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Smarter Buildings: Practical Steps for Facility Managers

How to implement smart technology available today and overcome common obstacles

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Is Electrostatic Disinfecting Right for Your Facility?

In 10 minutes, hear how the technology saved departments time, labor and money

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Lean Facility Management: Create Efficiency by Eliminating Waste

In 15 minutes, learn strategies and tactics for implementing lean management

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Data Center Failures: Avoiding Common Problems

Learn from these real-world examples so you don’t make the same mistakes

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Disinfecting With Germicidal Ultraviolet Light

How to ensure UV-C technology is effective in HVAC applications, upper air disinfecting and on hard surfaces

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Getting Creative With Vacant Facilities

Two examples of repurposing vacant recreation and retail buildings into usable office space

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A Framework For Adopting Smart Technology

Use this smart building implementation model to transform the built environment

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Is It Time To Replace Your Fire Alarm System?

This guide offers answers to commonly asked questions about ongoing maintenance and replacement of fire alarm systems

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Resilience In Action At University of Chicago

COVID-19 has tested the school’s resilience strategies. Senior Director of Facilities Brian Cowperthwaite discusses an emphasis on people, communication and preventive maintenance

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Meeting HVAC Energy Efficiency Goals During a Pandemic

How to balance occupant safety while still being energy efficient

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FM Guidebook for Fire Alarm Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

Answers to commonly asked questions regarding NFPA 72 and its requirements for inspecting and testing fire alarm systems

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HVAC Best Practices During A Pandemic

Maintenance should include a focus on filtration and humidity levels

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Are Your Fire Notification Systems Up To Code?

Answers to commonly asked questions about notification appliances in the fire alarm system

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HVAC’s Role In Preventing The Spread Of COVID-19

As employees return to work, the HVAC system needs to be part of a safe and healthy environment

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Facility Manager's Guide To Fire Alarm System Code Mandates

Answers to commonly asked questions regarding fire codes, NFPA 72 and interconnections between the alarm system and the rest of the facility

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Most Common Reasons For Data Center Downtime

In 10 minutes, learn the events and factors that facility managers need to prepare for

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When Switching To LEDs, Plan Long-term

Retrofits and new luminaires will last a decade or two. Although expensive, it’s an opportunity to invest in new lighting capabilities for the future

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Know The Cybersecurity Threats To Your Facility

Learn how hackers can breach your building and whether you’ll recover

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LED Relamping: An Inexpensive Way To Cut Energy Bills

One-for-one relamping using existing ballasts and type A TLEDs is the easiest and cheapest option, but it’s not without its drawbacks

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Cybersecurity: How To Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Developing operational technology policies can protect facilities from external threats and self-inflicted wounds

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Social Engineering Is An Easy Breach Of Your Building Security

Take 3 minutes to learn the tactic people use to get past a security desk and officer

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Take Your Maintenance Program To The Next Level

Spend 10 minutes to learn how to grow and audit your program to predict and prevent future failures

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Justifying The Cost Of Preventive Maintenance

Show your boss how the maintenance schedule is saving the facility thousands of dollars

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How To Create A Preventive Maintenance Plan

Learn about the tools and procedures needed to increase the efficiency and lifespan of critical equipment in this 10-minute video

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Don’t Be A Repair Organization

In 10 minutes, learn how to transition from fixing equipment to a preventive maintenance approach

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8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

Avoid power failures in your critical facilities by watching out for these eight problems

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Know Before You Buy: Boilers

This guide can help facility managers save thousands of dollars by making educated purchases with practical advice about the features worth paying for, key questions to ask, and pitfalls to avoid.

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Lighting Controls 101: Codes, Energy Efficiency, Occupancy Sensors And More

An overview of lighting control options, and how they can be utilized to meet code requirements, enhance a building’s energy performance, and positively impact interior environments

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Developing Your Energy Management Program

Whether embarking on a new program or looking for avenues to increase efficiency in an existing program, discover the key components for success

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The 17 Gaps That Sabotage Your Emergency Plans

Learn what laws, regulations and standards apply to your emergency planning, training and exercises

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Keys To Successful Roof System Replacement

A roadmap for selecting a new roof system that optimizes performance and ROI

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6 Ways To Boost Building Envelope Performance

Improve performance and reduce costs with a range of technologies in use

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Fire Safety Codes: Is Meeting The Minimum Enough?

Review the updates to fire safety codes but also review inspection, testing and maintenance best practices for your fire protection systems to make sure you are going above and beyond

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How To Clearly Develop Scope Of Work

Scope of work that is too vague or too detailed lead to problems. This template is based on real-world case studies

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Addressing Vulnerabilities In Your Infection Control Program

Common pain points in any cleaning program and insights into how to reduce risking the spread of infection

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11 ADA Problem Areas In Open Offices

Compliance still matters, even without walls

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17 Steps To Lower Your Electric Rates

Most facility managers know how to trim electricity costs by upgrading lighting, HVAC, and controls. But if the goal is to reduce power costs, facility managers also need to know how to reduce their average electric rate

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Best Practices For Testing Standby Power Systems

Standby power system testing, although often misunderstood and misapplied, is critical to the reliability of a modern power system

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Are Employees Working Or Looking Busy?

Smarter utilization of employees can lead to more efficient schedules and accurate staff sizes. Learn how in less than 15 minutes

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Cybersecurity Threats: Is Your Facility At Risk?

Learn what facility managers should be looking for to prevent a cybersecurity attack. Also learn how to conduct an audit of the control systems

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How Technology Is Changing The Built Environment

Preparing for smart buildings and immersive, personalized experiences

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Building Successful Vendor Partnerships

Managing vendor relationships can be challenging. Learn insights and ideas that can be easily implemented to improve partnerships

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Maintaining Energy Savings And Occupant Comfort Across Multiple Facilities

Analytic technologies allow an organization to centralize large amounts of building data and develop enterprise-wide strategies to manage key performance indicators

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Outdoor Water Conservation Principles And Products

With efficient irrigation practices, it is possible to reduce outdoor water consumption by 25 percent or more

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Justify Your Energy Efficiency Project

How managers can strategically use incentives to significantly decrease the amount of time it takes to recoup their investment on building equipment

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Energy Star Score Action Plan

In late August 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency made significant changes in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. Realign with refreshed metrics

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Digital Transformation Of The Workplace

In 15 minutes, learn how emerging technology such as voice assistance, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles will transform facility management

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Using IoT To Improve Occupant Experience And Increase Operational Efficiency

IoT-enabled BAS has an impact on the occupant experience, which can be valued at 100-times that of energy savings and 10-times building cost savings

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FEDSAT: Helping Your Agency Comply With The FBPTA

How the Federal Facilities Skills Assessment Tool can assess your knowledge of recognized high priority FBPTA performance

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Systems Integration Is Key For Emergency Communications

In most facilities, the emergency communications system should be integrated with the building's information and communication technology systems

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The Business Case For Connected Facility Managers

Justifying investments in IoT and smart buildings to leadership

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A New Funding Solution For Energy Infrastructure Replacement

Learn about a utility-based usage approach where a third party owns, operates, maintains and is responsible for the energy saving performance of the new equipment

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How One School District Saved 25 Percent Using CMMS

After adding CMMS, Grand Prairie Independent School District saved time, decreased work requests and reduced inventory items

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Integrating IoT Technology With Existing FM Applications

Smart technology will enable old buildings and equipment to tell facility managers when they are having problems, which will improve maintenance and operational efficiencies