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Building Operating Management
How To Do a Major HVAC Upgrade on CampusFollow these steps — from communicating with occupants to commissioning the project — to ensure an HVAC upgrade isn't disruptive to regular operations.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ensuring Reliable Power to Data CentersEffective planning to address HVAC efficiency, power reliability and key post-installation considerations


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NEMA Issues Standard on LED Retrofits

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Malfunctioning Sensors Prompt Smoke Detector Recall

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California’s Solar Supply Exceeds Demand




Building Operating Management
Examination of Corporate Culture Leads to Open Office SpaceAt American Modern Insurance Group, Tony Spence led an initiative to aid the transfer of knowledge across disparate departments. The solution? Open office space.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Using Infrared Imaging to Detect Electrical IssuesTechnology and application advances put more power in the hands of managers and technicians

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Heavy Rains Flood College Football Stadium

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Despite Owner’s Objections, NYC Building Designated Historical Landmark




Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lithium-Ion Batteries Create Interruption-Free WorkAdvances in power, versatility and battery technology can lead to more effective specification and application

Building Operating Management
Long-Term Benefits of Smart BuildingsData gathering, IoT connectivity, building mapping, and energy efficiency are among the benefits to a successful journey to a smart building.

Building Operating Management
Health and Wellness: How Research Influences Open Office DesignWalinski doesn't attempt to prove the science, but using evidence-based design ideas helps make occupants in open office space healthy, happy, and more productive.

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Flint Hospital Ordered to Reduce Legionnaires' Risks

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Phone Booths Offer Privacy Solution in Open Office Designs

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Flooring: Specification, Qualification, and Testing




Building Operating Management
Enhancements to Portfolio Manager Focused on MetricsThe updates to Energy Star's Portfolio Manager help users sort information more easily. As well, EPA offers a wealth of learning opportunities via webinar.

Building Operating Management
Door Hardware: Balancing Security and Life SafetyFacility managers need to be vigilant about both life safety and security, especially in the aftermath of an active shooter event when emotions run high.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Utility Vehicles Based on Facility NeedsBy understanding equipment options and department needs, managers can select vehicles that deliver productivity and performance

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Green Seal Resources Target Indoor Health

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Deferred Maintenance Closes University Buildings

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Utility Energy Program Aids Wisconsin Brewery




Building Operating Management
Document Control Rooms Speed Incident Response in Data CentersIn an emergency, data center FMs need immediate access to key documentation. But most new data centers have inadequate room for document control.

Building Operating Management
How Flexible Workplace Design Answers the Open Office QuestionSolving acoustics, deciding between dedicated vs. agile seating, and incorporating elements of hospitality are all successful strategies for making open office plans work.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding OSHA and Mitigating RisksIdentifying and addressing a host of potential hazards, including flooring, that can bring OSHA inspectors into facilities

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Healthcare Facilities Embrace Resilience Standard

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Two High Rise Elevators Trap Occupants In Inaccessible Shafts

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Building Automation: Propagating our People Power



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