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Facilities management updates, insights, strategies & best practices

Building Operating Management
What You Need to Know About Stand-Alone Boiler Controls


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Understand the Benefits and Limitations of Smart Building Platforms

Building Operating Management
How to Tackle 4 Challenges in Planning Smart Buildings

Building Operating Management
What Is the Building Internet of Things?

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Smart Buildings At High Risk for Cyber Attacks: Study

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Sensors, Better Communication Tech Mean Better Data for Boilers

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Level 4: 2N Systems Feature Full Equipment and System Redundancy

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Level 1: N Systems Provide Base-Level Stand-By Power

Building Operating Management
Measure, Test, Commission: Keys to High-Performance HVAC

Building Operating Management
How To Develop a DIY Energy Information Systems

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Energy Information Systems: Identify KPIs, Prioritize Actions

Building Operating Management
Energy Information Systems Provide Data Deep Dive

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How Energy Information Systems Bring Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) Aid Efficiency

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Edge Devices Are Spurring IoT Transformation of Buildings

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BACnet Institute Offers Online Knowledge for FMs

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Report: Most Businesses Unprepared for Active Shooters

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Smart Buildings Can Help Bridge Gap Between Design And Operations

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Smart Steps to High Performance

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The Power and Convenience of Networked BAS Come With Cybersecurity Concerns As Well

Building Operating Management
How Common Are Attacks Through The BAS?

Building Operating Management
Steps To Take To Improve BAS Cybersecurity

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: 10 Questions FMs Should Ask About Cybersecurity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation: Green Strategies and Technology Advances

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Slowing the Flow on Irrigation Systems to Conserve Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Practices Targeting Irrigation Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCTS: Grounds Management

Building Operating Management
Know the 3 Technologies Reshaping BAS

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Understanding Benefits of Virtualization in World of BAS

Building Operating Management
Big Data Helping BAS Operate at Peak Performance

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Integration a Key to Energy Management

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Energy Curtailment Plan Is at the Heart of Demand Response

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Networked Water-Management Systems Aid Green Goals

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System Integration Offers Benefits for Green Buildings

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Daylight Harvesting Gains from System Integration

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Front-end Interface Is Critical With BAS Upgrades

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Wireless Considerations for BAS Upgrades

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How Mass Notification Systems Are Used and Their Various Forms

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With BAS Upgrades, Pay Attention to Infrastructure, Openness

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NFPA 72, Risk Analysis Also Important with Mass Notification Systems

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Tips on Mass Notification ‘Designers,’ Limitations, and Testing

Building Operating Management
Kobar Tower Attack Prompted Development of Mass Notification Systems

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Combining Fire/Life Safety, Emergency Communication Systems for Mass Notification

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BAS Retrocommissioning Is Essential To Maximizing System Potential

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With BAS Upgrades, People Are More Important than Technology

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Break Bad Habits To Improve Building Automation System Performance

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To Get Benefits Of BAS, Overcome Resistance To Change

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To Get The Most Out Of BAS, Don't Skimp On Staffing

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Ensuring Proper Installation of Building Automation Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Caesars Palace Upgrades Plumbing and Irrigation Systems to Curtail Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Caesars Palace Targets Largest Paybacks in Water-Conservation Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Caesars Palace Reduces Water Use Intensity by Almost 20 Percent

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Irrigation System Warning Signs and Potential Solutions

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Methods of Accomplishing System Integration: Old to New

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Ensuring Proper Installation of Building Automation Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Effective Irrigation Management

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Best Management Practices for Irrigation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building, Landscape Changes Affect Irrigation System Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart Controllers Help Detect Leaks Earlier, Conserve Water

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System Integration: Challenges In Existing Buildings

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System Integration Can Add Functionality In Existing Buildings

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System Integration Can Add Functionality In Existing Buildings

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Three Steps Are Key To System Integration In Existing Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making the Case for Plumbing Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Low-Flow Urinals, Toilets and Sinks Reduce Domestic Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Reducing Landscape Irrigation Water Use

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System Integration: New Construction And Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
Product Showcase: Fire/Life Safety

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Benefits Of System Integration In Existing Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation Systems: Maintaining for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Is it Time to Repair or Replace Irrigation System?

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Wireless Options For Building Automation

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Wireless Considerations For Building Automation: Interference

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spring Forward: Essential Steps for Warm-Weather Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inspect Grounds Equipment, Irrigation Systems for Signs of Winter Damage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Undetected Irrigation Issues Result In Significant Water Waste

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Winterize Irrigation Systems in Colder Climates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Irrigation Audit Guidelines

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Strategies for Irrigation Systems

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Dashboards For Energy Data Are Gaining Wider Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing Way With Drain-Cleaning Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Assess Piping System, Technicians Maintaining Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Considerations for Piping Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Make Sure Technicians Trained on New Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Building Automation Systems Connect With Each Other, Enterprise Systems

Building Operating Management
In Miami, Brickell World Plaza Combines Connectivity, Sustainability To Provide Green Class A Office Space

Building Operating Management
ICT, Uptime And Direct Internet Connection Are Some Of Brickell World Plaza's Selling Points

Building Operating Management
Internet Connectivity, Security Are Critical Elements of 600 Brickell's Building Intelligence

Building Operating Management
Water Demands, Energy Management Are Among Lessons Learned From Early Days of 600 Brickell

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Halon Alternatives Provide Suppression Without Hurting Environment

News & Views
Modern Fire Safety Systems Can Be Cheaper, Smarter

Building Operating Management
College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps

Building Operating Management
Public Safety, Police and Security Professionals Can Help Assess Campus Security Threats

Building Operating Management
Campus Layout Can Help Mitigate Threats, But Good Security Plan Needed

Building Operating Management
Policies, Training Are Keys to Keeping Campus Safe

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Capitalize on Fire Alarm Systems Advanced Communications Capabilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Avoid Problems and Costs with Drain Cleaning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Building an Arsenal

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Three Boiler Control Upgrades Can Improve Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lifts: How to Inspect and Test Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: How to Coordinate Peak-Load Reductions

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Free Handbook Can Help With Tracking, Improving Building Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers: Implement Water-Treatment Program, Blowdown System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation: How to Reduce Potable Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Direct-Digital Controls Improve Equipment Monitoring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Upgrades: Develop a Master Plan

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Irrigation Systems: Design Should Incorporate Smart Controllers

News & Views
How to Customize Sub-Metering Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: How to Implement Condition-Based Monitoring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Automation: Document Commissioning for New Installations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Upgrades: Consider Staffing and Training Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Upgrades: Balance Sustainability with Functionality

News & Views
Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems Areas of Concern

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ADA-Compliant Restroom Renovations

Building Operating Management
Developing an Effective Emergency Communication Program

Building Operating Management
Funding an Emergency Communication System

Building Operating Management
Integrating Emergency Communications Systems

Building Operating Management
Water Efficient Mechanical Systems and Irrigation Systems

News & Views
Energy Management System Can Streamline Facility Maintenance Tasks

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Grounds Care: Designing, Maintaining Athletic Fields with Michael Tarantino

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Soft Skills Are Important in Retrocommissioning

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Three Factors Can Limit BAS Interoperability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Grounds Care: Managers Focus on Irrigation Systems, Hand-Held Equipment

Building Operating Management
Advances in Communications Infrastructure Support a Range of Building-Based Systems

Building Operating Management
Increased Levels of Collaboration Now Possible Between Intelligent Buildings and Fire and Life Safety Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trouble Spots for Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Maintenance: Determine Ideal Blowdown Rates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building-Automation System: Technician Training Key to Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Airport Upgrades to Wireless BAS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Improves HVAC Control, Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Promotes Trending and Preventive Maintenance Practices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Liquid-Propane Injection Systems Offer Same Horsepower, Torque as Gasoline

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Roofing Options Demand Unique Maintenance Activities

News & Views
Interoperable Systems Work Together, but They're Not Plug and Play

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Landscape Design: Get Managers Involved

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What Interoperability Is and Isn’t

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Emergency Notification Systems: Three Choices To Consider

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Should BAS Be Open or Proprietary?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How To Safeguard Workers From Falls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Landscaping Strategies Improve Water Conservation

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How Hard Will It Be to Integrate Systems?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Group Activity: Relamping Facilities

Building Operating Management
BACnet, LonMark and Modbus: How and Why They Work

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Making Wireless Work

Take 5
The new generation of Building Automation Systems...

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How Smart Are Intelligent Buildings?

Building Operating Management
Air Distribution Turned Upside Down

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Freedom of Information

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Putting Open Systems To Work

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Air Filtration Can Make Breathing Easier

Building Operating Management
BAS/EMS

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'X' Marks New Controls Hot Spot

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Bulletin

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Infrared Imaging: An Inside Look

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vacuums: Evolution of a Workhorse

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing the Air On Filtration

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New-Generation Equipment: Making the Grade?

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Making Metrics Matter

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System Integration: Avoiding the Weakest Link

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Node know-how: Building control via the Internet