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Articles and posts on FacilitiesNet by
Edward sullivan


Editor in chief, Building Operating Management
ed.sullivan@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 x451

Ed has covered facility management and technology for more than 25 years. He leads the industry’s most experienced team of editors and writers, planning coverage and industry research to deliver timely, practical information on subjects ranging from mechanical systems to workplace design to FM salaries.

Ed has guided the magazine’s coverage of such major industry developments as the emergence of the Building Internet of Things, active shooters in K-12 schools, and the dramatic gains in energy efficiency technology. He also led the development of the magazine’s FMXcellence recognition program to recognize industry best practices and innovation. Two big areas of focus at present: the new smart building landscape produced by the Building Internet of Things, and the complex challenges, like airflow, facing data center facility managers.

Connect with him on MyFacilitiesNet.com or LinkedIn.


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Good News, Bad News on PUE
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Energy Star: House Bill Cuts Program Budget 40 Percent
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Data Centers: FM-IT Partnership Worth Millions to Healthcare Organization
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Facility Manager Action Item: Climate Change
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Electrochromic Glass Results in Energy Efficiency at LEED Certified Facility
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Hundreds of Migratory Birds Killed After Crashing into Lighted Building at Night
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Uptime Survey: Enterprise Data Centers Carry Two-Thirds of IT Workload
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How Do Your Health and Wellness Programs Measure Up?
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Hundreds of Migratory Birds Killed After Crashing into Lighted Building at Night
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Uptime Survey: Enterprise Data Centers Carry Two-Thirds of IT Workload
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Good Facility Investments Are Low Risk
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Data Center FMs Have Role When Organization Looks to Cloud or Colo
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Two Innovations Poised to Have Big Impact on Facilities
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Triple Net Lease? Energy Upgrades Still Benefit Landlord, NFMT Speaker Says
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Women in Data Centers: Advice for Developing a Career
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Stand Up For Energy Star!
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Answer Is In The Details: Understanding Smart Technology For Facilities
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BACnet Institute Offers Online Knowledge for FMs
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Soundmasking Reduces Distractions for Occupants, Improves Speech Privacy
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Rural Telecom Central Offices Could Become Edge Data Centers
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Survey Says? There Were More Resources For FMs in 2016
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Cyber Security: FM and IT Must Collaborate To Prevent Threats
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Bring in IT Early and Often When Commissioning New Power Reliability Equipment
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Product Selection Advice From The Experts: You!
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New Features and Technology Can Make Any Old BAS New Again
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Rapidly Growing Number of High-Tech Products Can Generate, Report, and Analyze Facility Data
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Form, Function, and a Fresh Look: Check Out Our Design Refresh
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Building Internet of Things Partnerships: Cross-Industry Cooperation
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Building IoT Partnerships May Lead To Transformation of Building Products Market
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Bridging The Gap Between IT and FM
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Cutting Costs? Use Discretion
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BOMI Introduces High Performance Designation
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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms
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Capital Renewal: Don't Be A Headline
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Experience Helps FMs Get Ahead of The Curve
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Building Internet of Things Startups Are Rewriting The Rules
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How To Evaluate Building Products From IoT Startups
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SIDEBAR: 6 Questions Can Reduce Risk of New Building Technology
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SIDEBAR: What's Behind the Building Internet of Things Boom?
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SIDEBAR: Survey Says Facility Staff in Charge of Data Centers Earn Higher Salaries
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Why High-Performance Buildings?
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What is the Building Internet of Things?
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The Move To Mobile FM
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Healthcare Facility Expands Before Construction Ends
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey: 2015
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: More Than 10 MW
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: 2 To 10 MW
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Less Than 2 MW
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N After Any Failure
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N+1 And Concurrently Maintainable
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: N+1
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: No Redundancy (N)
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey 2015: Market Background
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Survey: Facility Water Conservation Measures In California
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For Facility Managers, Internet of Things Changes the Game
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IoT Facility Applications Engage Issues Like Resilience, Staffing, Analytics
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FM Survey: Energy Upgrade Paybacks, Metrics, Reporting
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Training Budgets: FM Survey Offers Benchmarks
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Survey Reports Benefits of Facility Training
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FM Survey: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policies and Practices
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Survey: What Facility Managers Think About Climate Change
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Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization
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Data Center Facility Staff Salary Survey
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Data Center Salary Survey: More Than 10 MW
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Data Center Salary Survey: 2 To 10 MW
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Data Center Salary Survey: Less Than 2 MW
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Data Center Salary Survey: N After Any Failure
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Data Center Salary Survey: N+1 And Concurrently Maintainable
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Data Center Salary Survey: N+1
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Data Center Salary Survey: No Redundancy (N)
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Data Center Salary Survey: Market Background
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Beyond PUE: The Big Picture Of Data Center Energy Efficiency
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Out Of Data Center Cooling Capacity? Take A Closer Look At Airflow
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Five Low-Cost Steps To Reduce Hot Spots In A Data Center
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Problem: Adding Servers Without Concern For Cooling
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How Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Used An HVAC Systems Approach To Upgrade
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Tailor Data Center Energy Strategies To Business Needs
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Analyze VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Retrofit Applications To Ensure Savings
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VFDs Offer Benefits Beyond Energy Savings
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BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus: Getting What You Want
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With Building Automation Protocols, Devil Is In The Details
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New York City Public Schools Rethinking Emergency Plans After Sandy-driven Flooding
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John Balzer Builds Team to Transform Operating Rooms to Hybrid Surgical Suites
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For SL Green, Office Building Repositioning Goes Beyond Curb Appeal
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SL Green Focuses on Ongoing Maintenance
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Facility Management and IT Team Up at Rockefeller University
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Data Centers, IT Infrastructure Benefit from Cooperation Between Facility Management and IT
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At Lakeland HealthCare, Mike Kastner Uses Research to Shape Facilities
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Evidence-Based Design Part of Lakeland’s Far-Sighted Approach
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Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies
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Obama Administration Promotes Energy Efficiency in Facilities
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Retrocommissioning Is First Step in Energy Upgrades
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Facility Managers Say Companies Are Taking Action to Increase Data Center Efficiency
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IT Departments Getting More Involved in Efficiency
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Online Resources for Lighting Upgrades, Greenhouse Gas Accounting
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Federal Government Taking Steps toward Sustainable Operations
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Get Heard When Decisions are Being Made
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Be Strategic and Save Money
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Learn How to Use Data and Make Allies
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Retrocommissioning Can Cut Costs by Improving Controls Performance
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Benefits of Retrocommissioning Quickly Pay for Costs
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DDC Controls Make Retrocommissioning Easier, More Essential
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Retrocommissioning Should Involve Operating Staff
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Data Center Operations Require Increasing FM, IT Collaboration
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Looking For H1N1 Hints? For Swine Flu Forecast, Go South
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Facility Managers Can Consider Cleaning, Other Measures Against Swine Flu
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Smithsonian Updates Employee Plans, Purchases Supplies In Preparation For Swine Flu Pandemic
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Now is Time to Review Pandemic Plans
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Weighing Security During the Downturn
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Finding and Keeping Good Data Center Employees
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Getting Green Right
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Use Incentives to Slash the Cost to Go Green
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Should You Invest In Your Company?
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Building Your Network
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Putting Out Too Many Fires?
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The 'Aha!' Opportunity
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Getting People To Pay Attention
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Laying Down The Law
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A Place in the Hall of Fame
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You Need Experts, Experts Need You
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Talking About My Generation
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Don’t Want to Save the Planet?
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Disaster Response Begins Here
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A Little Less Running Around
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Introducing Critical Facilities
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From Risk to Opportunity
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One Route to A Better Job
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Take Action on Global Warming
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If Bad Days Outnumber Good
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Satisfied Customers
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A Reason For Optimism?
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Surprised? You Shouldn’t Be
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More Than A New Look
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Change Agent
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Greener Buildings
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The Inconceivable
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The Big Picture
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Good Habits
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A Good Number Is Hard to Find
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Show Bang, Earn Bucks
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Beyond the Numbers
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Super Question
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No Quick Fix
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Watching China
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Paving the Way
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Payoff