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


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

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clean Cooling Towers One Key to Reducing Legionella Outbreaks

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New York City Experiences Legionnaires Outbreak: How to Avoid Future Issues

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

Building Operating Management
Water Efficiency Is New Focus in High Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Incorporating Portable Cooling Into Emergency Response Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Challenges When Making Temporary Cooling Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Immediate Access to Portable Cooling Units Essential

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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
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

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Questions to Answer Before Deciding on a Portable Cooling Solution

Building Operating Management
Questions To Answer Before Deciding On A Portable Cooling Solution

Building Operating Management
Decide Between Evaporative, Direct Expansion Coolers, Research Energy Efficiency Before Buying Or Renting Portable Cooling

Building Operating Management
Service Response Time, Maintenance And Installation Are Areas To Focus On When Making Portable Cooling Decisions

Building Operating Management
Chicago High-Rise Finds Better Option Than Free Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary Cooling: Hot-Button Issue

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Key Issues When Deciding to Rent or Buy Portable Cooling Units

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Other Considerations when Planning for Use of Temporary Portable Cooling

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How to limit contamination on cooling-tower performance

Building Operating Management
The First Step in Evaluating Cooling Tower Efficiency

Building Operating Management
How To Track And Measure Cooling Tower Efficiency Improvements

Building Operating Management
Minimizing Cooling Tower Blowdown

Building Operating Management
Cooling Tower Efficiency Leads To Other Efficiencies

Building Operating Management
Water Savings From Cooling Tower Efficiency Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling Towers: Eye on Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
VFDs Help Save Energy, Motor Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Levels Important Issue in Operation of Cooling Towers

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

Building Operating Management
ASHRAE's Proposed Legionella Standard Draft Open for 45-Day Public Comment

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

Building Operating Management
Ensuring Data Center Water Supply During a Drought

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Higher power loads need more infrastructure

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Experts Conclude Data Centers Can Be Warmer

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Portable Cooling Units Important For Servers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Portable Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling: Strategies for Mission-Critical Facility Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Needs Assessment: Portable Cooling for Critical Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling for Critical Operations: Rent or Buy?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Campus Expansion Creates Challenges for Chillers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Replacing Chiller on College Campus Requires Ample Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Efficiency: Beyond Chiller Replacement

Building Operating Management
Northern Arizona University Center Consolidates Academic, Athletic Functions

Building Operating Management
The Best Way To Reduce Water Use In High-Rise Buildings

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Specifying Effective Portable Cooling Equipment

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New HVAC Technologies Can Help Save Energy in Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Effective Portable Cooling Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Determining Facility Cooling Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Solving Cooling Challenges

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Temporary Cooling Requires Understanding Facility Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary Cooling: Buy or Rent Equipment?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Understand Temporary Cooling System Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Several Key Issues Can Spell Success in Equipment Rental

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental Discussions Must Cover Safety

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Avoiding Problems with Equipment Rental Contracts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Case Study: Technology Center Rents 'Plug and Play' HVAC Technology

Building Operating Management
Take Good Care of Airside Economizers to Realize Free Cooling Benefits

Building Operating Management
Common Problems in Airside Economizer Design and Construction

Building Operating Management
Fixes for Common Airside Economizer Operational Problems

Building Operating Management
Fixes for Common Issues With Airside Economizers and Control Systems

Building Operating Management
Measuring Water Use and Establishing a Water-use Baseline

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling: Calculating Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling: Cooling-Load Estimates Not Enough

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling: Tips for Renting Equipment

Facility Focus
Chillers: How to Lower Condenser-Water Temperatures

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Waterproofing Strategies for Vegetative Roofs

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Portable Cooling: Preparation and Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

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Portable Cooling: Preparation and Planning

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CHCP: Installation Insights with Mark J. Deming

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary Cooling Systems: Managers Have Many Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary Cooling: Prepare Before an Outage

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FM-IT Partnership Can Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Upgrades: District Focuses on Motors, Drives, Geothermal

Building Operating Management
Data Center Renovation Versus Build New Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Audit: Identify Water Waste

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers: Retrocommissioning Restores Design Characteristics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers: Steps to Retrocommissioning

Building Operating Management
Cooling a Trading Floor's Data Center

Building Operating Management
Energy-Efficient Cladding Can Reduce Heating, Cooling Loads

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Portable Cooling Units One Option In Data Center HVAC Control

Facility Focus
Strengthening the Link Between FM and IT

Facility Focus
Legionella: What Managers Need to Know

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Centers: Poor Air Distribution Leads to Hot Spots

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Temperature Control Efficiency Can Maximize Return

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Units Avoid Capital Expenditures for Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What are the Main Types of Portable-Cooling Units?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Project Team Replaces Switchgear, Specifies Direct Digital Controls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Technology: Solar Wall Impacts Heating Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Multiple-Boiler Installation Creates Energy, Cost Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Heating and Cooling: Specification Starts with Facility Analysis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Applications for Portable Heating and Cooling Grow

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Mistakes in Specifying Portable Heating and Cooling Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Heating and Cooling: Quantify a Room's Heat Load

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Heating and Cooling: Key Questions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing an HVAC Emergency-Preparedness Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Consider Heating and Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps for Implementing a Support Structure for Temporary HVAC Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Where Is the Best Place to Install Temporary HVAC Equipment?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary HVAC Equipment: The Rent-or-Buy Decision

Building Operating Management
Airside Economizers: Free Cooling and Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: HVAC Equipment Integral to Disaster Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling: Assess Overall Heat Gain to Calculate Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Rent or Buy Cooling Equipment? Three Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Calculating Cooling: Load-Factor Definitions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Centers: Design Principles for Providing Critical Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Systems Impact Heating, Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chiller Maintenance and Operations Improves Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
How One Hospital Improved Its Emergency Cooling Plan

Building Operating Management
Case Study: Hospital EPS Load Breakdown

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Equipment: Third-Party Certification Ensures Efficiency

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Data Centers Need Backup Cooling Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Resorting to Tradition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Rethinking Cooling Strategies

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Cooling in a Crunch

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Cooling in a Crunch

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spot Cooling in a Crunch

Building Operating Management
Serving Up Efficiency in Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling in a Pinch

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergencies and Beyond: Planning for the Unexpected

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Focus: On-Demand Cooling

Building Operating Management
Outlook

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling in a Crunch

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling in a Pinch

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling On Demand

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keeping Cool in a Crisis

Building Operating Management
Underused strategies could make green buildings even greener

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Helping Facilities Keep Their Cool

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling On the Move

Building Operating Management
Cutting Corners Brings Higher Costs