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


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Lighting Upgrades Keep Mall of America Fresh, Energy Efficient

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Successful Lighting Upgrades at Mall of America Require Effective Planning

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Lighting Upgrades Vital Part of Massive Mall of America Expansion

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Retrofitting vs. Relighting — What Makes Most Sense for Your Facility?

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Roundtable: Managers Discuss Water Conservation Strategies

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Focusing on Lighting System Upgrades

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Field Testing an Important Step in Lighting Upgrade Process

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Standards Emerge to Monitor Lighting Industry

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Timing, Scope Are Critical In Considering Deep Energy Retrofits

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Project Size, Non-Energy Components Are Important in Deep Energy Retrofits

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Deep Energy Retrofit a Chance to ‘Re-Market,’ Re-Think a Building

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Water Watch: County's Projects Deliver Savings

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California County Goes Overtime to Keep Plumbing Projects In House

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Plumbing Retrofit Project Requires Weekend Work

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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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Florida County Uses Maintenance Department as an Environmental Steward

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

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Innovative Irrigation Project Produces Big Savings at Agricultural Center

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Eye on Efficiency: Economy Forces Department to Revisit Plans

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Questions and Answers for Successful Lighting System Upgrades

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Questions to Ask Lighting Manufacturers About Wireless Controls

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Project Scope Questions to Ask Manufacturers Before Lighting Upgrade

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Budget Questions to Ask Before Embarking on Lighting Upgrade

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Saving (and Going) Green With Copper in Plumbing Products

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Training for Savings: Boiler Upgrade Challenges University

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Plumbing Retrofits: Spotlighting on Savings

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Dan Hounsell: Honoring the 2014 FMD Achievement Award Winners

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Right Materials Important When Retrofitting Restroom

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Making the Case for Plumbing Retrofits

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

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Strategies for Reducing Landscape Irrigation Water Use

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Lighting Retrofits: Streamlining for Savings

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Lighting Retrofit Brings Savings and Inventory Efficiency

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Maryland School District Streamlines Lighting Systems for Savings

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Streamlighting Lighting Inventory one Goal of K-12 Retrofit

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

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School District Building Engineers Provide Significant Input on Lighting Projects

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Steam-Plant Conversion Generates Savings

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

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Insurance Company Lays Groundwork for 10-Year Sustainability Plan

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Company's Water Conservation Projects Expand as Support Grows

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Retrofit Projects Bring Financial Hurdles for Insurance Company

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Restroom: Aesthetics Among Retrofit Goals

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Retrofits: Ensuring ADA Compliance

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Challenges Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings

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Plumbing Retrofits Do More Than Save Water

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Low-Flow Fixtures Impact Water Use Totals

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Sensored Plumbing Products Reduce Restroom Touchpoints

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Aesthetically Pleasing: A Rising Restroom Trend

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Cost, Maintenance Factors to Consider in Plumbing Retrofits

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Financing Facility Retrofits: The Power of the Negawatt

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What is a Negawatt?

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2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings

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Successful Plumbing Retrofits Rely on Understanding Technology Options

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Low-Flow Fittings Proven Way to Conserve Water

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Modern Plumbing Fixtures Designed to Curtail Water Use

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Airports' Savings Take Off After Plumbing Retrofit

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LED Retrofits Pave the Way for More projects

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Staples Buying Into LED Lighting

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Report Back To Management On How Approved Facility Projects Are Performing

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LED Lighting Provides Maintenance Benefits for Staples

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More LED Lighting Projects on Horizon for Staples

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Get Help From Finance On Proposals For Funding Facility Projects

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Door Hardware Retrofits: A Clear Path to Savings

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Security Considerations for Door Hardware Retrofits

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Design Considerations for Door Hardware

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LED Retrofits Offer Lessons in Savings

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Facility Managers Offer Advice About Winning Approval For Facility Projects

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Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings Offers Unique Challenges

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Water Conservation: Identifying Targets

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Restroom Retrofits Generate Savings for Atlanta Airport

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Soaring Savings: HVAC, Lighting Retrofits Bring Bottom-Line Benefits

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Lighting Retrofits at University of Minnesota Deliver Energy Savings

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Parking Structures Frequent Target of LED Opportunities

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Stairwells, Hallways Other Sources of LED Installations

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Benefits and Challenges Presented by LED Retrofits

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

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Make The Financial Case For Additional Facility Staff

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Use Hard Data About Benefits To Justify Funding For Facility Projects

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Justify Funding By Showing Risks Of Delay On Facility Projects

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Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School District

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Sustainability: Leon County, Fla.

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Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State University

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Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health

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

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Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) University

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Personnel Management: University of Michigan

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Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

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Three Points Can Help Facility Managers Justify Funding

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Long Range Plan Helps Facility Managers Build Relationship With Finance

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Facility Managers Can Help Win Funding By Building Relationships With Top Management

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Making Plumbing Retrofits Work

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Hygiene Concerns Primary in Health Care Plumbing Upgrades

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Trends to Look Out for in Plumbing Projects

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Efficiency, Avoiding Mistakes Key to Lighting Retrofits

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Codes, Rebates to Consider for Lighting Retrofits

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Efficient Lighting Technology Options Available

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Tailoring Lighting Project to Specific Application

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Lighting Retrofit Resources

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Deep Energy Retrofits Offer Cost Savings As Well As Health, Productivity, And Risk Mitigation Benefits

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Rocky Mountain Institute's VBECS Metric Helps Calculate Value Of Deep Energy Retrofits

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How To Present The Business Case For The Value Of Energy Retrofits

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Property Assessed Clean Energy Emerges As Capital Source For Deep Energy Retrofits

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Making HVAC, Chiller Retrofits Work

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Solid Maintenance Programs Keep Chillers Operating Efficiently

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Age, Operating Hours Crucial Factors in Chiller Replacement Decision

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Managing a Retrofit To Preserve History

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Plumbing: Preventing Retrofit Roadblocks

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Renovation Project Breathes New Life Into California State Government Building

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Pennsylvania School's Plumbing Retrofit Helps Combat Rising Water Bills

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Water Consumption at School Drastically Reduced After Plumbing Retrofits

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District Builds on Success of High School Plumbing Retrofit

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Rising Water Costs Drown Potential Savings From Plumbing Retrofit

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Texas School District Lighting Project Boosts Bottom Line

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Lighting Retrofits Bring Savings, Efficiency to Texas School District

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Plumbing Retrofits: Myths, Misconceptions, and Answers

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Focus on Plumbing Retrofit Products

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Resources for Plumbing Retrofit Success

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Doing Lighting Retrofits the Right Way

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Needs Assessment Essential for Lighting Retrofit Success

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Lighting Retrofits: The Role of Consultants and Designers

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Lighting Retrofits: Spotlight on NEMA

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LEDs: Lighting Retrofit Considerations

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Anticipating Problems Helps Managers Control Plumbing Retrofit Costs

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Plumbing Retrofits: Product Specification Considerations

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Facility Condition Affects Scope of Plumbing Retrofits

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10 Questions To Ask Before A Lighting Upgrade Begins

Building Operating Management
Determining Goals Of Lighting Upgrade Can Lead To Different Solution

Building Operating Management
Lighting Upgrade Mock-Ups Help Make Options Clear

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Effective Lighting-Retrofit Technology

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Energy-Efficient Exterior Lighting

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Controls That Maximize Exterior Lighting

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Plumbing Systems: Setting Retrofit Goals

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Beardmore Building Shows How Deep Retrofits Can Bring Big Savings

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Off-the-Shelf Energy Efficiency Strategies Can Pay Big Dividends

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Deep Retrofits Mean Better Buildings, Higher Rents, Happier Tenants

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Careful Planning for Lighting Controls Can Prevent Problems

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With Lighting Controls, Facility Managers Should Understand Products, Building's Wiring

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Testing is Key to Avoiding Lighting Control Projects Problems

Building Operating Management
Lighting Controls: Facility Managers Should Understand, Educate Occupants

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Specifying Effective Portable Cooling Equipment

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Determining Facility Cooling Needs

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Solving Cooling Challenges

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County's Successful In-house Plumbing Upgrade Delivers Savings

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Plumbing Project Outline

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Plumbing Upgrade's Challenges and Additional Costs

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Efficient, Cost-Effective Plumbing Upgrades

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Planning Pointers for Successful HVAC Retrofits

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Sustainability, the Bottom Line and You

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Sustainability Budgeting Requires Incentives, Deal Makers

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Performance Contracting: Saving Energy, Saving Money

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Review a Sample Fixture to Ensure Lighting Quality

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Three Boiler Control Upgrades Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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Identifying Goals Is First Step in Planning Plumbing Upgrades

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Determining Savings from Plumbing Upgrades

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Product Specification for Successful Plumbing Upgrades

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Replacing Rooftop Units Before They Fail Can Bring Significant Benefits

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IAQ: Review Specification Documents, Seal HVAC Systems

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Lighting Retrofits: Students Conduct Surveys, Inventory Fixtures

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Lighting Retrofits: Projects Include T8s, T5s

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Lighting Retrofits: LEDs Offer Lucrative Payback

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Managing Lighting Retrofits

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Security Retrofit Considerations

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How to Streamline Lighting Retrofits

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Energy Costs: Retrofit to Save Money

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T12 Lamps: Strategies for Successful Retrofits

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Sustainability: Developing Maintenance Standards

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Green Initiatives Save Money, Reduce Energy Use with Kim Farlin

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Give Top Management Multiple Reasons When Justifying Projects

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Evaluate Maintenance Benefits of HVAC Upgrade

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Retrofits: Sustainable Strategies

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The Benefits of Water Audits

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Proposed Incentives for Building Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Ways to Promote Energy Efficiency Without New Legislation

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Lighting Retrofits: Evaluate Options, Crunch the Numbers

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Lighting Retrofits: Look Closely at Controls

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Project Management: Successful Lighting Retrofits

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Occupant Input Can Aid HVAC Retrofits

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Retrofits: Organizations Invest in Maintenance, Engineering Departments

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Lessons Project Management

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LEDs: Cost Inhibits Widespread Specification

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Facility Professionals Discuss Managing Retrofits

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Plumbing and Water Conservation

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Upgrading for Accessibility

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Plumbing Retrofits: Focus on Water Conservation

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Retrofits Test Managerial Skills

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Successful Lighting Retrofits

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Lighting Retrofits: Bi-Level Induction Lamps Reliable, Efficient

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Lighting Retrofits: Learn from Others' Mistakes

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Lighting Retrofits: Save Money, Reduce Maintenance with Betsy Pooley

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Lighting Retrofits: Managers Must Ensure Products Function Post-Installation

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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Lighting Retrofits: Myths and Misconceptions

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Lighting Retrofits: Careful Planning Debunks Myths

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Lighting Retrofits: Match Technology to the Application

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Lighting Retrofits: Consider Maintenance During Installation

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Lighting Upgrades: Opportunities in Existing Buildings

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Managers Can Deduct Full Cost of New Lighting with Interim Lighting Rule

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Lighting Upgrades: Strategies to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2001

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HVAC, Lighting Retrofits Fuel Arena's LEED Certification

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University Hires Consultants for Energy Audits