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Paints and Coatings: Benefits Beyond Appearence

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Paints and Coatings: Scheduling Matters

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Paints and Coatings: Contractor Considerations

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Upgrading the Status of Health Care Facilities

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Working Around Project Delays in Health Care Renovations

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Keeping Critical Components Active During Health Care Renovations

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Specifying Lifts According to Facility Needs

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Technology Advances Improve Lift Safety

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Understanding Job Tasks for Better Lift Specification

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Lift Specification: Buy, Rent or Lease?

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Lighting Retrofit Focuses On Daylight, Energy Efficiency

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Critical Facilities Summit Sessions Provide Emergency Preparedness Education

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Renovation Spotlight: One University’s Projects

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Baltimore School Evacuates Over IAQ Concerns

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10 Steps To Advanced Water Efficiency

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INFOGRAPHIC: HVAC's Impact on Water Use

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Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Can Aid Water Efficiency Efforts

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Hospital Generators Can't Keep Up in Puerto Rico After Maria

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Arc and LEED: Benchmarking Green Performance

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Power Tool Productivity: Battery Performance

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Power Tool Productivity: Tracking and Monitoring

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Power Tool Productivity: Eye on Ergonomics

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3 Steps To Net Zero Energy Operations

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Green on Top: New Standard for Vegetative Roofs

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How To Get Utility Rebates for Energy Efficiency In New Construction

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Is Now The Time To Invest In New Technology?

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New Data Center Energy Certification Takes Center State At Critical Facilities Summit

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4 Questions To Ask Before Buying a New BAS

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Schedule and Performance Analysis: Keys To Weighing HVAC Upgrades

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8 Technology Developments Reshaping High-Performance Building Exteriors

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Five Smart Building Features Transforming Today's Workplace

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IAQ: Clearing the Air on Healthier Facilities

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How to Find Funding for Energy Efficiency

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Microchips in Employees? What Will FMs Be Managing Next?

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Is Water The New Energy?

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Roof Coatings: Best practices for Protection and Performance

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Roof Coatings: Spotlight on The RCMA

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How To Use New Technology To Benchmark Water Use

Building Operating Management
Location, Building Type Impact Water Use

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National Water Use Benchmarks Provide Key Insight For Efficiency Efforts

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Roofing: University Finds Opportunity in Vegetative Roofs

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Roofing: Managing Vegetative Roofs After Installation

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Roofing: Maximizing Benefits of Vegetative Roofs

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How Lessons From Sandy Can Apply to Harvey

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Cut Energy Costs

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Tackling Acoustical Issues in Broadcast and Recording Facilities

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The Biggest Misconception About Backup Power

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Good News, Bad News on PUE

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Arizona State University Invests in the Internet of Things

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Taking Workplace Lighting and Control to the Next Level

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Snow & Ice: Looking Ahead to Winter

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Snow & Ice: Equipment Issues

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Snow & Ice: Management Resources

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Expert on Power for Life-Safety to Address Critical Facilities Summit

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The Risk of Arc Flash: How to Design for a Safer Workplace

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MEA Renews Energy Efficiency Grant for Data Centers

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Data Centers For The Hyperscale Cloud

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Colocation Providers Announce Hyperscale Offerings

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Understanding Your Building Internet of Things Options

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INFOGRAPHIC: Elements of a Building Internet of Things Platform

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Keep Your Building Cool in Summer with a Cool Roof

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Congress Signals Support for EPA WaterSense Program

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Recall: Water Dispenser Can Overheat, Catch on Fire

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What Workplaces Can Learn From College Campuses

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5 Steps To Apply College Lessons To Office Space

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How Much Data Is Too Much?

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How To Team Up With IT To Manage Data Centers, Critical Environments

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Building Out Critical Environments: Faced-Paced and Fun

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NVIDIA's New Facility: High-Tech FM

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10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather

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New Energy Label for Pumps Available

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Vehicle Attacks Among Several New Security Threats

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Data Centers: FM-IT Partnership Worth Millions to Healthcare Organization

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Tips for Beating the Summer Heat

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Facility Manager Action Item: Climate Change

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How To Plan Cost and Timeline for a Successful Flooring Installation

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Code Compliance Check Prevents Construction Cost Overruns

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How To Prioritize and Measure Resilience

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Smart Window Benefit? Energy Savings, Reduced Glare

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Renovation Planning: How to Avoid Security, Fire Safety, and Other Code Issues

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Small-scale Photovoltaic Generation Growing, Dwarfed by Utility-Scale Solar

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Sustainable Door Openings Protect People, Places and the Planet

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Water and Energy Efficiency Are Key Resilience Strategies

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USGBC Perspective: Understanding Credit Options in LEED v4 O+M

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Maintenance: In With the Old, Out With the New

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Uptime Survey: Enterprise Data Centers Carry Two-Thirds of IT Workload

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Fire Alarm System Gateways Recalled for Failure to Activate

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New Thinking In Restroom Designs Keeps Office Tenants Happy

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Understanding Backup Power, Generator Applications

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Understanding Backup Power, UPS Modules

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Understanding Backup Power, Effective Testing

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SIDEBAR: Backup Basics-Testing, Testing

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How Focused Data Use Analysis Leads To Energy Efficiency

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SIDEBAR: Online Resources To Help Analyze, Format Energy Data

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Lift Safety: Assessing The Jobsite

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Lift Safety: Specifying The Proper Aerial Work Platform

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Lift Safety: Training and Certification

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How To Get The Most Use Out of Energy Data

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Laser Scanning: Technology Gains Open Door to Wider Use

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VIDEO: Craig Sheehy on LEED: Building Operations and Maintenance

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SIDEBAR: Water Efficiency Measures at Project Legacy

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Roofing: School District Replaces Aging Systems

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Roofing: Weather Causes Concerns in Systems Replacement

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Young Facility Professionals Strive For Credentials, Continuing Education

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For Young FMs, Opportunities, Challenges Abound

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Industry Outlook From Current FM Student

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Uptime Survey: Enterprise Data Centers Carry Two-Thirds of IT Workload

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How to Get Young People Interested in Facilities Management

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SIDEBAR: Retrofit Rebates

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Water Conservation: Assessing Facility Water Waste

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Water Conservation: Product Advances Help Lower Water Usage and Utility Costs

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To Procure Green Labs, Start With Product Selection

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Concrete Maintenance: Sidewalks and Drive Aprons

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Concrete Maintenance: Parking Garages

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Concrete Maintenance: Building Envelopes

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SIDEBAR: Concrete Maintenance Matters

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Data Center FMs Have Role When Organization Looks to Cloud or Colo

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Two Innovations Poised to Have Big Impact on Facilities

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Data Management Software Aggregates, Trends BAS Information

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Low-Tech Solutions Still Offer Data Analytics Successes

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Big Data Success Still Requires Human Expertise

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SIDEBAR: Wire Management Strategies for a Productive Office Space

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Active Energy Management Gives FMs a Leg-Up on Efficiency

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

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Women in Data Centers: Advice for Developing a Career

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How The Indoor Environment Affects Wellness and Health of Occupants

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5 Design Considerations in Medical Office

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How To Leverage Existing Infrastructure For Data Center Efficiency

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Determining The Condition of a Roof

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What Type of Roof Coating is Best

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Properly Maintaining a Roof After Coating Application

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An Editor's View of High-Performance Buildings + Workplaces

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Boosting Boiler and Water Heater Efficiency

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Increasing Boiler Efficency by Using Proper Maintenance

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Seasonal Schedules and Climate Play a Factor in Boiler Efficiency

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SIDEBAR: Energy-Efficiency Resources

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Product Focus: Boilers and Water Heaters

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Advanced Lighting Controls Help FMs Reap Rewards of Automated Demand Response

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3 Ways to Boost Building Envelope Performance

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3 More Ways to Boost Building Envelope Performance

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SIDEBAR: Innovative System Allows Florida Facility To Capture Rainwater

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Removing Barricades to Life Safety

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How Existing Buildings Are Moving Toward Net Zero Energy

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Use Technology, Personal Workspaces To Encourage Productivity

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Allow New Workspaces To Evolve Gradually

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SIDEBAR: Use Available Technology To Optimize the Office

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More Water Shortages Mean FMs Must Focus on Water Efficiency

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Cities Face Water Shortages, But FMs Have Savings Options

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How Leaks Quickly Squander Water Efficiency Efforts

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Facility Managers Must Take Responsibility for Water Quality

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Facilities Use Water

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Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Improves University Cyclists' Safety

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Edge Devices Are Spurring IoT Transformation of Buildings

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BACnet Institute Offers Online Knowledge for FMs

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Security Risk Assessment Appropriate For All Buildings, But Vital For Large, High-Risk Facilities

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Make Utility Incentives Part of the Energy Upgrades Planning Process

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Product Category Rule for Roof Coatings in North America Available

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In Higher Education, Changing Styles of Learning Require Rethinking Traditional Facilities

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Relationships Between Higher Education, Community Critical As Life-Long Learning Blurs Boundaries

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Maintaining Hospital Air Isolation Rooms

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Southern California Deploys Batteries to Meet Peak Demand

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Practical Considerations for Using BIM for FM

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Establish Uniform Naming Conventions to Best Use BIM for FM

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USGBC Perspective: USGBC Works Toward Seamless Integration of Rating Systems

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Codes to Know for Panic Hardware

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Excelling at Managing Data Leads to FMXcellence Honors for Two FMs

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Roof Coatings: Three Myths

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Emergency Heating: Strategies for Success

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Emergency Heating: System Assessments Crucial

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Emergency Heating: Response Plan Strategies

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Planning Painting Projects That Perform

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Facilities Dictate Planning for Painting Projects

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Preparation Key for Successful Paint Applicaitons

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Data Center As A Service (DCaaS), Colocation Offer Data Center Flexibility, Expandability

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Tips for FMs Who Run Colocation and DCaaS Data Centers

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QTS Chicago: Colocation Data Center Features Low Latency, High Reliablility, and Redundant Infrastructures

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A Brief History Of Colocation

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Breaking Down USGBC’s Top 10 LEED States List

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Occupant Health and Wellness: Q&A with Eleni Reed, Chief Greening Officer of GSA’s Public Buildings Service

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Recall: Playground Slide Can Amputate Fingers

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Smart Government Buildings: Q&A With GSA’s Director of Facilities Technology, Peter Pierpont

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GSA Commits to Historical Renovation, the Green Proving Ground, and Dedication to Occupant Wellness

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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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Lighting Needs for Education Facilities

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Matching Lighting Needs with Commercial Applications

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Software Tools Help Forecast HVAC Operating Costs

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Winter Warning: 10 Tips to Prepare Facilities for Cold, Snow

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Data Centers: Energy Efficiency and Maintenance

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3 Steps To Make The Most of a BAS

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Reducing Data Center Energy Use Means Focusing on PUE, Air Flow, LEED

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Data Centers Get More Sophisticated About Air Flow, Higher Temperatures

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Renewable Energy Gaining Ground In Data Centers

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Motivation, Productivity and the Role of Leaders in Maintenance

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Maintenance Leadership: Delegating Authority Leads to Happier Employees

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Greener Campuses: Universities Address Water Shortages

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The Future of Outsourcing: Better Collaboration, Strategic Relationships

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Smart Buildings, Building Internet of Things Offer Operational Savings, But IT Partnership Is Crucial

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Water Watch: Next-Level Conservation Tactics

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From Navy to Plant Operations at Health Care Facility

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Hospital Plant Operations Manager: 'Teaching Most Rewarding Part of the Job'

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Report: Most Organizations not Prepared for Cyberattacks

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Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Rural Telecom Central Offices Could Become Edge Data Centers

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Managers Roundtable: Utility Incentives Help Reduce Energy Costs

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Survey Says? There Were More Resources For FMs in 2016

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Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities

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IAQ Issues Driving Out Courthouse Workers

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3 High-Performance Energy Efficiency Strategies To Reduce Energy Permanently

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Reducing Stack Effect, Replacing Boilers With Ductless Heat Pumps

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Detailed, Thoughtful Integration of Security Systems Yields More Secure Facilities

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Practical Tips For Implementing Security Integration

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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ADA Aware: Not Complying Can Mean Trouble

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Technology Changes and Younger Workforce Mean Mobile Options Are a Must

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Performance-Based Approach, Flexibility Highlight Big Changes to LEED v4

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Roof Coatings: 7 Myths to Consider About Performance

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Training Tips for Operating Aerial Work Platforms

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Lifts Manufacturers Adapt Designs to Match Facilities' Needs

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SIDEBAR: Lift Safety and Connection to Data

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Maintenance Strategies for Irrigation Systems

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With All the Exciting Building IoT Technology, Where Do FMs Start?

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Fleet Management: The GPS-Productivity Link

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Reaching New Heights for Worker Safety

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BIM, Data and Smarter Maintenance Approach

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Change Agent: Albert Manshum Transforms Advocate Health Care's Facilities

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Standardization of FM Operations Brings Efficiencies

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Modular Prefabricated Components Speed Construction, Cut Waste

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Energy Storage Case Study 1: Walmart Uses Energy Storage with Solar PVs

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Water Woes: Conservation in Western U.S. Falters

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Considerations For Adding Backup Power To An Existing Data Center

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Understand The Legal Issues of Adding Data Center Backup Power

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Bring in IT Early and Often When Commissioning New Power Reliability Equipment

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VRF Systems: Both Air-Source and Water-Source Available

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Paints and Coatings: Going Beyond VOCs

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Selection Specifics for Paints and Coatings

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SIDEBAR: PaintCare Provides Convenient Disposal Option

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Why You Should Embrace BIM For Facility Management

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Why BIM Is Valuable For LIfe-Cycle Considerations

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Sustainability: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Fla.

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Sustainability: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Renovations and Retrofits: University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.

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Renovations and Retrofits: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

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Financial Management: Westerville (Ohio) School District

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Financial Management: Kettering (Ohio) School District

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Personnel Management: Orange County, Orlando, Fla.

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Personnel Management: Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.

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New Features and Technology Can Make Any Old BAS New Again

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Rapidly Growing Number of High-Tech Products Can Generate, Report, and Analyze Facility Data

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Data Centers: New Standard Targets Energy, Maintenance

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Baby Changing Areas in Public Restrooms Required by Law

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Water Saving Strategies for Plumbing and Restrooms

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Efficient Lighting Systems Key to Restroom Upgrades

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Finding Plumbing and Restroom Products that Perform

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Lake Mead Shows Long-Term Effects of Drought on Western States

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U.S. Coast Guard Goes Green With Vegetative Roof

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Green Roof Key Component to Coast Guard's Sustainability Efforts

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Challenges, Benefits Associated With Vegetative Roofs

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Tall Safety Task: Protecting Workers from Falls

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CASE STUDY: Green Grand Slam — Stadium's Parking Structure Sports Multi-Functional Roof

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CASE STUDY: Vegetated Roof Gives Hospital and Patients a Healing Oasis

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed

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Water and Energy Efficiency Technology Allows FM To Do More With Less

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Music Festival Plans More Renovations

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Form, Function, and a Fresh Look: Check Out Our Design Refresh

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

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WaterSense: Best Resource for Water-Saving Products

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Solar Power, Passive Ventilation Can Help Buildings Reach Net Zero

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Sessions at NFMT Vegas 2016 to Focus on Big Data, PACE Financing

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Hitting the Mark: Benchmarking Works, Study Finds

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Achieving Sustainability Beyond Mowing Equipment

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SIDEBAR: Managers use Mowers as Recruiting Tools

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Commercial Mowers and the Sustainability Connection

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More Mower Options Mean Greater Sustainability

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How Low-E and Dynamic Glazings, Window Film, Reflective Coatings Can Save Energy

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3 Windows Numbers To Know

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Finding a Job in Data Center Facility Management

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Rethink Maintenance Staffing to Find Efficiency

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Building Enclosure Commissioning Targets Hidden Costs of Air/Water Leaks

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Commissioning Goals: Reduce Air Leakage, Eliminate Thermal Bridges, Control Water Intrusion

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Specification Tips for LEDs

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LED Options Continue to Expand

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Energy Star: Steps to a Successful LED Project

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Report: Most Businesses Unprepared for Active Shooters

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Smart Buildings Can Help Bridge Gap Between Design And Operations

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Idaho Takes Security Steps to Avoid Shootings in K-12 Schools

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Integrated HVAC Design: Materials, Systems, and Programming Must Work in Concert

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Functional Load Testing Important Process for Testing UPS

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Preventive Maintenance Characteristics for UPS Include 3 Groups

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Building Internet of Things Partnerships: Cross-Industry Cooperation

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Power Players: Preventive Maintenance for UPS, ATS and Generators

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Art Inspiring New Discussions at London Behavioral Healthcare Facility

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Smart Steps to High Performance

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Collaborating On Sustainability Raises the Profile of the FM Department

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How The Building Internet of Things Works For WMU

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Energy Games: Survey Targets Sports Venues

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Creating a Roadmap to LEED Certification

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Rebates and Beyond: An Array of Utility Programs Can Help FMs Save Money

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National Dilemma: Parks Services Struggles with Facilities

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Prefab Bathrooms Add Speed, Luxury to Hospital Renovation

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Planning for HVAC Savings

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Taking Next Steps to Energy Efficiency in HVAC System

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Boiler and Water Heaters: No Cookie Cutter Solutions for Improved Efficiency

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Updated Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities Available

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Portable Generator Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

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Primary Factors in Successful Paints and Coatings Specification

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Paint Coverage Depends on Nature of Substrate

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Condition and Preparation of Substrate Enhances Paint or Coating

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Test Paint or Coating to Ensure Finished Job Features Proper Look

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SIDEBAR: Before and After Paints and Coatings Considerations

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Fire Alarm Pull Station Recalled Due to Failure to Alert

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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Roof Coatings: Planning Projects that Perform

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Roof Coatings Provide Cost-Effective Option to Complete Re-Roof Job

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Roof Assessment can Help Determine if Coatings can Deliver Results

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In-House or Outsourcing Roof Coatings Projects Among Managers' Decisions

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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5 Steps to Sustainable Landscapes

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2. Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose Water

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3. Keep Eye on Insects Through Pest Management Control

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4. Increase Sustainability by Addressing Stormwater

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5. Incorporate Community Gardents into Landscapes

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Critical Lessons for Data Center Facility Managers

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Sound Isolation and Sound Absorption Strategies for Open Offices

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New Sandy Hook Elementary School to Open 4 Years After Mass Shooting

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Latest Roofing Trends: Is Blue the New Green?

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Energy Lesson Plans: How Colleges Save Money on Lighting, HVAC, Water Heating

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How To Reduce Water Heating Energy On Campus

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SIDEBAR: Hire An Energy Officer, Create Competition To Truly Save Energy

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Water Woes: Restrictions Hit Eastern U.S.

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What Facility Managers Need To Know About Data Center Redundancy

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N+1 Redundancy: Multiple Options

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Exploring The Value of 2N Redundancy

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2(N+1) and 3N/2 Redundancy: High Reliability Options

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Swing ATS and Catcher Redundancy Strategies

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BIM Coordination Technology For Complex Systems And Architectural Components

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Klein ISD: Data, Benchmarking Keys To Reducing Operating Costs

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Hamilton County: Massive Energy Consveration Project Succeeds Despite Budget Cuts

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Frederick County Public Schools: Controls For Portable Classrooms Save Big

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Data Centers: Good News on Energy

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2016 FMDAA Finalists Announced

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Water Win: Conservation Measures Pay Off

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How Can Resilience Be Part of Standard Facilities Operating Procedure?

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Four Wireless Technologies Set Standard For Building Internet of Things Systems

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5 Things You Need To Know About LEED v4

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Money Matters: K-12 Education Facilities Tackle Retrofit Funding

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In Data Centers, Human Error Is Most Common Cause of Downtime

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How Standardizing Building Door Hardware Benefits Your Bottom Line

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Best FM Education Returns To Las Vegas

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The Power and Convenience of Networked BAS Come With Cybersecurity Concerns As Well

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How Common Are Attacks Through The BAS?

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Steps To Take To Improve BAS Cybersecurity

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SIDEBAR: 10 Questions FMs Should Ask About Cybersecurity

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Report: Data Centers More Energy Efficient

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University of Virginia Encourages Girls to Consider Careers in FM

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How Big Data and the Building Management System Contribute to High-Performance Goals

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Making Data-Based Decisions Makes Huge Difference in Managing Buildings

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USGBC Perspective: Why FMs Should Participate in Integrative Design

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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Can National Park Naming Rights Help Solve Deferred Maintenance Crisis?

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Do Antibacterial Building Materials Pose a Health Risk?

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SIDEBAR: Egress Strategy Critical To Overall Fire Safety Plans

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Report: Half of U.S. Schools Have IAQ Issues

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Keep Your Eye on These 3 HVAC Updates (#3. VRF Systems)

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Keep Flooring Projects On Time And On Budget

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Creating Campus Buzz Between Maintenance and Occupants

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7 Myths About Roof Coatings

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Debunking Myth About Roof Coating Maintenance

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Some Roof Coatings Perform Well in Ponding Water

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Spotlight: Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association

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Education Facilities Survey Paints Aging Picture for Buildings, Staff

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Data Management Plans Are Crucial For Facility Managers

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Experience with Aerial Work Platforms Essential to Protect Workers

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Matching Aerial Lifts to Meet Job Requirements

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Aerial Work Platforms: Lifting Productivity

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Brian Dean Pushes For Change, Builds Top-Notch Facilities Organization at T. Rowe Price

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Solar, Integrated Project Delivery Illustrate Dean's Emphasis on Strategic Thinking

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Sustainability Success: University Attains 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Use

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Energy Not The Only Metric For High Performance Buildings

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Clearing the Air: ASHRAE Standard Addresses IAQ

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Austin's LEED Gold Convention Is Perfect Venue for 2016 High-Performance Buildings + Workplaces

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Door Hardware: Locking Down Security and Performance

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Several Factors Contribute to Specification Decisions for Door Hardware

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SIDEBAR: Specification Solutions for Door Hardware

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PRODUCTS: Door Hardware

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Study: Five-Year Outlook Gloomy for Federal Data Centers

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It’s Difficult To Evaluate The Link Between Energy And Occupant Performance

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Procter & Gamble, TD Bank: Vested Outsourcing Success Stories

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Retrofits Deliver Bottom-Line Benefits to Healthcare Facilities

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Retrofit Strategy: Managers get Involved from Day One

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Healthcare Facilities Retrofits: Making Available Money Work

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Managers Use Knowledge Gained from Past Retrofit Projects

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For University Housing, There's No One-Size-Fits-All Solution

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Twin Design Goals: Energy Efficiency, Occupant Satisfaction

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Product Selection, Energy Jumpstart, Recertification in LEED v4

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Compensation Levels Continue to Rise for Corporate Real Estate Execs

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University of San Francisco Director of Operations Creates Buzz on Campus

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Product Gallery

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

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How To Cut Risk In Getting Utility Rebates

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Advances In Getting Funding For Energy Efficiency Projects

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Step By Step

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Dan Hounsell Editorial: Facility Safety, With a Focus on Facades

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Irrigation: Green Strategies and Technology Advances

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Maintenance Profession’s Impact on Sports Facilities, Industry

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Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort

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Evaluating How Effectively Energy Is Used

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Plumbing Upgrades: Strategies for Success

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Housekeeping Procedures Help Keep Plumbing Costs Down

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PRODUCTS: Plumbing & Restrooms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Assessments: The Repair, Recover and Replace Dilemma

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Inspection, Moisture Survey Vital to Repair-or-Replace Decision

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Recovering can Save Maintenance Managers Time, Money

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Replacing Roof with Same Option not Always an Effective Strategy

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What Is The Optimal Life Cycle For A BAS?

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Three Tips For Planning A Building Automation System Project

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCTS: Grounds Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Slowing the Flow on Irrigation Systems to Conserve Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Practices Targeting Irrigation Systems

Building Operating Management
Critical Facilities Summit Focuses on Future of Data Center Technology

Building Operating Management
Despite Energy Efficiency Gains, Federal Operating Costs Have Risen

Building Operating Management
Reassessing Run-to-Failure Mentality Will Help Address Maintenance Backlog

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: Analysis Reveals $46 Billion Deficit In Public School Infrastructure Investment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Coatings: Repairing and Preparing for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Matching Concrete Coatings with Traffic Patterns and Weather Conditions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Waterproofing Among Important Concrete Coating Application Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Post-Application Maintenance Plan for Concrete Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Coatings Checklist — Application Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCTS: Paints & Coatings

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: What's Behind the Building Internet of Things Boom?

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Laser Scanning To Mitigate Challenging Site Logistics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Planning: From Concept to Reality

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Decide What Constitutes a Good or Acceptable Maintenance Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fine-Tune Maintenance Planning Process with Measuring and Meetings

Building Operating Management
With Hot Commercial Office Market, Repositioning Buildings Is On The Rise

Building Operating Management
Enlivened Lobbies, Bright Finishes Are Two Keys To Successful Building Repositioning

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Plumbing Code Change Paves Way For Water Savings

Building Operating Management
Fire Code Provisions Directed At Building Occupants

Building Operating Management
When Doing Interior Retrofits, Complying With ADA Is Critical

Building Operating Management
Facilties Department Solely Responsible For Network Cable, Fiber, and Power Cord Installation

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Survey Says Facility Staff in Charge of Data Centers Earn Higher Salaries

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCTS: Roofing

Building Operating Management
Proper Installation and Maintenance Keys to Good Single-Ply Roofing

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building a 21st Century Power Tools Arsenal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ergonomics Emerges as Important Power Tool Consideration

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Generation Power Tools Improve Efficiency, Lower Cost of Operation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Tool Check — Inspection and Maintenance Tips

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Waterless Urinals: A New Generation of Water Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Shortages Increase Appeal of Waterless Urinals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Generation Advances in Waterless Urinals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Points to Ponder when Installing Waterless Urinals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: WaterSense Program

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Solar Installations Continue To Grow Rapidly

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Oscars of Maintenance: The 2016 FMD Achievement Awards

Building Operating Management
High-Performance HVAC Helps Bring LEED Platinum to 350 Mission

Building Operating Management
High-Performance HVAC Achieves Optimal Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Why High-Performance Buildings?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Attachments, Power Sources, Stand-On Models Maximize Mower Versatility

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stand-Up Mowers Emerge as Reliable Option

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Attachments Help Mower Models Increase Versatility

Building Operating Management
Building Internet of Things Thrives on Free Flow of Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Social Media and Maintenance — A Slowly Emerging Marriage

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AAMA Releases Standard for Determining Thermal Performance in Commercial Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vital Hospital Components Considered Vulnerable to Flooding

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Energy Plant Brings Important Infrastructure Together

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painstaking Process Bringing New Medical College Energy Plant Online

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flood-Protection Upgrades Pass First Significant Test

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savvy Decisions Prevent Flooding Disaster at Medical School

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Re-Tuning Buildings for Improved Facility Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
EPA Statistics Debunk Energy Efficiency Myth

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training, Preparing for Building Re-Tuning Process

Building Operating Management
Three Federal Government Buildings Illustrate Innovative, High-Performance Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: ADA — Providing Pipe Protection

Building Operating Management
PNC Tower, World's Greenest High-Rise, Is A Study In Simplicity

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Building Envelope at PNC Tower Brings Efficiency

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Mock-up Plays Key Role In PNC Tower Design

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Innovative Building Systems Are Hallmarks of PNC Tower

Building Operating Management
As Water Rates Rise, Efficiency More Important, Especially For Cooling Towers

Building Operating Management
How To Control Water Costs Without Energy Penalties

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Data Centers in the Pacific? Microsoft Explores the Possibility

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Buying Green: Database Aims to Streamline Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
College Improves Efficiency by Centralizing Facility Maintenance Staffs

Building Operating Management
High–Performance Buildings Preview: PACE Programs Support Energy Efficiency, Building Upgrades

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Environmental Issues Top the List of Global Risks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Video: 2015 FMD Recipients — What Lies Ahead?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Video: Looking Back at 2015 — The FMD Achievement Awards

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Use Mobile Technology To Access Information Anywhere, Be More Efficient

Building Operating Management
Benefits of Mobile for Facility Managers: Time Saved, Faster Response

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Risk Assessment Workshop offered at NFMT

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International Roofing Expo Continues To Grow, Challenge Conventional Wisdom

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Time for Managers to Realize Benefits of Social Media

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Strategies for Boilers and Water Heaters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Optimization to Improve Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New HVAC Equipment and Technologies Improve Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tackling Drain Blockages: Keeping Plumbing Systems Flowing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Dealing With Unexpected Blockages

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Grease Requires Extra Attention from Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Video Inspection Cameras Enhance Drain-Cleaning Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Preventive Maintenance Plan Key to Drain-Cleaning Program

Building Operating Management
Social Media, Tenant Relations, and Customer Care

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

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
Sidebar: Take Clean, Kill, Coat Approach to Mold and Mildew

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Loss of Master Key Costs College More Than $500,000

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Post-Purchase Considerations for Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Looking for Trouble with Utility Vehicle Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: Strategies for Successful Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ensure Aerial Work Platforms Match Project Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renting Specialized Construction Equipment Provides Managers With Flexibility

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: Maintenance Matters

Building Operating Management
How Healthcare FMs Achieve Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Ways to Save Energy in Healthcare Facilities, Including Heat Recovery

Building Operating Management
How Froedtert Healthcare System Has Saved on Energy Costs

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Building Occupants Can Impede Energy Efficiency Efforts

Building Operating Management
Using Daylighting to Maximum Effect

Building Operating Management
Daylighting System Can Range from Very Simple to Complex

Building Operating Management
Tips for Optimizing Controls to Make the Most of Daylight

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financing Hurdles Tough to Overcome in K-12 Districts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers' Roles Vary in Trying to Secure Funding for K-12 Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Return on Investment Factors into K-12 Retrofit Decisions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Summer Work Common to Complete Upgrade Projects in K-12 Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Future Focus: What's Your Next Retrofit Project?

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How Do You Use EPDs and HPDs for Product Selection?

Building Operating Management
Restroom Updates Must Address ADA, OSHA, Water Requirements

Building Operating Management
Unisex Toilets and ADA Requirements

Building Operating Management
Water Conservation and Restroom Design

Building Operating Management
Restroom Water Conservation Issues Related to Faucets, P-Traps, Signage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Maintenance: Assessing Non-Value Added Activities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Reassessing of Preventive Maintenance Responsibilities Produces Huge Savings

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Tips on Quantifying Window Assembly Performance

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LED Lighting Scores Big Savings in Sports Facilities

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Nanotechnology Could Resurrect Incandescent Lamps

Building Operating Management
Know the 3 Technologies Reshaping BAS

Building Operating Management
Understanding Benefits of Virtualization in World of BAS

Building Operating Management
Big Data Helping BAS Operate at Peak Performance

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Five Tips To Trim Energy Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers Discuss Technician Training Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
From the Field: A Protocol for CMMS Data

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers' Role Changing as Data Centers Evolve

Building Operating Management
Understanding Benefits of Cloud for Data Centers Important for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Scalability, Easy Upgrades Among Cloud Benefits for Data Centers

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Solar Power for Your Building? How About a Super-Efficient ‘Sunflower’

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Paving a Construction Path

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: 5 Questions on Integrating Data Into System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Designate Commissioning Agent to Handle CMMS Tasks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Finding Balance a Challenge for Maintenance Managers

Building Operating Management
Repairing or Replacing Metal Roof and Wall Systems

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

Building Operating Management
Proper Design of Joints and Other Sheet Metal Panel Challenges

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Government Agencies Seek to Sell Costly Buildings

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Allagash Brewing Uses Advanced Temperature Controllers To Keep Beer Cold

Building Operating Management
Healthcare Facility Expands Before Construction Ends

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA: Standards, Systems and Safety

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WaterSense-Labeled Flushometer-Valve Toilets Soon Available

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA Update: Workplace Safety Changes for 2016

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA Revises Labeling and Signage Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA Revisions to Improve Regulatory Compliance

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey: 2015

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: More Than 10 MW

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: 2 To 10 MW

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Less Than 2 MW

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N After Any Failure

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N+1 And Concurrently Maintainable

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N+1

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: No Redundancy (N)

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Market Background

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Plusses, Minuses of Portable Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Consider Process When Utilizing Mobile Devices

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Targeting Water Waste

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Social Media Mavens in Maryland School District

Building Operating Management
Facilities Respond to California’s Drought

Building Operating Management
California Water-Use Targets Include Sprinklers, Water Reclamation, Landscaping

Building Operating Management
Better Design, Management, Technology Aid California Water Reduction

Building Operating Management
Dishwashing Efficiency, Xeriscaping Help Cut California Water Use

Building Operating Management
Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

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Drone Technology: A New Maintenance Frontier?

Building Operating Management
Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

Building Operating Management
‘Green’ Flooring Decisions Involve Checking for Third-Party Certifications

Building Operating Management
Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

Building Operating Management
Knowing Window Classes, Codes, Glass Types for Window Replacement Projects

Building Operating Management
Value of Exceeding Code Requirements in Window Replacement Project

Building Operating Management
Survey Shows Challenges, Opportunities In Data Center Operations

Building Operating Management
Impact on CRE Interiors Due To 2015 IBC

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

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New Rating System Establishes Facility Resilience

Building Operating Management
3 Ways Sustainability Complements Building Resilience

Building Operating Management
Knowing When Window Replacement Is Inevitable

Building Operating Management
Addressing Solar Heat Gain, U-Factor in Window Design

Building Operating Management
Why Building Resilience Matters More Than Ever

Building Operating Management
Understanding How Data Should Drive Energy Upgrades

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Integration a Key to Energy Management

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Funding Woes: California K-12 Public School District Facilities in Bad Shape

Building Operating Management
Why the Building Internet of Things Will Enable Smart Buildings

Building Operating Management
Mastering Unique Challenges of College Renovations

Building Operating Management
ASHRAE Standard 188 Requires Risk Management to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease

Building Operating Management
Survey Highlights Data Center Challenges, Opportunities

Building Operating Management
Task-Based Building Service Contracts Are Co-Employment Contracts

Building Operating Management
NLRB Decisions On Co-Employment Hold Lessons For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Standard 188: A Good Start to Preventing Legionnaires' Disease

Building Operating Management
Legal Significance of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015

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Elevator Doors a Key Part of Preventive Maintenance

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Energy Curtailment Plan Is at the Heart of Demand Response

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Talking Points: Protecting Maintenance as Facilities Shrink

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Networked Water-Management Systems Aid Green Goals

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2016 Operating Expense Budget Benchmarks: FM Survey Results

Building Operating Management
Making Master Planning a Valuable Tool for Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Advances in Submetering Technology Optimize Energy-Saving Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data, Cost Important Considerations for Submetering Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Long-Term Benefits of Commissioning Energy-Monitoring Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight on Smart Buildings

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Building Operating Management
Best Practices for Saving Energy In Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities Management's Role in ASU Emergency Response and Recovery Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Arizona State Benefits from Emergency Planning Process

Building Operating Management
Survey: Facility Water Conservation Measures In California

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Seattle Gum Wall Getting Deep Cleaning

Building Operating Management
Rethinking Healthcare Data Centers: Piecemeal Approach Versus New

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cleaner Energy Sources Benefit Bottom Line at Vanderbilt University

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Natural Gas Transition Saves Vanderbilt Millions on Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New HVAC System Changes Priorities for Vanderbilt Maintenance Department

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Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance of Critical Facilities Site Selection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building an Arsenal of Grounds Equipment Attachments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specification Strategies for Determining Grounds Equipment Attachments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Extended Warranty Recommendend for Grounds Attachments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going Green: Equipment Attachments With Sustainability in Mind

Building Operating Management
A Primer on LEDs, Including Lamp Life and Light Output

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Are Elevators the Next Smart Items for Facility and Maintenance Managers?

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Water Watch: Huge Complex Curtails Use, Maximizes Savings

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Must Effectively Manage Contract Transition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Managers Use Plumbing Systems to Wage War on Water Waste

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Challenges with Low-Flow Toilets, Urinals and Faucets

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Managers Face Potential Roadblocks With Water Conservation Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers can Take Steps to Maximize Water-Conservation Savings

Building Operating Management
Various Types of Facility Master Plans Serve Different Purposes

Building Operating Management
Using Master Plans to Address Funding Challenges in Facilities

Building Operating Management
Translating a Facility Master Plan into Individual Projects

Building Operating Management
Facility Management Survey: Master Plans

Building Operating Management
Managing Outsourcing: Structuring the Contract Transition

Building Operating Management
Effective Contract Transition: Handling People Management

Building Operating Management
Watch These Steps in Service Contract Transitions

Building Operating Management
LED Issues Include Color Temperature, Light Distribution

Building Operating Management
Considering Relative Cost when Evaluating LEDs

Building Operating Management
Evaluating Data Center Rebuilding Decision with Financial Model

Building Operating Management
Data Center Energy Efficiency Targets Include Temperature, Humidity Adjustments; Economizers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Retrofits and Renovations

Building Operating Management
Warehouse Cost Segregation Studies Offer Faster Depreciation

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Best Practices In Implementing Energy Optimization Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Financial Management

Building Operating Management
Managing Outsourcing: the Pre-Contract Stage, the Facility Manager’s Role

Building Operating Management
Key Questions FMs Should Ask with Coating Project

Building Operating Management
Find the Roof Coating Best Suited to a Facility

Building Operating Management
Roof Coatings Have Varying Characteristics

Building Operating Management
For Facility Managers, Internet of Things Changes the Game

Building Operating Management
IoT Facility Applications Engage Issues Like Resilience, Staffing, Analytics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Personnel Management

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New Interior Finishes for Elevators Have Multiple Benefits

Building Operating Management
PNC Tower Uses Cutting Edge Building Systems but Runs on the Basics

Building Operating Management
Cleveland Clinic Happily Takes IoT Connectivity to Extremes

Building Operating Management
Data Plays Important Role at U.S. Institute of Peace Building

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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5 Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Training and Retaining Employees Leads to Department Success

Building Operating Management
Building IoT Builds on Systems, Tools, Already in Use

Building Operating Management
With IoT, IP Addressable Components Are Key to Data Extraction

Building Operating Management
IoT Is Next Step for Facilities, but Understanding and Trust Must Catch Up

Building Operating Management
Benefits to Facility Managers of IoT Capability, Sensors

Building Operating Management
How Building IoT Offers Accountability to Occupants

Building Operating Management
Making Facilities Ready to Optimize IoT for Tenants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Advisory Board Members Offer Support, Suggest Direction

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Universities Save Switching from Steam to Hot Water

Building Operating Management
Big Future Predicted for IoT, but a Simple Definition Is Elusive

Building Operating Management
Value of Internet of Things to Green Buildings

Building Operating Management
IoT Lighting Controls Taking the Lead in Efficient, Green Applications

Building Operating Management
Complexity of Commercial Buildings a Challenge to IoT Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Aerial Work Platforms: Making Safety a Top Priority

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA: Falls Top List of Aerial Work Platform Incidents

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manufacturers of Aerial Work Platforms Emphasize Safety

Building Operating Management
FMs Report 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans

Building Operating Management
Budget, Installation Weather Are Additional Issues with Roof Coatings

Building Operating Management
Green Standards Guide Purchasing for Facility Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Software, Hardware Options Expand Mobile CMMS Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Moving to Mobile CMMS can Present Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going Mobile With CMMS Offers Many Benefits

Building Operating Management
How Internet of Things Is Automating Demand Response Programs

Building Operating Management
How Automated Demand Response (ADR) Works in Power Utilization

Building Operating Management
How OpenADR Standard Aims to Help with Automated Demand Response

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System Integration Offers Benefits for Green Buildings

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Daylight Harvesting Gains from System Integration

Building Operating Management
Operating Budgets: Survey of 2016 Facility Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips on Making the Case for Maintenance Investments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making the Case for Equipment Requests

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Data Center Upgrade Spotlights In-House Expertise

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

Building Operating Management
Healthcare Restrooms Experiment with New Designs, Approaches, Materials

Building Operating Management
Universal Design Restrooms Avoid Tripping Hazard, Bacteria Seam

Building Operating Management
Location of Patient Restrooms Has Pros and Cons

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Texas Offers Mowing Sustainability Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Propane, Organic Soils Among University of Texas Sustainability Priorities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Texas Looks to Sustainable Future

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Being Strategic About Career Development

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How to Pick a Winner in Energy Optimization

Building Operating Management
Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Budget Plans

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Education Facility Security Vital, But At What Cost?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Change Management's Perception of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

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Maintenance Staffs Incur ‘Back to School’ Costs Too

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Project Cost Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Interior Painting Project Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Exterior Painting Project Considerations

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Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Communication With IT Department Critical to Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finding and Fixing Energy Problems in HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Humidity Control Vital to Keeping HVAC Costs Low

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Poor Training Leads to Increased HVAC System Waste

Building Operating Management
Using and Managing Energy Monitoring Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Water Conservation Involves Many Critical Factors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies to Maximize Water Savings Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Public Relations Plays Role in Water Conservation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keeping Track of Power Tools a Challenge for Maintenance Departments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Technicians and Their Tool Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manual Tracking System Helps Manage Power Tool Distribution

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Determining When to Repair or Replace Power Tools

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Front-end Interface Is Critical With BAS Upgrades

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Wireless Considerations for BAS Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: FMDAA Recipients Stand Out in a Crowd

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

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Revolution in Energy Storage

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Considerations Beyond ROI in Energy Optimization

Building Operating Management
Importance of Good Roof Asset Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Center Expansion Meets Growing Need

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Team Takes Charge of Data Center

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Public-Private Investment Proposed to Help National Park Service Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

Building Operating Management
Getting Good Roof Design and Installation

Building Operating Management
Role of Inspections, Repairs in Roof Asset Management

Building Operating Management
Energy Storage Applications

Building Operating Management
Pairing Solar Power with Energy Storage

Building Operating Management
Quick Response to Energy Waste, Quick ROI Among Benefits

Building Operating Management
Bringing Energy Understanding to Occupants, Tenants

Building Operating Management
Ten Key Steps to Resilience Planning for Buildings

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Evaluating the Existing Elevator System

Building Operating Management
Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award Winners

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Design Standards and Objectives in Critical-Facility Siting

Building Operating Management
Evolution of VAV Systems, and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems as Alternative HVAC Strategy

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Know Your Own Operation When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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Get the Facts First When Selecting for Energy Optimization

Building Operating Management
Using Interior Strategies To Boost Productivity, Sustainability Initiatives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Bridging the Gap on Maintenance Misconceptions

Building Operating Management
Understanding UPS Offline Design Trend, Redundancy Options

Building Operating Management
Product Information

Building Operating Management
Managing the Acoustics of Open, High-Performance Workplaces

Building Operating Management
Climate Change Drives Need For Resilient Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS and Material Management: Partners in Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Involve Inventory Management Team in CMMS Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Parts and Equipment Warranty Information Belongs in CMMS

Building Operating Management
How Mass Notification Systems Are Used and Their Various Forms

Building Operating Management
Understanding Displacement Ventilation, Underfloor Air Distribution as Alternative HVAC Strategies

Building Operating Management
Understanding Radiant Heating/Cooling and Demand-Control Ventilation as Alternative HVAC Strategies

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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

Building Operating Management
Allowing for Varying Employee Ages, Preferences in Workplace Style

Building Operating Management
Managing Sustainable Design for the Long Term in Workplace Interiors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
No 'Easy' Button for Managers When Gathering, Analyzing Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Turning Data Concepts Into Practice Often Challenging

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With BAS Upgrades, Pay Attention to Infrastructure, Openness

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Sharing Successful Deferred Maintenance Strategies

Building Operating Management
New UPS Options with Compact Designs, Batteries, Cooling Requirements

Building Operating Management
Understanding UPS: Generators, Load Tests, Commissioning, Circuit Breakers

Building Operating Management
5 Criteria to Guide Purchase of UPS

Building Operating Management
How Chiller Plant Optimization Improves Building Performance

Building Operating Management
Managing Transition to Open Workplaces and Drawing from ‘Toolkit’ of Acoustics Products

Building Operating Management
Solving Acoustics With Design, Location, Planning

Building Operating Management
Design, Sustainable Practices Are Natural Fit for High-Performance Workplace

Building Operating Management
NFPA 72, Risk Analysis Also Important with Mass Notification Systems

Building Operating Management
Tips on Mass Notification ‘Designers,’ Limitations, and Testing

Building Operating Management
Kobar Tower Attack Prompted Development of Mass Notification Systems

Building Operating Management
Combining Fire/Life Safety, Emergency Communication Systems for Mass Notification

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

Building Operating Management
High-Performance HVAC Design as Seen in Chicago High Rise

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Maintenance Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

Building Operating Management
Obtaining Primary Data to Help Support Energy Projects

Building Operating Management
Measuring, Verifying, and Reporting Energy Project Results

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BAS Retrocommissioning Is Essential To Maximizing System Potential

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Three Areas to Consider for Greater Resilience

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

Building Operating Management
Understanding Building Resilience in Area-Wide Context, Planning for the Unexpected

Building Operating Management
Smart Budgeting, Good Communication Keep College Renovations Moving Smoothly

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology and the Art of Finding the Right KPIs

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With BAS Upgrades, People Are More Important than Technology

Building Operating Management
Managing Scheduling Concerns During College Renovation

Building Operating Management
Smart Technology Drives High-Performance Buildings, Provides Granular Detail

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University of Utah Adapts Landscape to Climate Conditions

Building Operating Management
Issues of Airflow, Alarms, Siting in Modernizing Labs

Building Operating Management
Issues Involved in Continuous Containment for BSL3s

Building Operating Management
Role of Commissioning, Verification, and Project Team in Lab Modernization

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Issues Link Building Resilience and Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Water Efficiency Is New Focus in High Performance

Building Operating Management
Supporting Business Continuity Through Building Resilience

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Renewable Energy to Power Next Facebook Data Center

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
Most Significant Change of IBC Pertaining to Commercial Interiors

Building Operating Management
2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deteriorates

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Elevator Modernization and Overview of Destination-Based Systems

Building Operating Management
Identifying Levels of Support, Measuring Productivity Loss Help Determine ‘Acceptable Downtime’

Building Operating Management
In Study of Critical Operations, Gap Analysis Examines Operating Time of Redundant Systems

Building Operating Management
3 Steps Identify Critical Facilities' Downtime Risks

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Important Issues in Selecting Critical Facilities Sites

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Using Detailed Site Analysis to Locate Critical Facilities

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Pros and Cons of Retrofitting Elevators for Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers Discuss Water Conservation Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Michael Cowley Column: Prevent Failures by Learning From Them

Building Operating Management
Understanding Whether a ‘Critical Operation’ is Really Critical

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Maintenance Plan for Doors And Hardware Ensures Performance

Building Operating Management
Tips on Modernizing High Containment Labs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges

Building Operating Management
Healthcare Leases: Termination Rights

Building Operating Management
Transition From BAS to BIoT Is Underway

Building Operating Management
To Supervise Property Managers, Crucial Asset Managers Need Communication, Delegation

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New-Generation Roof Coatings Offer Many Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding Product Needs for Roof Coating Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Roof Coating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight on Roof Coating Manufacturers Association

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Big Shifts in Power Pricing

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Break Bad Habits To Improve Building Automation System Performance

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To Get Benefits Of BAS, Overcome Resistance To Change

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Drain-Cleaning to Extend Life of Plumbing and Piping Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning for Drain Cleaning Problems

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To Get The Most Out Of BAS, Don't Skimp On Staffing

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Key Drain Cleaning Equipment to Consider

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

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Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

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Ensuring Proper Installation of Building Automation Systems

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Caesars Palace Upgrades Plumbing and Irrigation Systems to Curtail Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Caesars Palace Targets Largest Paybacks in Water-Conservation Efforts

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Caesars Palace Reduces Water Use Intensity by Almost 20 Percent

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Making the Right Choice with Energy Optimization Products and Services

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Keys to Changing Maintenance Team's Culture

Building Operating Management
Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation System Warning Signs and Potential Solutions

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Green Roofs as Sustainable Design Possibilities

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach To Data Center Fire Safety

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Strive to Seek the Bigger Picture on Big Data

Building Operating Management
Security Audits Build a Baseline of Knowledge

Building Operating Management
Making Elevator Modernization Decisions

Building Operating Management
Successful Critical Facility Commissioning

Building Operating Management
Evaluating Commissioning Agents For Data Centers And Other Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Should A Design Engineering Firm Self-Perform Critical Facility Commissioning?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Field Testing an Important Step in Lighting Upgrade Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Standards Emerge to Monitor Lighting Industry

Building Operating Management
Common Security Vulnerabilities in Facilities

Building Operating Management
Tips on Getting Effective Security Audit

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

Building Operating Management
Mobile Technology, Natural Lighting as High-Performance Tools

Building Operating Management
Sustainable Construction and High-Performance Workplaces

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

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

Building Operating Management
High-Performance HVAC Design Provides Load Variation, Other Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Strategies for Plumbing Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Think Bigger Picture When Planning Plumbing Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons Learned From Plumbing Retrofit

Building Operating Management
More on High-Performance HVAC Design

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Selecting Color Temperature in LED Lighting

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Financial Skills Pay Dividends for Maintenance and Engineering Managers

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Hesitations over Smart Technology and the Promise of More Benefits

Building Operating Management
Chilled Water And Condenser Loop Control Offer Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Building Operating Management
Optimizing Air Handler Operations And Chiller Parasitic Loads

Building Operating Management
Reaping Benefits of Smart-Building Capabilities, Including Digital Credentialing

Building Operating Management
Smart-Building Tools for High-Performance Buildings

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Understand About Ice Dams

Building Operating Management
Vancouver Facility Boosts Water Efficiency with Onsite Wastewater Treatment, Re-use

Building Operating Management
Wastewater Reclamation Gains Ground in Water Efficiency Arena

Building Operating Management
Back-Up Generator Meets Demand for Continuous Availability of Power

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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To Boost Water Efficiency, Learn Existing System, Consider Alternative Sources

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Elevators and Destination Dispatch Technology

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Manufacturer-Provided Fasteners, Anchors Generally Best for Doors, Hardware

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Coatings Considerations For Concrete Surfaces

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sorting Through the Various Types of Concrete Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Avoiding Common Problems With Sealers and Coatings for Concrete Applications

Building Operating Management
Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Maintenance Plan, ‘Walk-Around’ Audits Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Role of Staff, Training, Building Data in Loss of Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Networking, Platform, Mentors Can Boost Women in Facility Management

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AC Motors One Way to Cut Elevators’ Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Career Tips for Women in Facility Management: Don't Overstay; Build Credentials

Building Operating Management
Women in Facility Management: To Grow Careers, Avoid Self-Defeating Attitudes and Take Charge

Building Operating Management
Women in Facility Management: Role of Mentors, Sponsors, Gender-Based Assumptions

Building Operating Management
Core Values, Communication Also Important in Advancing Women in Facility Management

Building Operating Management
Sponsors, Career Strategy Can Help Women in Facility Management

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Methods of Accomplishing System Integration: Old to New

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Ensuring Proper Installation of Building Automation Systems

Building Operating Management
Power Reliability Showcase Products

Building Operating Management
Costs and Risks Involved in Generator Purchase

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Portable Cooling Considerations When In a Crunch

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting a Plan in Place When Portable Cooling Needed

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Weighing Portable Cooling Options: Temporary or Primary?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Temporary or Portable Cooling Systems Work

Building Operating Management
Others Ways for Improving Power Reliability Include ATS, UPS

Building Operating Management
Critical Flooring Issues Include Quality, Installation, Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Find Best Flooring for Your Needs: Rubber, Linoleum, and More

Building Operating Management
Another Ice Dam Option: Snow Melt Systems

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Effective Irrigation Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Best Management Practices for Irrigation Issues

Building Operating Management
Ice Dams: Underlayment and Metal Roofs Can Protect Against Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
When Reporting Figures, Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trends Among Underused Elements of Reporting

Building Operating Management
BACnet Data Access, Commissioning, Maintenance Are Key Tools

Building Operating Management
Ventilated Roofs Can Prevent Ice Dams

Building Operating Management
How BACnet Protocol Offers Efficiency, Ease of Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

Building Operating Management
BACnet Systems Can Trim Total Cost of Ownership

Building Operating Management
Unassigned Private Offices, Workplace Traffic Flow Are Key To Open Office Design

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Handling Emergencies in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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What to Look for in Elevator Contractor

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RGA Headquarters Balances Focus Work With Knowledge-Sharing

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First Steps For Scoping Out Women's Initiatives

Building Operating Management
Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violence

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Two Steps Towards Better Lighting

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Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization

Building Operating Management
Energy Upgrades Overcome Scheduling Challenges, Produce Verified Savings

Building Operating Management
Pilot Programs, Veterans’ Insights Help with Energy Optimization

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New Code Requirement Mandates PV Shut Down Device

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Emergency Evacuation Elevators Require Changed Thinking

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Best Practices for Energy Optimization

Building Operating Management
Focus on Benefits, Product Credibility in Energy Optimization Purchases

Building Operating Management
Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

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Water Watch: County's Projects Deliver Savings

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Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building, Landscape Changes Affect Irrigation System Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart Controllers Help Detect Leaks Earlier, Conserve Water

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Evaluating Existing Elevator System

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System Integration: Challenges In Existing Buildings

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5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Utopia

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Changing Roles: Maintenance and Facility Security

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Brings Facility Knowledge to Security Teams

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Electronic Security Systems Help Maintenance Teams Cover Large Areas

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Post-Installation Considerations for Door Hardware and Security Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
California County Goes Overtime to Keep Plumbing Projects In House

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Retrofit Project Requires Weekend Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Reducing GPF Drops County Restroom Water Use by 35 Percent

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County Considers Better Preventive Maintenance Plan Following Plumbing Retrofit

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Turf Wars, Staffing Complicate Mass Notification Plans

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Spotlight on Elevator Technician and Safety Standards

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Healthcare Leases: Anti-Kickback Statute And Stark Law

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Renovated Space Helps Healthcare Organization With Teaming Efforts

Building Operating Management
9 Questions Probe Weaknesses of BSL3 Labs

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Codes Prescribe for Bio-Safety Design, Agent Transfer

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Dave Lubach: Rethinking the Commitment to Regulatory Compliance Issues

Building Operating Management
Federal Publication Is a Primary Reference for Bio-Safety Standards

Building Operating Management
Safety Questions Arise in High-Risk Labs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Unlocking the Door to Successful Door Security Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Start Specification Process With Thorough Analysis of Facility Entries

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Considerations for Door Hardware Upgrades

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Quality Management Principles Can Help Facility Managers Resolve Complaints

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
Paints Applications: Recipe for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Considerations for Painting Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Completing the Painting Project Puzzle

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System Integration Can Add Functionality In Existing Buildings

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High School Plumbing Retrofit Combats Rising Water Bills

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Solar Panels Add Challenging Dimension to Arizona State Re-Roofing Project

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Specifiers Take Weight Considerations Into Account

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Penetrations Slow Crews During Arizona State Project

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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

Building Operating Management
Other Restroom Decisions Involve Sensors, No-Touch Devices, Lighting, Color

Building Operating Management
Finding Right Restroom Materials Is Key

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Upgraded BAS Sets Stage for Improved Efficiency at University of New Mexico

Building Operating Management
Good Restroom Planning Makes the Most of a Branding Opportunity

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Plumbing Upgrade: Locking Down Savings

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Role of Voice Messages in Mass Notification System

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Making Retrocommissioning a Priority

Building Operating Management
Tenant Build-out And Operating Expense Lease Provisions Can Pose Problems For Landlords

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How to Know When to Modernize an Elevator

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

Building Operating Management
Library Energy Project Replaced Outmoded Systems

Building Operating Management
Centralizing Energy Management in City of Boston Buildings

Building Operating Management
Choosing a Green Cleaning Vendor

Building Operating Management
Collaborative, Open Office Design Will Be Prototype For Law Firm Ballard Spahr

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

Building Operating Management
Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey

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Data Center Salary Survey: More Than 10 MW

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: 2 To 10 MW

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: Less Than 2 MW

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: N After Any Failure

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: N+1 And Concurrently Maintainable

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: N+1

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: No Redundancy (N)

Building Operating Management
Data Center Salary Survey: Market Background

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Improving Indoor Air Quality Can Lead to Improved Productivity

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Resources for Fire Safety in Green Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Western Michigan University Relamping Team Brings Efficiency to Maintenance Department

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Relamping Team Cleans up University's Lighting Clutter

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Success of Lighting Team Leads to Program Expansion

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Takes Another Step to Improving Lighting Efficiency

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Plumbing Retrofit in Detention Center Captures Savings

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Impact of KPIs on Measuring Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
As CMMS collect and store more maintenance data, managers discuss strategies for using them to increase productivity and efficiency

Building Operating Management
Dealing with Hot Spots in Data Centers

Building Operating Management
CFD Poses Issues of In-House Training, Software Purchases

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Environmental Issues Dominate Regulatory Compliance Concerns

Building Operating Management
CFD’s 3-D Detail Can Help Avoid Stranded Capacity

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Seven Tips To Make Building Renovations a Sucess

Building Operating Management
CFD Modeling Can Help Maximize Data Center Capacity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Florida County Uses Maintenance Department as an Environmental Steward

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Small Restroom Retrofit Produces Big Savings in Sheriff's Administration Building

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Innovative Irrigation Project Produces Big Savings at Agricultural Center

Building Operating Management
Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

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Energy Information Technology, Staff, Bring HVAC Savings

Building Operating Management
More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educators

Building Operating Management
How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Tools

Building Operating Management
Problems in Specs, Performance, Can Hurt HVAC Project

Building Operating Management
Why HVAC Projects Go Well — or Poorly

Building Operating Management
HVAC Projects in Existing Facilities: Strategies to Smooth the Way

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Intelligent Buildings Offer Green, Smart Grid Benefits

Building Operating Management
Additional Strategies to Head Off Problems with HVAC Projects

Building Operating Management
Survey Suggests Many BAS Could Be Vulnerable To Hackers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Common Aerial Lift Mistakes to Avoid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specification Strategies for Aerial Work Platforms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Review Specification Strategies Before Renting or Buying Aerial Lift Equipment

Building Operating Management
BAS Cybersecurity Steps: Firewalls, Isolation, Patches

Building Operating Management
Cybersecurity Measures To Protect The BAS/BMS

Building Operating Management
Why Building Management Systems Are At Risk Of Cyberattack

Building Operating Management
Ebola Scare Underscores Importance of Waste Management, Disposal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Time

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success

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Who Will Be Affected By Pending Legionella Standard

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Basic Requirements for Compliance in ASHRAE Legionella Standard

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Risk Assessment, Rules, Cleaning Practices Play Crucial Role

Building Operating Management
Infection Control Is High Priority for Healthcare Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Beyond PUE: The Big Picture Of Data Center Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
To Drive Data Center Efficiency, eBay Combined Facilities And IT Departments

Building Operating Management
Assessing If (And If So, Where) Installing EV Chargers Is a Good Idea

Building Operating Management
EV-Related Innovations in Technology, Regulations, and Incentives

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USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Deadline

Building Operating Management
New Commercial Building Job Titles Emphasize Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Preparing the Facility Workforce for Zero Net Energy

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What We Can Learn From LEED's Critics

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Challenge: Facility Workforce Development

Building Operating Management
Product Showcase: Water Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Treatment and Popularity of Re-Using Onsite Water

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero, Re-Use Approaches Address Looming Water Problems

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

Building Operating Management
On-Site Water Can Lead To Goal of Net-Zero Water

Building Operating Management
Rules of Thumb to Guide 5-Year Capital Plan

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Tie Capital Decisions To How Building Has Evolved

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Get All Stakeholders Involved in Risk Assessments

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What Facility Managers Should Know About Their Elevators

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Use Three Steps To Build Long-Term Capital Plan

Building Operating Management
5-Year Plan Delivers Energy Savings, Stable ROI

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Designing Robust Site-Specific O&M Manual

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Energy Data Brings HVAC Savings

Building Operating Management
Reliable Facility Data Essential To Predictive Operations

Building Operating Management
Using Facility Data To Drive Down Costs

Building Operating Management
Using Energy, Portfolio Data To Reduce Facility Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Critical Questions When Specifying Power Tools

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ergonomic Concerns Among Power Tool Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Desire Durability When Specifying Power Tools

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Safety, Environmental Concerns When Specifying Power Tools

Building Operating Management
Hackers Pose Threat To Building Automation Systems

Building Operating Management
Retrofitting Elevators for Energy Efficiency: Pros and Cons

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Improving Productivity: Measure What Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Impact of KPIs on Measuring Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps to Executing Increased Productivity Plan

Building Operating Management
How To Reduce Elevators' Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Common Glazing Mistakes

Building Operating Management
More Glazing Choices, And Using Metrics To Assess Them

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Irrigation Systems: Focus on Controllers

Building Operating Management
Glazing Options Can Manage Heat Gain, Harness Daylight

Building Operating Management
With Arc Flash, Data Center ‘Culture Problems’ Can Add To Hazards

Building Operating Management
Some Data Center Personnel Lack Needed Electrical Background For Arc Flash Safety

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Arc Flash Safety Advice For The Data Center

Building Operating Management
Benefits and Potential Problems with Day Cleaning

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System Integration Can Add Functionality In Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
The Intersection of Day Cleaning and Green Cleaning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons in Labor: Data Helps Alaska School District Manager Make Tough Cuts

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Plumbing Retrofits: Spotlighting on Savings

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Do In-Depth Evaluation to Plan Mass Notification System

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Follow Safety Code for Elevator Maintenance and Keep It Handy

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Robust operations and maintenance practices include site-specific manuals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Honoring the 2014 FMD Achievement Award Winners

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Making the Case for Plumbing Retrofits

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A Closer Look at Roof Coatings Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Waste Issues to Consider When Tearing off a Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings Extend Life of Roof, Components

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Considerations With Roof Coatings

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Irrigation Systems: Looking for Trouble

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Balancing In-House With Outsourced Facilities Services

Building Operating Management
Wireless Best Practices Start With Correct Installation And Commissioning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Data Not Always the Correct Data to Determine KPIs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
After Finding the Right KPIs, Take Advantage of the Information

Building Operating Management
Wireless Saves Labor Costs But Raises Security And Reliability Issues

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Empowering Facility Occupants to Respond in Emergencies

Building Operating Management
Popularity And Benefits Of Wireless Systems And Sensors Are Growing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
$188 Million Boiler Replacement Project Keeps University of Wisconsin Warm

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Upgrading University of Wisconsin Boilers for Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Wisconsin Utility Plant Staff Faces Challenges Learning New System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Wireless Lighting Controls Market by Market

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Classrooms Not Always Great Fit for Wireless Lighting Control Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Healthcare Facility Concerns When Using Wireless Lighting Controls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Six Specification Steps: Selecting a Wireless Lighting System

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Ignoring "Frivolous" Complaints Won't Make Problems Go Away For Facility Managers

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Three Steps Are Key To System Integration In Existing Buildings

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HVAC Strategies for the Transition From Fall to Winter

Building Operating Management
How To Prepare HVAC Systems For Higher Demand

Building Operating Management
Emergency Response And Operations Facilities: Focus Design On Users

Building Operating Management
Critical-Equipment-Room Planning In PSAP/Command Centers

Building Operating Management
Flat-Panel Display Issues In PSAP/Command Centers

Building Operating Management
Target User Needs In Planning Essential Facilities

Building Operating Management
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Near-Field Communication Offer Advantages For Facility Managers

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What Is The Internet of Things?

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Multitude Of Options Available For Mass Notification System

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Heavy Maintenance Load: U.S. Has 900,000 Elevators

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making the Case for Plumbing Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Low-Flow Urinals, Toilets and Sinks Reduce Domestic Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Reducing Landscape Irrigation Water Use

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Force of Habit Can Impact Effective Building Evacuation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons in Leadership: Putting People First

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Concentrate on Continued Department Improvement

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Better Maintenance Organization Improves Efficiency, Effectiveness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Michigan Hospital Enhances Sustainability Efforts With Vegetative Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Helping a Green Roof Reach Peak Performance Levels

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons Learned from Green Roof Process at Michigan Hospital

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Green Roofs and Maintenance Challenges

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Three Not-So-Good Reasons That Facility Managers Ignore Complaints

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System Integration: New Construction And Existing Buildings

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New Hotel Still Offers Water-Saving Opportunities

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Consider These Passive Or Energy-Efficient Active HVAC Systems

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Waste Heat Recovery And Renewable Energy

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
Temporary Generators, PPAs, Bring Electric Bill Complications After Hurricane

Building Operating Management
How To Handle A Utility Billing Dispute

Building Operating Management
Historic Preservation Meets Green Design At National Academy Of Science

Building Operating Management
With BIM, Historic Landmark Gets Sustainable Renovation

Building Operating Management
Intriguing Ways FMs Are Shaping Interiors For Occupant Health

Building Operating Management

Building Operating Management
Focus On A Coating’s Overall Quality As Well As Specific Features

Building Operating Management
Turn Building Occupants Into Allies For Emergency Response

Building Operating Management
How Floor Wardens Aid In Emergency Evacuations

Building Operating Management
Crisis Coordinators Play Role In Emergencies, Including Aiding Evacuation Of People With Disabilities

Building Operating Management
Tips For Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills

Building Operating Management
Product Showcase: Fire/Life Safety

Building Operating Management
Third-Party Green Certifications Still a Critical Part of Product Selection

Building Operating Management
Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications

Building Operating Management
Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systems

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers offer their insights on the benefits of technicians earning certifications and credentials

Building Operating Management
Out Of Data Center Cooling Capacity? Take A Closer Look At Airflow

Building Operating Management
Weigh Risks And Alternatives Before Increasing Data Center Cooling Capacity

Building Operating Management
Winterizing The Roof: Best Practices

Building Operating Management
Your Roof: What To Do Before Winter

Building Operating Management
Snow, Ice, Cold Can Damage Roof Shingles, Membranes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Center Upgrades for Reliability and Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Redundancy Ensures Data Center System Availability if Components Fail

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Adaptability Important to Efficient Data Center Operation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Controlling Condensation, Temperature Important to Protect Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Remote Access Helps Managers' Ability to Control Data Center Systems

Building Operating Management
Innovative Products: Paints/Coatings

Building Operating Management
GM's FM Coach: Mari Kay Scott

Building Operating Management
Achieving Economic Efficiencies At General Motors Facilities

Building Operating Management
Toolkit Of Leadership Skills For Facilities Managers

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How To Successfully Commission

Building Operating Management
Survey: 2015 Facility Capital And Operating Budget Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Open Only 6 Years, San Francisco Hotel Finds Major Water Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
San Francisco Hotel's LEED Efforts Focus on Reducing Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hotel Balances Guest Comfort, Water-Saving Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chemical-Free Cooling Tower Solution Helps Reduce HVAC System's Water Use

Building Operating Management
Taking The First Steps Toward Intelligent Buildings

Building Operating Management
How Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Can Help Facility Managers Save Money

Building Operating Management
Understanding Energy Benchmarking Ordinances

Building Operating Management
Strategies To Reduce Operating Costs Using Energy Benchmarks

Building Operating Management
Energy Benchmarking Is First Step To Savings For Chicago High Rise

Building Operating Management
New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Data Dilemma — Who Controls Your Department

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Handling "Frivolous" Complaints Is A Fine Art For Facility Managers

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Benefits Of System Integration In Existing Buildings

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

Building Operating Management
Design Challenges For Variable Primary Flow Chilled Water Pumping

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Stewardship, Facilities, and the Role of Maintenance

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Irrigation System Maintenance Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Patchwork Repairs Often Result in Increased HVAC Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Maintenance Key to HVAC Savings

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Questions to Ask a Roof Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation Systems: Maintaining for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Is it Time to Repair or Replace Irrigation System?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Rise of Net-Zero Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Defining the Net Zero Concept

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Establishing a Plan for Net-Zero Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Ensuring Performance and Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coating Specifications: One Size Does not Fit All

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Application Concerns When Applying Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Matters and Roof Coatings

Building Operating Management
Resilient Roof Systems Can Be Designed To Handle Higher Wind Speeds Than Codes Require

Building Operating Management
Daylighting, Energy Production Are Among Energy Possibilities Of Resilient Roofs

Building Operating Management
Go Beyond Minimum Requirements To Keep A Roof Resilent

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Energy Modeling: What Happens When You Make Bad Assumptions?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Managers Need to Embrace New Ideas and Technology

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Water Conservation: An Audit You'll Like

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maryland School District Streamlines Lighting Systems for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Streamlighting Lighting Inventory one Goal of K-12 Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In-House Crews, Contractors Split School District Lighting System Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
School District Building Engineers Provide Significant Input on Lighting Projects

Building Operating Management
Developing, Validating Emergency Operational Procedures Reduces Risk In Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Develop Site-Specific Emergency Operating Procedures For Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Training Helps Mitigate Risk During Critical Facilities Failures

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Insurance Company Targets Plumbing, Irrigation and HVAC Systems to Curtail Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Insurance Company Lays Groundwork for 10-Year Sustainability Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Company's Water Conservation Projects Expand as Support Grows

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrofit Projects Bring Financial Hurdles for Insurance Company

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Complaints To Facility Managers May Mask Hidden Issues

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Wireless Options For Building Automation

Building Operating Management
Internet of Things Can Enable Smart Facility Environmental Controls

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How Do You Manage Big Data?

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Decommissioned Data Centers: What's Next?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Third Roof is a Charm for University of Northern Iowa

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Faces Major Roofing Decision After Storm

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Maintenance: Shifting a Department's Focus Pays Big Dividends

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing New Technology Boosts Performance, Morale

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Submetering: Gathering Data, Uncovering Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recruiting Strategies: Finding and Keeping Top Talent

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Where Maintenance Managers Find Qualified Help

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finding Qualified Candidates Sometimes Presents Major Challenge

Building Operating Management
Options Abound For Facility Managers Exploring Mass Notification Systems

Building Operating Management
Multiple Layers Help Colleges, Universities Maximize Effectiveness Of Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
Voice Messages Are Important Consideration In Mass Notification Planning

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
BACnet Data Fuels Success With Analytics

Building Operating Management
Analytics Options Are As Varied As Buildings

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Must Truly Understand BACnet To Maximize Its Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS, Saving and the Rise of Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Helps Analyze Increasing Amount of Data

Building Operating Management
How To Hire A Good Roofing Contractor

Building Operating Management
Whether Bigger Or Smaller, Roofing Firms Have Advantages, Disadvantages

Building Operating Management
Due Diligence Can Help Ensure Roofing Contractor Is The Right Choice

Building Operating Management
Ask Potential Roofing Contractors About Training, References

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Facility Managers Have To Know Where To Draw The Line About Complaints

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Wireless Considerations For Building Automation: Interference

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Restroom: Aesthetics Among Retrofit Goals

Building Operating Management
Intriguing BAS Innovations FMs Should Have On Their Radar

Building Operating Management
Options for Occupant Communications Improve, But Message Clarity is Critical

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submeters Emerge as Effective Water-Conservation Devices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Low-Flow Fixtures Offer Simple way to Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Savings Strategies to Save Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor Technology and its Role in Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Services

Building Operating Management
Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

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Fire Code Changes Informed By Outside Factors

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Troubleshoot IAQ Issues With EPA Guide to Moisture Management

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Fire Code Clarifications NFPA 72

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Temperature Complaints May Not Be Frivolous

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GSA’s Approach To Intelligent Buildings Combines Technology, People

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Less Paper, Big Benefits for Data Collection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Floor Coatings for Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete and Masonry Issues with Floor Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recommended Coatings for Tile and Wood Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Construction Considerations when Coating Floors

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Staff Training, Maintenance Schedule Help Keep UPS Running

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings Aim To Protect And Repair Roofs, Not Replace Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Existing Conditions May Diminish Roof Coating's Effectiveness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Success of Roof Coating Relies on Proper Adhesion

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beware Potential Roof Coating Application Problems

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
Grounds Care Equipment Comes of Age

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Effects of Sustainability Felt in Grounds Departments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Seek Durability, Versatility when Specifying Grounds Equipment

Building Operating Management
How To Maximize Your Water Efficiency Efforts

Building Operating Management
Electronic Faucets, Aerators Can Help Meet Water Efficiency Goals

Building Operating Management
Lower-Flush Fixtures Can Save Water, But Be Aware Of Infrastructure Challenges

Building Operating Management
Water Efficiency Requires Occupant Cooperation, Change Of Habits

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Three Common Boiler Safety Devices

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Prison Plumbing Retrofit Captures Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Richmond Makes Smooth Adjustment to Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security Concerns Loom Large in University's Conversion to Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technicians Play Important Role in CMMS Testing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Maximizes Benefits of Mobile CMMS

Building Operating Management
System Integration Can Help Meet Green, Energy Efficiency Goals

Building Operating Management
Integrated Systems Can Help Maximize Demand Response Savings

Building Operating Management
Controlling Water Consumption Is One Benefit Of Integrated Systems

Building Operating Management
Systems Integration Can Streamline Energy Management, Facilities Management

Building Operating Management
Occupant Engagement, Proper Operation Help Meet Sustainable Operations Goals

Building Operating Management
Success Of Sustainability Initiatives Often Hinges On Reaching The Right People

Building Operating Management
Engage Facility Staff To Help Ensure Sustainable Operations

Building Operating Management
Human Behavior Can Make It Hard To Find Best Way To Encourage Sustainable Behavior

Building Operating Management
Energy Benefits of Green Roofs

Building Operating Management
Green Roofs Incentives and Rebates

Building Operating Management
Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

Building Operating Management
Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

Building Operating Management
Data Center Assessment Can Prevent Downtime By Identifying Weak Spots In Design, Equipment, And Operations

Building Operating Management
Look For Critical Facilities Design Experience, Knowledge When Choosing A Data Center Assessment Team

Building Operating Management
Primary Objective Of Data Center Assessment Is To Identify Previously Unknown Risks

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Water Audit: Create a Fixture Inventory

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With Training, Safety is Always First

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Retrofit in California Detention Center Captures Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Retrofit Cuts Water Use by Half at Detention Center

Building Operating Management
Plan For Entire Life Cycle When Developing A New Data Center

Building Operating Management
Colocation, Managed Hosting Are Alternatives To Owning A Data Center

Building Operating Management
Focus On Data Center Life Cycle Can Help Shape Infrastructure Planning, Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Retrofits Do More Than Save Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Low-Flow Fixtures Impact Water Use Totals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sensored Plumbing Products Reduce Restroom Touchpoints

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Aesthetically Pleasing: A Rising Restroom Trend

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cost, Maintenance Factors to Consider in Plumbing Retrofits

Building Operating Management
Key Terms To Know When Choosing Floorcoverings

Building Operating Management
Gauge, Twist, Resiliency Are All Key Carpet Terms

Building Operating Management
Hard Floorcovering Materials Include Stone, Ceramic and Wood

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Savings from the Grounds Up

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Study Links Ventilation Type to Bacteria Present

Building Operating Management
Pros And Cons Of Green Building Rating Systems

Building Operating Management
Certified Energy Manager Credential Is One Option For Energy-Focused Professional Sustainability Certification

Building Operating Management
Green Globes, Energy Star, BOMA 360, Living Building Challenge Offer Different Benefits For Different Buildings

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: Education @USGBC To Teach Green Building Best Practices

Building Operating Management
Lesson Learned: When Security Patrols Stopped, Abandoned School Was Quickly Gutted

Building Operating Management
Abandoned Schools Offer Opportunity For Reuse

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers discuss their successes and challenges when tapping into technology

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Half of Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air

Building Operating Management
Closed Schools Create Challenges For Districts

Building Operating Management
Closing A School May Seem Like Solving A Problem, But Further Issues Exist

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Inspections: Preventing Long-Term Trouble

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Before-and-After Photographs Important for Roof Inspections

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds and Equipment Preparation for Winter Often Begins in Summer

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing Turf, Plants and Trees for Cold-Weather Conditions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Include Crew Preparation in Fall, Winter Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

Building Operating Management
Plumbing Codes, Technologies, And Rating Systems Are Driving Water Efficiency In Restrooms

Building Operating Management
Water Codes And Standards Continue To Tighten Water Usage Limits

Building Operating Management
Measurement, Benchmarking Of Water Use Can Help Drive Efficiency

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Facility Managers Can Educate Tenants To Reduce Complaints

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How Intelligent Buildings Bring Benefits To GSA

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University of San Diego Successfully Implements Mobile CMMS

Building Operating Management
As Google Grows, It's Up To Joe Kava To Ensure Data Centers Keep Pace

Building Operating Management
To Keep Up With Demand For Data Centers, Google Focuses On Policies, Procedures

Building Operating Management
Custom-built Servers, Onboard Batteries Help Google Meet Its IT Energy Efficiency Goals

Building Operating Management
Google Shares Data Center Energy Efficiency Information To Help Push Industry Change

Building Operating Management
Customized Training Helps Google Data Center Employees Get Up To Speed

Building Operating Management
Getting Back On Energy Budget After a Rough Winter

Building Operating Management
Five Low-Cost Steps To Reduce Hot Spots In A Data Center

Building Operating Management
Problem: Adding Servers Without Concern For Cooling

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Commission, Test UPS To Ensure Proper Operation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Retrofits: Certification for Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
AHRI Certification Benefits for HVAC Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Quantifying Savings When Specifying HVAC Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight: AHRI Portable Cooling Certification Program

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Is LEED Broken?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Aerial Lifts: Rising to the Challenge

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renting vs. Buying Aerial Work Platforms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training, Maintenance Important in Aerial Work Platform Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Basics of Successful Aerial Work Platform Specification

Building Operating Management
Demand Side Management Helps Cut Energy Consumption, Costs

Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning Is Often Overlooked Way To Manage Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Keep Big Picture In Mind To Ease Challenges Of BAS Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Front-End Interface Is Building Block Of Successful BAS Upgrade

Building Operating Management
Maintenance, Commissioning Keep BAS Going Strong

Building Operating Management
Energy Master Plan Can Help Manage Costs On Demand Side, Supply Side

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Evolving Strategies and Metrics for Data Center Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trouble Spots for Data Center Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keeping an Eye on Data Center Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Preventive Maintenance Helps Keep Elevator Costs Downs, Prevents Premature Modernization

Building Operating Management
Preventive Maintenance For Elevators Must Include Motor, Brakes, Drive

Building Operating Management
Destination Dispatch, Closed-Loop Door Systems, Machine-room-less Elevators Are Driving Vertical Transportation Trends

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Stepping Through the Door to Opportunity

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Facility Managers Should Tackle Complaints Head-On

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Saving from Vigilance on Water Conservation

Building Operating Management
Pay Close Attention To Emergency Preparedness Plan When Specifying Fire/Life Safety Technology

Building Operating Management
Assess Current Technology, Expected Future Needs To Develop Good Fire/Life Safety Technology Plan

Building Operating Management
How Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Patient Satisfaction

Building Operating Management
New York Presbyterian's FACE Program Is Designed To Upgrade Facilities, Increase Patient Satisfaction

Building Operating Management
Coordinate Interior Enhancement Program With Interior Guidelines To Maximize Patient Satisfaction Benefit

Building Operating Management
External Aspects Of Healthcare Facilities Play Big Role In First Impression

Building Operating Management
Parking Garage Experience Often Sets Patients' First Impression Of Healthcare Facilities

Building Operating Management
How Rainwater From Roof Is Captured, Reused By Leon County Sustainable Demonstration Building

Building Operating Management
How To Determine How Water Is Used, and How Water Is Being Wasted

Building Operating Management
Less Obvious Systems To Consider in Pursuing Water Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero Water: Is It Realistic?

Building Operating Management
Barriers To Water Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

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Meters Offer Greater Opportunities For Energy Efficiency

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Site-Specific Data Center Commissioning Can Avoid Issues

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Airports' Savings Take Off After Plumbing Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Which Energy Audit is Right for Your Facility?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Examining Energy Audits at Ground Level

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Level II Energy Audit Provides Detailed Building Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focusing Energy Audits on Capital-Intensive Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Equipment: Versatility Through Attachments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Matching Aerator Attachments to Turf Areas

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Specifying Spreader Attachments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Harnessing the Power of Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Analyzing Facilities' Energy Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Rethinking Management Priorities

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

Building Operating Management
Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Staples Buying Into LED Lighting

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Taking Time for Testing Products

Building Operating Management
Taking A Systems View Of HVAC Upgrades Can Lead To Bigger Benefits

Building Operating Management
Refrigerant, Water, Air Leaks Can All Lead To HVAC Problems

Building Operating Management
Economizers, Heat Recovery Can Help Reduce Demands On HVAC Systems

Building Operating Management
How Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Used An HVAC Systems Approach To Upgrade

Building Operating Management
Capitol Records Building Upgrade Solves HVAC Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

Building Operating Management
Standby Generators Require Regular Testing, Maintenance, Exercising, And Inspection

Building Operating Management
Keys To Backup Power System Success: Features, Flexibility, And Redundancy

Building Operating Management
Exercise Standby Generators To Keep Them In Fighting Shape

Building Operating Management
Preventive Maintenance Is Critical To Dependable Standby Generators

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What Is An Intelligent Building?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LED Lighting Provides Maintenance Benefits for Staples

Facility Maintenance Decisions
More LED Lighting Projects on Horizon for Staples

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How do waterless urinals work?

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Dilute, Filter and Separate for Good IAQ

Building Operating Management
Consider Whether Design is Still Sensible During Retrocommissioning

Building Operating Management
Clearly Defined Objectives Help Make Emergency Preparedness Drills More Effective

Building Operating Management
Testing Communication With Building Staff, First Responders Is Critical Part Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

Building Operating Management
Information Gathering Is Major Benefit Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

Building Operating Management
Drills Help Facility Managers, First Responders Develop Better Emergency Preparedness Plans

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How To Successfully Commission

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

Building Operating Management
Centercore Design Delivers Complete Data Center In Each Module

Building Operating Management
UPS's Key Role In Data Centers Demands Close Attention To Preventing Problems

Building Operating Management
UPS Design Concerns: Cooling, Surge Protection, Maintenance and Batteries

Building Operating Management
Commission UPS Before Operations Begin To Ensure Performance Meets Expectations

Building Operating Management
Tips For Operating UPS In Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spring Forward: Essential Steps for Warm-Weather Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inspect Grounds Equipment, Irrigation Systems for Signs of Winter Damage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Five KPIs Every Manager Should Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Measure key performance indicators that matter

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers In Health Care And Education Discuss CMMS Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering: Taking Control of Power

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering Helps Managers Identify Savings Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Verifying Accomplishments Tough in Energy-Conservation Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Picking Candidates for Submetering

Building Operating Management
Newest Version Of LEED-EBOM Is Designed To Drive Better Building Performance

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operations

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Certification Hinges On Three Areas: Energy Star, ASHRAE 62 and Water Use

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Focuses On Continuously Improving Performance

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Ensuring Adequate UPS Redundancy

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Minimizing Water Waste, Maximizing Savings

Building Operating Management
How To Get The Most From Your Roofing Budget: Repair, Replace or Re-Cover?

Building Operating Management
Recoating Could Extend Roof's Life, But Moisture Survey Is Necessary Step

Building Operating Management
Replacing, Re-covering Roof Are Both Valid Options, But Know What Code Requires

Building Operating Management
Replacing Roof Offers Wider Choice Of Systems, Chance To Inspect Deck

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Benefits: Automation Sets the Stage for Savings, Efficiency

Building Operating Management
With In-house Data Center, Heat Recovery Is Efficient Solution

Building Operating Management
How To Prepare Data Centers for Extreme Weather

Building Operating Management
Ensuring Data Centers Stay Online During Extreme Weather

Building Operating Management
Outside Factors Influence Planning For Data Center Emergencies

Building Operating Management
Preparing Data Centers for Extreme Cold or Extreme Heat

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Minutes With Podcast: HVAC Retrofits Save Colorado City $400,000

Building Operating Management
Why Environmental Product Declarations Are Important for Green Buildings

Building Operating Management
How EPDs Are Created, What They Include, and Why They’re Useful

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Developing a Fire Protection Plan for Data Centers

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Plumbing Retrofits: Testing for Success

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ASHRAE Clarifies 62.1 in 2013 Edition

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Multiple Halon Alternatives Exist for Fire Suppression

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Minimize Fire Protection Costs Through Design

Building Operating Management
Proper BAS Installation, Operation Are Keys To Reaching System's Potential

Building Operating Management
Operator Training, Adequate Staffing Levels Help Reach Full Potential Of BAS

Building Operating Management
To Maximize BAS Benefits, Focus On Overcoming Resistance To Change, Bad Habits

Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning Keeps BAS Working At Peak Efficiency

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Energy Modeling: What Happens When You Make Bad Assumptions?

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How To Minimize HVAC Energy Used For Cooling

Building Operating Management
Relationship-based Educational Design Turns Classrooms Into Instructional Tools

Building Operating Management
Focus On Needs Of Students To Design Effective Classroom Spaces

Building Operating Management
Showing Students, Faculty Respect Is Important Aspect Of Relationship-based Educational Design

Building Operating Management
Color Does Not Have To Be A Challenge In Educational Design

Building Operating Management
Common Problems With Data Center Commissioning

Building Operating Management
Site-Specific, Customized Data Center Commissioning

Building Operating Management
Air-Flow Management, Economizer Use And Understanding PUE Can Help Improve Data Center Efficiency

Building Operating Management
How To Ensure High-Performance Buildings Have High-Performance Operations

Building Operating Management
BOMI's High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations

Building Operating Management
LEED in Motion Reports Help Support Case For Sustainability

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What Can We Learn From LEEDs Critics?

Building Operating Management
Defining Environmental Product Declaration

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings Offers Unique Challenges

Building Operating Management
Noise Control Principles For HVAC Design

Building Operating Management
To Improve HVAC Acoustics, Isolate Mechanical Equipment Vibration

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Plan Re-Coating Schedule to Help Maintain Roof

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Water Conservation: Use Utility Bills to Establish Baseline

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Water Conservation: Identifying Targets

Building Operating Management
M&V Done Right: Tips For Measuring And Reporting Energy Efficiency Results

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

Building Operating Management
Tripling Down On The Bottom Line: Facility Management Strategies

Building Operating Management
Triple Bottom Line: Facility Managers Are Positioned To Lead Efforts

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Build Bridges To Achieve Sustainability Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Touchless Products Enhance Restroom Comfort, Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Durability, Sustainability Important Factors in Restroom Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Consider ADA Guidelines in Restroom Retrofits

Building Operating Management
Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

Building Operating Management
Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

Building Operating Management
Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Organized MRO Storerooms Improve Productivity, Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proper Inventory Management Procedures Produce Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Standards for Handling MRO Storeroom Parts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security and Accountability in MRO Parts Storerooms

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Water Woes: Locating the Sources of Waste

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Restroom Retrofits Generate Savings for Atlanta Airport

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Snow and Ice Management: Focus on Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental Success: Read the Contract

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Delivery and Installation Considerations for Rental Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Terms of Payment Common Issue in Rental Contracts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hours of Operation Important for Pricing Rental Equipment

Building Operating Management
Beginning on the Path To Energy Star Certification

Building Operating Management
Strategies for Continued Energy Efficient Performance

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Helps Engage School Staffs, Provides National Recognition

Building Operating Management
A Comprehensive Approach To Data Center Fire Safety

Building Operating Management
Evaluating Fire Detection Options For Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Data Center Fire Suppression Systems: What Facility Managers Should Consider

Building Operating Management
Data Center Fire Protection: Containment and Commissioning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Closer Look Online Exclusive: The University of Minnesota's Lighting Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits at University of Minnesota Deliver Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Parking Structures Frequent Target of LED Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stairwells, Hallways Other Sources of LED Installations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Benefits and Challenges Presented by LED Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Minutes With Podcast: How University of Alabama at Birmingham Saved Millions of Gallons of Water

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Optimize Heating And Cooling Source Equipment To Increase HVAC Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Deferred Maintenance — The Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Delivering Efficiency and Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Consider Demand-Response Impact on Operations Before Participating

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Health Care Facilities Present Demand Response Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing Hurdles Presented by Demand Response

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Demand-Response Resources

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How Vegetative Roofs Extend Service Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Undetected Irrigation Issues Result In Significant Water Waste

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Winterize Irrigation Systems in Colder Climates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Irrigation Audit Guidelines

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding New Technology: Tankless Water Heaters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Number of Different Tankless Water Heating Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Operation Considerations With Tankless Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Tankless Water Heater Specification and Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Sustainability Efforts

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Custom Design For Emergency Communication Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beyond First Cost: Smart Specification of Paints and Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Standards for Paints and Coatings Perform Important Roles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savvy Specification Results in Higher ROI

Building Operating Management
What To Know About Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle, And Chimney Data Center Containment Strategies

Building Operating Management
The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle Containment Strategies

Building Operating Management
How Chimney Containment Can Help Manage Temperatures In Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Four Factors To Consider When Developing A Data Center Containment Strategy

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Improve The Efficiency Of The Heating And Cooling Distribution System

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Pay Close Attention To Staffing Challenges In Critical Facilities

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How General Motors maintenance manager identifies, prioritizes hundreds of projects

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Why Green Schools Are Important For Students and Teachers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Strategies for Irrigation Systems

Building Operating Management
UC Merced Earns 11th LEED Certification, 2nd Platinum

Building Operating Management
How Natural Lighting Affects Lighting Choices

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US Carbon Emissions Declining

Building Operating Management
Roof Coatings Can Protect Environment, Help Maintain Operating And Capital Budgets

Building Operating Management
Solvent-based, Water-based Roof Coatings Have Pros And Cons

Building Operating Management
Plan Re-Coating Schedule To Help Maintain Roof

Building Operating Management
New Developments Make Metal Roof And Wall Systems More Versatile Options

Building Operating Management
Metal Wall Systems Are Becoming More Acceptable Option

Building Operating Management
Metal Roofs Are Natural Partner For Solar Power Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Personnel Management Challenges and Successes

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Code Guidelines on Mass Notification Available, Not Required

Building Operating Management
How To Select The Right Commercial Flooring Product

Building Operating Management
Budget Carefully For Flooring Installation And Maintenance, But Consider More Than Price

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Flooring

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How To Limit Human Error In Critical Facilities

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Use Economizers To Reduce HVAC Energy Use

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
Boilers and Water Heaters: Post-Installation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters Go Beyond Basic Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters Require Regular Checkups

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Searching for Right Answers When Crisis Management Required

Building Operating Management
How Facility Managers Can Integrate Systems In Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
Three Steps To Successfully Integrating Systems In Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
How To Overcome Challenges Of Integrating Systems In Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
Multiple Approaches To Integrating Systems In Existing Buildings

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When a Roof Straddles The Repair/Replace Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Retrofit Saves Atlanta Airport Millions in Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Record Georgia Drought Triggers Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Installation Test Produces Results During Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Retrofit Opens Other Energy Conservation Doors at Atlanta Airport

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School District

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Leon County, Fla.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State University

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Management: Lee Cty. Port Authority/SW Fla. International Airport

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) University

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personnel Management: University of Michigan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Facility Maintenance Decisions
All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Changes Are Focused On Performance

Building Operating Management
Managing Building Operations And Improving Energy Efficiency Are Key Components Of LEED v4

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Has Indoor and Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification

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What LEED Says About Alternative Transportation

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Outsourcing Benefits Require Targeted Application

Building Operating Management
Innovative Products: Security

Building Operating Management
Survey: The Effects Of Hurricane Sandy On Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Data Centers: Surviving Hurricane Sandy

Building Operating Management
How Tougher Energy Efficiency Standards Will Affect Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Tighter Energy Codes Are Applying To Smaller Buildings, Building Systems

Building Operating Management
Steps To Take To Be Compliant With ASHRAE 90.1-2010

Building Operating Management
What You Need To Know About The ASHRAE 90.1 Standard Process

Building Operating Management
At the University of Alabama, New Laboratories Are Designed For Collaboration

Building Operating Management
Most Impactful Changes in LEED v4

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM's Performance and Establishment Requirements

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Fire Alarm Systems Requirements For Use In Emergency Communications

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LEED In Motion: Where Are the LEED-O+M APs?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Exploring the Benefits of System Energy Audits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Diving Into Data Generated from Energy Audits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Getting the Most out of Energy Audit Results

Building Operating Management
Innovative Products: Lighting

Building Operating Management
Consistent Elevator Maintenance Is Critical To Uninterrupted Operation

Building Operating Management
Specify What Elevator Maintenance Contract Does And Does Not Cover, Consider Safety Codes When Planning Elevator Maintenance

Building Operating Management
How To Know When It's Time To Modernize Elevators

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Elevators

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Shop Bulletin Board Smart Place to Plant Seeds for Management Support

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Boiler and Water Heating Training Program

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In Boilers, Retrocommissioning Can Address Energy Inefficiency

Building Operating Management
Facility Condition Index, Other Metrics, Improve Asset Management at National Park Service

Building Operating Management
National Park Service's Asset Priority Index Helps Guide Maintenance, Operations

Building Operating Management
Standardized Current Replacement Value Calculations Make Facility Condition Index More Effective

Building Operating Management
Diverse National Park Service Portfolio Complicates Facility And Maintenance Decisions

Building Operating Management
Prioritization System Helps National Park Service Manage Assets, Maintenance and Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Who's on Your Sustainability Team?

Building Operating Management
FM Pulse: Despite Challenges, Job Satisfaction Stays High For Facilities Managers

Building Operating Management
Tighter Budgets, Increased Connectivity Lead To Longer Hours For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
FM Pulse: Staff Reductions Affect Not Just Facilities Management, But Also Internal, External Support Systems

Building Operating Management
Stress Reduction, Morale Boosts Are Areas Of Focus For Facilities Managers

Building Operating Management
FM Pulse: Developing Coping Strategies Helps Facilities Managers Handle Stress Of New Demands

Building Operating Management
FM Salaries and Job Satisfaction: Survey Results

Building Operating Management
FM Career Opportunities, Concerns: Survey Results

Building Operating Management
2014 Facility Budget and Staffing Plans: Survey Results

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Big Data: Rethinking Your Dashboard

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Dashboards For Energy Data Are Gaining Wider Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Laurie Gilmer Column: Building an Arsenal of Troubleshooting Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Loggers, Temperature Guns Make Building Troubleshooting Easier

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Loggers, Temperature Guns Often Find Easy Fixes

Building Operating Management
How NFPA 72 Defines Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
NFPA 72 Requirements For Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
NFPA 72 Does Not Require Emergency Communication System, But Provides Guidelines

Building Operating Management
What You Need For A Mass Notification System

Building Operating Management
Fan Efficiency Grades Can Help Decrease HVAC Energy Usage, Cut Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC Systems Can Save Energy, Money

Building Operating Management
Energy Recovery Is Becoming Common Way To Save On HVAC Costs

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Grounds Management: Eye on Irrigation

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Reliable Power Must Be Maintained In Critical Systems

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Complexity Complicates Data Center Maintenance

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Security Officer Contract Essentials to Know

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Web Tool Calculates Real Time Air Quality Index

Building Operating Management
Metropolitan Square Earns LEED-EBOM Gold

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LEEDv4 Passes Member Vote In A Landslide

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Will EPAct Deductions Be Extended?

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How to repair a wet roof deck

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Find the best mix of training resources for staff

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HVAC Efficiency Should Be Part Of A Broad Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor Repair or Replacement: The Data Dilemma

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Helps Gather Information on Motor Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repair vs. Replacement Decision Requires Advance Planning

Building Operating Management
As IT And Security Converge, Physical And Information Security Challenges Increase

Building Operating Management
Defining Network Responsibilities Is A Key Component Of IT, Security Convergence

Building Operating Management
Financial Factors Are Key Element Of IT, Security Convergence

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Security

Facility Maintenance Decisions
ADA: Common Sense and Compliance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
ADA Standards Differ From Building Codes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Life Cycle of ADA Compliance Issues to Consider

Building Operating Management
BACnet Helps Make Buildings Intelligent, Meet Control and Data Analysis Goals

Building Operating Management
BACnet's System Integration Helps Collect, Aggregate Building Data

Building Operating Management
BACnet Protocol Eases Automation And Integration Of Building Systems

Building Operating Management
BACnet Can Be Used To Make Buildings Intelligent In Either New Construction Or Retrofits

Building Operating Management
Get The Most Out Of BACnet By Properly Operating Building

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Mobile Issues Important in Software Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: College Facilities Moving to Mobile

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Laying Groundwork for New Systems

Building Operating Management
How To Use Incentives To Improve Data Center Staff Retention

Building Operating Management
Operations Objectives Should Drive Data Center Staffing Decisions

Building Operating Management
Develop Comprehensive Work Rules, Procedures To Minimize Human Error In Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Site-Specific Infrastructure Training Can Help Limit Data Center Human Error

Building Operating Management
Data Center Availability, Reliability Hinge On Numerous Factors

Building Operating Management
Data Center "Black Boxes" Can Complicate Operations and Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Continuous On-line Condition Monitoring Is Best Way To Manage Data Center Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Take Steps To Make Sure That Summer School Construction Isn't Tardy

Building Operating Management
Time, Money Are Especially Important To Summer School Construction Projects

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Reliable Power Must Be Maintained In Critical Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Arc-Flash Explosion Triggers Renovation, Savings at University of Alabama

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Alabama Thinks Long-Term During Renovation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renovation Results in Leaner Maintenance Principles at University of Alabama

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In-House Maintenance Staff Boosts Alabama's Bottom Line In Renovation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Online Exclusive: More Information on Alabama's Arc-Flash Explosion

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Show Sustainability Is Affordable To Get Approval For Green Interiors Projects

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Determining Optimal Start Time Delays For Generators

Building Operating Management
How to Minimize Human Error, Prevent Data Center Downtime

Building Operating Management
Tenant Engagement, Energy Efficiency Lead To LEED Gold for 255 Alhambra Circle

Building Operating Management
Balancing Sustainability With Sentiment, Historical Value

Building Operating Management
Facility Management Surprises at Fenway Park

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Repair Or Replace The Boiler: Four Questions To Answer

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Strategic Perspective Guides Healthcare Facility Investment Decisions

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What You Need To Know About Flat Roof Coatings

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School District Near Chicago Ponders Renovations, Building Consolidations

Building Operating Management
Large UPS Systems For Data Centers: Will You Get A Frankenstein?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Landscapes: Grounds Care Activities can Have Big Impact on Environment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sprinkler Head Leaks, Pressure Issues Lead to Rising Water Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Regular Renovation Recommended for Green Landscapes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tactics for Healthy, Attractive Green Landscapes

Building Operating Management
What Is the Best Start-time Delay For A Standby Generator In A Data Center?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint Contractors as Partners: A Little Help From Friends

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Paint Applications Require More Than Specification

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Plumbing Efficiency: Looking for Trouble

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Profession's Progress: The Role of Certification

Building Operating Management
Demand For Energy Efficiency In Buildings Brings New Resources For Tenants

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How To Avoid A "Frankenstein" UPS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Spread Message of Needed Maintenance Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Shop Bulletin Board Interesting Place to Plant Seeds of Support

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Change Happen not Always Easy

Building Operating Management
Careful Consideration Is Needed Before Cutting Back On Private Offices, Workspace

Building Operating Management
Reducing Number Of Private Offices, Cutting Workspace Has Pros, Cons

Building Operating Management
How To Make Workplace Change Work

Building Operating Management
Survey: Eliminating Private Offices, Reducing Workspace Still Not Common

Building Operating Management
Technology-driven Trends Are Affecting Workspace Planning

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Data Center HVAC Practices Can Pose Challenges to Fire Detection

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Fighting Drought Conditions: How Texas University Deals With Local Water Restrictions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Data Center Maintenance Challenges

Building Operating Management
Chilled Beam System Among LEED, Sustainable Strategies

Building Operating Management
The First Step in Evaluating Cooling Tower Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Measurement and Verification Can Help Maintain Efficiency, Improve LEED Scores

Building Operating Management
Measurement And Verification Requires Close Attention To Be Successful Part Of Green Building Initiatives

Building Operating Management
How Continuous Measurement And Verification Helped Improve Operational Efficiency

Building Operating Management
LEED for Healthcare Aims To Help Improve Health of Buildings, Patients

Building Operating Management
Cooling Tower Efficiency Leads To Other Efficiencies

Building Operating Management
Uncertain Business Climate Makes Strategic Facility Planning More Important Than Ever

Building Operating Management
Key Concepts Of Facility Strategic Planning For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Strategic Facility Planning Success Hinges On Taking It Seriously

Building Operating Management
Avoiding Facility Strategic Planning Pitfalls: Timeframes, Goal Setting And Outcome Measurement

Building Operating Management
To Avoid Problems With Strategic Facility Management Plans, Focus On Involvement, Clarity, Staff Performance, And Ongoing Review

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Conduct Site Analysis Before Starting Construction On Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight on Efficient Painting Jobs

Building Operating Management
Water Savings From Cooling Tower Efficiency Strategies

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HVAC Policies, Procedures Can Improve Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
Vegetative Roofs Re-Emerge As Viable Option For Commercial Facilities

Building Operating Management
Vegetative Roof Financial Benefits Include Increased Property Values, Tax Incentives And Reduced Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Vegetative Roofs: Installation In Stages And Installation Over Existing Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Efficiency, Avoiding Mistakes Key to Lighting Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Codes, Rebates to Consider for Lighting Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Efficient Lighting Technology Options Available

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tailoring Lighting Project to Specific Application

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofit Resources

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Challenges Face Healthcare Facilities Located Off Hospital Campus

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Building Automation Systems Connect With Each Other, Enterprise Systems

Building Operating Management
In Miami, Brickell World Plaza Combines Connectivity, Sustainability To Provide Green Class A Office Space

Building Operating Management
ICT, Uptime And Direct Internet Connection Are Some Of Brickell World Plaza's Selling Points

Building Operating Management
Internet Connectivity, Security Are Critical Elements of 600 Brickell's Building Intelligence

Building Operating Management
Water Demands, Energy Management Are Among Lessons Learned From Early Days of 600 Brickell

Building Operating Management
Which Green Building Product Criteria Should Facility Managers Use?

Building Operating Management
'Red List' Of Chemicals Can Help Guide Building Product Selection, But Will Not Be Definitive

Building Operating Management
LEED, Living Building Challenge Can Help Inform Product Selection

Building Operating Management
Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations Offer Standardized Data On Building Product Information

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Does Not Include Chemical Red List

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell column: Can We Talk? Changing Organizations and the Need for Clear Communications

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New State Laws Advance Green Building

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Have We Taken Water Conservation Measures too Far?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Use Changes While Distribution Systems Do Not

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips for Managing Water Systems in Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
Rising Water Prices Mean It's Time For A Professional Water Certification For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Water Credential For Facility Managers Would Focus On Efficiency, Metering and Usage

Building Operating Management
Water Credential Would Need To Include Information On Codes, Standards, Regulations And Rating Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Climate, weather conditions factor into roof coatings decisions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Color of Roof Coating Helps With Temperature Changes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dry Conditions Best for Roof Coatings Application

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

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

Building Operating Management
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

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

Building Operating Management
Fannie Mae's LEED-EBOM Push

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Irrigation Issues: Upgrading for Savings

Building Operating Management
High Level Challenge: Chilled Water Plant Replacement In High-Rise Office Penthouse

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Hurricane Sandy Shows Value of Co-Location, Redundancy, Cloud Services

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Hurricane Sandy Prompts New Data Center Thinking

Building Operating Management
COBie Offers Easier Way To Manage Asset Data

Building Operating Management
COBie-capable Software Provides Standardized Asset Management For Project Teams

Building Operating Management
BIM, COBie Make A Powerful Team

Building Operating Management
Technical Systems, Occupant Behavior Both Play Role In Fire And Life Safety Planning

Building Operating Management
Training, Emergency Communications Are Crucial To Facility Fire Safety Plans

Building Operating Management
Identifying Volunteers To Help People With Disabilities In Fire Emergency Can Streamline Evacuation

Building Operating Management
Fire Safety In Buildings: Drills, Prevention Strategies Are Essential

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Fire/Life Safety

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Sandy Prompts New Way Of Thinking About Data Center Resiliency

Building Operating Management
New York City Housing Authority Data Center's Backup Power Strategy Helped Weather Sandy

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Sandy Shows Value Of Cloud Services, Co-location And Redundant Facilities

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Sandy's Impact Has Data Centers Outside New York Re-evaluating Threats

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BIM and Cobie: Taking CMMS to Next Level

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus COBie Benefits for Effective Use of CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips on Maximizing Your CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Managers Discuss Strategies for Building Effective Budgets

Building Operating Management
Detailed Site Analysis Can Help Select Disaster-Resilient Location For Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Critical Facilities Sites Must Meet Minimum Criteria For Disaster Resilience

Building Operating Management
Government Standards Can Help Set Criteria For Critical Facilities Site Location

Building Operating Management
Five Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance Of Critical Facilities Site Selection

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A Refresher on LEED-EBOM Recertification

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Less Is More Is Also Green When It Comes To Real Estate

Building Operating Management
Flooring Installation Failures Can Be Costly, Time-Consuming

Building Operating Management
Address Substrate Issues To Avoid Flooring Adhesive Problems

Building Operating Management
May Innovative Products: Building Controls

Building Operating Management
Calculating Water Upgrade Payback Involves These Four Factors

Building Operating Management
Five More Ways To Accurately Calculate Water Upgrade Payback

Building Operating Management
Tightening Water Standards Help Shape Water Upgrade Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing the Air on VOC, Paints and Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint Specifications Changes Offer Challenge to Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Choice of Paints and Coatings Key for Successful Project

Building Operating Management
Sustainable Construction And Renovation On Campus Help Cut Costs, Attract Students

Building Operating Management
Conduct Energy Efficiency Analysis Before Beginning Sustainable Campus Construction

Building Operating Management
Resilient Design, Campus Master Plan Are Important Elements Of Sustainable Construction

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Demand Response Pilot Credit Encourages Analysis Of Outside Power Generation

Building Operating Management
With Building Automation Protocols, Devil Is In The Details

Building Operating Management
Planning for Provisions in the New ADA

Building Operating Management
New ADA and the "Pool Lift" Regulation

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Projects Bring Large Savings To Poudre School District

Building Operating Management
Bond Issue Will Help Make Existing Poudre Schools More Energy Efficient

Building Operating Management
Data Is Lifeblood Of Colorado School District's Energy Efficiency Program

Building Operating Management
Culture Change Produces Large Energy Savings at Rocky Mountain High School

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training Issues for Energy-Smart Boilers and Water Heaters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training Programs Essential to Maintenance Departments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plenty of Options for Boiler and Water Heating Training Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips for Building a Better Maintenance Team

Facility Maintenance Decisions
As a Manager, Be Open to Changing Organization's Culture

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Environmentally Friendly Paints and Coatings Prompt Managers to Rethink Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Building Codes Make Certification a Rigorous Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fine-Tuning the Green Certification Process

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Facility Analytics Can Help Facility Managers Make Data-Based Decisions

Building Operating Management
April Innovative Products: HVAC

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ADA: Avoiding Restroom Accessibility Woes

Building Operating Management
CEIR's RoofPoint System Helps Facility Managers Evaluate Roof Efficiency, Durability

Building Operating Management
Ultimate Goal of CEIR's RoofPoint System is to Guide All Phases of Roofing Projects

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System is Rooted in Good Roofing Design Principles

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System Offers Alternative to LEED Certification

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Building Operating Management
Exterior Lighting Design Presents Challenges

Building Operating Management
Equipment vs. Operations: Greatest Opportunity for Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
How Energy Managers Can Leverage Big Data Right Now

Building Operating Management
Planned Capital Upgrades Present Opportunities For Deeper Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
From Guest Demands To Dolphin Tanks, Hospitality Facilities Face Challenges Going Green

Building Operating Management
Hospitality Industry Moving From Words To Action When It Comes To Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Hospitality Employees Play Big Role In Sustainability Efforts

Building Operating Management
In Hospitality Facilities, Facility Managers Find Many Ways to Improve Sustainability

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Focus on Motor Efficiency to Find Savings

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Modular Data Centers Offer Flexibility

Building Operating Management
Innovative Products: Green Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Preventing Roof Coating Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Environmental Conditions Can Create Havoc

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Be Aware of Specification, Application Errors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Spotlight RCMA

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ADA: Are You At Risk?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: Insist on AHRI Certified Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: Difference Between AHRI Certified and Rated

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: AHRI Certification Programs

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Why Water Efficiency Should Be A Priority

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Sustainability Factors in Students College Decisions

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions in Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Portfolio Manager Helps Schools Set Baseline for Energy, Water Use

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency in K-12 Buildings Doesn't Require Full Time Employee

Building Operating Management
Communicating Early Success With Energy Star Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Efforts Off Ground in K-12 Buildings

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Facility Managers Have Multiple Reasons To Consider Wireless Building Automation Systems (BAS)

Building Operating Management
A Community College Library for the 21st Century

Building Operating Management
Employing All Available Evacuation Options Leads to Safer High-Rises

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New CMMS Presents Managers With New Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
User-Training Strategies to Consider for CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mobile Applications Essential to new CMMS

Building Operating Management
The Challenges Of Commissioning Data Centers With Portable Generators

Building Operating Management
Using Portable Generators For Data Center Commissioning Can Affect UPS

Building Operating Management
Understanding Effects Of Generators Is Key To Successful Data Center Commissioning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Work Lifts Deliver Efficiency and Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proper Training Essential for Safe Use of Lift Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lift-Equipment Rental Projects Require Effective Staffing Plan

Building Operating Management
What To Know Before Building A Modular Data Center

Building Operating Management
Know The Requirements For Modular Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Keep Shipping Size Constraints In Mind When Designing Modular Data Center

Building Operating Management
4 Questions To Ask When Considering A Modular Data Center

Building Operating Management
EGSA-Certified Technicians Can Offer Solutions To Smoking Generators

Building Operating Management
EGSA Member Recommend Solutions To Prevent Older Generators From Smoking

Building Operating Management
Proper Heater Temperatures, Fuel Ramp-Up Speed Can Help Limit Generator Smoke

Building Operating Management
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, Diesel Particular Filter Can Prevent Generator Smoke

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Speak Out on Water Conservation Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pennsylvania School's Plumbing Retrofit Helps Combat Rising Water Bills

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Consumption at School Drastically Reduced After Plumbing Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
District Builds on Success of High School Plumbing Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Rising Water Costs Drown Potential Savings From Plumbing Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beat the Heat: Identifying Proper Supplemental Cooling Device a Complex Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Computer Servers can Function as Heat Sources

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keep Cooling Needs in Mind for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling Equipment Needs Vary by Client

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Be Aware Of Factors That Cause HVAC Performance To Slip Over Time

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Focus On Communication With Facility Management Staff When Costs Have To Be Cut

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Select Facility Energy Consumption Dashboards Carefully For Ease Of Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savvy Planning by Managers Boosts Efforts to Save Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Upgraded Irrigation Systems Can Mean Huge Cost Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Good Communication Helps Address Irrigation System Issues

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Monitoring Is Key To Data Center Efficiency

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

Building Operating Management
Halon Alternatives Provide Suppression Without Hurting Environment

Building Operating Management
Ensuring Data Center Water Supply During a Drought

Building Operating Management
Server-level Water For Cooling Can Bring Data Center Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Office Project Offers Lessons In Master Planning For Collaborative Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Water Use Vital to Achieving Sustainability

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Suggestions to Help Minimize Water Use

Building Operating Management
Bridge The Gap From Construction To Efficient Operations

Building Operating Management
Tie Design and Construction Teams To Building Performance

Building Operating Management
LEED Certification Aims To Be Constantly Evolving

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Use Equipment Properly To Ensure Security Success

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UPS Offers Protection Against Common Power System Faults

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Data Center Innovation Demands Better Communication

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting Submetering Data Systems to Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Meter Reading Vastly Different Today than in Past

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Questions to Ask About Submetering Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Embracing (and Minimizing) a Reactive Maintenance Management Plan

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Boiler Safety Devices Require Operator Attention

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Health Care Facilities Face Two Challenges From Competition

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Keep Humidity Just Right For Good Indoor Air

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Tools Available to Use During Fire/Life Safety Evacuation

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Evacuation Planning for People with Disabilities

Building Operating Management
Increasing Water, Wastewater Costs Demand Improved Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Restrooms, Landscaping Offer Opportunities For Water Savings

Building Operating Management
Cooling Towers Are Overlooked As Water Users

Building Operating Management
Water Efficiency Showcase: New Products

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Manage Indoor Pollutants to Preserve Indoor Air Quality

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Newsletter Can Help Facility Managers Reach Key Audiences

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Building Automation Systems Will Continue To Offer New Capabilities

Building Operating Management
Green Cleaning Programs Offer Greater Efficiency As Part Of Overall Sustainability Plan

Building Operating Management
Western Michigan University's Green Cleaning Program Helps In Push For LEED Certification

Building Operating Management
Green Cleaning Standards Help Ensure Contractors Meet Cleaning Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roof Matures into Showcase for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Installing Green Roofs can be Complex Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roof Evolves Throughout its Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Managers See Energy Savings with Vegetative Roofs

Building Operating Management
Five Sources Of Data Can Help Facility Managers Analyze Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Automated Benchmarking Services Can Aid Building Energy-Data Gathering

Building Operating Management
Submeters Help Measure Energy Used By Specific Building Area

Building Operating Management
Use Building Automation System To Learn Information On Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Data Loggers Offer Specifics Of Equipment's Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Proposed EPAct Deduction Extension Would Create Deep Retrofit Tax Incentive

Building Operating Management
Facility Master Plan Can Help With Energy Efficiency In Educational Facilities

Building Operating Management
Energy Consultants Can Help Integrate Energy Conservation Measures With Facility Master Plan

Building Operating Management
Energy Calculations Help Determine Payback Of Energy Conservation Measures In Facility Master Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Overview of Points System for LEED-EB O&M

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Measuring, Managing, and Maximizing Facility Data Important for Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Information Modeling on Rise in Facility Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Use Building Information Modeling in Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Information Modeling, COBie Streamline Construction Process

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Check Efficiency Of Daily Operations

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Data To Measure IAQ Is Complex Proposition

Building Operating Management
LEED Certified Lab Offers Lessons In Efficiency, Project Management

Building Operating Management
Laboratory Construction Project Management Strategies Prove Effective

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Are Among The Passionate, Progressive Executives Setting The Sustainability Agenda

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Executives Need Knowledge of Workings and Priorities of Organization

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Executives Have To Market Green Success Stories

Building Operating Management
Most Sustainability Departments Have Wide-Ranging Responsibilities, Small Staff

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Talk With Tenants About Security Needs

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Higher power loads need more infrastructure

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UPS can protect power supply

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance History Key Factor in Boiler Repair-or-Replace Decision

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Repair-or-Replace Decision: Key Questions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Improving Boiler Energy Efficiency with Retrocommissioning

Building Operating Management
Destination Dispatch, Machineroomless Systems Are Current Wave of Elevator Technology

Building Operating Management
Destination Dispatch Systems Cut Down on Total Travel Time

Building Operating Management
Machineroomless Elevators Are Growing Trend in Low-Rise Applications

Building Operating Management
Elevators Showcase: New Products

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Automatic Plumbing Fixtures Continue To Improve

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Account For Disabilities In Emergency Plan

Building Operating Management
Blade Servers, Virtualization Can Tax Data Center Facility Capacity

Building Operating Management
Facility Management, IT Need to Communicate About Data Center Capacity

Building Operating Management
Data Center Power Audits Can Improve Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Measuring Steady, Variable Data Center Loads Critical for Power Audits

Building Operating Management
Calculate Power Usage Effectiveness as Part of Data Center Power Audit

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School uses geothermal energy

Building Operating Management
Creating Collaborative Culture Requires Mix Of Spaces For Privacy, Interaction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lifts: A Four-Step Needs Assessment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Key Questions Can Lead Managers to Smart Decision on Lifts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Decision on Lifts: Buy, Rent or Lease?

Building Operating Management
Evaluate How Space Is Used During Design Process

Building Operating Management
Office Design Needs To Provide Employees Privacy When They Need It

Building Operating Management
Collaborative Space Isn't Just A Buzzword

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Select paint contractor carefully

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Carefully prepare pitch for new equipment

Building Operating Management
Acoustics Of Open Offices A Common Employee Concern

Building Operating Management
Retrofitting With Metal Offers Potential Long-Term Savings

Building Operating Management
Metal Roofs, Walls Offer Energy Efficiency Possibilities

Building Operating Management
Solar Panels, Metal Roofs Have Natural Symbiosis

Building Operating Management
Metal Roofs Offer Number of Energy Star-Compliant Options

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Repair A Pump, Or Replace It?

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Audit May Improve Building Security

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Experts Conclude Data Centers Can Be Warmer

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Power Industry Changes Affect Forward Pricing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Contractors as Project Partners

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight: Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

Building Operating Management
Forward Retail Power Pricing Affected By Legal Issues, Natural Gas Prices

Building Operating Management
Section 179D Rules Mean Clock Is Ticking On EPAct Deductions

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Daylighting can reduce energy bills, improve satisfaction

Building Operating Management
Performance-based Outsourcing of Facility Services Can Improve Results

Building Operating Management
Outcomes Are Most Important Metric For Performance-based Outsourcing Contracts

Building Operating Management
Performance Accountability Required For Successful Outsourcing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Incentives and Rebates: Smart Planning, Big Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Incentives: Starting the Conversation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beyond the Basics of Utility Rebates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding Prescriptive Utility Incentives

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Waterless urinals offer potential savings

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Solar Window Film May Reduce Cooling Load

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Air Filter Improvements Help Efficiency Efforts

Building Operating Management
As Space Heaters Show, Facility Managers Often Have to Negotiate With Occupants to Avoid Energy Waste

Building Operating Management
Occupants Can Be Asset In Energy Efficiency Efforts

Building Operating Management
Motivating Occupants Is Critical To Ensuring Cooperation on Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Educate Occupants to Get Them to Save Energy

Building Operating Management
Building Operations Are First Place to Look to Improve Energy Performance

Building Operating Management
Evaluate Use of Building Machinery to Save Energy

Building Operating Management
Facility Energy Efficiency Efforts Start With Data

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Ernst & Young Plaza Scores Big With LEED-EBOM

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GSA Rehabilitates Historic King Federal Building in Atlanta

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Green Strategies in a Historic Preservation Project: King Federal Building in Atlanta

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Ways to protect data centers from fire

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Handheld devices can upgrade management

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Tankless Water Heaters Can Provide Big Savings

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EMerge Alliance Leads Charge To DC Power

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DC Power Offers Unique Benefits To Data Centers

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FM And IT Need To Work Together

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Managers Discuss Challenges in Preparing for, Responding to Crises

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Tankless Water Heaters Help Managers Meet Occupant Demands

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Application Considerations for Tankless Water Heaters

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Tankless Water Heaters: Maintenance Issues

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Medical Technology's Pace Of Innovation Places Heavy Demands On Facilities

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Significant Technology Changes Require Health Care Facility Renovations

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Hospital Construction Should Aim For Flexibility From Start

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Utility Rebates And Incentives Help Justify Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Utility Rebates Can Determine Whether Capital Projects Get Off The Ground

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Documentation Critical To Fulfilling Utility Rebate Requirements

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Facility Policy Practices for Good IAQ

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Design and Construction IAQ Considerations

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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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How Office Park Landscapes Can Reduce Water Use

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Smart Irrigation Systems, Rainwater Collection Are Cost-Effective

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Proposed Legionella Standard Undergoing Further Revisions

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USGBC Perspective: Greenbuild 2012 Celebrates Sustainable Building Management

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Office Renovation for Architecture Firm Achieves LEED Platinum

Building Operating Management
Green Features Reduce Energy Consumption 58 Percent

Building Operating Management
Markling Hopes To Open Doors As BOMA Chairman

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Exciting Technology Updates in BAS systems

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BAS Contributes to Energy Efficient Buildings

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Looking At What's Next In BAS

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Identifying Energy Rebates Delivers Bottom-Line Benefits

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To Achieve High Performance Building, Look To ASHRAE Guideline 32

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Smart-Controller Technology Helps Managers Irrigate Sustainably

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Sustainability: Assessing Irrigation Needs Prevents Problems

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Facility Managers Should Not Be Invisible Within The Organization

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Metrics, Data Goals Should Guide Selection of Facility Management Software-based Tools

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List Of Crisis Events Can Help With Security Planning

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

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

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Sustainability Program Must Account For Tenant Behavior

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

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DCIM Offers Benefits In Legacy Data Centers

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The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

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Collaborative Workspaces Encourage Communication, Idea Sharing, Flexibility

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Open Office Spaces Spur Collaboration at All Types of Companies

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Expensive Office Space Helps Drive Shift in Office Design Thinking

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Disaster Recovery: Identifying Risks and Critical Facility Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Devising a Disaster Recovery Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Aftermath: Minimizing Disaster Impact

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Communication Between Facility Management And IT Increasingly Important In Data Center Operations

Building Operating Management
Effective Communication Between Facility Management, IT, Improves Bottom Line In Data Centers

Building Operating Management
IT, Facility Management Collaboration Helps Data Centers Mitigate Risks

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Data Center Codes, Standards Give FM And IT Plenty To Talk About

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Equipment Rental Offers Managers Many Advantages

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Facing HVAC Demands to Protect Critical Systems

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Boiler Upgrade key to Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
GBMC Boiler Upgrade Required Careful Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Timely Boiler Upgrade Completed Under Budget

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How Crouse Hospital Upgraded Its Chilled Water and Emergency Power Systems

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Food Court Renovation Aims to Make Allen Center More Appealing to Tenants

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Food Court Renovations: Lessons Learned

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How To Select The Right Roofing System

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The Case for Keeping Chemical Application In-House

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What is LEEDv4?

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Water Treatment Can Extend Boiler Life and Improve Energy Efficiency

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Wireless Option for Building Management System Has Pros and Cons

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'Road Map' Can Help Guide Security Plans

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Backup Power is Critical Concern

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Bifuel Technology Helps Generators Provide Power

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Five Ways to Reduce Restroom Operating Costs

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Overdesigned Restroom Lighting Systems Can Increase Costs

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Cleaning Costs Are Overlooked in Restrooms

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Preventive Drain Cleaning Prevents Major Plumbing Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Evaluating Preventive Plumbing Maintenance Results

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Educational Programs Help Minimize the Need for Drain Cleaning

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Securing Co-location Data Centers

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Collaboration: The Key to Maintenance Management

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Legal Issues Complicate LEED Guarantees

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Gifford Lawsuit Over LEED Certifications Set Some Guidelines for What Recourse is Available

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USGBC Perspective: The Evolution of LEED for Existing Buildings

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Handheld Computing Devices Improve Managing Work-Order Data

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Elevator Service Provider Considerations

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Modern Fire Safety Systems Can Be Cheaper, Smarter

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Condition Monitoring Helps Detect Building Envelope Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Envelope Inspection Strategies Help Prevent Costly Repairs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repair History is Critical to Proper Inspection of Building Envelopes

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In Sin City, Water is the True Gold

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Elevator Service Provider Considerations

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College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps

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Public Safety, Police and Security Professionals Can Help Assess Campus Security Threats

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Campus Layout Can Help Mitigate Threats, But Good Security Plan Needed

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Policies, Training Are Keys to Keeping Campus Safe

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Office Building Earns Dual-Platinum LEED Certification

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For SL Green, Office Building Repositioning Goes Beyond Curb Appeal

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What is the Passive House rating system?

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Identifying Energy Rebates Delivers Bottom-Line Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Efficiency Incentives and Rebates Require Time Investment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing an Energy-Efficiency Strategy

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With HVAC Upgrades, Look at the Entire System

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Good Communication Is Essential to Facility Management Success

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Building Automation Systems Offer Real Time Data

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The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

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Roof Coatings Product Development

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Irrigation Spotlight: Water Conservation

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ADA: Successful Restroom Renovations

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LEED Resources for Facility Managers from Green Building Certification Institute

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As LEED Grows, GBCI Takes Steps to Handle Workload, Ensure Quality

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General Services Administration's Goal of Carbon Neutral by 2030 Requires Improved Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

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High-performance HVAC Systems Help GSA Reduce Energy Consumption

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Building Controls, Smart Meters are Keys to GSA's Renovation Projects

Building Operating Management
Green Proving Ground Program Helps GSA Evaluate Energy-Saving Technologies

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Defining Maintenance: Training and Education

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Getting Students Involved in Energy Efficiency Can Lead to Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts

Building Operating Management
Douglas County School District Sees Big Gains From Involving Students In Energy Efficiency

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Ponderosa High School Involved Students in Teaching Value of Saving Energy

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Effective Concrete Maintenance Requires Inspection Guidelines

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Concrete Repair Requires Careful Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Coating Considerations To Extend Performance Life

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Operations an Important Part of Power Reliability

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Understanding Key Plumbing Upgrade Considerations

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Department of Energy: Goal of Better Buildings Challenge is to Cut Down on $60 Billion in Wasted Energy

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Gathering Energy Data Often Most Difficult Part of Better Buildings Challenge Efforts

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Better Buildings Challenge Offers Benefits Beyond Just Learning

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Retrocommissioning Strategies Help Establish Performance Requirements

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Data Center Infrastructure Management helps streamline operations

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Roofing: Making Photovoltaic Systems Work

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Facing Demands to Protect Critical HVAC Systems

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Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

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Ohio Hospital's LEED Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Building Eases LEED Certification Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Construction Project Maximizes Sustainability Development Goals

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Northern Arizona University Center Consolidates Academic, Athletic Functions

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Cost Savings and Green Features at NAU Health and Learning Center

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The First Steps Of A LEED-EBOM Initiative

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The Three Biggest LEED-EBOM Challenges

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Facility Managers Can Use Energy Star Program to Drive Data Center Efficiency

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Facilities, IT Departments Have to Work Together to Save Energy in Data Centers

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Co-location Facilities Can Tout Energy Efficiency Efforts as Cost Savers

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Water Conservation: Focus on Irrigation

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ADA: Communication for Success

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Operations an Important Part of Power Reliability

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Power Monitoring: HVAC Overload Prevention

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Facing HVAC Demands to Protect Critical Systems

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Trending Electrical HVAC Power Consumption

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Dependable Power Sources

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UPS Systems, DC Power Can Solve Energy Issues

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Retrocommissioning Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savings

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Extending the performance life of paved surfaces

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Improving Motor Efficiency

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Making Photovoltaic Roofing Systems Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Photovoltatics: Roof Racking Systems

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Bird Control Application Considerations

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Understanding Key Plumbing Maintenance Considerations

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Waterless Plumbing Considerations

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Effective Plumbing Troubleshooting Involvement

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Offers Clarity of Operations

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What Facility Managers Need to Know to Get the Most Efficiency Out of DCIM

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How DCIM Can Be Used In Greenfield, Legacy Data Centers

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Manage Interior Systems for Healthy Indoor Air

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Paint Product Labels Provide Guide for Smarter Green Choices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint & Coatings: Material Safety Data Safety Sheets Provide Additional Guidance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Compliance With Paints and Coatings Health and Safety Right-to-Know Laws

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Energy Efficiency Blueprint?

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Capitalize on Fire Alarm Systems Advanced Communications Capabilities

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With Building Controls, Age May or May Not Be the Reason for Problems

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What is the STARS Rating System?

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Elevator Maintenance Standards, Safety Requirements May Help Prevent Elevator Accidents

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Older Elevators: Few Jurisdictions Adopt ASME A17.3 As Code

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Good Maintenance Contractors Help Keep Elevators Safe, Reliable

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Elevators Can Be Used for Evacuation, IBC Says

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How Facility Managers Can Effectively Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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Why Facility Managers Are Not Adopting Social Media

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How Facility Managers Can Benefit From Using Social Media

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How Facility Management Can Use Social Media in Emergency Situations

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How Facility Managers Can Avoid Social Media Traps

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Experts: Warmer Data Center Temperatures Are Safe

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Some Data Centers Resist Higher Operating Temperatures, Despite Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Minimizing the Risk of Higher Data Center Temperatures

Building Operating Management
Innovative Technologies Help Ensure Higher Data Center Temperatures Are Safe

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Tips for Earning Energy Efficiency Rebates

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New Mexico Fire Station Uses PPA To Go Solar

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Facility Management and IT Team Up at Rockefeller University

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Data Centers, IT Infrastructure Benefit from Cooperation Between Facility Management and IT

Building Operating Management
The Best Way To Reduce Water Use In High-Rise Buildings

Building Operating Management
Avoid Common Mistakes When Look At Water Efficiency Improvements

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Advances in Water Efficiency Technology, Codes and Policies

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Seismic Risk Important Consideration in Data Center Design

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Plumbing: Going With the Flow

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Sustainable Roof Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Increasing Demand for Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Product Selection From Installation to Routine Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Paint Innovations Offer Facility Managers Green Benefits, Performance

Building Operating Management
Check Paint's Certifications to Avoid Greenwash

Building Operating Management
New Standards, Research, Promise Continuing Improvement in Paints

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Determining facility's energy metering needs

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Successful Paint Applications

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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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keys to Successful LED Fixture Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LED Installation Requirements

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Cool Roofs an Option For Almost Any Facility

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs Can Provide Big Savings in Conjunction With Other Systems

Building Operating Management
Cool Roof Rebates, Incentives Can Vary By Region, Political Climate

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Aging Infrastructure Can Drive Cool Roof Rebates

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Underfloor Air Distribution Can Benefit High Performance Buildings

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Building Management System Analytics and Diagnostics Can Aid Facility Staff, If Properly Programmed

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Green Schools Linked To Better Student Health, Performance

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From LEED for Schools: Tips on Green Design and Construction for Facility Managers

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Integrated Design Is Essential for LEED for Schools

Building Operating Management
LEED for Schools Targets Acoustics, IAQ and Lighting

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Green Schools: Information Resources for Facility Managers

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Less Water Used in Sprinklered Properties Versus Unsprinklered, Study Says

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Reduce IAQ Complaints Through Communication

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Earning Energy Efficiency Rebates: Tips for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
With Utility Rebates, Complex Rules Can Trip Up Facility Managers

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New HVAC Technologies Can Help Save Energy in Data Centers

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LEED-EB Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

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Designers Focus on Color, Style for Interior

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Perform an Energy Audit As a First Step To Savings

Building Operating Management
How To Justify Energy Efficiency Projects To Upper Management

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Showcase Products: Paints

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Is Now a Good Time to Lock In Energy Prices?

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Energy Models: Getting Out What You Put In

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BIM: A Better View of Maintenance

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Demand Control Ventilation Systems Can Save Energy, Achieve Occupant Satisfaction

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Facility Manager Do's and Don'ts for Email Communication

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County's Successful In-house Plumbing Upgrade Delivers Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Project Outline

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Upgrade's Challenges and Additional Costs

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Retrocommissioning Building Automation Can Reduce Energy Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Paint Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Paints for Performance and Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing Paint and Coating Policies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Important Painting Project Considerations

Building Operating Management
Restroom Redesign: Benefits for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Field Museum, O'Hare Look for Creativity in Restroom Design and Renovation

Building Operating Management
Restroom Renovations Require Attention to Detail, Not Just Aesthetics

Building Operating Management
Restroom Upgrades a Worthwhile Investment

Building Operating Management
Restroom Redesigns in Airport, Museums

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Plumbing: The Rise of Water Metering

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What Facility Managers Need to Know About Alternative Workplace Design

Building Operating Management
Alternative Workplace Design Offers Open Spaces, Flexible Seating, Real Estate Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Alternative Workplace Design Allows For Greater Collaboration, Quiet Work

Building Operating Management
Alternative Workplace Design Takes Advantage of Technology, Offers Flexibility

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Elevator Evacuation Closer to Practical Application

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Tackling Restroom Hygiene Challenges

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Preparing for Disaster: During Hurricane Season, Miami Facility Takes Advantage of Lead Time

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A Modern Approach To Patient Care

Building Operating Management
New Data Center Cooling Technologies Increase Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Keep Your Eye on Data Center Energy Efficiency Trends

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Energy efficiency project results in significant campus improvements

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Restroom Renovations: Quantifying Benefits

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Tracking PUE Can Help Create More Efficient Data Centers

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Seismic Readiness an Important Issue for Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Testing Options for Data Center Seismic Compliance

Building Operating Management
PUE is One of Many Metrics for Data Center Energy Performance

Building Operating Management
Free Air, Water-Cooled Servers Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
UPS Energy Saver Mode, High Voltage DC Power Cut Data Center Energy Use

Building Operating Management
In Data Centers, Simplicity of Design, Commissioning Saves Energy

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Air Intake Location Protects Indoor Air Quality

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LEED-EBOM 2012 To Focus on Performance

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10 FAQs for Selecting LEDs

Building Operating Management
Potential Downsides and Best Uses for LEDs

Building Operating Management
LEDs: Questions About Fixtures, Replacement Lamps, Tubes, Controls

Building Operating Management
LEDs: Objective Information from Energy Star, DOE, Other Sources

Building Operating Management
Key Steps to Planning Mass Notification System

Building Operating Management
Knowing Facility's Risks Offers Big Rewards When Planning Mass Notification System

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification System Requires More Flexibility Than Fire Alarm

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification Systems Offer Multiple Messaging Methods

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Three Reasons Can Justify New Building Automation Technology

Building Operating Management
Power and Gas Prices: Time for Long Term Contracts?

Building Operating Management
LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

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NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 Cover Commissioning, Test