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


Building Operating Management
Using and Managing Energy Monitoring Data

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

Building Operating Management
Bringing Energy Understanding to Occupants, Tenants

Building Operating Management
Knowing the Types of Lighting Control Systems and How Often Recommissioning Is Needed

Building Operating Management
At Peace Institute in Washington, D.C. , Complex Lighting Controls Get an Ongoing Commissioning

Building Operating Management
How to Recommission and Revitalize Lighting Control Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Costs, Benefits and Projecting Project Payback

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cost-Benefit Analysis Helps Managers Measure Project's Impact

Quick Read
Two Steps Towards Better Lighting

Building Operating Management
Power of Group, Leaders Can Drive Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Targeting Occupant Behavior for Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Focus on Barriers to Change and Study Your Buildings

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

Building Operating Management
Converged Networks: Impact For Facility Management

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

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

Quick Read
Taking Advantage of Outside Air to Reduce HVAC Costs

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

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

Quick Read
Submetering Helps FMs Take Control Of Power

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The Future of Demand Response

Quick Read
Manage Demand Response To Drive Energy Efficiency

Quick Read
Outsourcing In Government Has Broad Ramifications

Quick Read
Finding energy savings in HVAC systems

Building Operating Management
Analyze VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Retrofit Applications To Ensure Savings

Building Operating Management
VFDs Offer Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

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

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
Safety, Savings Achieved With Emergency Lighting System Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LED Technology Advances Impact on Emergency Lighting Market

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Testing an Important Consideration for Emergency Lighting Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manufacturers' Experience Vital to Specify Emergency Lighting Products

Building Operating Management
Key Energy Use Metrics Can Help Maximize Energy Savings With Windows

Building Operating Management
Making Windows More Efficient: Low-E Coatings, Warm-Edge Spacers, Electrochromic Glass

Building Operating Management
Daylighting, Coatings, Installation Can All Affect Role Of Windows In Energy Consumption

Building Operating Management
Where To Start With Lighting Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Patience — and Savings — Are a Virtue

Building Operating Management
Energy Consumption In Tenant Space Offers Potential For Big Savings

Building Operating Management
Empire State Building Tenant Li & Fung USA Shows How Cooperation Can Save Energy

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency In Tenant Spaces Should Be Focus At Lease, Expansion And Renewal Stages

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

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

Building Operating Management
How To Present The Business Case For The Value Of Energy Retrofits

Building Operating Management
Property Assessed Clean Energy Emerges As Capital Source For Deep Energy Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power Play: Incorporating DC Power Into Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Converting Power from AC to DC Offers Many Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs Offer Saving Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight: EMerge Alliance

Building Operating Management
Reducing Energy Use: Five Steps Help Overcome Barriers

Building Operating Management
Shorenstein Properties Works Toward Comprehensive Energy Management Practices

Building Operating Management
Shorenstein Energy Plan Shows Value Of Focusing On How Business Decisions Are Made

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

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Embracing a Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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

Quick Read
Modern Fire Safety Systems Can Be Cheaper, Smarter

5 Minutes With
5 minutes with Rick Storlie Director of Administrative Services, Facilities Management University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Building Operating Management
The Next Big Thing In Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Replacing Chillers With a High School In Session Requires Coordination

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chiller Replacement Creates Equipment Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chiller Replacement Creates Operational Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Audits Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Audits: Setting The Stage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning Can Overcome Operational Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning Boon to Bottom Line

Quick Read
Facility Staff Should Be Involved in Retrocommissioning

Quick Read
Lamp Life Concerns Shouldn't Limit Use of Lighting Controls

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Get Buy In

Quick Read
Free Handbook Can Help With Tracking, Improving Building Performance

Building Operating Management
A Close Eye on Water Use and Waste can Keep Your Bottom Line from Drying Out

Building Operating Management
Outdoor Water Use Needs to be Watched Closely as Well

Building Operating Management
Alternatives and Best Practices for Water Management

Facility Focus
The Role of Building Occupants in Saving Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Water-Conservation Strategies

Building Operating Management
Research Shows the Benefits of Cool Roofs for Building Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Metal Buildings Can Offer Design Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Benefits of Metal Buildings

Building Operating Management
Improving Building Energy Performance After Construction

Building Operating Management
Research Shows Cool Roofs Have Benefits at City and Global Levels

Facility Focus
Energy Benchmarking When You Can't Use Energy Star Benchmarks

Facility Focus
Energy Audit Yields Big Savings

Building Operating Management
LED Performance Improving

Building Operating Management
Where to Use LEDs

Building Operating Management
Factors for LED Retrofit

Building Operating Management
Specifying LED Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance: Selling Your Accomplishments to Top Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Audits: Performing an Economic Analysis

Quick Read
Life Begins After LEED

Quick Read
Tax Deductions Getting Easier for HVAC Energy Efficiency

Facility Focus
Tips of the Trade - Gaining Clout With Communication

Quick Read
Geothermal Systems May Qualify for Tax Benefits

Quick Read
Facility Managers Should Keep Resumes Up to Date

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sub-Meters Minimize Energy Waste, Boost Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Analyze the Performance of Existing Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What are the Benefits of Vegetative Roofs?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Upgrades: Opportunities in Existing Buildings

Quick Read
Energy Savings At The Building's Envelope

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Free DOE Webcast: Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools

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Easy Steps for Energy Savings in a Tough Economy

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EPA Performance Track Program Delivers Energy Savings for Facilities

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ENERGY STAR Launches Low Carbon IT Campaign

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beyond Myths To Solutions

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New Daylight Savings Change Rolls Clocks Forward Sunday

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Change in Daylight Savings Time May Present Problems

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Engineers Recognized for Role in Energy Savings

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New Report Summarizes Energy Star-related Savings for 2005

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Summer's Power Usage Raises
Concerns for Next Year

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing, Piping and Savings

Building Operating Management
Be Cool, Pay Less

Building Operating Management
New Windows Mean Many Choices

Building Operating Management
Green Building Report

Building Operating Management
Is Your EMS on Target For Energy Savings?

Building Operating Management
Penn State's Green Coach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stopping Solar Damage

Building Operating Management
Rough Waters Ahead

Building Operating Management
Better Lighting Upgrades