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


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Recall: Utility Vehicles Brake Failure Causes Crash Hazard

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Online Resources To Help Analyze, Format Energy Data

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Recall: Utility Vehicle Poses Crash Hazard

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Conservation: Product Advances Help Lower Water Usage and Utility Costs

Building Operating Management
Low-Tech Solutions Still Offer Data Analytics Successes

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Recall: Utility Vehicles Pose Burn/Fire Hazard

Building Operating Management
Make Utility Incentives Part of the Energy Upgrades Planning Process

Building Operating Management
Will Programs Like Energy Star, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Be Cut?

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Recall: Utility Vehicle Can Roll Away Unexpectedly

Building Operating Management
Excelling at Managing Data Leads to FMXcellence Honors for Two FMs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Attachments Add to Versatility of Utility Vehicles

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Popular Attachment Options for Utility Vehicles

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Questions to Consider When Assessing Utility Vehicle Needs

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Managers Roundtable: Utility Incentives Help Reduce Energy Costs

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Utility Vehicle Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

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Universities and Colleges Turning to Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Deliver Reliability that Grounds Managers Covet

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Match Needs for Increased Power, Performance

Building Operating Management
How To Make A Better Case For Energy Upgrades With Utility Rebates

Building Operating Management
How To Cut Risk In Getting Utility Rebates

Building Operating Management
Financial Incentives Can Help Cut Data Center Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Challenge of Quantifying Value of Data Center Energy-Saving Options

Building Operating Management
Incentives for On-Site Power Generation for Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Proper Inspections and Maintenance Help Deliver Performance

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Post-Purchase Considerations for Utility Vehicles

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Looking for Trouble with Utility Vehicle Maintenance

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Utility Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

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Building an Arsenal of Grounds Equipment Attachments

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Specification Strategies for Determining Grounds Equipment Attachments

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Extended Warranty Recommendend for Grounds Attachments

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Going Green: Equipment Attachments With Sustainability in Mind

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To Get Utility Incentives, Reach Out Early In Project Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Diverse Community Challenges Call for Savvy Fleet Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Crews Regularly use Mowers, Boats in Florida Residential Area

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Play Vital Role in Florida Community Grounds Department

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover Cost Of Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility Technical Advice Helps Denver School Solve Hot/Cold Problem

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Hospital Uses Utility Assessment To Begin Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Museum Evaluates, Installs LEDs With Support From Local Utility

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

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

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Big Shifts in Power Pricing

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

Building Operating Management
Finding Best Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Projects

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

Building Operating Management
Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon College

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savvy Specification for Grounds Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Should Schedule Time to Test Grounds Equipment Before Purchasing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training, Inspections Important to Long-Term Grounds Equipment Care

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trend Watch: Mower Efficiency Continues to Improve

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Focus on Fleets: Success Specification Strategies

Building Operating Management
PACE Financing an Option for More Extensive Energy Efficiency Projects

Building Operating Management
Utility On-bill Financing an Added Option for Energy Efficiency Projects

Building Operating Management
Financing Tools Include Energy Performance Contract, Energy Service Agreement

Building Operating Management
‘Threshold Questions’ Help Find Path to Energy Efficiency Financing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fleet Management Strategies for Mowers and Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Changing Fuel Technology Impacts Grounds Equipment Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renting an Option for Seldom-Used Grounds Equipment

Building Operating Management
To Get Utility Incentives, Reach Out Early In Project Planning

Building Operating Management
Utility’s Advice Aided School’s Energy Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebates, Advice Aid Energy Efficiency Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles and the Road to Successful Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Important Utility Vehicle Specification Decisions to Consider

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons Learned From Utility Vehicle Specification

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Making Retrocommissioning a Priority

Building Operating Management
Library Energy Project Replaced Outmoded Systems

Building Operating Management
Centralizing Energy Management in City of Boston Buildings

Building Operating Management
Todd Isherwood Transforming City of Boston's Energy Strategies

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Robust Operations And Maintenance Practices Can Help Head Off Critical-Facilities Failures

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Utililty Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

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Age, Mileage Factor into Utility Vehicle's Condition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Vehicle

Building Operating Management
How Disasters Impact Utility Bills: Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Building Operating Management
Three Ways Electric Bills May Be Wrong After A Disaster

Building Operating Management
How To Handle A Utility Billing Dispute

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Strategies and Tactics for Success

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VFDs Expand Load Capability for Demand Response Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities With BAS Have Advantages for Demand Response Programs

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentive, Rebate Programs Can Help Support Green Projects

Building Operating Management
Retail, Investment Properties Often Miss Out On Available Utility Incentives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Taking Charge of Demand Response

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Demand Response: The Road Ahead

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Bio-Diesel Fuel Helps Put Arizona State University on Sustainable Path

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Alternative Fuels Essential Change for Arizona State Grounds Department

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Deeply Impacts Arizona State Campus

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider With Demand Response Program

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Need To Understand Changing Market To Maximize Utility Incentives and Rebates

Building Operating Management
Trend In Utility Incentive Programs Is Toward More Monitoring, Proof Of Performance

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentive Programs Will Require Stricter Monitoring, Offer Greater Benefits

Building Operating Management
To Win Funding For Energy Efficiency Projects, Think Like A CFO

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Projects Off The Ground

Building Operating Management
Changes To Utility Rebate And Incentive Programs Show Importance Of Good Relationship With Utility

Building Operating Management
How Utilities, Customers Can Both Continue To Benefit From Incentive Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Sustainability and Smart Choices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cost of Electric Utility Vehicles Prompt Change at University of Texas

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Electric Utility Vehicles Offer Versatility

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Durability Counts When Choosing Right Utility Vehicle

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering Technology Helps Facilities Pursue Greater Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Installation Considerations for Utility Meters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Streamlining and Maximizing Submetering Systems

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HVAC: Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Fund Audits, Commissioning

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Two Types Of Utility Incentives Can Help Optimize HVAC, Other Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Car Sharing Can Help Save Money On Fleet Maintenance Costs

Building Operating Management
EV Charging Stations Beginning to Show Up More On Campus

Building Operating Management
Electric Utility Vehicles Can Help Meet Transportation, Grounds Needs

Building Operating Management
Changing Transportation Needs Make Car Sharing, EV Charging Stations Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Meet Needs of Georgetown Campus

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Electric Utility Vehicles in Demand as People Movers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Considerations Factor Into Utility Vehicle Purchases

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Involve All Relevant Parties in Demand-Response Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Strategies for Success

Building Operating Management
Look For Utility Rebates Early In Energy Efficiency Projects

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentives Can Mean Millions Of Dollars In Savings

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Cutting costs: Simple steps help Florida county achieve sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Water Use Vital to Achieving Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Updated Plumbing Products Key for Saving Utility Costs, Water Use

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Suggestions to Help Minimize Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utah Community College Migrates Utility Vehicles from Gas to Electric

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Serve Many Purposes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Campus Fleet of Utility Vehicles Receives Workout

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manufacturers Assist in Finding Appropriate Utility Vehicle

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Check Efficiency Of Daily Operations

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Utility Incentives and Rebates: Smart Planning, Big Savings

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Utility Incentives: Starting the Conversation

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Beyond the Basics of Utility Rebates

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Understanding Prescriptive Utility Incentives

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University Uses Planning To Ensure Grounds Equipment Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Key Factors in Successfully Specifying Grounds Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategic Maintenance of Grounds Care Equipment

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebates And Incentives Help Justify Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebates Can Determine Whether Capital Projects Get Off The Ground

Building Operating Management
Documentation Critical To Fulfilling Utility Rebate Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategically Selecting Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicle Selection: Features and Functions

Building Operating Management
How To Select The Right Roofing System

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Operations an Important Part of Power Reliability

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Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

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Operations an Important Part of Power Reliability

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Tips for Earning Energy Efficiency Rebates

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Making Utility Rebates and Incentives Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selecting Qualified Energy-Efficiency Service Providers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Becoming Familiar with Energy-Saving Program Requirements

Building Operating Management
Demand Response: No Cost Way To Reduce Energy Bills

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Three Reasons Can Justify New Building Automation Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicle Manufacturers Suggest Buyers Focus on Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Generation Utility Vehicles Offer Sustainability Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Electric Utility Vehicles Generate Interest

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Free Handbook Can Help With Tracking, Improving Building Performance

Facility Focus
What is the EPA's National Building Competition?

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Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

Building Operating Management
Understanding Electricity Bills Helps Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

Building Operating Management
New Technologies Mean New Rates

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover the Cost of Retrocommissioning

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Power Management: Demand Response & The Grid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Strategies for Participating in Demand-Response Programs

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Managers, Staff Team Up When Purchasing Mowers, Utility Vehicles

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Energy Audits: Performing an Economic Analysis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Meters Help Facilities Qualify for Utility Programs

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Lighting Retrofits: Save Money, Reduce Maintenance with Betsy Pooley

Building Operating Management
Bottom Lines Are Putting Water Efficiency In Spotlight

Building Operating Management
New Landscaping, Irrigation Techniques Can Help Conserve Water

Building Operating Management
Improving Fixture Efficiency Can Help Reduce Water Waste

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Management: Utility Vehicles Replacing Pick-Up Trucks

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Lighting Controls: Take Advantage of Rebates, Tax Deductions

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Grounds Equipment: The Benefits of Propane

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Utility Vehicles: Assess Payload, Towing Capacity

Building Operating Management
Utility Bills, Submeters and BAS Offer Options for Monitoring Energy Consumption

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS: Standby Systems Ideal for Small Applications

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Utility Vehicles: Application Helps Determine Attachments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Electric Utility Vehicles Bring Benefits, Questions

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Utility Vehicles: Training and Safety

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PRODUCTS: Utility Vehicles

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Boiler Retrofit: Space Constraints Pose Installation Challenges

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Maintenance Requirements for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

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Propane-Powered Mowers Less Expensive to Operate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane Mowers: Cleaner Emissions, Less Spills

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Utility Vehicles: Sustainability Affects Product Specification

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Utility Vehicles: Manufacturers Roll Out Alternative-Fuel Models

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Utility Vehicles: Managers Must Consider Noise, Emissions Compliance

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Utility Vehicles to Feature On-Board Electronics

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Planning A Lighting Upgrade? Here are Two Types of Utility Rebate Programs To Consider

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The Benefits of Propane Power

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane-Powered Equipment Meets Emissions Standards

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Fleet Management: Build Relationships with Dealers

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HVAC Certification Leads to Informed Decisions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Managers' Top Consideration is Cost

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Utility Vehicles: Green Still Plays Key Role in Specification Process

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Utility Vehicles: Hybrid Technology Makes a Splash

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Energy Retrofit Program Cuts Energy Costs

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Utility Vehicles: Assessing Power and Speed

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Buying Utility Vehicles: Determine Needs, Improve Efficiency

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Utility Vehicles: Power and Fuel Considerations

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Utility Vehicles: Size and Maneuverability

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Roll-Over Protection and Attachments for Utility Vehicles

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Utility Vehicles Save Time, Money

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Report: Energy Use Declines, Utility Costs Rise

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Expanding fleets, growing solutions

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Utility Vehicles go green(er)

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Utility Vehicles: Driving Toward Sustainability

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Energy Focus: Strategies for Savings

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In Bid to Encourage Conservation, Maryland Decouples Utility Rates

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Utility Vehicles: A New Generation

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The Return of Rebates

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Equipment options: A closer look

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Utility Vehicle Musts

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Versatile Vehicles: Snapshots of Success

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Keeping Fleets Afloat

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Utility Vehicles’ Growing Versatility

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Searching for Savings

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From Accessory To Workhorse