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Building Operating Management
Is the Passive House Standard Applicable to U.S. Climate Zones?The short answer is 'yes,' say experts. As evidence, a range of building types in a variety of locations are now using the Passive House standard to foster efficiency.

Building Operating Management
New Tools Help Optimize Building-Grid Interaction, Tackle Climate ChangeTwo tools — Watt Time and GridOptimal — can help facility managers optimize their interaction with the grid, reduce emissions, and save energy.


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Specifying Power Tools That Improve ProductivityUnderstanding jobsite needs, as well as tool features and functions, put greater efficiency in the hands of technicians

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MLB Stadium Sued For Alleged ADA Violations

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Utilities Cut Power To Prevent Wildfires

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NASA Facility's Cladding Resists Weather Extremes




Building Operating Management
5 Smart Building Strategies for High-PerformanceThe building internet of things brings about new capabilities, but make sure smart buildings aren't a solution for a problem. Match strategies with organizational needs.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Specification Based on Facility NeedsUnderstanding facility needs, long-term goals and the latest coating options is essential for effective applications

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University Battles Indoor Mold

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Massachusetts, California Lead List of Energy-Efficient States




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Innovative Strategies in Health and Wellness DesignPromoting flexibility, choice, and control increases occupants' "sense of agency" in a space. This leads to higher engagement and better productivity.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Growing Campus Offers Variety of Grounds ChallengesFrom hardscapes and sustainability to staffing and wetlands, Broward College presents an evolving list of priorities

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Labor Department Offers Post-Hurricane Guidance

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University Embraces Sustainability

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Event Builds Water Infrastructure Awareness




Facility Maintenance Decisions
Project Management: 4 Steps to SuccessColumnist Andrew Gager discusses four steps for successful project management

Building Operating Management
Office Thermal Comfort: Simple Fixes and BeyondSome thermal comfort issues can be addressed with simple fixes, while others require more time and investment. Here's what you need to know.

Building Operating Management
Daylighting and LEDs Team Up to Meet Energy Efficiency StandardsCombining LEDs and daylighting strategies can help FMs meet some of the more stringent codes and standards for energy efficiency.

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Can We Fix Climate Change by 2030?

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VA Hospitals Losing Equipment: Report




Building Operating Management
4 Steps for Planning Solar Power Canopies in Parking AreasThe benefits extend beyond energy production. Thoughtfully designed solar canopies reduce winter maintenance and give parking areas a distinctive presence.

Building Operating Management
Real-World Water Resilience: A Case Study in Water EfficiencyA large hospital facility in British Columbia shows how water efficiency strategies create water resilience.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
School District Upgrades Focus on Energy SavingsWesterville City School District rethinks and upgrades facilities to help students and save energy

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Resource Spotlights Facility Role in Infections

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Green Roofs Continue To Grow, Some by Law

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LEED in Healthcare: A Closer Look



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