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


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Editorial: Managers are Talking — and Listening — to Technicians, Supervisors

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

Building Operating Management
Strategies for Scaling Up To Zero Net Energy Buildings

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: Why FMs Should Participate in Integrative Design

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Energy Not The Only Metric For High Performance Buildings

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

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

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Twin Design Goals: Energy Efficiency, Occupant Satisfaction

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Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort

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Evaluating How Effectively Energy Is Used

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Why High-Performance Buildings?

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AAMA Releases Standard for Determining Thermal Performance in Commercial Buildings

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How The Built Environment Impacts People And How Well They Work

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Tip: Provide Different Work Environments For Different Types of Work

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
Technology, Design Advances Are Driving High-Performance Lighting

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Lighting Means Balancing Budget with Quality

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Technology Gains in High-Performance Lighting

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

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High-Performance Building Envelope at PNC Tower Brings Efficiency

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

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Healthy Buildings, Happy Occupants

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14 Tips for Success in Green Building

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Green Strategies Include Early Use of Safety Experts, Installation Troubleshooting

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Other Green Strategies Include Inventory Management, Good Roof Maintenance

Building Operating Management
U.S. Green Building Council Perspective: High-Performance Green Buildings as a Keystone of a Low-Carbon Economy

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Despite Progress, Solar Still Faces Obstacles

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High-Performance Buildings: Update on NREL Facility in Colorado

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

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Training Staff, Occupants to Reach Sustainability Goals

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Creating a Facilities Environment Inviting to Technology

Building Operating Management
Knowing and Designing For Your Occupants

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Know Your Own Operation When Selecting for Energy Optimization

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

Building Operating Management
Jay Black Uses Sustainability, High-Performance Efforts to Set SL Green Apart

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

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Solving Acoustics With Design, Location, Planning

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

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

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Lighting Design and California’s Title 24

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Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financing

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The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

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

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

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2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deteriorates

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Resilience and Occupant Comfort: Key Factors of High-Performance

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How To Focus on Resilience in Existing Buildings

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Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy Efficiency

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Active Upgrading, Energy Monitoring Also Part of SL Green Sustainability Approach

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Retrocommissioning, Tenant Relationships Part of SL Green Sustainability Efforts

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Mobile Technology, Natural Lighting as High-Performance Tools

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Sustainable Construction and High-Performance Workplaces

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

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More on High-Performance HVAC Design

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Additional Energy Efficiency Lighting Issues Covered by Title 24

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California’s Title 24 Addresses Variety of Lighting Efficiency Controls

Building Operating Management
Acceptance Testing, Training for Lighting Controls, Energy Efficiency

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Hesitations over Smart Technology and the Promise of More Benefits

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Reaping Benefits of Smart-Building Capabilities, Including Digital Credentialing

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Smart-Building Tools for High-Performance Buildings

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Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

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

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

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AIV Metric Can Build Accountability into Building Performance

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Buildings’ Data Helps Reveal Effectiveness of Energy Use

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Occupant Response Measures Must Figure in Building Evaluation

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Building’s Energy Efficiency, Occupant Comfort Are Related

Building Operating Management
The Business Case for Developing Women In Leadership

Building Operating Management
Boston's EPC, PPA Plans Have Potential Big Impact

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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

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Five High-Performance Building Trends For 2015

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LEED Volume Delivers High-Performance on a Large Scale

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Improving Productivity: Measure What Matters

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Impact of KPIs on Measuring Productivity

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Steps to Executing Increased Productivity Plan

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

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The Intersection of Green Building Design and Fire Safety

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

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Defining High-Performance Buildings

Building Operating Management
New Energy Code Approach Could Be Industry Game-Changer

Building Operating Management
Outcome-Based Energy Codes Link Operations To Design

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How Would Outcome-Based Energy Codes Be Enforced?

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With Outcome-Based Codes, Who Is Responsible For Performance During Measurement Period?

Building Operating Management
ICC Votes On Energy Code Compliance For IgCC

Building Operating Management
Open Plenum Ceilings Pose Acoustical Challenges

Building Operating Management
Sound-Masking, Furniture Systems Improve Open Plenum Acoustics

Building Operating Management
Aesthetic Challenge Of Open Plenum Means Avoiding A Tangle Of Wire, Pipes, And Ugly Ducts

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LEED Dynamic Plaque May Lead To Better LEED Performance

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What Is High-Performance Building?

Building Operating Management
Taking The First Steps Toward Intelligent Buildings

Building Operating Management
Zipcar Aims For Collaborative Community In New Headquarters

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High-Performance Products Make High-Performance Buildings

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Guaranteed Energy Performance

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
BACnet Data Fuels Success With Analytics

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Analytics Options Are As Varied As Buildings

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Facility Managers Must Truly Understand BACnet To Maximize Its Benefits

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High-Performance Green Colleges Make the Grade

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LEED Dynamic Plaque May Lead To Better LEED Performance

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What Is High-Performance Building?

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

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

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

Building Operating Management
EPDs as Increasingly Critical Piece of Product Selection

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Personnel Management Challenges and Successes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Big Data: Rethinking Your Dashboard

Building Operating Management
HIPAA Regulations, Affordable Care Act Requirements Are Driving Improvement In Hospital Acoustics, Privacy

Building Operating Management
Sound-absorbing Ceiling Tile Can Help Improve Hospital Acoustics

Building Operating Management
HEI's Bob Holesko, Other FMXcellence Winners Share How They Made A Big Impact On A Large Portfolio

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At BAE Systems, Sustainability Program Grew From Single Chiller Project

Building Operating Management
New York City Department Of Education's SchoolStat Program Helps Show Value Of FM

Building Operating Management
Georgia Tech's Culture Of Sustainability Helps Attract Students

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Is Cornerstone Of Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Culture, Research

Building Operating Management
TD Bank Spreads Sustainability Across Multi-National Portfolio

Building Operating Management
Video: How to Engage Occupants in Sustainability Strategies

Building Operating Management
Video: Communications Strategies for FM Success

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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

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RoofPoint System is Rooted in Good Roofing Design Principles

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RoofPoint System Offers Alternative to LEED Certification

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Is Your Building Green, Sustainable, High-Performance, or All of the Above?

Building Operating Management
Glenborough Uses Energy Star As Guide For Extensive Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Glenborough's Next Project is Energy Retrofits at Corporate Headquarters

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Glenborough's Long-Term Goal Is To Be Industry Leader In Sustainability

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Energy Model Shows Economic Value of High-Performance HVAC

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Long-Term Roofing Plan Can Save Money, Aggravation

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Roof Inspections, Checklist Help Facility Managers Spot Trouble Early

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Properly Maintained Roof Log Helps Streamline Management Of Roof Systems

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Plan For Roof Replacement To Avoid Catastrophic Failure

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

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Outcomes Are Most Important Metric For Performance-based Outsourcing Contracts

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Performance Accountability Required For Successful Outsourcing

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To Achieve High Performance Building, Look To ASHRAE Guideline 32

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint Rating System Helps Define Real Roofing Sustainability

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System Calls for Roofing Durability

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RoofPoint System Offers Measurable Goals

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Sustainable HVAC Operations: ASHRAE Guideline Shows How to Go Green

Building Operating Management
Multi-tenant Buildings A Complicating Factor In High-Performance Operations

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: HVAC

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In High Performance HVAC Design, Facility Manager Plays Key Role

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Cost Savings and Green Features at NAU Health and Learning Center

Facility Maintenance Decisions
TLC: The Recipe for Success?

Building Operating Management
Energy Benchmarking Software Tools Help Reduce Energy Use

Building Operating Management
Energy Dashboards: Criteria for Selection for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Energy Analytics Crunch Large Amounts of Data to Help Reduce Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
How To Justify Energy Efficiency Projects To Upper Management

Building Operating Management
Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

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LEED-EBOM 2012 To Focus on Performance

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Outsourced Service Provider Selection Best Practices

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Performance Contracting: Saving Energy, Saving Money

Building Operating Management
A Breakdown of LEED-EBOM

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Data is Power: LEED Buildings and the Building Performance Partnership

Building Operating Management
Long-term Sustainability: LEED-EBOM

Building Operating Management
From Design to Operations: Energy Star's Designed to Earn

Building Operating Management
Mandating Performance: Outcome-based Codes

Building Operating Management
LEED Designs Don't Always Lead to Sustainable Operations

Building Operating Management
Controls, Commissioning Key to Realizing Green Building Potential

Building Operating Management
Energy Model: Use To Compare, Not To Predict

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The Curious Case of Northland Pines High School

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How Five Steps Can Help Facility Managers Improve Communication

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Careful Planning Brings Benefits from Performance Contracting

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Performance Contracting Requires Understanding Facility Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selecting an ESCO: Questions To Ask

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Free Handbook Can Help With Tracking, Improving Building Performance

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What Are Outcome-Based Codes?

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Phillip Saieg: The Pursuit of High-Performance

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Phillip Saieg: Raising the Bar on Sustainability

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Energy Model Can Improve HVAC System Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
High-Performance Buildings Need High-Performing Operators

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Setting Service Standards with Outsourced Service Providers

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High-Performance HVAC System Requires an Integrated Design

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Commercial Data Centers Will Begin to Use High-Performance Computers

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High-performance Computing (HPC) Is Likely to Become Mainstream

Building Operating Management
Power and Communication Needs of Supercomputers

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Tackling HPC's Massive Heat Generation

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Resilient Flooring Options: Improved Design Appeal and Performance

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Health Care Friendly Rubber

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Linoleum's Affordable Benefits

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Vinyl Gaining Respect

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Long-lived Terrazzo

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Mixing Resilient Floor Products

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High Performance Starts with Integrated Design and Energy Modeling

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Innovative HVAC Elements to Consider

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Installation: Hospital to Monitor KPIs

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Managing Outsourcing in Critical Facilities

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Balancing Savings and Performance in Outsourcing

Facility Focus
Better Building Performance Boosts FM Standing

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Using the Climate Climate Initiative to Fund Energy Efficiency Projects

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CCI Partners with ESCOs on Performance Contracting

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Performance Contracting How To

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Innovation: Tax Lien Financing

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Mandated Commissioning, 'Plan for Operations' Part of New Green Standard

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Standard Is First For Commercial Buildings Written In Mandatory Language

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Green Standard Covers Seven Major Energy Requirement Categories

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Ceiling Clouds Offer Performance and Aesthetic Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Budget Blueprint: Align, Attack, Focus

Building Operating Management
The Benefits Of High-Performance Buildings

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High-Performance Buildings Go to Washington

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Sustainable Design Can Boost Student Performance, Research Shows

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CCI Partners With ESCOs To Shrink Carbon Footprints

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Tips For Successful Performance Contracting

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ASHRAE's New Standard For High-Performance Buildings

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Green Buildings Require Commissioning

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Coalition Provides Federal Buildings with Energy-Efficiency Recommendations

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Tips for Energy Performance Contracting Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Four Objectives for Specifying Roof Coatings

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When Selecting HVAC Products, Look at Part Load Performance

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What Is a Green Performance Contract?

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Defining High-Performance Buildings

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To Improve Energy Performance, Improve Operations

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Performance Aspects of Ceilings

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USGBC Opens Public Comment on LEED For High Performance Operations

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Sound Decisions

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Outlook

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Commissioning: Making it Pay

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Paints: Both Sides Now

Building Operating Management
Schools Seek Formula for High Performance

Building Operating Management
Educational Experience: Meeting The Acoustical Standard for Schools

Building Operating Management
Adding Value: Action Plan

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Valuing Insulation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Systems: Streamlining for Savings

Building Operating Management
Internet Link to Hines' Best Practices

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Out of Harm's Way

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Metrics Matter

Building Operating Management
The Biggest Mistake?

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Measures raise acoustics issues for schools, health care facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cordless Tools Come of Age

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Energy Deficient

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Fresh Strategies to Boost Stale Power and Energy Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Across the Industry

Building Operating Management
Energy Performance Pitfalls