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


Building Operating Management
Training, Hands-On Experience Critical for FMs as Competencies Shift

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Infrared Insights: Strategies for Troubleshooting Key Systems

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Achieving Thermal Comfort Depends on Variability

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Building Enclosure Commissioning Targets Hidden Costs of Air/Water Leaks

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AAMA Releases Standard for Determining Thermal Performance in Commercial Buildings

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Thorough Evaluation of Existing HVAC System Should Precede Upgrade

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Communication an Important Step in HVAC System Evaluation

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Performance Measurements Help Evaluate Existing HVAC System

Building Operating Management
Repairing or Replacing Metal Roof and Wall Systems

Building Operating Management
Weather Protection a Basic in Metal Roofing Repair or Replacement

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Proper Design of Joints and Other Sheet Metal Panel Challenges

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Security Vulnerabilities Exposed in Facilities

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Benefits of Office Design for Employee Performance

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Achieving Thermal Comfort with Office Design

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Role of Furniture in Work Environment

Building Operating Management
Internet of Things May Play Role in Office Comfort, Savings

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero-Energy Buildings Are Headed Mainstream

Building Operating Management
Understanding Rooftop HVAC Units as an Energy-Saving Option

Building Operating Management
Understanding Geothermal Systems as Energy-Saving Option

Building Operating Management
3 Options for Energy Savings in HVAC Systems

Building Operating Management
Climate, Lighting, Renewable Energy Also Figure in Net-Zero Calculations

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero Buildings and Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Expanding Scope of Infrared Imagers

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Versatility of Infrared Imagers Expands

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Infrared Imaging Going Mobile Through Apps, iPhones, iPads

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Keep Security Equipment Cool To Extend Service Life

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School uses geothermal energy

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Field Museum Benefits from an Ice Age

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Indoor Air Quality Depends on Air Flow

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successfully Specified, Infrared Systems Can Deliver a Solid Return on Investment

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Training is Essential for Successful Use of Infrared Imagers

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Quantifying the Bottom-Line Benefits of Infrared Imagers

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How To Measure IAQ Parameters

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Renewable-Energy Systems: Meet with Local Utility

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Renewable-Energy Systems: Important Maintenance Practices

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling Can Save 60 Percent on Energy

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Geothermal Heating & Cooling Can Save 60 Percent on Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Efficiency Projects Save School District Money, Improve IEQ

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HVAC Upgrades: District Focuses on Motors, Drives, Geothermal

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Infrared Imaging: How to Detect Accurate Temperature Readings

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Infrared Imaging: Link Between Temperature & Equipment Failure

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Geothermal Systems: Pay Attention to Control Sequence

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Tools to Diagnose IAQ

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Geothermal Systems May Qualify for Tax Benefits

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What are the Most Common Sources of IAQ Issues?

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Key Diagnostic Tools Identify Harmful Particulates, Gases

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ASHRAE Guideline Addresses Interactions Affecting IEQ

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Infrared Cameras Can Help Find Leaks in Ductwork

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Thermal Imagers Play Role in Preventive Maintenance Programs

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Safe Infrared Scanning Starts with Personal Protective Equipment

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Infrared Imaging: Temperature Differentials Tell the Story

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Infrared Imaging: Beyond Electrical Systems

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Protecting Indoor Air Quality

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Wet Insulation Decreases a Building's R-Value, Thermal Efficiency

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Infrared Cameras Can Detect Thermal Bridging, Air Leaks, Wet Insulation

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How Solar Thermal Systems Can Help Save Energy

Building Operating Management
Listen Up: Consider How Acoustics Can Complement Green Designs

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Thermal Conductance And Roofing Systems

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Why Some Geothermal Systems Will Save More Than Others

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Why Some Geothermal Systems Will Save More Than Others

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Temperature Monitors Identify Potential Equipment Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Implement a Hot-Water-Maintenance Program

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Temperature Monitors and Thermal Imagers Identify Hot Spots

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Diagnostic Technology: Thermal Imaging Cameras and Beyond

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Design and Installation of Metal Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS Maintenance Checklist

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Top Tools for UPS Maintenance

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Green Roofs: The Durability-Sustainability Link

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Building Envelope: How to Avoid Energy Loss

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Building Envelope: Sealing Leaks and Stopping Thermal Bridging

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Building Envelope: Keep Water Out of the Roof

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Thermal Scans of Roof Systems Can Identify Wet Insulation

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What Makes a Cool Roof Cool

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Ground Source Heat Pumps Harness Earth Energy

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The Technology of Roof Inspections

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Resorting to Tradition

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Thermal Storage Can Minimize Demand Charges

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Capturing Energy Loss

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Raising the Roof (Performance)

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Spot Cooling in a Crunch

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Infrared Imaging Comes of Age

Building Operating Management
Simple, Reliable and Efficient: Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

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Federal Land Examined for Geothermal Development

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New Report: Significant Reserve of Untapped Geothermal Energy Exists

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Utilities Turn To Geothermal to Combat Surging Energy Prices

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Hot-button Issue: Thermal Imaging Coming of Age

Building Operating Management
Green Building Report

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Throwing Energy Worries Out the Window