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8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

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

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Maintenance, Measurement and Equipment Reliability

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Vapor Intrusion: What FMs Need to Know

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Electrical Equipment Reliability Doesn't Equal Electrical System Reliability

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Bring in IT Early and Often When Commissioning New Power Reliability Equipment

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Water and Energy Efficiency Technology Allows FM To Do More With Less

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Universities and Colleges Turning to Utility Vehicles

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Utility Vehicles Deliver Reliability that Grounds Managers Covet

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Utility Vehicles Match Needs for Increased Power, Performance

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Three Thoughts on Resilience in Commercial Facilities

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Three Areas to Consider for Greater Resilience

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Back-Up Generator Meets Demand for Continuous Availability of Power

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Power Reliability Showcase Products

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Costs and Risks Involved in Generator Purchase

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Others Ways for Improving Power Reliability Include ATS, UPS

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Retrocommissioning: Getting Back to Efficiency

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Retrocommissioning: Finding Barriers to Energy Efficiency

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Setting the Scope for a Retrocommissioning Project

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How to Ensure a Successful Retrocommissioning Project

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Building Recommissioning Helps Heifer International Meet Challenges Of Reliability, Efficiency, And Sustainability

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Main Problems Identified During Commissioning Included Malfunctioning Sensors And Water Valves

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Ongoing Commissioning Is Part of Comprehensive Approach

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

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

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

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Column: Evolving Strategies and Metrics for Data Center Cooling

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Standby Generators Require Regular Testing, Maintenance, Exercising, And Inspection

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Keys To Backup Power System Success: Features, Flexibility, And Redundancy

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Exercise Standby Generators To Keep Them In Fighting Shape

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Preventive Maintenance Is Critical To Dependable Standby Generators

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Ensuring Adequate UPS Redundancy

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Developing a Fire Protection Plan for Data Centers

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Pay Close Attention To Staffing Challenges In Critical Facilities

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How To Limit Human Error In Critical Facilities

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Hospitals Look Past Codes To Set Power Reliability Minimums

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NFPA 110's Fuel Requirements Can Help Guide Backup Power Plan For Hospitals

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UPS Backup, Automatic Transfer Switches Can Help Keep Health Care Facilities IT, Imaging Equipment Online

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Co-Gen Plants Can Help Health Care Facilities Stay Online

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Operations Objectives Should Drive Data Center Staffing Decisions

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

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

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How To Use Incentives To Improve Data Center Staff Retention

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Data Center Availability, Reliability Hinge On Numerous Factors

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Data Center "Black Boxes" Can Complicate Operations and Maintenance

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

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How to Minimize Human Error, Prevent Data Center Downtime

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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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The Challenges Of Commissioning Data Centers With Portable Generators

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Using Portable Generators For Data Center Commissioning Can Affect UPS

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Understanding Effects Of Generators Is Key To Successful Data Center Commissioning

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Offers Clarity of Operations

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

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How DCIM Can Be Used In Greenfield, Legacy Data Centers

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Don't Wait for an Emergency to Review Backup Power Plans

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Tier Ratings, "9's" Help Show Needed Level of Power Reliability

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Power Reliability: Don't Overlook the Importance of Operations

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Lower Photovoltaic Costs Fueling Rise of Solar

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Informed Decisions About Uninterruptible Power

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power Source Alternatives for UPS Systems

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UPS Technology Matters

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The Value of Reliable Power

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What is the Value of Reliable Power?

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How Unreliable Power Can Affect the Bottom Line

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Show Top Management Options to Win Funding for Power Reliability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart Grid Improves Power Quality, Reliability

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Give Top Management Multiple Reasons When Justifying Projects

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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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Cooperation in the Data Center Can Reduce Costs, Increase Reliability

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Managing Common Disagreements Between FM and IT

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Trends in Data Centers

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Data Center Security Design

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Common Security Risks for Data Centers

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Responsibilities Must Be Spelled Out In a Green Building Contract

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Designer’s Professional Liability Insurance Issues

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Determining Damages in Green Building Lawsuits

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Replacing HVAC Equipment? Take a Fresh Look at Options

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Backup Generators, UPS Systems Provide Power in an Outage

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Maintenance of Switchgear and Backup Power Systems

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UPS: The Differences Between Centralized, Distributed Systems

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Beyond Buzzwords: Lessons from Manufacturing

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Find Allies to Win Funding for Facility Projects

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Line-Interactive UPS Offer Higher Reliability

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Smart Grid Addresses Energy Efficiency, Power Quality and Reliability Issues

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DOE Awards $620 Million of Stimulus Funds for Smart Grid Research

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Snow and Ice Management: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

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Top Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate Managers and Landlords Identified in IREM Survey

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies: Specification Strategies

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Disaster Planning: Securing Power and Water Supplies

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Backup Power Supplies Help Ensure Smooth Operations

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Reliability, Environmental Concerns Top Utility Survey

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Aging Workforce, Environmental Regulation Concern Participants in Electric Reliability Survey

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Power Supply Remains Constrained

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Violation Risk Factors of Reliability Standards Approved

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Summer Electric Reliability Expected to be Adequate

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New Electric Reliability Standards Approved

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Onsite Power: Opportunity Found

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Power: How Much Reliability is Enough?

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Restoring Reliability to Emergency-Power Systems

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Power Quality Risk Management

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Data Centers: Myths of Energy Efficiency

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When the Power Must Stay On

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Power

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Preventing Power Predicaments

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On-site Opportunities

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ROI from Training