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


Building Operating Management
High-Performance HVAC Achieves Optimal Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Best Practices for Saving Energy In Data Centers

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

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Analyzing VFD Retrofit Applications Helps Ensure Savings

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CMMS Assists in Cataloguing, Analyzing Motors and Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Should You Repair, Rebuild or Replace That Motor?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sizing Up a Motor's Condition Situation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Operating Efficiency Important Factor in Motors' Repair or Replace Decision

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight on NEMA

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How to Catalog and Analyze Motors and Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Take Closer Look at Variable-Frequency Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ensure Long VFD Performance With Unique Motor and Wiring Specifications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Key Parameters in VFD Networking and Control Functions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Motors

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Variable Frequency Drive Technology Has Improved For HVAC Applications

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Optimize the Life Cycle of Motors and Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Catalog and Analyze Motors and Drives

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A VFD Offers Energy Savings, Other Benefits from Part-Load HVAC Operation

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Energy Efficiency: Role of HVAC Systems and Benchmarking with Jay Russell

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors: Strategies for Successful Replacement

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors and Drives: Opportunities to Save Energy, Money

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC, Lighting, Plumbing Initiatives Fuel LEED Certification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Keep up with Changing Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Direct-Digital Controls: Energy Management Lowers Utility Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pumping Systems: How to Calculate Life-Cycle Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pumping Systems: Variable-Duty Requirements Bring Savings

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers: Retrocommissioning Restores Design Characteristics

Building Operating Management
Making the Case for HVAC Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Efficient Chillers, Air-Handling Units Demand More Maintenance

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BAS Can Help Facility Managers Take Advantage of Smart Grid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS: Direct-Digital Controls, HVAC Equipment Improve Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor Management: Data Necessary to Evaluate Motor Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital Expansion: Efficient Equipment Neutralizes Higher Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
The Benefits of VFDs In HVAC Systems

Building Operating Management
Variable Frequency Questions? The Best Applications For VFDs

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Elevators And Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Elevator Modernization Can Bring Green Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps for Selecting Replacement Motors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Variable-Frequency Drives Improve Efficiency, Lower Noise Levels

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCT FOCUS: Motors and Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chiller Maintenance and Operations Improves Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Variable-Frequency Drives Match System Output, Load Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Generation VFDs Offer Constant Power Factor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fans, Centrifugal Chillers Common VFD Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Variable-Frequency Drives Reduce Maintenance, Extend Motor Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting, HVAC, Plumbing Systems Generate Savings

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Fans May Offer Surprising Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Retrofits Generate Significant Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chiller Upgrades: Drives, Cooling Towers and Air-Handling Units

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrofits Improve Occupant Comfort, Infection Control in ORs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Driving Energy and Cost Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Advances Bring Efficiency Benefits

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NEMA Publishes Guide for Adjustable-Speed Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor and Drive Dynamics