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Articles and posts on FacilitiesNet by
Dave Lubach


Associate Editor, Facility Maintenance Decisions
dave.lubach@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 x528

Dave has been a writer and editor with Facility Maintenance Decisions (formerly Maintenance Solutions) since 2012, and a managing editor of facilitesnet.com since 2015. His main areas of interest include the efficiency of maintenance and engineering departments in institutional and commercial facilities, with an emphasis on grounds management, water conservation, and education facilities. He coordinates the magazine’s FMD Achievement Awards program and also hosts two podcasts related to facility maintenance, 5 Minutes With and FMD Management Track.  

Some of Dave’s favorite stories that he’s reported on include the transition to sustainable landscapes at the University of California, Davis, a solar panel and roofing project at Arizona State University and a look at funding for retrofit projects in K-12 education facilities across the country.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and currently lives in Milwaukee. He enjoys golfing, traveling and getting too emotionally invested in the UW Badgers football and basketball teams and the Milwaukee Brewers.

You can connect with Dave on Twitter @maintenance_mag, the FMD LinkedIn page, and MyFacilitiesNet.





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LED Technology: Market Watch
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Lighting Needs for Education Facilities
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Matching Lighting Needs with Commercial Applications
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Winter Warning: 10 Tips to Prepare Facilities for Cold, Snow
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Los Angeles Convention Center Restroom Upgrades Score Big
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Convention Center Thinks 'Outside the Box' for Plumbing Upgrades
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Waterless Urinals Among Convention Center Plumbing Upgrades
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Making Plumbing Upgrades Work
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Robots Offer Look into Future of Turf Care, Snow Removal
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Report: Most Organizations not Prepared for Cyberattacks
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Hospital Plant Operations Manager: 'Teaching Most Rewarding Part of the Job'
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Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning
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Managers Roundtable: Utility Incentives Help Reduce Energy Costs
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Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities
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ADA Aware: Not Complying Can Mean Trouble
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California Hospital Paves Way for Systemwide LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade
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HVAC Maintenance Challenge: Chiller Repair vs. Replace
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Technology Advances Improve Chiller Performance
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Building Automation Systems Change Chiller Performance Charting
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SIDEBAR: DSIRE Helps Find Upgrade Incentive Options
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Bill Passed to Help Students Realize Career in Trades
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NASCAR Track Debuts Lights with LEDs
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Roof Restoration at Home of NFL’s Detroit Lions Enhances Energy Efficiency
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Hospital Seeks Turnkey Solution for LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade
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Hospital Officials Specify LEDs for Exterior Lighting Project
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Health Care System Saves More than $1 Million in Maintenance, Energy Costs
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California University Goes Green with Ambitious Sustainability Plan
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Need more Parking Spaces? How about an Uber?
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Paints and Coatings: Going Beyond VOCs
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Selection Specifics for Paints and Coatings
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SIDEBAR: PaintCare Provides Convenient Disposal Option
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Nuclear Danger: U.S. Facilities Facing $3.7 Billion Deferred Maintenance Bill
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City of Birmingham Launches Significant Sustainability Effort
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Maintenance and Engineering Stars: 2016 FMDAA Recipients
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Solar Energy Association Establishes Recycling Program
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Lake Mead Shows Long-Term Effects of Drought on Western States
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Magazine Releases “Cool Schools” List: Where Does Your School Rank?
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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed
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Hurricane Matthew Touches Down in Florida: Are Your Facilities Ready?
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Future NFL Stadium Going LEED Platinum
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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job
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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job
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FAA Releases Commercial Drone Standards
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LEDs: Manufacturers Help Sort Through Misconceptions
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Specification Tips for LEDs
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LED Options Continue to Expand
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Energy Star: Steps to a Successful LED Project
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Report: Most Businesses Unprepared for Active Shooters
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Idaho Takes Security Steps to Avoid Shootings in K-12 Schools
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HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Rescues Houston School District
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Houston School District Realizes Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Program
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Houston Schools Seek to Streamline HVAC Direct Digital Controls System
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SIDEBAR: Energy Stars — Houston Schools Shine in EPA Challenge
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Sustainability Stars: Facelift Brings Recognition to Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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LEDs Take Over Tampa Bay’s NFL Stadium
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National Park Service Turns 100, but Deferred Maintenance Woes Remain
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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced
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Roof Coatings: Planning Projects that Perform
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Roof Coatings Provide Cost-Effective Option to Complete Re-Roof Job
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Roof Assessment can Help Determine if Coatings can Deliver Results
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In-House or Outsourcing Roof Coatings Projects Among Managers' Decisions
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New Sandy Hook Elementary School to Open 4 Years After Mass Shooting
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Latest Roofing Trends: Is Blue the New Green?
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SIDEBAR: Policies in Transition — Transgender Restroom Access
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California Campus Seeks to Reduce Electricity Costs by $3.3 Million
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DeWalt Boosts Battery Power with Lithium-Ion System
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2016 FMDAA Finalists Announced
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Money Matters: K-12 Education Facilities Tackle Retrofit Funding
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LED Parking Upgrades Project to Save $375K
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Preparing Your Facility for Gun Violence
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AMA: Some Street Lighting LED Options Hazardous to Health
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Report: Data Centers More Energy Efficient
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University of Virginia Encourages Girls to Consider Careers in FM
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FMs, Facilities Bombarded by Pokemon Craze
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Can National Park Naming Rights Help Solve Deferred Maintenance Crisis?
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Study: Internet of Things Impacts Building Maintenance Strategies
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Report: Half of U.S. Schools Have IAQ Issues
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Bird Dogged: Volunteers Rescue Thousands After Building Collisions
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AMA: Some Street Lighting LED Options Hazardous to Health
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‘Bark Ranger’ Gives Grounds Managers a Safety Boost
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Public Restroom Reveals: Hand Washing Survey
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Creating Campus Buzz Between Maintenance and Occupants
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Education Facilities Survey Paints Aging Picture for Buildings, Staff
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Air Force Taking ‘Patch and Mend’ Approach to Facilities Maintenance
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Sustainability Success: University Attains 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Use
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Brushless Motors Enhance Efficiency of Power Tools
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Internet of Things and Power Tools Collide
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Study: Five-Year Outlook Gloomy for Federal Data Centers
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Milwaukee Tool Introduces Cordless Drain Cleaning, Outdoor Power Tools
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Power Tools Come of Age
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Occupants Create Gap Between Facility Design And Energy Performance
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Facility Managers: Not all Millennials are Bad
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Simple Steps Can Improve Energy Efficiency
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Jobsite Theft Costs Facilities Industry up to $1 Billion
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Maintenance Profession’s Impact on Sports Facilities, Industry
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'Ultimate Retrofit' Brings Wireless Lighting System to Wrigley Field
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FAA Considers Easing Drone Restrictions
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Solar Power, LEDs Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
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Concrete Coatings: Repairing and Preparing for Success
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Matching Concrete Coatings with Traffic Patterns and Weather Conditions
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Waterproofing Among Important Concrete Coating Application Considerations
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Post-Application Maintenance Plan for Concrete Coatings
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SIDEBAR: Coatings Checklist — Application Considerations
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LED Craze Continues: Thoughts from Lightfair 2016
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The Great Outdoors: Workplace Trends Changing
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Princeton University Lighting Program Embraces LEDs
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Princeton Relies on Established Manufacturers for LED Retrofit Program
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Princeton Maintenance Teams Kept Schedule Fluid During LED Projects
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SIDEBAR: LED Upgrade at Princeton Gym Light-Years in the Making
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Border Patrol Facilities Plagued by Security Issues
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Waterless Urinals: A New Generation of Water Savings
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Water Shortages Increase Appeal of Waterless Urinals
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New-Generation Advances in Waterless Urinals
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Points to Ponder when Installing Waterless Urinals
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The Oscars of Maintenance: The 2016 FMD Achievement Awards
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Social Media and Maintenance — A Slowly Emerging Marriage
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SURVEY: Mobile Technology — Exploring the Opportunities
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Tablets Lag Behind Laptops for Maintenance Technicians
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Survey: Funding Ranks as Toughest Roadblock to Adopting Mobile Technology
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What Does Future Hold for Mobile Technology?
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LED Lighting Reaches the Big Leagues
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ARMA Names Top Roof Installations
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Department of Energy Establishes Pump Efficiency Standards
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Data Centers in the Pacific? Microsoft Explores the Possibility
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Dead Dollars: Postal Service Pays $5.3 Million Annual to Deceased Lessors
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College Improves Efficiency by Centralizing Facility Maintenance Staffs
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Energy Use Per Square Foot In Commercial Facilities Down on Average, says EIA
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Medical University Improves Maintenance Efficiency with Critical Upgrades
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Video: 2015 FMD Recipients — What Lies Ahead?
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Video: Looking Back at 2015 — The FMD Achievement Awards
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Workshop Offered at NFMT
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Risk Assessment Workshop offered at NFMT
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International Roofing Expo Hits Orlando
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Lacking Maintenance Reason for ‘Disgusting’ Buildings at LSU
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Wanted: HVAC Technicians
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Tackling Drain Blockages: Keeping Plumbing Systems Flowing
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Drain Cleaning: Dealing With Unexpected Blockages
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Drain Cleaning: Grease Requires Extra Attention from Technicians
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Video Inspection Cameras Enhance Drain-Cleaning Process
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Financing Hurdles Tough to Overcome in K-12 Districts
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Managers' Roles Vary in Trying to Secure Funding for K-12 Retrofits
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Return on Investment Factors into K-12 Retrofit Decisions
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Summer Work Common to Complete Upgrade Projects in K-12 Facilities
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Future Focus: What's Your Next Retrofit Project?
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Security Concerns: Take Password Protection Seriously
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Resource Highlights Compliance Strategy for 90.1-2013
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Roundtable: Managers Discuss Technician Training Strategies
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Universities’ Response to Climate Change Impacts Students’ Decisions
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Roofing: Avoiding Project Headaches
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Unexpected Disruptions Common During Roofing Projects
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Talking Points: Timing is Everything for Medical University of South Carolina
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Cleaner Energy Sources Benefit Bottom Line at Vanderbilt University
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Natural Gas Transition Saves Vanderbilt Millions on Maintenance
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New HVAC System Changes Priorities for Vanderbilt Maintenance Department
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Maintenance Managers Use Plumbing Systems to Wage War on Water Waste
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Maintenance Challenges with Low-Flow Toilets, Urinals and Faucets
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Maintenance Managers Face Potential Roadblocks With Water Conservation Projects
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Managers can Take Steps to Maximize Water-Conservation Savings
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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Retrofits and Renovations
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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Financial Management
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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Personnel Management
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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability
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Dave Lubach: Training and Retaining Employees Leads to Department Success
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Planning an Efficient Drain Cleaning Program
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Manufacturers Can Assist in Developing Drain Cleaning Program
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Equipment Considerations for Drain-Cleaning Program
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University of Texas Offers Mowing Sustainability Challenges
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Propane, Organic Soils Among University of Texas Sustainability Priorities
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University of Texas Looks to Sustainable Future
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Painting Project Cost Considerations
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Interior Painting Project Considerations
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Exterior Painting Project Considerations
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Dave Lubach: FMDAA Recipients Stand Out in a Crowd
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Regulations and codes constantly evolve. Consultants offer strategies on how to keep up
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Diverse Community Challenges Call for Savvy Fleet Management
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Grounds Crews Regularly use Mowers, Boats in Florida Residential Area
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Utility Vehicles Play Vital Role in Florida Community Grounds Department
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Dave Lubach: Dig Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole
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New-Generation Concrete-Repair Power Tools Seek to Maxmize Productivity
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Dust Generated from Concrete Tools Gains Attention of OSHA
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Cordless Units Emerge as Popular Trend for Concrete-Repair Tools
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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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Mounting Problems: Managers Share Deferred Maintenance Experiences
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Deferred Maintenance: Addressing the Problem
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Survey: Most Managers Classify Deferred Maintenance as Minor Concern
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Deferred Maintenance: Roofing, HVAC, Building Envelopes Primary Areas of Concern
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Deferred Maintenance: Survey Says Managers Confident About Overcoming Backlog
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Green Team: Sustainable Landscapes a Group Effort at the University of California-Davis
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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges
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Dave Lubach: Staffing Strategies - Creating Future Technicians
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Incorporating Portable Cooling Into Emergency Response Plans
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Facility Challenges When Making Temporary Cooling Plans
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Immediate Access to Portable Cooling Units Essential
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Good help is hard to find. Managers offer insights into locating quality candidates
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Survey Says: Managers Sound Off on Outsourcing
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Irrigation System Warning Signs and Potential Solutions
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Dave Lubach: Strive to Seek the Bigger Picture on Big Data
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Successful Strategies for Plumbing Upgrades
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Think Bigger Picture When Planning Plumbing Upgrades
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Lessons Learned From Plumbing Retrofit
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Special Report: Paving a Smooth Path to Equipment Rental Success
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Money Saving Strategies When Renting Equipment
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Emergency Preparation Essential Component of Equipment Rental Plans
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Dave Lubach: Submit Your Entries for the 2015 FMD Achievement Awards
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Managers discuss their challenges when buying sustainable products
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Roofing Project Questions and Answers
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Roofing Q&A: Installation Issues
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Post-Installation Questions When Planning Roofing Projects
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Building, Landscape Changes Affect Irrigation System Operations
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Smart Controllers Help Detect Leaks Earlier, Conserve Water
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Changing Roles: Maintenance and Facility Security
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Maintenance Brings Facility Knowledge to Security Teams
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Electronic Security Systems Help Maintenance Teams Cover Large Areas
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Post-Installation Considerations for Door Hardware and Security Products
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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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Dave Lubach: Rethinking the Commitment to Regulatory Compliance Issues
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Solar Panels Add Challenging Dimension to Arizona State Re-Roofing Project
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Roofing Specifiers Take Weight Considerations Into Account
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Roof Penetrations Slow Crews During Arizona State Project
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Flooring: Focusing on Post-Installation Issues
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Flooring: Maintenance Matters Post-Installation
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Day-to-Day Flooring Maintenance Duties to Consider
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Western Michigan University Relamping Team Brings Efficiency to Maintenance Department
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Relamping Team Cleans up University's Lighting Clutter
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Success of Lighting Team Leads to Program Expansion
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University Takes Another Step to Improving Lighting Efficiency
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Dave Lubach: Environmental Issues Dominate Regulatory Compliance Concerns
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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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Establish a Roof Maintenance Plan Early in Process
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Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliance
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Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Time
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Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managers
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More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success
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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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Critical Questions When Specifying Power Tools
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Ergonomic Concerns Among Power Tool Issues
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Managers Desire Durability When Specifying Power Tools
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Safety, Environmental Concerns When Specifying Power Tools
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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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The Changing Landscape of Grounds Equipment
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Grounds Managers, Manufacturers Work Closely Together
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Consider Lifecycle Costs When Purchasing Grounds Equipment
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Lessons in Labor: Data Helps Alaska School District Manager Make Tough Cuts
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Changing Staff Expectations After Custodial Cuts in School District
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Dave Lubach: Making the Most of Face-to-Face Networking
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$188 Million Boiler Replacement Project Keeps University of Wisconsin Warm
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Upgrading University of Wisconsin Boilers for Efficiency
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University of Wisconsin Utility Plant Staff Faces Challenges Learning New System
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Wireless Lighting Controls Market by Market
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Classrooms Not Always Great Fit for Wireless Lighting Control Systems
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Healthcare Facility Concerns When Using Wireless Lighting Controls
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Six Specification Steps: Selecting a Wireless Lighting System
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Marketing Maintenance: Savvy Managers Spotlight Department Accomplishments
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Dave Lubach: Maintenance Managers Add Marketer to List of Important Responsibilities
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The Expanding Scope of Infrared Imagers
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Versatility of Infrared Imagers Expands
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Infrared Imaging Going Mobile Through Apps, iPhones, iPads
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Strategies for Working with Roofing Contractors
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Best Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors
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Stay Up to Speed on Roof Systems Technology
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Michigan State Grounds Management Groups Find Benefits from Sharing
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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations
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Landscape Management Team Tracks Users' Needs at University
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Sharing Resources Results in Money-Saving Measures for Michigan State
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East Lansing, Michigan State Merge Some Grounds Operations to Save Money
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Open Only 6 Years, San Francisco Hotel Finds Major Water Savings
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San Francisco Hotel's LEED Efforts Focus on Reducing Water Use
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Hotel Balances Guest Comfort, Water-Saving Goals
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Chemical-Free Cooling Tower Solution Helps Reduce HVAC System's Water Use
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Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them
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VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products
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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project
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Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings
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Dave Lubach: Stewardship, Facilities, and the Role of Maintenance
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Roof Coatings: Ensuring Performance and Savings
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Roof Coating Specifications: One Size Does not Fit All
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Application Concerns When Applying Roof Coatings
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Maintenance Matters and Roof Coatings
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Dave Lubach: Managers Need to Embrace New Ideas and Technology
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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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Wireless Lighting Controls: Reducing Energy Use, Costs, and Maintenance
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Wireless Lighting Controls Ride LED Wave
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Challenges Associated with Wireless Lighting Controls
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Local Energy Standards Play Role in Wireless Lighting Control Systems
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Third Roof is a Charm for University of Northern Iowa
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University Faces Major Roofing Decision After Storm
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Recruiting Strategies: Finding and Keeping Top Talent
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Where Maintenance Managers Find Qualified Help
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Finding Qualified Candidates Sometimes Presents Major Challenge
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Managers Indicate Outsourcing Provides Sense of Satisfaction
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Outsourcing's Impact on Staff Morale
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Managers Express Outsourcing Concerns
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Work Quality Common Outsourcing Survey Theme
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Outsourcing Not Going Away
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Managers offer their insights on the challenges of working with outside help at their facilities
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Dave Lubach: No Common Ground Among Managers for Outsourcing
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Connection Between Sustainability and Door Hardware
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Seeing LEED Benefits in Door Hardware Products
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Technology Advances Improve Performance of Door Hardware Products
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Dave Lubach: Pay It Forward — Complete the Technology Circle
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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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Managers discuss their successes and challenges when tapping into technology
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Roof Strategies: Repair, Recover or Replace?
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Roof Replacement Recommendations
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2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings
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Roundtable: Managers discuss their roles in helping protect buildings, operations and occupants
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Specifying Aerial Lifts: Rising to the Challenge
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Renting vs. Buying Aerial Work Platforms
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Training, Maintenance Important in Aerial Work Platform Performance
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Basics of Successful Aerial Work Platform Specification
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Dave Lubach: Make Mom Proud. Win an FMD Achievement Award
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Column: Taking Time for Testing Products
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Staples Buying Into LED Lighting
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Drain Cleaning: Understanding Facility Needs
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Technician Training Considerations for Drain Cleaning Projects
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Facility Specifics Help Specify Drain Cleaning Equipment
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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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Talking Points Column: Maximizing CMMS Technology, Expecting the Unexpected
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Specifying Mowers with Manufacturers as Partners
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Turf Considerations When Specifying Mowers
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Versatility, Maintenance Factors Important Issues when Specifying Mowers
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Staffing, Training Considerations When Specifying Mowers
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Spring Forward: Essential Steps for Warm-Weather Success
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Inspect Grounds Equipment, Irrigation Systems for Signs of Winter Damage
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Roundtable: Managers In Health Care And Education Discuss CMMS Challenges
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Mississippi State University Upgrades HVAC Technology and Benefits Bottom Line
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Mississippi State Converts Steam Plant to Condensing Units
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BAS Significant Part of Mississippi State University Projects
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Next Step to Savings for Missisippi State: Ice Storage Area
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BAS Benefits: Automation Sets the Stage for Savings, Efficiency
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OSHA Outlook: Arc Flash Among Topics to Watch in 2014
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OSHA Outlook: Hazardous Chemicals Receiving Closer Attention
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Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings Offers Unique Challenges
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Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential
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Touchless Products Enhance Restroom Comfort, Efficiency
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Durability, Sustainability Important Factors in Restroom Retrofits
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Consider ADA Guidelines in Restroom Retrofits
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Strategies for Snow and Ice Management Success
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Regular Inspections Important for Snow and Ice Management Equipment
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Soaring Savings: HVAC, Lighting Retrofits Bring Bottom-Line Benefits
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Benefits and Challenges Presented by LED Retrofits
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Column: Savings Strategy — Try Before You Buy
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Demand Response: Delivering Efficiency and Savings
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Consider Demand-Response Impact on Operations Before Participating
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Health Care Facilities Present Demand Response Challenges
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Clearing Hurdles Presented by Demand Response
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Video Inspection Technology: Drain Cleaning With a View
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Video Inspection Technology not for Every Facility
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Technicians Like Idea of Identifying Clogs Immediately
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Managers Discuss Sustainability Efforts
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In or Out? The Outsourcing Conundrum
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Managers Discuss Personnel Management Challenges and Successes
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Boilers and Water Heaters: Post-Installation Issues
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Boilers and Water Heaters Go Beyond Basic Information
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Boilers and Water Heaters Require Regular Checkups
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Restroom Retrofit Saves Atlanta Airport Millions in Water Use
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Record Georgia Drought Triggers Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit
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Installation Test Produces Results During Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit
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Restroom Retrofit Opens Other Energy Conservation Doors at Atlanta Airport
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LEDs: Lighting the way to Outdoor Savings
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LEDs Emerge as Popular Outdoor Lighting Option
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LED Retrofit Kits, Traditional Outdoor Lighting Options Remain
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Who's on Your Sustainability Team?
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How 5 Sustainability Programs Generate Savings at UC-Davis - An Online Exclusive
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California Campus Realizes Savings With Sustainable Landscapes
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Tree-Planting Program Generates Significant Energy Savings at UC-Davis
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Sustainable Landscape Focus Changes Staff Responsibilities at UC-Davis
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Putting Infrared Technology to Work
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Thermal Imagers Popular Option for Predictive Maintenance
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Training Programs Recommended to Use Thermal Imagers
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Outsourcing: Managers Discuss the Often-Controversial Practice
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Utility Vehicles: Sustainability and Smart Choices
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Cost of Electric Utility Vehicles Prompt Change at University of Texas
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Electric Utility Vehicles Offer Versatility
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Durability Counts When Choosing Right Utility Vehicle
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Patience — and Savings — Are a Virtue
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Hygiene Concerns Primary in Health Care Plumbing Upgrades
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Making Plumbing Retrofits Work
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Managers Discuss Data Center Maintenance Challenges
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Trends to Look Out for in Plumbing Projects
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Boiler Retrofit at University of Texas Uncovers Pleasant Surprises
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Emissions Reductions Dramatic Following Texas Boiler Retrofit
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Project Engineer Plays Lead Role in Boiler Retrofit
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Climate, weather conditions factor into roof coatings decisions
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Color of Roof Coating Helps With Temperature Changes
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Dry Conditions Best for Roof Coatings Application
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Facility Managers Discuss Strategies for Building Effective Budgets
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Customer Service Roundtable: Managers Discuss Savvy Practices
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Georgia Medical Center Lighting Retrofit Paves Way to Savings
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Patient Care Takes Priority Over Lighting Project
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ROI on Lighting Project Less Than 3 Years
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Next Lighting Project to Feature LED Lamps
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Managers Share Experiences With Retrocommissioning
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Renovation Project Breathes New Life Into California State Government Building
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System Installation Process Offers Challenges During Renovation Project
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Grand Past, Bright Future for Historic Building
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Managers Speak Out on Water Conservation Efforts
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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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Savvy Planning by Managers Boosts Efforts to Save Water
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Upgraded Irrigation Systems Can Mean Huge Cost Savings
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Good Communication Helps Address Irrigation System Issues