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Fault Detection and Diagnostics: How To Find Energy-Wasting Problems

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Understanding The Human Element of Fault Detection and Diagnostics

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Keep Your Building Cool in Summer with a Cool Roof

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Building Out Critical Environments: Faced-Paced and Fun

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How Nature and Culture Enhance Happiness, Wellness, Productivity in Office Space

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Active Energy Management Gives FMs a Leg-Up on Efficiency

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Product Category Rule for Roof Coatings in North America Available

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Further LED Benefits: Enhanced Color, Flexibility of LED Light Sheets

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Advances in LEDs Bring Architectural Performance to Commercial Products

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Modular Prefabricated Components Speed Construction, Cut Waste

Building Operating Management
How Using WaterSense Standards and Products Saves Water One Drop At a Time

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Fire Alarm Pull Station Recalled Due to Failure to Alert

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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Keep Flooring Projects On Time And On Budget

Building Operating Management
Use BAS For Onsite Systems and Operations, But Make Use of Third-Party Software As Well

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Maintenance Planning: From Concept to Reality

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Decide What Constitutes a Good or Acceptable Maintenance Plan

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Fine-Tune Maintenance Planning Process with Measuring and Meetings

Building Operating Management
Next Step in Building Internet of Things: Interconnectivity and Integration

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA: Standards, Systems and Safety

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OSHA Update: Workplace Safety Changes for 2016

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OSHA Revises Labeling and Signage Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA Revisions to Improve Regulatory Compliance

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Buildings: Update on NREL Facility in Colorado

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Buildings: Update on Federal Center South Building 1202 near Seattle

Building Operating Management
Using Planning, Checklists, Other Tools to Improve Resilience in Existing Buildings

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Dan Hounsell: Advisory Board Members Offer Support, Suggest Direction

Building Operating Management
‘Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish&lrquo;: What Corporation Learned in Using Risk Assessment

Building Operating Management
Organization Hurt by Poorly Maintained Technology, Untrained Staff

Building Operating Management
Security Measures Must be Designed for the Specific Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Change Management's Perception of Maintenance

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Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

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Regulations and codes constantly evolve. Consultants offer strategies on how to keep up

Building Operating Management
Other Building Resilience Issues Include Backup Power, Roofs, Preventive Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Biggest Change in Energy Markets Is Natural Gas Pricing

Building Operating Management
Understanding PUC Regulation as a Factor in Utility Rates

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Variety of Building Vulnerabilities May Pose Security Challenges

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Variety of Emergencies, Relationships Demand Attention

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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Big Shifts in Power Pricing

Building Operating Management
Location, Consultant, Modeling Can Help Customers Prepare for Utility Price Impacts

Building Operating Management
Security Audits Build a Baseline of Knowledge

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Common Security Vulnerabilities in Facilities

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Tips on Getting Effective Security Audit

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What Facility Managers Need To Understand About Ice Dams

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Tenant Drills, Communication Aid in Maintaining Security in Office Buildings

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Another Ice Dam Option: Snow Melt Systems

Building Operating Management
Stopping Ice Dams: Super-Insulated Roofs and Snow Melt Systems

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Ice Dams: Underlayment and Metal Roofs Can Protect Against Problems

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Ventilated Roofs Can Prevent Ice Dams

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Tenants Play Important Role in Safety-Security Planning

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Energy Upgrades Overcome Scheduling Challenges, Produce Verified Savings

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System Integration: Challenges In Existing Buildings

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Dave Lubach: Rethinking the Commitment to Regulatory Compliance Issues

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Variety of Emergencies, Building Vulnerabilities Demand Attention

Building Operating Management
Drills, Communication, Relationship Building All Strengthen Security

Building Operating Management
Safety and Security Challenges in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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Dave Lubach: Environmental Issues Dominate Regulatory Compliance Concerns

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Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliance

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Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Time

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Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managers

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More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success

Building Operating Management
Tips on Replacing or Upgrading HVAC Components

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How To Balance Outsourcing and In-House Staff

Building Operating Management
Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications

Building Operating Management
ADA Compliance: Avoiding Common Problems

Building Operating Management
Complying With ADA: Construction And Maintenance Challenges

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Fault Detection And Diagnostics Software Has Potential To Save Energy

Building Operating Management
Electric Bills May Rise With New Regulations On Coal-Fired Power Plants

Building Operating Management
How Will Electric Utilities Respond To New Rules On Carbon Emissions?

Building Operating Management
Electricity-Price Impact Of New Carbon Emission Rules Will Vary

Building Operating Management
Look Closely: Will New Regulations Will Affect Your Electric Power Pricing?

Building Operating Management
How To Soften Electric Rate Increases From New Rules On Coal Plant Emissions

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Managers offer their insights on the challenges of working with outside help at their facilities

Building Operating Management
Energy Benefits of Green Roofs

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Human Element Plays Large Role In Multitenant Building Security

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How Fault Detection And Diagnostics Reduces Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Consider Whether Design is Still Sensible During Retrocommissioning

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Microsoft Finds That Fault Detection Saves Energy

Building Operating Management
Fidelity's Centercore Model Offers Data Centers Greater Design, Construction Flexibility

Building Operating Management
Centercore Model Was Designed To Give Fidelity Options When It Comes To Meeting IT Needs

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Centercore Design Delivers Complete Data Center In Each Module

Building Operating Management
Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Is Important Tool For Munich Re's Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Careful Consideration Of Technology Helps Munich Re Avoid Costly Mistakes

Building Operating Management
Munich Reinsurance America's Sustainability Efforts Are Part Of Larger Corporate Goals

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Paul Lupica's Energy Efficiency Efforts Have Led To Big Improvement For Munich Re

Building Operating Management
VFDs Offer Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

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Data Issues Are Critical With Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD)

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With Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD), Take Close Look At Buildings, Software Capabilities

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When a Roof Straddles The Repair/Replace Line

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Understanding How Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD) Tool Works

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Web Tool Calculates Real Time Air Quality Index

Building Operating Management
Microsoft Uses Fault Detection And Diagnostics To Transform Facilities Management

Building Operating Management
Microsoft Uses Big Data To Manage Buildings

Building Operating Management
As Microsoft Has Brought Fault Detection And Diagnostics Online, Management Of Assets Has Improved

Building Operating Management
Unified Reporting Helps Microsoft's Facilities Management Team Measure And Manage Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Microsoft's 'Analytics Blanket' Is Changing How Facilities Are Managed

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How to repair a wet roof deck

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Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD) Is Attracting Industry Interest

Facility Maintenance Decisions
ADA: Common Sense and Compliance

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ADA Standards Differ From Building Codes

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Life Cycle of ADA Compliance Issues to Consider

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Fault Detection And Diagnostics (FDD) Shows Promising Results

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Maintenance Strategy: Work-Order Management

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Challenges Face Healthcare Facilities Located Off Hospital Campus

Building Operating Management
Fannie Mae's LEED-EBOM Push

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LEED-EBOM Certification: How To Overcome Challenges Of Multi-tenant Facilities

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Focus On Building Core, Common Areas To Sell Owners On LEED-EBOM In Multi-Tenant Facilities

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LEED-EBOM Purchasing Credits Are Recurring Challenge In Multi-Tenant Facilities

Building Operating Management
Keep Financial Considerations In Mind When Pursuing LEED-EBOM In Multi-Tenant Facilities

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Better Data Can Make LEED-EBOM An Easier Sell To Tenants, Owners

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LEED Certification for Multiple Buildings

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New ADA and the "Pool Lift" Regulation

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ADA: Avoiding Restroom Accessibility Woes

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Keys Components for Maintenance Work-Order Scheduling

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Modular Data Centers Offer Flexibility

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ADA: Are You At Risk?

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What To Know Before Building A Modular Data Center

Building Operating Management
Know The Requirements For Modular Data Centers

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Keep Shipping Size Constraints In Mind When Designing Modular Data Center

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4 Questions To Ask When Considering A Modular Data Center

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Define Performance Expectations in Outsourced Services

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Talk With Tenants About Security Needs

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Effective Work-Order Schedule Pays Dividends

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School uses geothermal energy

Building Operating Management
Green Operations in Multi-Tenant Buildings Require Solid Planning, Tenant Buy-in

Building Operating Management
Developing a Sustainability Plan in Multi-Tenant Buildings Has Several Potential Challenges

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Program Must Account For Tenant Behavior

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Sustainability Plan, Tenant Buy-In Are Only Beginning Of Successful Green Operations

Building Operating Management
Roofing Resources For Facility Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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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What is the Passive House rating system?

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Communication is key to good multitenant security

Building Operating Management
Cost Savings and Green Features at NAU Health and Learning Center

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Security System Design in Multitenant Buildings Requires Cooperation

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Boilers: Four Factors Shape Decision to Repair or Replace

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Good Communication Key Part of Security System Design

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Multitenant Buildings Have Multiple Security Needs

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Is Now a Good Time to Lock In Energy Prices?

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Multitenant Buildings Have Multiple Security Needs

Building Operating Management
In Securing Multitenant Facilities, Human Element Plays a Large Role

Building Operating Management
With Multitenant Buildings, Good Communication Is Essential to Security Planning

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Energy efficiency project results in significant campus improvements

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Three Reasons Can Justify New Building Automation Technology

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Modular Data Centers Offer Flexibility, Savings

Building Operating Management
How Modularity Works in Data Center Design

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Is A Modular Data Center Design The Right Choice?

Building Operating Management
7x24 Exchange Explores Data Center Trends

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Analytics, Fault Detection Improve Building Automation Capabilities

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The Benefits of Co-Employment

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Be Careful with Co-employment Arrangements

Building Operating Management
The Citadel Center: Chicago Green

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lifts: How to Develop a Written Safety Program

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Five Steps Can Help Win Acceptance for New Workplace Designs

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Free Handbook Can Help With Tracking, Improving Building Performance

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Power Tools: Saws for Wood, Metal, Concrete

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Outsourced Service Providers Want to Be on the Team

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Managers Need to Lead, Guide, Direct

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Air Handler Drain Pans and Indoor Air Quality

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Taking Stock of New ADA Regulations

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

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Carpet Installation and Maintenance

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ADA: What FMs Need to Know

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ADA: Impact on Operations

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Determining and Stretching the Useful Life of Controls

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Judging the Corporate Attitude Towards Outsourcing

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Concrete Maintenance: Three Groups of Opaque Coatings

Building Operating Management
Fourteen Critical Business Topics FMs Should Understand

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Evaluate Vulnerabilities in Facility and Technology

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The People Part

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Outsourced Facilities Management Survey Data

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Tools to Diagnose IAQ

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Building Envelopes: Inspection Requirements for EIFS

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How to Replace Building-Envelope Components

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Integrated Pest Management: Sustainability and Training

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TPO Roof Replaces Leaking Inverted Roof-Membrane Assembly System

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Recalibrating the Portfolio, Revamping the Brand

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Seven Common Types of Roof Insulation

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Lighting Retrofits: Save Money, Reduce Maintenance with Betsy Pooley

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Strategies for Attaching Insulation to Roof Decks

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Tips for Specifying Roof Insulation

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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Security System Efficiency Maximized With Vulnerability Analysis

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What Are the Benefits of Insulation?

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Mowers: Mulching Decks Improve Turf Health

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Power Tools: Finding the Right Saw

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Data Centers: Poor Air Distribution Leads to Hot Spots

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Sustainable Insulation: Mineral Fiber and Foam Plastics

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Insulation Saves Energy, Complies with Building Codes

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Insulation: Fire Safety Affects Specification

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With HVAC Upgrades, Reduce Loads First to Maximize Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Online Calculators Quantify Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Xeriscapes Feature Succulent, Drought-Tolerant Plants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Talk: Jigsaws, Miter Saws, Circular Saws

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Stimulus Funds Earmarked to Green Government Facilities

Building Operating Management
Recovery Act Funds Energy Efficiency Grants For State, Local Projects

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Controversy, Confusion Over Buy-American Clause

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Using Workplace to Shape Corporate Culture

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What are the Benefits of Vegetative Roofs?

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Recovery Act Funds Awarded for Data Center Efficiency Research

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Vegetative Roofs: A Look at the Disadvantages

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Boilers: Repair or Replace?

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DOE Awards $620 Million of Stimulus Funds for Smart Grid Research

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Green Renovations: Best Practices for Preserving IAQ

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What Role Does Insulation Play in Roof Installations?

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Lessons in Educational Funding with Tim Woodley

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Proper Maintenance and Specs Lead to Roofing Sustainability and Longevity

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Geithner and Bernanke Urged to Extend TALF through 2010 for $6 Trillion Industry Real Estate Sector

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Managers Should Schedule Motor Inventories

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Lighting Retrofits: Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Provides Incentives

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Managers Can Deduct Full Cost of New Lighting with Interim Lighting Rule

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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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Online Calculator Estimates Stimulus-Related Jobs Created by Energy Efficiency Projects

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CMMS: Three Categories of Mobile Maintenance

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Insulated Metal Wall Panels Gain Acceptance

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Department of Energy Rolls Out More Spending For Energy Efficiency Projects

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Listen Up: Consider How Acoustics Can Complement Green Designs

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Snow and Ice Removal Equipment: Maintenance Checklist

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Physical Workplace Can Encourage Collaboration

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Department of Energy Awards More Than $48 Million to Michigan and Iowa for Energy Projects

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DOE Details Release of $204 Million in Stimulus Funding For State Energy Efficiency Projects

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Are Organic Fertilizers Worth the Extra Cost?

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Insulation Plays Key Role in Building Efficiency

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Mineral Aggregate Protects Asphalt Built-Up Roofing Systems

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Managers Should Consider Life-Cycle Costs When Specifying Roofs

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Lift Safety: Operator Checklist

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Thermal Conductance And Roofing Systems

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GSA Revs Up Stimulus Spending

Building Operating Management
Moving From Facility Manager to FM Consultant

Building Operating Management
FM Consulting During A Recession

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Eight Common Mistakes New FM Consultants Make

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Cleaning Chemicals and Occupant Health

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Department of Energy Updates Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Allocations, Announces $16 Million in Additional Funding

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Stimulus Bill Funds New Energy Grant Programs

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Stimulus Gives Credit For Efficient Cars

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Stimulus Aims to Pop Up Real Estate with Tax Credits

Building Operating Management
Track State Spending of Stimulus Funds

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Stimulus Builds Surge in Military Construction

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States Decide if School Districts Receive Stimulus Funds

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Stimulus Funds Can Address Deferred Maintenance

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School Districts Focus on Modernization, Not New Construction

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Stimulus Package Puts Spotlight on Maintenance

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Stimulus Funds Go Beyond K-12 School Districts

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Lighting Will Be a Priority When Modernizing Facilities

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What Roofing Consultants Can Do For You

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Stimulus Offers Path to School Modernization Funding

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School Modernization Funding Breakdown by State

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Design Guide Helps Districts Save Energy, Lower Costs

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Obama Administration Announces $3.2 Billion in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements

Facility Focus
College to Consulting: How To Get Started

Facility Focus
Do You Have the Skills to Be an FM Consultant?

Facility Focus
Transitioning to the World of FM Consulting

Facility Focus
Many Ways Educational Facilities Can Tap Into Stimulus Money

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Smaller Workspaces May Not Be More Profitable

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UL Fights Greenwash

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University Recycles Wood Waste Into Mulch

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Roof Coatings Protect Against UV Light, Leaks, Corrosion

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Proper Surface Preparation is Essential Before Applying Roof Coatings

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EPA Settles Asbestos Cases with Maryland Schools

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EPA Settles with Anchorage and University of Kansas Over Hazmat Violations

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Utility Vehicles: Size and Maneuverability

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Occupancy Sensors: Passive Infrared, Ultrasonic and Dual-Technology

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Motor Efficiency: Evaluate Power Quality, Perform Maintenance

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The Keys to Preventing Motor Failure

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UPS Testing: Identify Potential Power Interruptions

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Top Tools for UPS Maintenance

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Thermal Scans of Roof Systems Can Identify Wet Insulation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Advanced Data-Logger Technology Improves Productivity

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Rental Equipment: Lifts, Spot Coolers and Backhoes

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LED Technology: Common Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Controls: Personal Switching, Dimming

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Thermoset Versus Thermoplastic Membranes: What's the Difference?

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Hot Issue: Maintaining Fire-Rated Doors

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Technology Powers Bottom-Line Benefits

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Electronic Waste: Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose?

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Energy Opportunity

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FERC Proposes to Strengthen, Clarify Standards of Conduct

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High-Level Maintenance Decisions

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The inside track on IAQ

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Specifying Utility Vehicles

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Hot Button: Effective Boiler Maintenance

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Buildings Established

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Abandoned Cabling Increases Fire Risk

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Utility Vehicles: Driving Toward Sustainability

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Energy Focus: Strategies for Savings

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Navigating the Electricity Market

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Green grounds care strategy: Maximize the mulch

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New Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Units Created

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New ASHRAE Load Calculation Standard Published

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New Thinking for a New Era

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Groups Propose Shift to Energy-Efficient Lighting in U.S. Market By 2016

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Common Substances in Hospitals can Cause Asthma, Report Shows

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Setting Priorities, Developing Strategies

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Lessons on Acoustics

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Insulation in a New Light

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Adding Up To Green Design

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Sealing In Energy Savings

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in conjunction with NAIMA North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Cutting the Clamor in Classrooms

Building Operating Management
Valuing Insulation

Building Operating Management
Outlook

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Making Buildings Count

Building Operating Management
Outlook

Building Operating Management
Nature, Culture Inspire Carpet Design

Building Operating Management
Numbers Games

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing the Air On Filtration

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Personal Solutions

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Maintenance Bulletin

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Maintenance Bulletin

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The EPA on Campus

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Deregulation’s Lone Star

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Roofing

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Gray Areas of Accessibility

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Ahead of the Curve

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Bottom-Line Benefits of Chiller PM