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Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Resurgence of Legionnaires’ Disease

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Matching Equipment with Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Properly Apply Paints and Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying the Proper Paints and Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Addressing the Maintenance and Engineering Knowledge Gap

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Projects That Perform

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National Parks Damaged By Deferred Maintenance

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Sustainability and Infection Prevention

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RECALL: Elliptical Trainer Can Catch Fire

Building Operating Management
Best Practices for Fire Pump Testing

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Deferred Maintenance: National Parks Struggle

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Legionnaires’ Outbreaks Create Facility Challenges

Building Operating Management
Test, Inspect, Maintain: Fire Suppression System Priorities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technician Training For a New Era

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Embodied Energy and Product Specification

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NFPA Expands Onsite Battery Safety Training; New Standard Coming

Building Operating Management
How GSA Is Making High-Performance Buildings Affordable

Building Operating Management
How To Do Effective Fire Standpipe Testing

Building Operating Management
Effective Fire Sprinkler Inspection: What You Need To Know

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SITES Certification Targets Sustainable Public Spaces

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Deferred Maintenance Strains Budgets

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Sustainability Drives Facility’s Future

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Factors for Utility Vehicle Specification

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Finding Funding: Tackling Deferred Maintenance

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Commercial PV Plants Can Receive UL Certification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Disconnect Between Maintenance and Design

Building Operating Management
Do Energy Models Accurately Predict Energy Performance?

Building Operating Management
Get Operations Staff Involved Early in Product Selection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Replacement: The Tipping Point

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How Much Is Trade War Hurting U.S. Solar Industry?

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Facility Spending $1 Million on Improvements

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3 Benefits of Cool Roofs

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Maintenance Money: Sports Teams Seek Options

Building Operating Management
How To Develop In-House Specifications for Product Selection

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Recall: Downlight Poses Shock Hazard

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Adhered PV Panels Keep Roofs Cool: Researchers

Building Operating Management
Health and Wellness: Keeping Occupants Happy, Productive

Building Operating Management
LEED v4.1 Performance Scores: A Primer on New Prerequisites

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Replacement: Understanding Key Metrics

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Legionella Outbreaks Prompt State Action

Building Operating Management
Arc Is Streamlining Data Management with Portfolio Analytics

Building Operating Management
BIM Collaboration: How to Get All Parties on the Same Page

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Paint Overspray Mars Buildings, Vehicles

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Legionnaires: City Lags in HVAC System Inspections

Building Operating Management
The Nature of a REIT Means Challenges to Sustainability Success

Building Operating Management
Roofing Myths Busted: Inspections and Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and the End-of-Life Decision

Building Operating Management
How To Do Asset Management for Doors and Door Hardware

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Greener Than Green: Passive House Building Planned for Chicago

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Considerations for Sustainable Mowing

Building Operating Management
Understanding the LEED Rating System

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Cooling Crisis: Study Ties AC in Schools to Student Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Tackling Tricky Applications

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How To Select Green Building Products

Building Operating Management
How Roof Asset Management Can Save on Operating, Maintenance Costs

Building Operating Management
Is There Really a Payback for Health and Wellness Strategies?

Building Operating Management
Green Roofs to Smart Glass: Building Envelope Considerations for Sustainable Healthcare

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Outsourcing and the Cost-Quality Balance

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Design and Maintenance: The Missing Link

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Leads New Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Healthcare Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Successful Specification

Building Operating Management
Collaboration Is Catalyst for Sustainability Success at Kilroy

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Blockchain and FM: What You Need To Know

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Legionella: Outbreak Strikes 6 University Buildings

Building Operating Management
Leadership, Listening Lead to Sustainability Gains at Large REIT

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Maintenance Matters: University Tackles Repair Backlog

Building Operating Management
7 Strategies for Sustainability in Higher Educational Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding New-Generation Paints and Coatings

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California Requires Solar Panels On New Homes

Building Operating Management
Internet of Things Can Help Save Energy When It's Most Expensive

Building Operating Management
Durable Materials, Design Keys to Keeping High-Traffic Restrooms Clean

Building Operating Management
10 Benefits of Using Smart Building Analytics Effectively

Building Operating Management
How to Focus on Health and Wellness in Sustainable Healthcare Facilities

Building Operating Management
How To Do Needs Assessment For Door and Door Hardware Selection

Building Operating Management
For Facility Managers, Networking is Essential for Sharing Best Practices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Repair vs. Replacement

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Myths and Misconceptions

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IoT Technology for Extreme Environments Approaches

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Painting Projects Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Tips for Successful Preventive Maintenance

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Beyond Light: Trends Observed at #LFI2018

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HVAC Systems Spread Thirdhand Smoke

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Water Watch: Legionella Strikes University

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Finding the Time for Preventive Maintenance

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Birds, Buildings and Sustainability

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Success Story

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Healthy Buildings Command Rent Premium, Expert Says

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CALGreen and LEED: Working Together To Streamline Green Building

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Maintenance Woes Plague Nuke Infrastructure

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Water Watch: City Embraces Stormwater Management

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Mold Issues Cause Concern at University

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White House Maintenance: An Inside Look

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Solar Spotlight: Historic Castle Embraces Technology

Building Operating Management
How To Learn From In-House Data Center Experts

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Bee-ing Green: Company Promotes Sustainability with Bees

Building Operating Management
New Paint Products Reduce, Eliminate VOCs

Building Operating Management
Technology Improvements Lead To Better Paints

Building Operating Management
How To Make The Case for Energy Efficient HVAC Equipment

Building Operating Management
Drones: An Opportunity and a Challenge

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Tips for Improved Facilities Team Performance

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Military Maintenance Funding Improves

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Outcry Over Facilities’ Deferred Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Benefits of LED-based Smart Lighting Systems

Building Operating Management
To Get To Zero Energy, Human Element Remains Critical

Building Operating Management
Developments in Paint Technology Lead to Better Scruff Resistance, Heat Reflectance

Building Operating Management
How ProFM Improves The Core Competencies of Facility Management

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Emergency Preparedness Benefits Expand

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VA Faces Critics Over Management Practices

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City Grid Increases Urban Heat Island Effect

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak Strikes Hospital

Building Operating Management
Facing Headwinds, Malls Reinvent Themselves

Building Operating Management
Why Some Malls Are Thriving In The Age of Online Shopping

Building Operating Management
Right Mix of Technology, Amenities Key for Mall Survival

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Deferred Maintenance: What Will It Take To Act?

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Building Design: Sustainable and Functional?

Building Operating Management
The New Way Forward with LEED v4.1

Building Operating Management
Finding Skilled Facility Management Professionals

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Future Architectural Coatings Might Shimmer Like Butterfly Wings

Building Operating Management
Lithium-Ion Batteries Offer Less Preventive Maintenance, Built-in Monitoring

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5 Steps to Becoming More Energy Efficient

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VOCs Lead To Air Pollution Study Says

Building Operating Management
Fire Safety vs. Sustainability?

Building Operating Management
Thoughtful Approach Required For Buildings To Be Both Fire Safe And Sustainable

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RECALL: Chair Poses Fall Hazard

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Advances in Tools Expand Power, Versatility

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Specifying for Success

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LEED v4.1 Almost Ready To Roll

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Trump’s Chicago Tower Last in City’s Energy Rankings

Building Operating Management
How To Control Air Infiltration and Condensation

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Flint Water Switch Led to Legionnaires’ Cases

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Deferred Maintenance: Drastic Strategies Take Hold

Building Operating Management
How Sustainability Increases Student Performance

Building Operating Management
WELL Building Standard Promotes Student Achievement, Health

Building Operating Management
How the Living Building Challenge Promotes School Sustainability

Building Operating Management
How Good Design Prevents Complaints about Restrooms

Building Operating Management
3 Restroom Complaints and How to Prevent Them

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Willis Tower Receives EPA Certification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Implementing a Successful Asset Management Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Benefits of an Asset Management Program

Building Operating Management
4 Ways High-Performance Floorcovering Leads To Patient Satisfaction

Building Operating Management
Consider Floorcovering Sustainability For Healthcare Selection

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Green and Healthy: Hospitals Embrace Sustainability

Building Operating Management
How To Conduct a Proper Roof Inspection

Building Operating Management
Roofing: How And Why To Do Effective Preventive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips to Better Understanding Your Audiences

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Cooling Towers and Legionnaires’: Assessing the Risk

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Air Filters: Eyes on Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Air Filters: Advances in Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Air Filters: Understanding ASHRAE Standards

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RECALL: Water Fountains Pose Shock Hazard

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Burst Pipe Causes Flooding on College Campus

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Recent HVAC Fails Highlight Importance of Preventive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: The ABCs of Upgrades

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9 Steps to Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Building Operating Management
With Data Centers, Mixed Picture on Energy Efficiency Best Practices

Building Operating Management
Survey: What Energy Efficiency Measures Are New and Existing Data Centers Using?

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IAQ Issues Flare Up Schools

Building Operating Management
Roofing Inspections, Maintenance Can Prevent Leaks

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Local Landmark Has Fallen into Disrepair

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Cold Weather Exposes Facility Condition Woes

Building Operating Management
Utilizing Parksmart and LEED Certifications

Building Operating Management
Are Air Source Heat Pumps Worth A Closer Look?

Building Operating Management
Know The Pros and Cons of VRFs and Air Source Heat Pumps

Building Operating Management
How To Achieve High Efficiency With Air Source Heat Pumps

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Benefits of Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Analyzing Metrics for Successful Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Building Operating Management
ProFM: New Credential Gets Facility Managers Ready For The Future

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JFK Airport Flooded Due to Water Main Break

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Deferred Maintenance: Higher Education Struggles

Building Operating Management
Combining Efficiencies in Cost, Space, and Inclusivity

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HVAC Systems Tested by Frigid Temperatures

Building Operating Management
Lessons Learned At The World's Most Sustainable Airport

Building Operating Management
Sustainable Goals: Biophilic Design, Reduction of Carbon Footprint

Building Operating Management
Product Selection Criteria: Performance Transparency, Sustainable Materials

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NFL: World’s First LEED Platinum Sports Stadium

Building Operating Management
Standards, Sustainability, Performance Highlight Door Selection Criteria

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Train Derailment Highlights Importance of All-Hazards Planning

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BOMA, NAIOP, IREM Create College Program for Young Real Estate Talent

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Augmented Reality is Shaping the Future of Facilities

Building Operating Management
3 Steps To Protecting Roofs From Stormy Weather

Building Operating Management
Winter Is Coming: Protecting Roofs From Heavy Snow

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Legionella: New Guidance on Disease’s Prevention

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2018 Facility Management Salary Survey Now Available

Building Operating Management
For K-12 Schools, Sustainability Is About Cost Savings, Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Next Stages of Sustainability in K-12 Schools

Building Operating Management
Make Up For a Smaller Staff By Leveraging Technology

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White House Bugged! Maintenance Targets Roaches, Ants

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What’s The Difference Between Reactive and Preventive Maintenance?

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Protect Retail Sales With Reliable HVAC

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Legionnaire's Disease: Outbreaks Cause New Worries

Building Operating Management
8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

Building Operating Management
Survey: Facility Staffing Levels for Office, Educational, Government, and Health Care Buildings

Building Operating Management
Facility Staffing Levels: Maintenance, Custodial, and Grounds Care

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Maintenance: System Failure Offers Reminder

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Choosing Maintenance Over New Construction

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13 Tips for Snow Thrower Safety

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Legionella: Plumbing Focus of New Research

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Building Certification Groups Make It Easier for FMs to Apply for Both

Building Operating Management
Pros and Cons of VAV and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Benefits Beyond Appearance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Scheduling Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Contractor Considerations

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Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers Due To Legionnaires’ Outbreak

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University Students and Staff Exposed to Lead Paint

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Why Regenerative Design Is Gaining Momentum In Sustainability Circles

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Global Weirding: Wreaking Havoc On FM

Building Operating Management
Slip-Resistant Coatings: Basics for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Selecting Corrosion-resistant and Anti-graffiti Coatings

Building Operating Management
Two Types of Reflective Coatings Address Different Needs

Building Operating Management
Dry-erase Coatings and Chalkboard Coatings: Lessons for FMs

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Lawmakers Search for Ways to Reduce the Number of VA Facilities

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Fire Extinguishers Recalled Due to Failure to Discharge; One Death Reported

Building Operating Management
Sustainability from Building To Community: On Regenerative Design

Building Operating Management
Blockchain Is Coming to FM and Real Estate

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Solar Windows: The Future of Your Facilities?

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Mold Shuts Down New Jersey School District

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Giving Electrical Equipment a Long, Healthy Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paying the Price for Deferred Maintenance

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Climate Change, Resilience, and Positive Feedback Loops

Building Operating Management
Critical Facilities Summit Sessions Provide Emergency Preparedness Education

Building Operating Management
10 Steps To Advanced Water Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Can Aid Water Efficiency Efforts

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Baltimore School Evacuates Over IAQ Concerns

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Solar Panels Keep One Farm Going Amid National Outage in Puerto Rico

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Greener Grounds: One University's Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Eye on Emissions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Focus on Fuel and Noise Reduction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Beyond Emissions, Fuel and Noise

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Engineers Battle 143-ton Fatberg in London Sewer

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New HVAC system cools path to savings for Valley International Airport

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PGMS: Conserving Water for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding Three Sustainability Principles in Grounds Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PGMS: Adapting Practices for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PGMS: 3 Key Principles on Sustainability

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8 Technology Developments Reshaping High-Performance Building Exteriors

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Ohio State University Plans $7.8 Million Renovation of Woody Hayes Athletic Center

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: How Arc Uses Data And Measurement To Drive Green Performance

Building Operating Management
Expert on Power for Life-Safety to Address Critical Facilities Summit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Evolution of Facility Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Setting Standards in Facility Management

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Boise State University Researches Energy Efficient Living

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Common Sense: Using Occupant Ideas For Efficiency

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The Benefits of Routinely Cleaning Condenser Coils

Building Operating Management
4 Ways To Go Green In Existing Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Determining Common Causes of Plumbing System Clogs and Backups

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing and Piping: Preventing Problems

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Deferred Maintenance and the FBI

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Chase Field Needs Maintenance Upgrades or Arizona Diamondbacks will 'look for an alternative'

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Wellness Is The Second Wave of Sustainability

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10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather

Building Operating Management
Active Shooter Remains Biggest Security Threat for FMs

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5 Tips for Flat Roof Maintenance

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Improving the Image of Maintenance

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Data Centers: FM-IT Partnership Worth Millions to Healthcare Organization

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Tips for Beating the Summer Heat

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Recall: Chair Poses Fall Hazard

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Veteran Groundskeeper Dies in Mowing Accident

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Maintenance, Money, and the State of Facilities

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Nature and Green Roofs are Being Integrated into Major Cities

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Deferred Maintenance: The Impact Spreads

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Small-scale Photovoltaic Generation Growing, Dwarfed by Utility-Scale Solar

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Sustainable Door Openings Protect People, Places and the Planet

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Legionnaire’s Lookout: Disease Hits Two Facilities

Building Operating Management
To Focus on Resilience, Focus Also on Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Water and Energy Efficiency Are Key Resilience Strategies

Building Operating Management
Why Strong, Diverse Communities Are More Resilient

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Legionnaire’s Disease: Report Targets Hospitals

Building Operating Management
How To Get The Most Benefit From a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: Understanding Credit Options in LEED v4 O+M

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Maintenance: In With the Old, Out With the New

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In or Out: Alaska Turns To Maintenance Outsourcing

Building Operating Management
How Do Your Health and Wellness Programs Measure Up?

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Drones and the Impact on Facilities

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Chair Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Building Operating Management
Hygiene, Sustainability Key Considerations In Restroom Design

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AIA Fine Tunes Contract Documents with 2017 Release

Building Operating Management
VIDEO: Craig Sheehy on LEED: Building Operations and Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Transforms Healthcare Facilities' Design, Construction, and Operations

Building Operating Management
Benefits of Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities

Building Operating Management
Sustainable Healthcare Case Study: Resilience Complements Sustainability

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Water Efficiency Measures at Project Legacy

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PTACs Recall Expanded Due to Fire Hazard

Building Operating Management
VIDEO: FM Student Discusses Hopes For Her Future Career

Building Operating Management
I2SL Focus on Training FMs How To Operate Sustainable Labs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Maintenance: Sidewalks and Drive Aprons

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Maintenance: Parking Garages

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Maintenance: Building Envelopes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Concrete Maintenance Matters

Building Operating Management
Keep Fire Safety Systems Current

Building Operating Management
What To Know About Fire Safety System Inspections

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mower Maintenance Prolongs Performance Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Spotlight on Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Data Management Software Aggregates, Trends BAS Information

Building Operating Management
Why Young People Are Choosing Facility Management

Building Operating Management
Vapor Intrusion: What FMs Need to Know

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Chiller Failure Causes Catastrophic Loss of Climate Research Data

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HVAC Maintenance Strategy

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Deferred Maintenance: 'Ticking Time Bomb'

Building Operating Management
3 More Ways to Boost Building Envelope Performance

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Innovative System Allows Florida Facility To Capture Rainwater

Building Operating Management
How To Use Renewable Energy To Achieve Zero Energy Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
Retail Chains Embrace Solar: Total of More Than 1 Gigawatt of Installed Solar

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Facility Condition and Productivity: The Maintenance Link

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Facility Condition and Productivity: The Maintenance Link

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Opening the Box on First Aid Kits

Building Operating Management
Successful Painting Projects Require Plenty of Front-End Planning

Building Operating Management
Potential Business Downtime, Staffing Needs Critical Considerations for Painting Projects

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Maintaining Hospital Air Isolation Rooms

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For Single-Ply Roof, Regular Maintenance Prevents Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Success in the Spotlight

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning Tactics for Long-Term Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning Tools of the Trade

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Using Tools and Strategies for Drain Cleaning Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Drain Cleaning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning Painting Projects That Perform

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities Dictate Planning for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparation Key for Successful Paint Applicaitons

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Breaking Down USGBC’s Top 10 LEED States List

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Occupant Health and Wellness: Q&A with Eleni Reed, Chief Greening Officer of GSA’s Public Buildings Service

Building Operating Management
GSA Commits to Historical Renovation, the Green Proving Ground, and Dedication to Occupant Wellness

Building Operating Management
Media Research Center Chooses LEDs For Flexibility, Simple Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Know The Advantages and Benefits of Roofing Warranties

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Dyson Commercial LED Luminaire Has a New Solution for Heat

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Strategies for Success: Prevent, Predict or React?

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Chair Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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Luminaire Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

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Data Centers: Energy Efficiency and Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler and HVAC Upgrades Helps California Airport's Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Airport Navigates HVAC Issues During Central Plant Expansion

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Airport Fines Clear Skies to HVAC Savings

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Electrical Equipment Reliability Doesn't Equal Electrical System Reliability

Building Operating Management
Reducing Data Center Energy Use Means Focusing on PUE, Air Flow, LEED

Building Operating Management
Data Centers Get More Sophisticated About Air Flow, Higher Temperatures

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Water Watch: Next-Level Conservation Tactics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Riddle: Repair, Replace or Recover?

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The Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Vocational Training and the Future of Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Technology Changes and Younger Workforce Mean Mobile Options Are a Must

Building Operating Management
Performance-Based Approach, Flexibility Highlight Big Changes to LEED v4

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Collapse: 4 Steps to Avoid Disaster

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors and Drives: Preparing for Failure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trouble Spots to Watch for on Motors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Efficient Motors Declared Mandatory Since 1997

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCTS: Motors and Drives

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Rethinking Repairs: City Tries New Maintenance Tactic

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: 7 Myths to Consider About Performance

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Bill Passed to Help Students Realize Career in Trades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BIM, Data and Smarter Maintenance Approach

Building Operating Management
Energy Storage Case Study 1: Walmart Uses Energy Storage with Solar PVs

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Water Woes: Conservation in Western U.S. Falters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
California University Goes Green with Ambitious Sustainability Plan

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A Brighter Shade of Green for One University

Building Operating Management
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology Makes Strides In The HVAC Market

Building Operating Management
VRF Systems: Both Air-Source and Water-Source Available

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Preventing Piping Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chemical Considerations when Planning Drain Cleaning Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Considerations When Establishing Drain Cleaning Program

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Nuclear Danger: U.S. Facilities Facing $3.7 Billion Deferred Maintenance Bill

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City of Birmingham Launches Significant Sustainability Effort

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering Stars: 2016 FMDAA Recipients

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Fla.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renovations and Retrofits: University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renovations and Retrofits: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Management: Westerville (Ohio) School District

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Management: Kettering (Ohio) School District

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personnel Management: Orange County, Orlando, Fla.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personnel Management: Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow and Ice Management Practices Evolve

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Winter Preparation Presents Staffing Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How University of Michigan Improved Sustainability of Snow and Ice Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing the Grounds Services Fleet for Winter Season

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Data Centers: New Standard Targets Energy, Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Advances in Smoke Detection Technology

Building Operating Management
Understanding Today’s Advanced Fire Detection Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CASE STUDY: Vegetated Roof Gives Hospital and Patients a Healing Oasis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
U.S. Coast Guard Goes Green With Vegetative Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Roof Key Component to Coast Guard's Sustainability Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Challenges, Benefits Associated With Vegetative Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tall Safety Task: Protecting Workers from Falls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed

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Quick Take on the WELL Building Standard

Facility Focus
Commitment to Sustainability Drives Arizona State Facilities Maintenance Director

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Solar Power, Passive Ventilation Can Help Buildings Reach Net Zero

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Widening the Spotlight on Maintenance and Engineering

Building Operating Management
7 Factors That Create a Zero Net Energy Candidate

Building Operating Management
3 Windows Numbers To Know

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Commercial Mowers and the Sustainability Connection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
More Mower Options Mean Greater Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Achieving Sustainability Beyond Mowing Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Managers use Mowers as Recruiting Tools

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FAA Releases Commercial Drone Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Rethink Maintenance Staffing to Find Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Assessing Data to Help Determine Maintenance Staffing Levels

Building Operating Management
Building Enclosure Commissioning Targets Hidden Costs of Air/Water Leaks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Rescues Houston School District

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Houston School District Realizes Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Houston Schools Seek to Streamline HVAC Direct Digital Controls System

Building Operating Management
Integrated HVAC Design: Materials, Systems, and Programming Must Work in Concert

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Energy Stars — Houston Schools Shine in EPA Challenge

Building Operating Management
HVAC Systems: To Centralize or Decentralize?

Building Operating Management
The Right Way To Tackle HVAC Renovation Challenges

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Sustainability Stars: Government Facility Facelift Brings Recognition

Building Operating Management
Sustainable FM: Peter Strazdas Helps Train a New Generation of FMs To Lead the Profession

Building Operating Management
Collaborating On Sustainability Raises the Profile of the FM Department

Building Operating Management
How The Building Internet of Things Works For WMU

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Creating a Roadmap to LEED Certification

Building Operating Management
Demand Response, Commisssioning, and Training: Utility Partnerships

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National Park Service Turns 100, but Deferred Maintenance Woes Remain

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National Dilemma: Parks Services Struggles with Facilities

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Facilities and Football: Lambeau’s Facilities Director in Spotlight

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Primary Factors in Successful Paints and Coatings Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint Coverage Depends on Nature of Substrate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Condition and Preparation of Substrate Enhances Paint or Coating

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Test Paint or Coating to Ensure Finished Job Features Proper Look

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Before and After Paints and Coatings Considerations

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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Eyes in the Sky: Drone Use at Facilities Grows

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Steps to Sustainable Landscapes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2. Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
3. Keep Eye on Insects Through Pest Management Control

Facility Maintenance Decisions
4. Increase Sustainability by Addressing Stormwater

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5. Incorporate Community Gardents into Landscapes

Building Operating Management
9 Acoustical Considerations For Open Offices

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K-12 Deferred Maintenance: Challenges at Every Turn

Building Operating Management
Energy Lesson Plans: How Colleges Save Money on Lighting, HVAC, Water Heating

Building Operating Management
Max Planck Florida Institute: FM Team Expands Role, Adds Value

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Maintenance Woes: City Struggles with Backlog

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How Can Resilience Be Part of Standard Facilities Operating Procedure?

Building Operating Management
5 Things You Need To Know About LEED v4

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Chair Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

Building Operating Management
Best FM Education Returns To Las Vegas

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5 Questions Can Help Steer FMs Toward Resilience

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In Or Out? K-12 District Wrestles with Outsourcing

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Can National Park Naming Rights Help Solve Deferred Maintenance Crisis?

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Capital Renewal: Don't Be A Headline

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Do Antibacterial Building Materials Pose a Health Risk?

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Report Offers Tough Lessons in K-12 Maintenance

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Color Palette Trends Turning Rich and Global

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7 Myths About Roof Coatings

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Debunking Myth About Roof Coating Maintenance

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Some Roof Coatings Perform Well in Ponding Water

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Spotlight: Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association

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Air Force Taking ‘Patch and Mend’ Approach to Facilities Maintenance

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Sustainability Success: University Attains 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Use

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Clearing the Air: ASHRAE Standard Addresses IAQ

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Control Foot Traffic On The Roof

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Universities and Colleges Turning to Utility Vehicles

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Utility Vehicles Deliver Reliability that Grounds Managers Covet

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Utility Vehicles Match Needs for Increased Power, Performance

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Greener Grounds: GSA Adopts SITES System

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Procter & Gamble, TD Bank: Vested Outsourcing Success Stories

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Milwaukee Tool Introduces Cordless Drain Cleaning, Outdoor Power Tools

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Product Selection, Energy Jumpstart, Recertification in LEED v4

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Facility Managers: Not all Millennials are Bad

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Sustainable Cities: Must Municipalities Have No Plan

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University of San Francisco Director of Operations Creates Buzz on Campus

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Technician Training: A Success Story

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Advances In Getting Funding For Energy Efficiency Projects

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SIDEBAR: Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Step By Step

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Dan Hounsell Editorial: Facility Safety, With a Focus on Facades

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Maintenance Profession’s Impact on Sports Facilities, Industry

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Roof Assessments: The Repair, Recover and Replace Dilemma

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Roof Inspection, Moisture Survey Vital to Repair-or-Replace Decision

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Roof Recovering can Save Maintenance Managers Time, Money

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Replacing Roof with Same Option not Always an Effective Strategy

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LEED Platinum Collaborative Life Sciences Building: Model of Interdisciplinary Education and Research

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FAA Considers Easing Drone Restrictions

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Slowing the Flow on Irrigation Systems to Conserve Water

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Sustainable Practices Targeting Irrigation Systems

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The Importance Of Keeping A Roof Clean

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Reassessing Run-to-Failure Mentality Will Help Address Maintenance Backlog

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Concrete Coatings: Repairing and Preparing for Success

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Matching Concrete Coatings with Traffic Patterns and Weather Conditions

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Waterproofing Among Important Concrete Coating Application Considerations

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Post-Application Maintenance Plan for Concrete Coatings

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SIDEBAR: Coatings Checklist — Application Considerations

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PRODUCTS: Paints & Coatings

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Solar Power, LEDs Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

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Maintenance Planning: From Concept to Reality

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Decide What Constitutes a Good or Acceptable Maintenance Plan

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Fine-Tune Maintenance Planning Process with Measuring and Meetings

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With Hot Commercial Office Market, Repositioning Buildings Is On The Rise

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LED Craze Continues: Thoughts from Lightfair 2016

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Complying With ADA in Restrooms

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PRODUCTS: Roofing

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Three Fundamentals of Good Single-Ply Roofing

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Proper Installation and Maintenance Keys to Good Single-Ply Roofing

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Facilities Director Happy He Ignored Mentor’s Advice

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The Oscars of Maintenance: The 2016 FMD Achievement Awards

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Attachments, Power Sources, Stand-On Models Maximize Mower Versatility

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Stand-Up Mowers Emerge as Reliable Option

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Attachments Help Mower Models Increase Versatility

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High-Performance HVAC Helps Bring LEED Platinum to 350 Mission

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K-12 Crisis: Report Finds Maintenance Funding Woes

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Social Media and Maintenance — A Slowly Emerging Marriage

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Three Buckets of Smart Buildings Goals: Economic, Environmental, Experiential

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How Daylighting Improves Light and Life Inside Buildings

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adidas HVAC Replacement Program

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Dan Hounsell: In-House Intelligence a Valuable Asset

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Three Federal Government Buildings Illustrate Innovative, High-Performance Strategies

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Bean Center Uses Ample Roof Space for Solar Tests, Generates Own Power

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Data Centers in the Pacific? Microsoft Explores the Possibility

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Tips For A Successful RFP Process For Roofing

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Buying Green: Database Aims to Streamline Specification

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College Improves Efficiency by Centralizing Facility Maintenance Staffs

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Video: 2015 FMD Recipients — What Lies Ahead?

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Video: Looking Back at 2015 — The FMD Achievement Awards

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Risk Assessment Workshop offered at NFMT

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Lacking Maintenance Reason for ‘Disgusting’ Buildings at LSU

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Time for Managers to Realize Benefits of Social Media

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Tackling Drain Blockages: Keeping Plumbing Systems Flowing

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Drain Cleaning: Dealing With Unexpected Blockages

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Drain Cleaning: Grease Requires Extra Attention from Technicians

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Video Inspection Cameras Enhance Drain-Cleaning Process

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Sidebar: Preventive Maintenance Plan Key to Drain-Cleaning Program

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Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

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Sidebar: Take Clean, Kill, Coat Approach to Mold and Mildew

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Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

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Utility Vehicles: Proper Inspections and Maintenance Help Deliver Performance

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Post-Purchase Considerations for Utility Vehicles

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Looking for Trouble with Utility Vehicle Maintenance

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Utility Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

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Houston’s Scott Minnix Made Facility Assessment His First Priority

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Minnix Helped Secure Key Maintenance Funds

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A City Facility Director on Understanding Influence of Politics, Diverse Constituencies

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Minnix’s Facilities Role Akin to Air Traffic Controller’s

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For Minnix, Municipal Real Estate Portfolios Demand Different Paradigm

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How Healthcare FMs Achieve Energy Efficiency

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Ways to Save Energy in Healthcare Facilities, Including Heat Recovery

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How Froedtert Healthcare System Has Saved on Energy Costs

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GBCI Administers Green Garage Certification Program

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Using Daylighting to Maximum Effect

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Daylighting System Can Range from Very Simple to Complex

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Tips for Optimizing Controls to Make the Most of Daylight

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Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

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Maintenance Personnel, Trees, Snow Loads Can Hurt Roof

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Maximizing Maintenance: Assessing Non-Value Added Activities

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Reassessing of Preventive Maintenance Responsibilities Produces Huge Savings

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Protecting Your Roof against Damaging Winter Weather

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Western Michigan's Director of Engineering and Maintenance Services Discusses his Career

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E-commerce Driving a Revolution in Portion of Warehouse Market

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A New Mission and Agility for Retail Warehouses

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Amazon Leading the Pack in E-commerce Warehouse Design

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Stock of 'Old' Warehouses Tries to Holds Its Own

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Future of Warehousing Could Include Wave of Smaller E-commerce Centers

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EPDs and HPDs Can Help Facility Managers Choose Paints

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Use Both EDPs/HPDs and Green Product Certifications When Choosing Paint

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Using 'Red List' of Chemicals Wisely When Selecting Paints

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Roundtable: Managers Discuss Technician Training Strategies

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Chicago Airport Police Instructed to Run and Hide in Active Shooter Situations

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Solar Canopies Bring Multiple Benefits To Property Management Firm

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Roofing: Avoiding Project Headaches

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Unexpected Disruptions Common During Roofing Projects

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Concussion Study Focuses on Poorly Maintained Fields

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Dan Hounsell: Finding Balance a Challenge for Maintenance Managers

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Government Agencies Seek to Sell Costly Buildings

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Chicago Releases Results of Energy Assessment for Commercial Buildings

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Managing Plusses, Minuses of Portable Technology

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Consider Process When Utilizing Mobile Devices

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Social Media Mavens in Maryland School District

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Facilities Respond to California’s Drought

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California Water-Use Targets Include Sprinklers, Water Reclamation, Landscaping

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Better Design, Management, Technology Aid California Water Reduction

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Dishwashing Efficiency, Xeriscaping Help Cut California Water Use

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Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

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Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

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‘Green’ Flooring Decisions Involve Checking for Third-Party Certifications

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Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

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Knowing Window Classes, Codes, Glass Types for Window Replacement Projects

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Value of Exceeding Code Requirements in Window Replacement Project

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The Connection Between Clean Buildings and Productivity

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Using Planning, Checklists, Other Tools to Improve Resilience in Existing Buildings

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3 Ways Sustainability Complements Building Resilience

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Avoid Paint Hazards in Fire/Life Safety Systems

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Knowing When Window Replacement Is Inevitable

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Addressing Solar Heat Gain, U-Factor in Window Design

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Why Building Resilience Matters More Than Ever

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Funding Woes: California K-12 Public School District Facilities in Bad Shape

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William Faulkner - Famed Author and Most-Famous Physical Plant Manager Ever?

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Elevator Doors a Key Part of Preventive Maintenance

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Test Your Knowledge of Roof Design, Repair, Maintenance

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In Door Selection, Consider Type of Facility, Door Weight, Level of Use

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Talking Points: Protecting Maintenance as Facilities Shrink

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Five Steps to Better Chiller Maintenance

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Seattle Gum Wall Getting Deep Cleaning

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In Door Selection, Consider Type of Facility, Door Weight, Level of Use

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Solar-Energy Technologies Emerging as Options for Commercial and Institutional Facilities

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Seeking LEED Certification in Retail Spaces

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Design Disasters: When Maintenance Projects Go Bad

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Are Elevators the Next Smart Items for Facility and Maintenance Managers?

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Facility Managers Must Effectively Manage Contract Transition

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Landlord-Tenant Partnerships Can Build LEED Criteria into Retail Spaces

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External Communications Can Aid LEED Retail Strategies

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Managing Outsourcing: Structuring the Contract Transition

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Effective Contract Transition: Handling People Management

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Watch These Steps in Service Contract Transitions

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Developers Discuss Benefits of Mobile Computerized Maintenance Management Software

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Challenges of Implementing Mobile Maintenance Management Software

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Managing Outsourcing: the Pre-Contract Stage, the Facility Manager’s Role

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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Complexity and Expense of Doors Have Increased

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Dave Lubach: Training and Retaining Employees Leads to Department Success

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Dan Hounsell: Advisory Board Members Offer Support, Suggest Direction

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Planning an Efficient Drain Cleaning Program

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Manufacturers Can Assist in Developing Drain Cleaning Program

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Equipment Considerations for Drain-Cleaning Program

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Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move

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Software, Hardware Options Expand Mobile CMMS Opportunities

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Moving to Mobile CMMS can Present Challenges

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Going Mobile With CMMS Offers Many Benefits

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Preventing Common Rooftop Problems by Focusing on Traditional Trouble Spots

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Roofing Systems Intended to Provide Protection to Elements

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Sustainability Roofing Push Leads to Photovoltaic Systems

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Tips on Making the Case for Maintenance Investments

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Making the Case for Equipment Requests

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Savings and Sustainability: One Department’s Strategy

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University of Texas Offers Mowing Sustainability Challenges

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Propane, Organic Soils Among University of Texas Sustainability Priorities

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University of Texas Looks to Sustainable Future

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Change Management's Perception of Maintenance

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Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

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Energy Upgrades Roundtable: Managers Discuss Energy Efficiency Challenges

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Maintenance Staffs Incur ‘Back to School’ Costs Too

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Painting Project Cost Considerations

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Interior Painting Project Considerations

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Exterior Painting Project Considerations

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Dan Hounsell: Communication With IT Department Critical to Success

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Facility Departments Must Cope with Baby Boomer Retirements

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Finding and Fixing Energy Problems in HVAC Systems

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Humidity Control Vital to Keeping HVAC Costs Low

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Poor Training Leads to Increased HVAC System Waste

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Greening Grounds: Enhancing Sustainable Landscapes

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Sustainable Landscapes: Rethinking Pest Management

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Sustainable Landscapes: Native Plants Trending

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FaciliThon Aims To Draw High School Students Into Facility Management Careers

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Dave Lubach: FMDAA Recipients Stand Out in a Crowd

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Training Staff, Occupants to Reach Sustainability Goals

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Frito-Lay Data Center Expansion Shows Value of Maintenance Department

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Data Center Expansion Meets Growing Need

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Maintenance Team Takes Charge of Data Center

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Importance of Good Roof Asset Management

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Public-Private Investment Proposed to Help National Park Service Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

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Getting Good Roof Design and Installation

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Role of Inspections, Repairs in Roof Asset Management

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Creating a Facilities Environment Inviting to Technology

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Knowing and Designing For Your Occupants

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Retaining Institutional Knowledge, Recruiting New Workers

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Methods of Training New Facility Workers

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Adjusting to Younger Workforce

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Survey: Leading Concerns of Facility Managers

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Dave Lubach: Dig Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

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Evolution of VAV Systems, and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems as Alternative HVAC Strategy

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Using Interior Strategies To Boost Productivity, Sustainability Initiatives

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Dan Hounsell: Bridging the Gap on Maintenance Misconceptions

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Weighty Issue: Project Planners Wrestle with Roof's Load

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Understanding Displacement Ventilation, Underfloor Air Distribution as Alternative HVAC Strategies

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Understanding Radiant Heating/Cooling and Demand-Control Ventilation as Alternative HVAC Strategies

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New-Generation Concrete-Repair Power Tools Seek to Maxmize Productivity

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Dust Generated from Concrete Tools Gains Attention of OSHA

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Cordless Units Emerge as Popular Trend for Concrete-Repair Tools

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How Type of Paint and Paint Quality Affect Performance

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Honoree: Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
Project: A Vision of Energy Excellence


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Honoree: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Project: Excellence in Lean Staffing


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Honoree: University of Arizona
Project: Excellence in Succession Planning


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Honoree: adidas Group
Project: Excellence in Earmarked Budgeting


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Understanding Flooring Options in Entry, Common-Space Areas

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Allowing for Varying Employee Ages, Preferences in Workplace Style

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Managing Sustainable Design for the Long Term in Workplace Interiors

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2015 FMXcellence Awards Honor FMs Who Tackled Energy, Staffing Challenges with Proactive Planning, Analysis

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Sharing Successful Deferred Maintenance Strategies

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Jay Black Uses Sustainability, High-Performance Efforts to Set SL Green Apart

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Knowing the Characteristics of Flooring Products

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Clean Cooling Towers One Key to Reducing Legionella Outbreaks

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Understanding Flooring Options in Private and Executive Space, Break and Lunch Rooms

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Design, Sustainable Practices Are Natural Fit for High-Performance Workplace

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Basic Paint Components and Their Role in Quality, Performance

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Consider Application Needs, Environmental Conditions In Selecting Paint

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Advice To Improve Maintenance Focused On Energy Efficiency

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Quality of Maintenance Programs and Their Effect on Energy Efficiency

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Best Approach To Take With Antiquated Equipment

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Building System With Most Negative Effect on Energy Efficiency

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Net-Zero-Energy Buildings Are Headed Mainstream

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Facility Maintenance Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

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Pair Resilience With Other Business Goals

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Resilience: Introducing a 3-Article Special Section

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More Misconceptions about Roofing Repairs, Inspections, Warranties

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5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Operations Utopia

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Check Your Knowledge of Roof Blisters, Insulation, Low-Slope Design

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Lack of Attentiveness, Displaced Frustration Can Fuel Occupant Complaints

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Categorizing the Types of Complainers Organizations Encounter

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Some Keys to Providing Good Facility Customer Service

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Make Complainer Part of the Solution and Provide Feedback

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Complaints Offer Insight, but Shouldn’t Dictate Organization’s Strategic Direction

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Apologies, Problem-Solving Can Help Assuage Occupant Complaints

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3 Ways to Reduce Customer Complaints

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Other Building Resilience Issues Include Backup Power, Roofs, Preventive Maintenance

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Worker Training Roundtable: Managers Discuss Strategies

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Understanding Building Resilience in Area-Wide Context, Planning for the Unexpected

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Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financing

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The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

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With BAS Upgrades, People Are More Important than Technology

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Finalists for FMD Achievement Awards Announced

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High-Performance Issues Link Building Resilience and Sustainability

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Issues of Airflow, Alarms, Siting in Modernizing Labs

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Issues Involved in Continuous Containment for BSL3s

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Role of Commissioning, Verification, and Project Team in Lab Modernization

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Supporting Business Continuity Through Building Resilience

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Mounting Problems: Managers Share Deferred Maintenance Experiences

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Understanding Metal Reroofing Projects

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Renewable Energy to Power Next Facebook Data Center

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Variety of Building Vulnerabilities May Pose Security Challenges

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Deferred Maintenance: Survey Says Managers Confident About Overcoming Backlog

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Survey: Most Managers Classify Deferred Maintenance as Minor Concern

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Deferred Maintenance: Roofing, HVAC, Building Envelopes Primary Areas of Concern

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Deferred Maintenance: Addressing the Problem

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2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deteriorates

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Green Team: Sustainable Landscapes a Group Effort at the University of California-Davis

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Pros and Cons of Retrofitting Elevators for Energy Efficiency

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Michael Cowley Column: Prevent Failures by Learning From Them

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Tips on Modernizing High Containment Labs

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Understand Causes of Occupant Complaints and Turn Them Into a Positive

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Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy Efficiency

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Dan Hounsell: Deferred Maintenance Needs Marketing Plan

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Drain-Cleaning to Extend Life of Plumbing and Piping Systems

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Training Budgets: FM Survey Offers Benchmarks

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Planning for Drain Cleaning Problems

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Key Drain Cleaning Equipment to Consider

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Incorporating Portable Cooling Into Emergency Response Plans

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Facility Challenges When Making Temporary Cooling Plans

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Immediate Access to Portable Cooling Units Essential

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

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Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

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Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

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The State of Piping and Plumbing Systems

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Ensuring Proper Installation of Building Automation Systems

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Preparation and Planning for Roof Management?

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Learn Basics of Popular Metal Roof and Wall Renovations and Facility Manager’s Role

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Keys to Changing Maintenance Team's Culture

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Strategies for HVAC Projects in Existing Facilities

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Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

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Healthcare Leases: Use Restrictions and Religious Directives

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Survey Reports Benefits of Facility Training

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Dan Hounsell: Deferred Maintenance and the Strategies Within the Struggle

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FMs As Educators

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Making Elevator Modernization Decisions

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Active Upgrading, Energy Monitoring Also Part of SL Green Sustainability Approach

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Retrocommissioning, Tenant Relationships Part of SL Green Sustainability Efforts

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Mobile Technology, Natural Lighting as High-Performance Tools

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Sustainable Construction and High-Performance Workplaces

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Climate, Lighting, Renewable Energy Also Figure in Net-Zero Calculations

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Net-Zero Buildings and Geothermal Heating and Cooling

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LEED Improving on Bridging the Design to Operations Gap

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Selecting Color Temperature in LED Lighting

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Financial Skills Pay Dividends for Maintenance and Engineering Managers

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Common Sources of IAQ Issues

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Optimizing Air Handler Operations And Chiller Parasitic Loads

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What Facility Managers Need To Understand About Ice Dams

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Elevators and Destination Dispatch Technology

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Coatings Considerations For Concrete Surfaces

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Sorting Through the Various Types of Concrete Coatings

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Avoiding Common Problems With Sealers and Coatings for Concrete Applications

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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Managers Make

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Accurate Repair History Vital When Making Roofing Decisions

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Factors to Consider in Roof Repair, Recover and Replace Decision

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Important Factors for Managers to Consider in Roofing Dilemma

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Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

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Maintenance Plan, ‘Walk-Around’ Audits Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

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The struggle for deferred maintenance goes on. Consultants offer insights to turn the tide

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Role of Staff, Training, Building Data in Loss of Energy Efficiency

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Dave Lubach: Submit Your Entries for the 2015 FMD Achievement Awards

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The Training-Drain Cleaning Connection

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Managers discuss their challenges when buying sustainable products

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How to Design for HVAC Operations

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ADA and the Impact on Operations

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AC Motors One Way to Cut Elevators’ Energy Use

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First Cost Is Not Only Consideration in Door and Hardware Specification

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Dan Hounsell: Can Money Change the Image of Maintenance?

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A Gameplan for Building Automation Systems and Energy Efficiency

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Showing Success With Your BAS Setup

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Maximizing System Efficiency Through BAS

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Setting Proper Trends Important to Achieve Success With BAS

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Roofing Project Questions and Answers

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Roofing Q&A: Installation Issues

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Post-Installation Questions When Planning Roofing Projects

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Standard Practice When a Motor Fails

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Revamping Training to Keep Pace With Facilities

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IAQ: Technician Testing and Training

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Comprehensive HVAC PM Programs Promote Energy Efficiency

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Preventing Piping Problems Through Drain Cleaning

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Another Ice Dam Option: Snow Melt Systems

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Stopping Ice Dams: Super-Insulated Roofs and Snow Melt Systems

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University Tackles Challenging Re-Roof

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Ice Dams: Underlayment and Metal Roofs Can Protect Against Problems

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AIV Metric Can Build Accountability into Building Performance

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Ventilated Roofs Can Prevent Ice Dams

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Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

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Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

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Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

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ADA: Maintenance Matters

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Buildings’ Data Helps Reveal Effectiveness of Energy Use

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Occupant Response Measures Must Figure in Building Evaluation

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Building’s Energy Efficiency, Occupant Comfort Are Related

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What to Look for in Elevator Contractor

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Getting the Most Out of Doors and Hardware

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New Code Requirement Mandates PV Shut Down Device

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Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

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Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

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Build on the Benefits of Feedback, Collaborative Approach

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Design for HVAC Accessibility and Consult the Experts

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Evaluating Existing Elevator System

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5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Utopia

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Changing Roles: Maintenance and Facility Security

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Maintenance Brings Facility Knowledge to Security Teams

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Electronic Security Systems Help Maintenance Teams Cover Large Areas

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Post-Installation Considerations for Door Hardware and Security Products

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Most Common sources of IAQ Issues

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Revamped Training Program Seeks to Keep Pace With Changing Facilities

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Restructuring of Operations Produces Positive Results

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Training Programs Must Roll With Department Changes

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Spotlight on Elevator Technician and Safety Standards

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9 Questions Probe Weaknesses of BSL3 Labs

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Codes Prescribe for Bio-Safety Design, Agent Transfer

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Federal Publication Is a Primary Reference for Bio-Safety Standards

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Safety Questions Arise in High-Risk Labs

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Quality Management Principles Can Help Facility Managers Resolve Complaints

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Dan Hounsell: Names Change, but the Mission Remains the Same

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Paints Applications: Recipe for Success

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Sustainability Considerations for Painting Products

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Completing the Painting Project Puzzle

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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Managers discuss reactive, preventive and predictive maintenance strategies

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Plumbing Upgrade: Locking Down Savings

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Flooring: Focusing on Post-Installation Issues

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Flooring: Maintenance Matters Post-Installation

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Day-to-Day Flooring Maintenance Duties to Consider

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Variety of Emergencies, Building Vulnerabilities Demand Attention

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Drills, Communication, Relationship Building All Strengthen Security

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Safety and Security Challenges in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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Roof Inspections Also Spot Deteriorated Flashings, Unauthorized Leak Repairs

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Landlords Should Spell Out Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities In Commercial Leases

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

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Roof Inspections Spot Maintenance, Drainage, Vandalism Problems

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Common Problems Found During Roof Inspections

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Improving Indoor Air Quality Can Lead to Improved Productivity

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Western Michigan University Relamping Team Brings Efficiency to Maintenance Department

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Relamping Team Cleans up University's Lighting Clutter

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Success of Lighting Team Leads to Program Expansion

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University Takes Another Step to Improving Lighting Efficiency

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Dan Hounsell: Embracing Predictive Maintenance Produces Green Strategy

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Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

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More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educators

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How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Tools

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Establish a Roof Maintenance Plan Early in Process

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Drain Cleaning: Devising a Strategy for Success

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Finding Proper Tool Essential to Drain Cleaning Success

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Regular Recordkeeping, Inspections Minimize Drain Cleaning Problems

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Green Fleet: Sustainability Issues for Mowers

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Noise Pollution Emerges as Important Mower Sustainability Factor

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Keeping an Eye on Emissions Important for Mower Maintenance

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Preventive Maintenance, Scheduling Meetings Among Important Issues

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Top Maintenance Goal: Make Technicians Better Firefighters

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Ebola Scare Underscores Importance of Waste Management, Disposal

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Risk Assessment, Rules, Cleaning Practices Play Crucial Role

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Infection Control Is High Priority for Healthcare Facility Managers

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

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What Facility Managers Should Know About Their Elevators

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Operate a Green Building Well and Fire Safety Will Follow

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Strategies Include Familiarizing Firefighters with Site and Building

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Designing Robust Site-Specific O&M Manual

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Using Facility Data To Drive Down Costs

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Green Buildings, Like All Buildings, Must Mitigate Fire Risks

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Retrofitting Elevators for Energy Efficiency: Pros and Cons

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How To Reduce Elevators' Energy Use

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Benefits of Photovoltaic Roofing

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The Changing Landscape of Grounds Equipment

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Grounds Managers, Manufacturers Work Closely Together

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Consider Lifecycle Costs When Purchasing Grounds Equipment

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Common Glazing Mistakes

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Training for Savings: Boiler Upgrade Challenges University

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More Glazing Choices, And Using Metrics To Assess Them

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Glazing Options Can Manage Heat Gain, Harness Daylight

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ADA, Maintenance and Compliance

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Follow Safety Code for Elevator Maintenance and Keep It Handy

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Robust operations and maintenance practices include site-specific manuals

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Dan Hounsell: Honoring the 2014 FMD Achievement Award Winners

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High-Performance Roofing Strategies

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Mower Maintenance Plan Helps Extend Life of Fleet

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Follow Manufacturer's, Warranty Guidelines to Extend Mower Shelf Life

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Keeping Employees Safe Top Priority of Mower Fleet Management

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Supporting the Mower Fleet With Additional Attachments and Accessories

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Mower Maintenance: Solving the Staffing Issue

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A Closer Look at Roof Coatings Benefits

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Waste Issues to Consider When Tearing off a Roof

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Roof Coatings Extend Life of Roof, Components

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Maintenance Considerations With Roof Coatings

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ADA, Maintenance and Compliance

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Managers discuss staffing strategies and tactics to meet challenge of expanding and evolving facilities

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UV Systems Can Help Restore Optimal HVAC Operation

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Managers Must Protect Training Funds

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Reduced Maintenance Costs Can Help Justify Large HVAC Upgrades

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Ignoring "Frivolous" Complaints Won't Make Problems Go Away For Facility Managers

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Center for Sustainable Landscapes Building First to Achieve WELL Platinum Certification

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How To Deal With Wide Day-To-Day Temperature Variations

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How To Prepare HVAC Systems For Higher Demand

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Marketing Maintenance: Savvy Managers Spotlight Department Accomplishments

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Heavy Maintenance Load: U.S. Has 900,000 Elevators

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A Look At ASHRAE's Pending Legionella Standard, 188P

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Water Management Under ASHRAE’s Proposed Legionella Standard

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Robust Operations And Maintenance Practices Can Help Head Off Critical-Facilities Failures

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Drain Cleaning: Finding and Fine-Tuning Training

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Training Considerations for Using Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Devising a Drain Cleaning Training Strategy

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In-duct UV Systems Can Be Good for IAQ

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Innovative Products: Furniture

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Utililty Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

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Age, Mileage Factor into Utility Vehicle's Condition

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Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Vehicle

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Most Common Door Hardware Repairs

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Patchwork Repairs Increase HVAC Costs

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Lessons in Leadership: Putting People First

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Managers Must Concentrate on Continued Department Improvement

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Better Maintenance Organization Improves Efficiency, Effectiveness

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Michigan Hospital Enhances Sustainability Efforts With Vegetative Roof

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Helping a Green Roof Reach Peak Performance Levels

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Lessons Learned from Green Roof Process at Michigan Hospital

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Sidebar: Green Roofs and Maintenance Challenges

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Three Not-So-Good Reasons That Facility Managers Ignore Complaints

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Dan Hounsell: Outsourcing is Here to Stay, So Make it Work for You

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Dave Lubach: Maintenance Managers Add Marketer to List of Important Responsibilities

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Department's Mower Bio-Diesel Program Stalls

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Consider These Passive Or Energy-Efficient Active HVAC Systems

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With BIM, Historic Landmark Gets Sustainable Renovation

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Focus On A Coating’s Overall Quality As Well As Specific Features

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Maximizing Mowers: Matching Equipment to Landscapes

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Mower Technology Trends Feature Comfort, Safety

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Spotlight on OPEI

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Complying With ADA: Construction And Maintenance Challenges

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Out Of Data Center Cooling Capacity? Take A Closer Look At Airflow

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Michigan State Grounds Management Groups Find Benefits from Sharing

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Winterizing The Roof: Best Practices

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Your Roof: What To Do Before Winter

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Snow, Ice, Cold Can Damage Roof Shingles, Membranes

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Innovative Products: Paints/Coatings

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Achieving Economic Efficiencies At General Motors Facilities

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Safety Spotlight on Aerial Lift Equipment

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Regulations Offer Aerial Lift Operators Electrical Equipment Precautions

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Technology Advances Make New Aerial Lift Equipment Safer

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Multiple Training Options Necessary for Different Aerial Lifts

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Pre-Job Inspection Stage Important Before Operating Aerial Lifts

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New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

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Handling "Frivolous" Complaints Is A Fine Art For Facility Managers

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Maintenance on the Move: Controlling Transportation Costs

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How to Find Efficiency in Transportation Methods

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Steps to Streamlined Travel Planning, Scheduling

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Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

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VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

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Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

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Plumbing Systems: Looking for Trouble

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The Rise of Net-Zero Buildings

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Defining the Net Zero Concept

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Establishing a Plan for Net-Zero Buildings

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Identifying Essential Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Technician Training Essential to Use Drain-Cleaning Tools

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Factors Affecting Condition of Plumbing and Piping Systems

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Fixing Piping Problems Inside Buildings

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Dan Hounsell: Take a Bow, FMD Achievement Award Winners

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Insurance Company Lays Groundwork for 10-Year Sustainability Plan

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Company's Water Conservation Projects Expand as Support Grows

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Retrofit Projects Bring Financial Hurdles for Insurance Company

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Complaints To Facility Managers May Mask Hidden Issues

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Using Social Media For Facility Maintenance, Emergency Response

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Preventive Maintenance: Shifting a Department's Focus Pays Big Dividends

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Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program

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Maximizing New Technology Boosts Performance, Morale

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Biodiesel Puts University on Sustainable Ground

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2014 FMD Achievement Awards Winners Named

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Facility Managers Have To Know Where To Draw The Line About Complaints

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How To Know The Right Level of Automation

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Missed Opportunities When Specifying or Operating BAS

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FM Training Budgets: Survey Offers Benchmarks

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Training Survey: Facility Department Needs and Benefits

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Questions to Answer Before Deciding on a Portable Cooling Solution

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Fire Code Changes Informed By Outside Factors

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FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Services

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Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

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Chiller Upgrade Increases Efficiency at Miami International Airport

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Scope of Airport Chiller Project Provides Challenges

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Managing Airport Chiller Installation Project Offers Challenges

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Portable Cooling Equipment Aids in Chiller Changeover

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Temperature Complaints May Not Be Frivolous

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Dan Hounsell: Less Paper, Big Benefits for Data Collection

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Connection Between Sustainability and Door Hardware

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Seeing LEED Benefits in Door Hardware Products

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Technology Advances Improve Performance of Door Hardware Products

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Grounds Care Equipment Comes of Age

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Effects of Sustainability Felt in Grounds Departments

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Managers Seek Durability, Versatility when Specifying Grounds Equipment

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University of Richmond Makes Smooth Adjustment to Mobile CMMS

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Security Concerns Loom Large in University's Conversion to Mobile CMMS

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Technicians Play Important Role in CMMS Testing

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University Maximizes Benefits of Mobile CMMS

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Deferred Maintenance: Turning Crisis Into Strategy

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Underfunding Routine Maintenance Leads to Problems

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Putting a Deferred Maintenance Plan Into Action

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Occupant Engagement, Proper Operation Help Meet Sustainable Operations Goals

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Success Of Sustainability Initiatives Often Hinges On Reaching The Right People

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Engage Facility Staff To Help Ensure Sustainable Operations

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Human Behavior Can Make It Hard To Find Best Way To Encourage Sustainable Behavior

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FM Survey: Training Benefits And Needs

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Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

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Dan Hounsell: How to Change the Image of Maintenance

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Survival Requires Tough Choices on Maintenance Department Structure

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Which Model is Best: Decentralized or Centralized?

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Choose Wisely Which Department Structure Model to Use

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With Training, Safety is Always First

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Saving Water, Streamlining Maintenance

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Savings from the Grounds Up

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Half of Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air

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Managers discuss their successes and challenges when tapping into technology

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Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

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Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

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Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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Case For Capital Investment In Lighting Upgrades Rests On Showing Specific Benefits

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Benchmarking, Rebates And Incentives Can Help Justify Lighting Upgrades

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Combine Lighting Upgrades With Other Capital Projects To Maximize Energy Savings, Minimize Disruption

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Overselling Productivity Increases, Maintenance Savings Can Hurt Chances Of Approval For Lighting Upgrades

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Facility Managers Can Educate Tenants To Reduce Complaints

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Roof Strategies: Repair, Recover or Replace?

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Roof Replacement Recommendations

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2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings

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People, Planet, Profits: True Corporate Responsibility

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5 KPI's Every Manager Should Use

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Dave Lubach: Make Mom Proud. Win an FMD Achievement Award

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Preventive Maintenance For Elevators Must Include Motor, Brakes, Drive

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Destination Dispatch, Closed-Loop Door Systems, Machine-room-less Elevators Are Driving Vertical Transportation Trends

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Preventive Maintenance Helps Keep Elevator Costs Downs, Prevents Premature Modernization

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Facility Managers Should Tackle Complaints Head-On

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Bio-Diesel Fuel Helps Put Arizona State University on Sustainable Path

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Alternative Fuels Essential Change for Arizona State Grounds Department

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Sustainability Deeply Impacts Arizona State Campus

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Savings from Centralization for One University

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How Rainwater From Roof Is Captured, Reused By Leon County Sustainable Demonstration Building

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Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

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Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

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Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

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Rooftop PV Hazards and Best Practices Report

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Meters Offer Greater Opportunities For Energy Efficiency

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Building a Training Program From the Ground Up

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Lessons Learned on Technician Training

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Successful Strategies for Technician Training

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What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

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Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

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Drain Cleaning: Understanding Facility Needs

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Technician Training Considerations for Drain Cleaning Projects

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Facility Specifics Help Specify Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

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Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

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Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

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Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

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Managers should protect training funds

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Dilute, Filter and Separate for Good IAQ

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Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Education

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Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

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Talking Points Column: All that Glitters is not (LEED) Gold

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Selecting Water Closets and Urinals

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Solar Situation: Roofing, Photovoltaics and Maintenance

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Spring, Fall Best Times for Roofing Maintenance

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Get Involved Early in Roof Design Process

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Spotlight: The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR)

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Spring Forward: Essential Steps for Warm-Weather Success

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Inspect Grounds Equipment, Irrigation Systems for Signs of Winter Damage

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Management Insight Column: Five KPIs Every Manager Should Use

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Management Insight Column: Measure key performance indicators that matter

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Have A Plan To Specify Green Interiors Products

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Achieving Sustainability and Maintainability in Facilities

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Green Roofs, Paved Areas Emerge as Sustainable Design Components

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Newest Version Of LEED-EBOM Is Designed To Drive Better Building Performance

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LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operations

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LEED-EBOM Certification Hinges On Three Areas: Energy Star, ASHRAE 62 and Water Use

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LEED-EBOM Focuses On Continuously Improving Performance

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How To Get The Most From Your Roofing Budget: Repair, Replace or Re-Cover?

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Recoating Could Extend Roof's Life, But Moisture Survey Is Necessary Step

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Replacing, Re-covering Roof Are Both Valid Options, But Know What Code Requires

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Replacing Roof Offers Wider Choice Of Systems, Chance To Inspect Deck

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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Preparing for Productivity: The Rise of the Maintenance Planner

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How To Minimize HVAC Energy Used For Cooling

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Air-Flow Management, Economizer Use And Understanding PUE Can Help Improve Data Center Efficiency

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Sustainable and Maintainable: Achieving Two Goals

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HVAC Systems Common Target of Sustainability Projects

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Smart Uses for LEDs

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Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Steps

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How FMs Can Augment The Triple Bottom Line

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How To Ensure High-Performance Buildings Have High-Performance Operations

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BOMI's High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations

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LEED in Motion Reports Help Support Case For Sustainability

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How Facility Managers Can Handle Occupant Complaints

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Wildlife Can Be Popular Or Pests, But Either Can Cause Occupant Complaints

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Survey: Temperature Complaints Are Most Common, Restroom Complaints A Distant Second

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Successfully Managing Occupant Complaints Often Involves Determining Underlying Reasons For Complaints

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Ignoring Occupant Complaints Can Be Tempting, But Often Leads To Further Problems

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Survey Results: How Facility Managers Handle Occupant Complaints

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Managers Should Protect Training Funds

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5 Steps to Chiller Efficiency

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Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

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Dan Hounsell Column: Benefits of Technicians Often Beneath the Surface

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Tripling Down On The Bottom Line: Facility Management Strategies

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Triple Bottom Line: Facility Managers Are Positioned To Lead Efforts

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Facility Managers Build Bridges To Achieve Sustainability Goals

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Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

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Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

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Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

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Evaluating ROI For Sustainability In Healthcare Interiors

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Keeping A Roof In Shape: Finding Leaks, Drainage Problems, Damage

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Bumps in the Road to Sustainability: One Hospital's Story

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Hospital's Parking Lot Project Earns High Marks

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Steps Beyond Simple Payback To Justify Large Energy Efficiency Investments

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Maintenance Savings May Help Justify HVAC Capital Investments

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Soaring Savings: HVAC, Lighting Retrofits Bring Bottom-Line Benefits

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Benefits of an HVAC Upgrade

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Benefits of Zero-Based Budgeting and EMPs

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Data Center Fire Protection: Containment and Commissioning

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Column: Deferred Maintenance — The Bottom Line

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Column: Savings Strategy — Try Before You Buy

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Video Inspection Technology: Drain Cleaning With a View

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Video Inspection Technology not for Every Facility

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Technicians Like Idea of Identifying Clogs Immediately

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Use Creativity, Caution To Select Interior Office Paint Colors

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Use Bright Colors For Collaboration, Be Careful With Multiple Colors When Selecting Paints

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Showcase Products: Paints

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IFMA's Sustainability Programs Can Help FMs Meet Sustainability Goals

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Areas For FMs To Master In Sustainability: Planning, Project Management, Communication, Real Estate, Finance

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Technology, Operations and Maintenance Are Keys To Sustainability Efforts

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A Guide To Greenbuild 2013

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Managers Discuss Sustainability Efforts

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Beyond First Cost: Smart Specification of Paints and Coatings

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Green Standards for Paints and Coatings Perform Important Roles

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Savvy Specification Results in Higher ROI

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What To Know About Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle, And Chimney Data Center Containment Strategies

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle Containment Strategies

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How Chimney Containment Can Help Manage Temperatures In Data Centers

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Four Factors To Consider When Developing A Data Center Containment Strategy

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Why Facility Managers Make the Best Sustainability Executives

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Financial Blunders to Avoid

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Lesson: Perform Due Diligence on Financial Decisions

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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Roof Coatings Can Protect Environment, Help Maintain Operating And Capital Budgets

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Solvent-based, Water-based Roof Coatings Have Pros And Cons

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Plan Re-Coating Schedule To Help Maintain Roof

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The 'Softer' Side of Maintenance Management

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Indoor Air Quality Depends on Outside Air Quality Too

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Mowing Practices and Their Sustainability Connection

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Drought Impacts Sustainable Mowing Efforts

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Cut Height Crucial to Maintain Root Systems

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Post-Installation Issues

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Boilers and Water Heaters Go Beyond Basic Information

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Boilers and Water Heaters Require Regular Checkups

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Use Economizers To Reduce HVAC Energy Use

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Searching for Right Answers When Crisis Management Required

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Restroom Retrofit Saves Atlanta Airport Millions in Water Use

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Record Georgia Drought Triggers Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit

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Installation Test Produces Results During Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit

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Restroom Retrofit Opens Other Energy Conservation Doors at Atlanta Airport

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The Consequences of Equipment Failure

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Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School District

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Sustainability: Leon County, Fla.

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Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State University

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Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health

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Financial Management: Lee Cty. Port Authority/SW Fla. International Airport

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Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) University

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Personnel Management: University of Michigan

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Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

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Common Sources of Indoor Air Contaminants

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LEED In Motion: Where Are the LEED-O+M APs?

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Safety First: Ensuring Effective Drain Cleaning

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Proper PPE Essential when Using Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Training Phases for Productive, Safe Use of Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Regular Inspections, Testing Delivers Long-Term Reliability for Door Locks, Hardware

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door-Hardware Upgrades Require Revisiting Department Priorities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Weather Factors Into Frequency of Door Hardware Inspections

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Consistent Elevator Maintenance Is Critical To Uninterrupted Operation

Building Operating Management
Specify What Elevator Maintenance Contract Does And Does Not Cover, Consider Safety Codes When Planning Elevator Maintenance

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How To Know When It's Time To Modernize Elevators

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Showcase Products: Elevators

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Shop Bulletin Board Smart Place to Plant Seeds for Management Support

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Boiler and Water Heating Training Program

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Facility Condition Index, Other Metrics, Improve Asset Management at National Park Service

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National Park Service's Asset Priority Index Helps Guide Maintenance, Operations

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Standardized Current Replacement Value Calculations Make Facility Condition Index More Effective

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Diverse National Park Service Portfolio Complicates Facility And Maintenance Decisions