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VIDEO: How Building Performance Standards Contribute to Efficient Operations

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Successful Painting Projects Require Plenty of Front-End Planning

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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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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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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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OSHA Outlook: Hazardous Chemicals Receiving Closer Attention

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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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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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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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Using the Recession to Embrace Organizational Change

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Windows and the New ASHRAE Standard 189.1

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How To Develop Interior Product Standards

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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Getting Good Carpet Specifications

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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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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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ADA Standards Update

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NEMA Revises Standard for Double-Ended Metal Halide Lamps

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The Role of BHMA Door Standards

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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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New Standardized Commercial Property Listing Exchange Released

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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