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Articles and posts on FacilitiesNet by
naomi millán


Senior Editor, Building Operating Management
naomi.millan@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 x309

Naomi has been a writer and editor for Building Operating Management since 2008. Prior to that she was a facilities coordinator with Trammell Crow and CBRE. Her main areas of interest include examining the holistic impact of the built environment on occupants; how buildings can interface with and support sustainability and resilience, both within the individual facility and within their communities; and leadership and career development in commercial facilities management, in particular with regard to women in facilities management and young FMs.

 Some of Naomi’s favorite stories she’s reported on include Women in FM (how women can grow their careers in FM, and how their companies can help), Stop the Madness (a survey that led to an article, an online forum, and a book on the myriad crazy complaints and situations facility managers face — and how to deal with them with aplomb), and After the School Doors Close (what facility managers can do to best position school facilities for reuse.)

A native of Puerto Rico, the winding path that brought her to cover facilities management includes a year in Aix-en-Provence, France, a summer as a baker's assistant, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Houston. She's always meant to live in Japan, but hasn't made it that far yet.

You can connect with her on Facebook on the Building Operating Management page or MyFacilitiesNet.





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Solar Panels Keep One Farm Going Amid National Outage in Puerto Rico
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Hospital Generators Can't Keep Up in Puerto Rico After Maria
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Organizations Promote their Energy Efficiency Efforts on Energy Efficiency Day 2017
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Hurricane-resistant Roofs Detailed in Resilience Standard
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Observed Benefits and Challenges of Tuning LEDs for Human Health
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How to Find Funding for Energy Efficiency
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Microchips in Employees? What Will FMs Be Managing Next?
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Taking Workplace Lighting and Control to the Next Level
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College Takes Innovative Approach to Meet Student Housing Needs
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The Risk of Arc Flash: How to Design for a Safer Workplace
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Maturing Biometrics Solutions Enrich Security Options for FMs
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Recall: Water Dispenser Can Overheat, Catch on Fire
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10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather
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New Energy Label for Pumps Available
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Recall: Light Fixture Recalled Due to Impact Hazard
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Sit/Stand Desks Linked to Improved Productivity and Health
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Recall: Utility Vehicles Pose Fire Hazard
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Recall: Chair Poses Fall Hazard
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Recall: Fitness Center Exercise Machine Poses Impact Hazard
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Recall: Utility Vehicles Brake Failure Causes Crash Hazard
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Active Shooter Standard in Development at NFPA
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Small-scale Photovoltaic Generation Growing, Dwarfed by Utility-Scale Solar
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High-Performance Office Strategy: Support the Best to Motivate the Rest
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Fire Alarm System Gateways Recalled for Failure to Activate
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Recall: Digital Clamp Meters Pose Electrocution Hazard
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Chair Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
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PTACs Recall Expanded Due to Fire Hazard
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Solar Panels Recalled Due to Risk of Fire Hazard
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Solar Panel Connectors Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
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Recall: Utility Vehicle Poses Crash Hazard
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Recall: Metal Halide Lamps Can Explode
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Recall: Utility Vehicles Pose Burn/Fire Hazard
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Chiller Failure Causes Catastrophic Loss of Climate Research Data
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Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Improves University Cyclists' Safety
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Opening the Box on First Aid Kits
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Focusing on Wellness Pays Off
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Product Category Rule for Roof Coatings in North America Available
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New Refrigerant Standards Published
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Southern California Deploys Batteries to Meet Peak Demand
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Recall: Utility Vehicle Can Roll Away Unexpectedly
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Must-See TV for FMs: DOE's Better Buildings Challenge SWAP
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Recall: Playground Slide Can Amputate Fingers
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Dyson Commercial LED Luminaire Has a New Solution for Heat
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Chair Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
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Luminaire Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
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Evaluate Building Components Thoroughly Before Deciding to Re-Roof
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Door Lock Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard
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The Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance
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ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard
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Advances in LEDs Bring Architectural Performance to Commercial Products
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Changes to Commissioning Requirements Proposed for Green Building Standard
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Green Building Industry Shifts Focus to Humans Within Its Walls
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Achieving Thermal Comfort Depends on Variability
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Baby Changing Areas in Public Restrooms Required by Law
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Quick Take on the WELL Building Standard
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Closing the Loop on PV
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Energy Audits Standard Open for Second Public Review
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Updated Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities Available
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Portable Generator Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
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Fire Alarm Pull Station Recalled Due to Failure to Alert
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Addressable Fire Alarm Technology Brings Variety of Benefits to Building Managers
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Utility Vehicle Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
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Legionella Toolkit From CDC Based on ASHRAE Legionella Standard
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Chair Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
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Sit-Stand Desk Converters Recalled due to Injury Hazard
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How Standardizing Building Door Hardware Benefits Your Bottom Line
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Three New Rating Systems Focus on Resilience
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Three Ways to Improve Roof Energy Efficiency
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Indoor Air Quality Standard Updated
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Color Palette Trends Turning Rich and Global
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Leveraging LED Lighting to Achieve Net-Zero
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Lamps Recalled Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards
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Guide for Improving School Safety Available
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Utility Vehicle Recalled Due to Crash Hazard
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Roller Shades Recalled Due to Impact Hazard
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Chairs Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
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ASHRAE Study Models 30 Optimal Energy Efficiency Measures
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With Hot Commercial Office Market, Repositioning Buildings Is On The Rise
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Enlivened Lobbies, Bright Finishes Are Two Keys To Successful Building Repositioning
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Photo Gallery: Before and After Photos Show Value of Building Repositioning
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School Keeps Computer Labs Cooler With Fans
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HID LED Lamps Recalled for Risk of Detachment From Base
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Fire Alarm Panel Recalled Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO
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Arc Flash Labeling Best Practice Guide Available
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Environmental Issues Top the List of Global Risks
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New Efficiency Record Set for Solar Cells
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Better Guidance and Coordination Needed Among Stakeholders in Active Shooter Incidents
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A City Facility Director on Understanding Influence of Politics, Diverse Constituencies
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Using Buildings to Support Human Health
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Why Building Resilience Matters More Than Ever
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IoT Is Next Step for Facilities, but Understanding and Trust Must Catch Up
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Understanding the Revolution in Energy Storage
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Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award Winners
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Water Efficiency Is New Focus in High Performance
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Networking, Platform, Mentors Can Boost Women in Facility Management
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Facility Managers Recount What Really Happens When Disaster Strikes
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At BAE Systems, Sustainability Program Grew From Single Chiller Project
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New York City Department Of Education's SchoolStat Program Helps Show Value Of FM
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Georgia Tech's Culture Of Sustainability Helps Attract Students
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Sustainability Is Cornerstone Of Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Culture, Research
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TD Bank Spreads Sustainability Across Multi-National Portfolio
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EMD Serono Focuses on Details, Communication After Challenges of Hurricane Sandy
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At Crozer-Keystone, Better Safe Than Sorry Was Key To Sandy Plans
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As Space Heaters Show, Facility Managers Often Have to Negotiate With Occupants to Avoid Energy Waste
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Occupants Can Be Asset In Energy Efficiency Efforts
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Many Occupant Issues Stem From Lack Of Individual Control Of Building Systems
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Motivating Occupants Is Critical To Ensuring Cooperation on Energy Savings
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Educate Occupants to Get Them to Save Energy
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Architect Of The Capitol Streamlines Work Orders To Cut Weeks Off Completion Times
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Phillip Saieg: The Pursuit of High-Performance
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Phillip Saieg: Raising the Bar on Sustainability
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As San Francisco Requires Buildings to Disclose Energy Use, the Obama Administration Pushes for Federal Action
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Better Buildings Initiative sets new Energy Information Reporting Standards
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Head Off Problems Before They Start By Selecting Vendors Who Are Experts
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Simplicity is Key in Pursuing Energy Efficiency
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Effective Communication Takes More Than the Loudest Voice
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Best Practices for Good Communications
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Finding the Right Communication Channel
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Listen: Podcasts on Communications
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Commercial Real Estate Recovery: Drivers and Dampers
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The New Normal for Commercial Real Estate Market
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New Energy Star Rating System An Accessible Benchmark for Industry
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First to Earn Data Center Energy Star Share Their Strategies
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How Wind Damages Roofs
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Hail, Ice, Snow Can Damage Roofs
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Common Sense Strategies for Energy Efficiency
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Commissioning Systems, Evaluating Loads for Energy Savings
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Energy Management Solutions Likely Already Housed In Facilities
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Sprinkler System Advances Ease Retrofit
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Sprinkler System Retrofit Benefits
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Sprinkler Retrofit Project Considerations
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Comprehensive Energy, Climate Legislation Still Has Chance of Passing
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Climate Change Still Battling Court of Public Opinion in US
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Comprehensive Reform Will Affect Buildings Beyond Class A
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Some in Commercial Real Estate Are Addressing Carbon Footprint
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Size of Automation Systems Should Be Proportionate to Building
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Managers Can Maintain Building Service Levels While Saving Money With BAS
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Water Consumption Can Be Controlled With Use of Submeters
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Public Input Helps Rank School District's Capital Projects
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Facility Department Holds Design Contest to Meet Cost Reduction Goals
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Facility Professionals Use Open Procurement Process During Bidding
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NYC's Greener, Greater Buildings Plan
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NYC Requires Energy Star Portfolio Manager in Benchmarking Legislation
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National Significance of NYC Benchmarking Legislation
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Hospital Facility Management in a War Zone
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Hospital Construction and Maintenance in Baghdad
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Hospital Security in a War Zone
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How Evidence-Based Design Practices Could Aid Facility Operations
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Don't Let H1N1 Disrupt Business Operations This Flu Season
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How Facility Managers Can Protect Occupants From H1N1
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How Company Policies Can Hurt H1N1 Flu Preparedness
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Avoiding H1N1 Trouble: Facility Managers Can Support Enterprise Telecommuting Strategies
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Proper Planning Can Let Facility Managers Telecommute And Weather The H1N1 Outbreak
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How to Defend Your FM Career During Recession
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Evaluating Ceiling Finishes
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California AB 1103 Requires Energy Benchmarking Data Released During Sales
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Washington D. C.'s Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 Explained
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Collier County, Fla. Watches, Prepares For Swine Flu
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Lab Report: Some Data Cabling Fails To Meet Fire Safety Standards, Group Says
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Writing Good HVAC Specifications
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Succeeding at Your First FM Job
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The Role of Technology and Young Facility Managers
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Training: Greening the Staff
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Does Your Facility Hit its Energy Target?
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Cool Roofs Can Generate Healthy Energy Savings
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Don’t Play with Fire: Avoiding Setbacks During Fire Safety System Retrofits
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FACES OF THE FUTURE
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Balancing the IEQ Equation
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Evacuation: Finding a Route to Safety
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HVAC Upgrades: Smooth Sailing