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Greg Zimmerman

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Naomi Millán
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Feature - USGBC Perspective The New Way Forward with LEED v4.1The new rating systems will roll out in beta versions over the course of 2018, giving users a chance to test out the new system, while still having the option to use v4 for projects.
Feature - Learning Curve Survey Shows Skill Required For Successful Facility Management What skills are required for competency as a facility manager? NFMT performed a survey to find out. Here are some of the results.
Editorial - Grid Reliability Is Coal Key To Grid Reliability? DOE backs off a controversial proposal that may or may not have actually addressed grid resiliency.
Feature - Critical Facilities Should You Consider Lithium-Ion Batteries For Uninterruptible Power Supplies? Here are three reasons you might: They're smaller and lighter, they have a longer life span, and they don't require ventilation.
Feature - Fire Safety Fire Safety vs. Sustainability? Material selection and design play key roles in determining whether sustainability can complement or counter fire safety in commercial facilities.
Feature - HVAC How To Control Humidity Cost-EffectivelyGetting design conditions right, avoiding sub-cooling the space, and ensuring proper capacity modulation are three key strategies.
Online Only - FM Budgets FM Survey Offers Insight on Facility Budgets, StaffingMore than 40 percent of FMs report increases in capital and operating budgets, with a similar number reporting no change.
Feature - Lighting Advances in Lighting Technology Bring Energy EfficiencyThe key for FMs is selecting the best lighting and lighting controls systems for their particular application.
Feature - Sustainable Educational Facilities How Sustainability Increases Student Performance Incorporating aspects of sustainability - like living plants and solar panels - into school curriculum gives students hands-on, visual learning tools.
Online Only - Restrooms How Good Design Prevents Complaints about RestroomsTake a close look at component-selection criteria, restroom use, and maintainability.