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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 Are Fire Safety and Sustainability At Odds Or Allied? 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 New FM Survey Offers Insight on 2017, 2018 Facility Budgets, Staffing LevelsMore 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.