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


Building Operating Management
Using Daylighting to Maximum Effect

Building Operating Management
Daylighting System Can Range from Very Simple to Complex

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Tips for Optimizing Controls to Make the Most of Daylight

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PNC’s LEED Platinum Tower: One of the Greenest Office Buildings in the World

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Solar Power for Your Building? How About a Super-Efficient ‘Sunflower’

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Solar Canopies Bring Multiple Benefits To Property Management Firm

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Despite Progress, Solar Still Faces Obstacles

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Knowing Window Classes, Codes, Glass Types for Window Replacement Projects

Building Operating Management
Value of Exceeding Code Requirements in Window Replacement Project

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Knowing When Window Replacement Is Inevitable

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Addressing Solar Heat Gain, U-Factor in Window Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Solar-Energy Technologies Emerging as Options for Commercial and Institutional Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Solar Market Growing, but Challenges do Exist

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Developments on Solar-Technology Front for Maintenance Managers

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PNC Tower Uses Cutting Edge Building Systems but Runs on the Basics

Building Operating Management
Cleveland Clinic Happily Takes IoT Connectivity to Extremes

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Data Plays Important Role at U.S. Institute of Peace Building

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Understanding the Revolution in Energy Storage

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Energy Storage Applications

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Pairing Solar Power with Energy Storage

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Is Solar Arguably the Era's Most Disruptive Technology?

Building Operating Management
EV-Related Innovations in Technology, Regulations, and Incentives

Building Operating Management
Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero Building Saves More Than Energy For Leon County, Fla.

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Rooftop PV Hazards and Best Practices Report

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Solar Situation: Roofing, Photovoltaics and Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spring, Fall Best Times for Roofing Maintenance

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Get Involved Early in Roof Design Process

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Spotlight: The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR)

Building Operating Management
Former Air Force Hanger Hosts Community-Shared BIPV System

Building Operating Management
Solar Panels: IKEA, FedEx Explain Ownership Options For Corporations

Building Operating Management
How the GSA's Bean Federal Center Uses Solar Power to Save on Utility Costs

Building Operating Management
Photovoltaic Lab on Bean Federal Center Roof Helps GSA Find Best Solar Solutions

Building Operating Management
Bean Federal Center Solar Power Project Creates Jobs, Utility Savings

Building Operating Management
USGBC Lists Top 10 LEED States for 2012

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Success With Solar Roofing System Starts Long Before Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manager's Goals for Solar Rooftops Should be High

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Key to Successful Roof System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight: CEIR

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Measuring Exterior Energy Efficiency

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Solar Window Film May Reduce Cooling Load

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Examining Roof Coatings Concerns

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Roof Coatings Product Development

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Realistic Look at Renewable Energy Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drawbacks to Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy Post Installation Issues

Building Operating Management
As Photovoltaic Costs Fall, Demand for Solar Power Rises

Building Operating Management
Financial Considerations are Starting Point for Solar Power

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Tips For Exterior Shading to Save Energy

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New Roofs Must Withstand Solar Arrays

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renewable-Energy Systems: Meet with Local Utility

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Renewable-Energy Systems: Important Maintenance Practices

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Top 10 Green Building Trends of 2011

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Three Paths to PV

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Solar Panel Efficiency Going Up as Costs are Falling

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PPAs and Other Ways to Pay for PV Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What Are the Benefits of Photovoltaic Roofing?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Photovoltaic Roofs: Questions About Economics, Physical Structure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Photovoltaic Roofs: What is the ROI?

Building Operating Management
Cool Roof A Simple Solution For Recover, Replacement Projects

Building Operating Management
Facilities With Cool Roofs Less Affected By Urban Heat Islands

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs Can Be Disadvantage Above Certain Latitudes

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Vegetation Another Holistic Approach To Cool Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Technology: Solar Wall Impacts Heating Loads

Building Operating Management
Incentives, the Stimulus and PPAs Contribute to a Bright Future for Solar Projects

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Windows and Thermal Performance

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How Solar Thermal Systems Can Help Save Energy

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New Study Documents Dropping Costs of Solar Power, Efficiency Of Large PV Systems

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Solar Water Heaters Help Minimize a Facility's Electrical-Power Generation

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Efficiency Metrics for Windows, Walls and Roofs

Building Operating Management
Daylighting: Overcoming Glare and Heat Challenges

Building Operating Management
Window Components And Efficiency

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Solar Window Films As An Energy Efficient Retrofit

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Getting To Know Window Terms

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Four Ways to an Environmentally Responsible Roof

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Experimental Solar Cell Sets Efficiency Record

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Consider Solar Shading to Reduce Energy Use

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Changes Outside, Results Inside

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A Look at Solar PV Roofing Options

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Department of Energy Announces Solar Grants

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Getting To Know Window Terms

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Four Ways to an Environmentally Responsible Roof

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Companies Form Solar Alliance Advocacy Group

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Quantum Effect Discovered Could Increase Silicon Photovoltaic Efficiency

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DOE Announces Solar Energy Research Funding

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Solar Energy Projects Chosen for DOE Funding

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DOE Extends Deadline for Solar Projects

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Ready for Prime Time?

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Study Forecasts Increasing Demand for Solar Energy

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New Solar Cell Breaks 40 Percent Efficiency Barrier

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Reduced Payback Period Boosts Solar Projects in New Jersey

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Google Readies Record Corporate PV Array

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Energy Secretary Announces $13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

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California Utility Signs Agreement for 500 Megawatts of Solar Power

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Solar Incentive Program Reopens After Hiatus Due to Excessive Customer Demand