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


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8 Lighting Controls Technologies Offer Energy Efficiency, Smart Building Gains

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Lighting Controls 101: Understand Switching, Dimming, and LEDs

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Internet of Things Brings New Paradigm of Connection for Lighting Controls Systems

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Advanced Lighting Controls Help FMs Reap Rewards of Automated Demand Response

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Smart Government Buildings: Q&A With GSA’s Director of Facilities Technology, Peter Pierpont

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Lighting Controls Upgrades Done Right Mean Energy, Cost Savings

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Lighting Controls: New Certification Created

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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job

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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job

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Specification Tips for LEDs

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LED Options Continue to Expand

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Energy Star: Steps to a Successful LED Project

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Jump-Starting Lighting Control Systems

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Retrocommissioning Starts With Basic Review of Lighting Control System

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Making the Case for Retrocommissioning of Lighting Control Systems

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SIDEBAR: Lighting Control Specification Enables Utility Incentives

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PRODUCTS: Lighting Controls

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Reduced Lighting Load Supports Net Zero Energy Goal

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'Ultimate Retrofit' Brings Wireless Lighting System to Wrigley Field

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Even Most Efficient High-Performance Buildings Require Constant Monitoring, Tweaking

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Using Daylighting to Maximum Effect

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Daylighting System Can Range from Very Simple to Complex

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Tips for Optimizing Controls to Make the Most of Daylight

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How to Recommission and Revitalize Lighting Control Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Controls Achieve Next-Generation, Maintenance Cost Benefits

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Managers Can Specify a Combination of Lighting Technologies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Application Issues With Lighting Control Systems

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LEDs Popular Retrofit Choice for Lighting Control Systems

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Value of Internet of Things to Green Buildings

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IoT Lighting Controls Taking the Lead in Efficient, Green Applications

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Complexity of Commercial Buildings a Challenge to IoT Applications

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Big Future Predicted for IoT, but a Simple Definition Is Elusive

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Knowing the Types of Lighting Control Systems and How Often Recommissioning Is Needed

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At Peace Institute in Washington, D.C. , Complex Lighting Controls Get an Ongoing Commissioning

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High-Performance Lighting Design and California’s Title 24

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Additional Energy Efficiency Lighting Issues Covered by Title 24

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California’s Title 24 Addresses Variety of Lighting Efficiency Controls

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Acceptance Testing, Training for Lighting Controls, Energy Efficiency

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Innovative Products: Lighting Controls

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Wireless Lighting Controls Market by Market

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Classrooms Not Always Great Fit for Wireless Lighting Control Systems

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Healthcare Facility Concerns When Using Wireless Lighting Controls

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Six Specification Steps: Selecting a Wireless Lighting System

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Pick Low-Hanging Fruit To Make An Existing Building Smarter

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Managing Multiple Lighting Options With One Control System

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Balance Cost Efficiency, Functionality To Decide Correct Lighting Options

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Multiple Types Of Lighting Can Complicate Daylighting Efforts

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Wireless Lighting Controls: Reducing Energy Use, Costs, and Maintenance

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Wireless Lighting Controls Ride LED Wave

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Challenges Associated with Wireless Lighting Controls

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Local Energy Standards Play Role in Wireless Lighting Control Systems

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Getting Back On Energy Budget After a Rough Winter

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Use Ongoing Monitoring To Get The Most Out Of Daylighting

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Controls Are Critical To Daylighting Energy Savings

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Keep Need For Future Changes In Mind When Setting Up Daylighting Systems

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

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Where To Start With Lighting Upgrades

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Lighting Controls Offer Energy Efficiency, Cost Savings

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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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Pros and Cons of Wireless Building Automation Systems

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WiFi, Zigbee, EnOcean Are Most Common Wireless Technologies

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Construction Materials Can Interfere With Wireless BAS Signals

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Lighting Controls Can Amplify Effect Of More Efficient Light Sources

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Daylighting Controls Are Becoming Less Complicated, More Productive

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Outdoor Lighting Can Be Managed By Lighting Controls

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Lighting Offers Opportunities To Cut Energy Use

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Fluorescents, Induction Lighting and LEPs Continue to Expand and Improve

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New Lighting Controls Help Manage Energy Usage

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Daylighting and Controls Can Be Part Of Lighting Upgrades

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Careful Planning for Lighting Controls Can Prevent Problems

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With Lighting Controls, Facility Managers Should Understand Products, Building's Wiring

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Testing is Key to Avoiding Lighting Control Projects Problems

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Lighting Controls: Facility Managers Should Understand, Educate Occupants

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Facility Managers Explain How They Minimize Risks and Maximize Rewards of New Technology

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Evaluating New Technology: Business Analysis, Third-Party Tests Can Prevent Problems

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Where Facility Managers Can Find Information, Guidance on Evaluating New Technology

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New Building Technology: How Facility Managers Can Insulate Their Organizations From Risks

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Overlooked Opportunities Provide Big Energy Savings

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Occupancy Sensors Need Not Leave Occupants in the Dark, Shorten Lamp Life

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Lighting Control Narrative Helps with Purchasing, Installation of Systems

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Lighting Control Narrative Includes Project Goals, Lighting Systems, Specialty Controls

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How to Create a Lighting Control Narrative

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Showcase: Lighting Controls Products

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Demand Control Ventilation Can Reduce Energy Costs

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Lamp Life Concerns Shouldn't Limit Use of Lighting Controls

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Lighting Retrofits: Projects Include T8s, T5s

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HVAC, Lighting, Plumbing Initiatives Fuel LEED Certification

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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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Fluorescent Lights and Controls Myths

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Dimming System and Occupancy Sensor Myths

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Lighting Retrofits: Look Closely at Controls

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Maximizing Daylighting Benefits in Open Offices

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Lighting Retrofits: Controls Provide Savings Opportunities

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Innovative HVAC Elements to Consider

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Energy-Conservation Program: HVAC, Lighting, Roofing with Sean Arnold

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The Six Categories of Lighting Controls

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Increase Energy Efficiency with Lighting Retrofits

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Lighting Product Showcase

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Lighting Controls: Daylighting and Dimming

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Lighting Controls: Daylighting and Dimming Strategies

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Lighting Controls: Design Impacts Efficiency, Occupant Comfort

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Lighting Retrofits: Bi-Level Induction Lamps Reliable, Efficient

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Wireless Mesh Network Controls Road Lighting

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Daylighting and Cubicle Walls

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Lighting Systems: Six Maintenance Tips

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Optimizing Lighting-Control Performance

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Lighting Controls: Punch Lists & Commissioning

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Lighting Controls Strategies Can Save Money

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Lighting Controls: Punch Lists, Commissioning, Recommissioning

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Lighting Controls: How to Optimize Performance

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Lighting Controls: Five Key Maintenance Practices

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Lighting Retrofits: Learn from Others' Mistakes

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Lighting Retrofits: Managers Must Ensure Products Function Post-Installation

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Photosensors: Asking the Right Questions

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Why Are Managers Specifying Lighting Controls?

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Lighting Controls: Biggest Specification Challenges

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Lighting-Control Retrofits: Wireless Technology Lowers Project Cost

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Lighting Controls: Commissioning, Training Critical

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Lighting Controls: Take Advantage of Rebates, Tax Deductions

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The Role of Lighting Controls in Demand Response

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PRODUCT FOCUS: Lighting Controls

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Security and Reliability of Wireless BAS and Lighting Controls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Photosensors: What Are Typical Light-Level Ranges?

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Daylight Harvesting: The Importance of Signal Resolution

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Lighting Retrofits: Control Strategies

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Lighting Controls Offer Multiple Ways to Save Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Will Be a Priority When Modernizing Facilities

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Lighting Controls Maximize Energy Savings

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Automatic Shutoff Includes Occupancy Sensors, Load-Scheduling Devices

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Dimming Electronic Ballasts Are a Cost-Effective Solution

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Combining Lighting-Control Strategies Can Generate Savings

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How Daylighting Works

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Design Can Reduce Maintenance Costs

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Controlling Lighting Systems

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Lighting Controls: Maximizing System Efficiency

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Controlling Lighting Systems

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Daylighting and Workstation Wall Height

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Lighting Controls: Innovation Brings Gains

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Better Light, Lower Cost

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Controls: Energy-Efficiency Edge

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Lights Out

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Wireless Lighting Controls: Bright Way to Cut Energy Use

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Lighting

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Lighting Upgrades