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Is Now The Time To Invest In New Technology?

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4 Keys to Successful Plumbing System Upgrades

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Plumbing Systems: Flush Fixture Upgrades

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New ASTM Standard Aims to Improve Restroom Safety

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Is New HVAC Technology Worth The Money?

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The Benefits of Routinely Cleaning Condenser Coils

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Boilers: Capital Improvements for Energy Efficiency

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Boilers: Replacement Based on Building Load

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Boilers: Upgrades That Deliver Results

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HVAC Maintenance Strategy

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Advanced Condensing Boilers Remedy Aging Heating System at Chicago Medical Facility

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Boosting Boiler and Water Heater Efficiency

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Increasing Boiler Efficency by Using Proper Maintenance

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Seasonal Schedules and Climate Play a Factor in Boiler Efficiency

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SIDEBAR: Energy-Efficiency Resources

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Product Focus: Boilers and Water Heaters

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Cities Face Water Shortages, But FMs Have Savings Options

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Los Angeles Convention Center Restroom Upgrades Score Big

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Convention Center Thinks 'Outside the Box' for Plumbing Upgrades

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Waterless Urinals Among Convention Center Plumbing Upgrades

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Making Plumbing Upgrades Work

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Boiler and HVAC Upgrades Helps California Airport's Energy Efficiency

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Airport Navigates HVAC Issues During Central Plant Expansion

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Airport Fines Clear Skies to HVAC Savings

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Reducing Stack Effect, Replacing Boilers With Ductless Heat Pumps

Building Operating Management
WaterSense: Best Resource for Water-Saving Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Rescues Houston School District

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Houston School District Realizes Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Program

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Houston Schools Seek to Streamline HVAC Direct Digital Controls System

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SIDEBAR: Energy Stars — Houston Schools Shine in EPA Challenge

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Planning for HVAC Savings

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Taking Next Steps to Energy Efficiency in HVAC System

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Boiler and Water Heaters: No Cookie Cutter Solutions for Improved Efficiency

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SIDEBAR: Policies in Transition — Transgender Restroom Access

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High Praise for Successful Boiler Retrofit

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Hot Topic: K-12 District’s Lessons in Boiler Efficiency

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Maintenance Strategies for Boilers and Water Heaters

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Boiler Optimization to Improve Energy Efficiency

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New HVAC Equipment and Technologies Improve Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Restroom Updates Must Address ADA, OSHA, Water Requirements

Building Operating Management
Unisex Toilets and ADA Requirements

Building Operating Management
Water Conservation and Restroom Design

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Restroom Water Conservation Issues Related to Faucets, P-Traps, Signage

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Universities’ Response to Climate Change Impacts Students’ Decisions

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WaterSense-Labeled Flushometer-Valve Toilets Soon Available

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Survey: Facility Water Conservation Measures In California

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Cleaner Energy Sources Benefit Bottom Line at Vanderbilt University

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Natural Gas Transition Saves Vanderbilt Millions on Maintenance

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New HVAC System Changes Priorities for Vanderbilt Maintenance Department

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Maintenance Managers Use Plumbing Systems to Wage War on Water Waste

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Maintenance Challenges with Low-Flow Toilets, Urinals and Faucets

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Maintenance Managers Face Potential Roadblocks With Water Conservation Projects

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Managers can Take Steps to Maximize Water-Conservation Savings

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Successful Water Conservation Involves Many Critical Factors

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Strategies to Maximize Water Savings Opportunities

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Public Relations Plays Role in Water Conservation

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McGill Energy Management Team Reduces Peak Demand

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To Justify Large HVAC Upgrades, Consider Deferred Capital Renewal

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Spotlight on BAS for Improved Boiler Maintenance

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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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HVAC Strategies for the Transition From Fall to Winter

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Boiler Reliability: How Hurricane Sandy Affected Repair-Replace Decision

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Water Contamination from Hurricane Sandy Damages Boilers

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Assessing Boilers After Hurricane Reveals Severe Damage

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Recommendation: Replace Boilers Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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Three Common Boiler Safety Devices

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Steam-Plant Conversion Generates Cool Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Retrofit in California Detention Center Captures Savings

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Restroom Retrofit Cuts Water Use by Half at Detention Center

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Successful Plumbing Retrofits Rely on Understanding Technology Options

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Low-Flow Fittings Proven Way to Conserve Water

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Modern Plumbing Fixtures Designed to Curtail Water Use

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Boiler Safety: Annual Inspection Checklist

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Barriers To Water Efficiency

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Three common boiler safety devices

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With In-house Data Center, Heat Recovery Is Efficient Solution

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Optimize Heating And Cooling Source Equipment To Increase HVAC Energy Efficiency

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Post-Installation Issues

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Boilers and Water Heaters Go Beyond Basic Information

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Boilers and Water Heaters Require Regular Checkups

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Boiler and Water Heating Training Program

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In Boilers, Retrocommissioning Can Address Energy Inefficiency

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Repair Or Replace The Boiler: Four Questions To Answer

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Boiler Retrofit at University of Texas Uncovers Pleasant Surprises

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Emissions Reductions Dramatic Following Texas Boiler Retrofit

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Project Engineer Plays Lead Role in Boiler Retrofit

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Training Issues for Energy-Smart Boilers and Water Heaters

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Training Programs Essential to Maintenance Departments

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Plenty of Options for Boiler and Water Heating Training Programs

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Boiler and Chiller Upgrades Boost Bottom Line for Illinois Hospital

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Illinois Hospital Encounters Challenges Installing New Boilers and Chillers

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Illinois Hospital Overcomes Obstacles and Benefits from Savings

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Boiler Safety Devices Require Operator Attention

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Maintenance History Key Factor in Boiler Repair-or-Replace Decision

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Boiler Repair-or-Replace Decision: Key Questions

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Improving Boiler Energy Efficiency with Retrocommissioning

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New ADA standards in effect for 2012

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Boiler Upgrade key to Energy Savings

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GBMC Boiler Upgrade Required Careful Planning

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Timely Boiler Upgrade Completed Under Budget

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Water Treatment Can Extend Boiler Life and Improve Energy Efficiency

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Energy-Efficient Boilers Require Proper Maintenance

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Oxygen Issues With Energy-Efficient Boilers

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Short-Cycling and Energy-Efficient Boilers

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Field Museum Benefits from an Ice Age

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Boilers: Four Factors Shape Decision to Repair or Replace

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HVAC Energy Efficiency Strategies

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Boilers: The Biggest Users of Fuel

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Motors: Impact on Energy Efficiency

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Product Focus: Boiler Maintenance

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Balancing Boiler Maintenance Costs and Benefits

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Boiler Components Present Maintenance Challenges

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Essential Boiler Preventive Maintenance

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Planning Pointers for Successful HVAC Retrofits

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Effective Planning, Clear Communication Pave the Way for Boiler Replacement

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Controls Considerations Played Key Role in Boiler Selection

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Successful Boiler Replacement Required More Than Technical Skills

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Three Boiler Control Upgrades Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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Boiler Control Upgrades Plus Regular Maintenance Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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Water Efficiency: Increasing Priority

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Real-World Experiences Help Identify Water-Saving Choices

Building Operating Management
Pay Attention to Water, Energy Issues When Designing Restrooms

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Proper Cleaning Procedures for Toilets, Urinals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters: Identify Water Use

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Boilers: Implement Water-Treatment Program, Blowdown System

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Housekeeping: How to Properly Clean Toilets and Urinals

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First LEED Gold Hospital Now a High-Performance Building

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Does an HVAC Pre-Filter Improve Energy Efficiency?

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Plumbing: Key Considerations for High-Efficiency Toilets

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Dual-Flush Fixtures Part of WaterSense Program

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Managers Discuss Water-Conservation Strategies

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CHCP: Installation Insights with Mark J. Deming

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Identify Energy-Efficiency Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Question Boiler-Maintenance Records

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Restrooms Offer Many Water Efficient Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Direct-Digital Controls Improve Schools' Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Inspections: Infrared Thermography & Oil Analysis

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Plumbing Retrofits: How to Save Money

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Condensing Boilers: Understanding Efficiency Ratings

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Boiler Controls Monitor Heating-System Requirements

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Boilers: Maintenance Impacts Energy Efficiency

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Three Common Boiler Safety Devices

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Battery-Powered, Touch-Free Dispensers Improve Hygiene, Sustainability

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Bottom-Line Water-Conservation Strategies with Jeff Hanulec

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Restroom Hand Towels: Calculating Product Costs

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Boiler Safety: Annual Inspection Checklist

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Safety: Ongoing Training Avoids Potential Problems

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Restrooms Products Showcase

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing: Specification Tips for High-Efficiency Toilets, Urinals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Controls Incorporate Microprocessors, Solid-State Sensors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Controls: Flue-Gas Trim, Sequencing Improve Energy Efficiency

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Technicians Must Regularly Maintain, Calibrate Boiler Controls

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HVAC: Boiler and Control-System Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Fixtures: WaterSense Label Provides Guidance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
High-Efficiency Toilets: Consider Drain-Line Carry

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Training Technicians

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With HVAC Upgrades, Reduce Loads First to Maximize Energy Savings

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Understanding Why Employees Resist Change

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Boiler Retrofit: Space Constraints Pose Installation Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vertical-Type Boilers Use Floating Head Design

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Multiple-Boiler Installation Creates Energy, Cost Savings

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Department of Energy Offers Tips to Manage Steam Systems

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Boiler Maintenance: Establish a Water-Treatment Program

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Boiler Maintenance: Determine Ideal Blowdown Rates

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Boilers: Perform Annual or Biannual Cleaning and Inspection

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Include Efficiency Testing in Boiler-Maintenance Programs

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Boiler Maintenance: Safety Considerations

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Boilers: Repair or Replace?

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Texas School District Specifies High-Efficiency Toilets and Urinals

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Proper Training Can Save Money

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Boilers and Water Heaters: A How-To Training Guide

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Manufacturers, Community Colleges Offer Boiler Operator Training

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Training Programs Must Account for New Boiler, Water Heater Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCT FOCUS: Boilers and Water Heaters

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Hospital Expansion: Efficient Equipment Neutralizes Higher Energy Costs

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Developing an HVAC Emergency-Preparedness Plan

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Plumbing Fixtures: Task Force Determines Campus Water Use

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State Codes, LEED Tighten Water Efficiency Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restrooms: 1.6-Gallon-Per-Flush Toilets Improve Water Conservation

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High-Efficiency Toilets (HET) Contribute to LEED Certification

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Dual-Flush Toilets and LEED Certification

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Drain Cleaning: Managers Specify Reels, Cameras Based on Drain Size

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LEED Water Efficiency Tips

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Standing-Seam Systems: Follow Rules for Handling Penetrations

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HVAC Maintenance Strategies to Ensure Healthy IAQ

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An Overview of New Toilet, Hand Dryer and Sensor Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow and Ice Removal Equipment: Maintenance Checklist

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Flood Response: Steps for Controlling Mold

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HVAC Equipment: Third-Party Certification Ensures Efficiency

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Managers Need to Review HVAC Manufacturers' Performance Claims

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Training Affects Boiler Performance

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Five Factors that Drive Plumbing Upgrades

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LEED Can Guide Plumbing Decisions

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Properly Maintain and Store Grounds Equipment

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Green Construction Provides Lessons Learned

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Small Storage Water Heaters Feature Low Initial Cost

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Boilers and Water Heaters

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High Efficiency Fixtures

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Online Directory Now Includes Heating Equipment

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Restroom Design Can Reduce Maintenance Costs

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Maintaining Restroom Dispensers To Ensure Reliable Performance

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Multiple Boilers Improve HVAC System Efficiency

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Microprocessor Boiler Controls Lead to High-Efficiency Operations

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Boiler Maintenance: Eliminate Scale, Control Blowdown

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HVAC Maintenance Key to Efficient Operations

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Landscaping Strategies Improve Water Conservation

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Landscape Management: Irrigation Strategies and Soil Mixtures

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Indigenous Plants Contribute to Sustainability

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Boiler Maintenance: Steam-Trap Repair and Replacement

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Avoiding Stack Losses and Excess Air

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Plumbing Systems in the Crosshairs

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Plumbing: The Repair-Replace Decision

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Boilers: Focus on Efficiency

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Keeping Motors Running

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Exploring New Paths

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Hot Button: Effective Boiler Maintenance

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Oil Prices Surge, Expected to Remain High

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Boilers: Saving Energy, Contributing to 'Green'

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Going Tankless, Finding Savings

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EPA Warns Schools About Oil Spill Risks

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Boiler Performance: Strategies and Tactics

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EPA Approves High-Efficiency Toilets

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Saving Water: One Organization’s Success Story

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Demand for Heat Exchangers, Power Boilers, Steam Condensers Increases

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Boiler Hot Buttons

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Strategies to Ensure System Efficiency

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Heating Systems: Auditing for Efficiency

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Water Heaters: Avoiding ‘Hot Water’

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Demands Change, and Technology Advances

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HVAC

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Maximizing Boiler Performance

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Boiler Safety ‘Hot Buttons’