Cars

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No Fast Track to E-Procurement

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Painting for Productivity