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Active Shooter Standard in Development at NFPA

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VIDEO: How Building Performance Standards Contribute to Efficient Operations

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For Young FMs, Opportunities, Challenges Abound

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WELL Building Standard Provides Blueprint for Healthy Building, Occupants

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The 7 Concepts of the WELL Building Standard

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VIDEO: Ray Carney on the Benefits of the WELL Building Standard

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Successful Painting Projects Require Plenty of Front-End Planning

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New Refrigerant Standards Published

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Standardization of FM Operations Brings Efficiencies

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Green Building Industry Shifts Focus to Humans Within Its Walls

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Quick Take on the WELL Building Standard

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How Standardizing Building Door Hardware Benefits Your Bottom Line

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Department of Energy Establishes Pump Efficiency Standards

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Tips on Quantifying Window Assembly Performance

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How Internet of Things Is Automating Demand Response Programs

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How Automated Demand Response (ADR) Works in Power Utilization

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How OpenADR Standard Aims to Help with Automated Demand Response

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Third-Party Green Standards Fuel Growth of Sustainable Building Products

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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges

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9 Questions Probe Weaknesses of BSL3 Labs

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Codes Prescribe for Bio-Safety Design, Agent Transfer

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Federal Publication Is a Primary Reference for Bio-Safety Standards

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Safety Questions Arise in High-Risk Labs

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Utility Vehicles and the Road to Successful Specification

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Important Utility Vehicle Specification Decisions to Consider

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Lessons Learned From Utility Vehicle Specification

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Dave Lubach: Environmental Issues Dominate Regulatory Compliance Concerns

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Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications

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Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications

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Optimal Life Cycle for a Typical BAS

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Pros And Cons Of Green Building Rating Systems

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Certified Energy Manager Credential Is One Option For Energy-Focused Professional Sustainability Certification

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Green Globes, Energy Star, BOMA 360, Living Building Challenge Offer Different Benefits For Different Buildings

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USGBC Perspective: Education @USGBC To Teach Green Building Best Practices

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OSHA Outlook: Hazardous Chemicals Receiving Closer Attention

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Environmentally Friendly Paints and Coatings Prompt Managers to Rethink Strategies

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Green Building Codes Make Certification a Rigorous Process

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Fine-Tuning the Green Certification Process

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ASHRAE's Proposed Legionella Standard Draft Open for 45-Day Public Comment

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New ADA standards in effect for 2012

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Survey Of Energy Efficient Properties Shows LEED Offers Advantages

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LEED Projects Are Not Homogenous Group

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How To Get Improved Results From Energy Projects

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Condition Monitoring Helps Detect Building Envelope Problems

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Building Envelope Inspection Strategies Help Prevent Costly Repairs

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Repair History is Critical to Proper Inspection of Building Envelopes

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Facility Managers Have More Green Building Ratings Systems Choices Than Ever

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LEED Offers Guidelines for Green Design, Construction and Operations

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Green Globes Program Covers Wide Range of Buildings

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Living Building Challenge is Advanced Green Building Standard

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SERF Offers Affordable Alternative to Other Green Building Ratings Systems

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BOMA 360 Includes Sustainability as Part of Focus On Efficient Operations

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Successful Paint Applications

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ADA Excuses Won't Keep Facility Managers Out of Court

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ADA Complaints: How Facility Managers Can Evaluate Their Risks

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International Green Construction Code Approved with Energy Efficiency, Metering Requirements

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Power and Gas Prices: Time for Long Term Contracts?

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LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

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

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

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IgCC Adopted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Lessons Learned

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International Green Construction Code Sets Energy Efficiency Measures for Buildings

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Door Hardware: Codes for Fire and Life Safety

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Door Hardware: Managers Must Consider Codes and Standards

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From Recycled Content to Holistic Life-Cycle Assessments, Here's What to Consider for Product Standards

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Don't Get Overwhelmed by Eco-Labels

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Standards for Suppliers Help Ensure Green Product Selection

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The Three Parts of a Door Hardware Specification Document

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New ADA Regulations: Compliance Requires Proactive Approach

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Managers Discuss Motivating Technicians, Tracking Productivity

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Personnel Management: Focus on High-Performing Workers

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ADA: What FMs Need to Know

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ADA: Impact on Operations

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Establishing the Need for New Controls

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LEDs: Specification Challenges

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LEDs Improve Lighting Performance, Reliability

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Green Paints in Schools and Health Care

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Trash Receptacle Blast Resistance Standards Established

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Using the Recession to Embrace Organizational Change

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Windows and the New ASHRAE Standard 189.1

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Financial Disclosures Attributed to Climate Change the Focus of New Standard

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How To Develop Interior Product Standards

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Mandated Commissioning, 'Plan for Operations' Part of New Green Standard

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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Standard Is First For Commercial Buildings Written In Mandatory Language

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Green Standard Covers Seven Major Energy Requirement Categories

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New Floor Area Measurement Standard Accredited

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Getting Good Carpet Specifications

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The Role of BIM in Building Retrofits

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City Adopts LEED as Building Standard

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States Develop Green Building Guidelines

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NEMA Publication Helps Determine Target Efficacy Rating for Luminaires

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ASHRAE Seeks Proposal on Green Buildings User’s Manual

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Department of Energy Strengthens Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards

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DOE Publishes New Vending Machine Energy Efficiency Standards

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Four States Increase Renewable Portfolio Standards

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Obama Administration Announces More Efficient Lighting Standards

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Vending Machines First in List of New Energy Efficiency Standards

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Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for Renewable Electricity Standard

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Call for Comments on Green Building Standard

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New Report Offers Guide To Green Product Certification And Standards Programs

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Proposed Changes to ASHRAE 90.1 Open for Public Comment

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ADA Standards Update

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NEMA Revises Standard for Double-Ended Metal Halide Lamps

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Complying with OSHA's Hazardous Waste Standards

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ASHRAE Updates Standard 90.1

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The Role of BHMA Door Standards

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Lift Specification: Ask the Right Questions

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Snow and Ice Removal: Preventive Maintenance

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Joint Commission Seeks Comment on Revised Standards

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Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for National Renewable Electricity Standard

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ANSI Approves Fall Protection Standards

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Indoor Air Quality to Improve if ASHRAE Standard Addenda are Passed

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New Standardized Commercial Property Listing Exchange Released

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New Testing Standard Proposed for Pedestrian Barriers

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Standard Outlines Vocabulary for Nanotechnology

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USGBC Accredited by ANSI

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U.S. Energy Standards Up for Approval

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ASHRAE Standards May be Adopted by ICC

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Recommended Standards Target Tall-Building Safety

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Breaking the Code