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


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High-Performance Lighting Design and California’s Title 24

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Commissioning Fire and Life Safety Systems

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Inspecting, Testing, and Maintaining Fire and Life Safety Systems

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Tips on Testing Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

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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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How To Specify, Bid, And Test The New Access Control System

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Fire System Can Fail Even if Code-compliant

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Changes In Fire Codes, Standards Offer New Fire Protection System Guidance For Facility Managers

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Expanded Scope Of NFPA 72 Now Includes Emergency Communication Systems

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Newer Versions Of NFPA 72 Include Guidance For Integrating Fire Alarm, PA System

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How Outside Factors Can Influence NFPA Codes And Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Taking Time for Testing Products

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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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Coordinated Fire System Testing Offers Savings

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Facility Management and IT Team Up at Rockefeller University

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The Dangers of Fire Alarm System Non-compliance

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Boiler Control Upgrades Plus Regular Maintenance Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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HVAC Considerations from Design to Post-Construction

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Checks 6-10: Review and Test Access Data and Devices

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Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems Areas of Concern

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ADA-Compliant Restroom Renovations

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Testing Window Systems

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Data Center Renovation Costs and Plans

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Tips of the Trade - Gaining Clout With Communication

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Testing the Fire Safety System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Ensuring Proper Design and Installation

Building Operating Management
Evidence-Based Design: From Health Care To Other Buildings?

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Sprinkler System Maintenance Steps

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Maintenance Strategies to Ensure Healthy IAQ

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The Importance of Periodic Fire Sprinkler Testing and Inspection

Building Operating Management
Conduct an Initial Water Distribution System Analysis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS Testing: Identify Potential Power Interruptions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS Maintenance Checklist

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Closer Look at Diagnostic Technology