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Key Articles for the Facilities Professional

Week Of 10/7/2018 - 10/13/2018

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Understanding Building Performance With Internet of Things Technology How Buildings Are Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Building Internet of Things: Minor Challenges, Major Benefits Daylighting Benefits: Cost Savings, Occupant Health and Wellness The Real Cost of Water Highlights Importance of Water Efficiency 9 Ways Green Roofs Bring Greener Cities, Buildings Join Hundreds of Facility Managers at NFMT Vegas Fire Protection: Effectively Performing ITM Drain Cleaning: Ensuring Effective, Long-Term Equipment Use Rental Equipment: Keys to Success Spotlight: GIE Expo Fire Protection: Codes and Standards Drain Cleaning: Understanding Equipment Warranties
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Week Of 9/30/2018 - 10/6/2018

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Colocation Data Centers See Surge in Demand What are the Bottom-Line Benefits from Climate Action? Facilities on the Front Lines: Buildings Tackle Climate Change Building Internet of Things Makes Greener, Smarter Buildings The Value of Daylighting, Even With LEDs Water Scarcity Makes the Case for Water Efficiency Occupant Health and Wellness Takes Center Stage in Sustainable Design Fire Protection: Understanding and Scheduling ITM Rental Equipment: Planning for Successful Installation Plumbing Upgrades: Focus on Health and Hygiene Mowers: Buying vs. Leasing
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Week Of 9/23/2018 - 9/29/2018

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Workplace Analytics: How To Mine Big Data To Add Organizational Value How To Do HVAC Commissioning in Healthcare Facilities Electrochromic Glass, Smart Controls Bring Windows Into the Future Heated Piping, Snow Mats Offer Non-Chemical Options for Snow Removal 10 Best Practices To Preserve Historic Landmarks Historic Preservation Success Story: Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House Continuing the Energy Efficiency Conversation Choosing the Right EMIS Option Snow and Ice: Achieving the Desired Results Roofing: Selecting a Qualified and Reliable Contractor Plumbing Upgrades: Addressing Water-Use Issues Boilers: Effective Operator Training Drain Cleaning: Maintaining the Tools of the Trade Fire Protection: Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
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Week Of 9/16/2018 - 9/22/2018

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Hold the Salt? Sustainable Snow Removal Strategies Heat Up 3 Concerns About Data Analytics The Brave New World of Cybersecurity: Evaluating Vulnerabilities Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) Aid Efficiency Better R-Value, Thermal Performance Highlight Window Advances 3 Best Practices for Justifying Energy Efficiency Smart Energy Analytics Campaign Uncovers Energy-Saving Opportunities How To Fight Air Stratification in Conditioned Facilities How Sustainable Buildings Aid Experiential Learning in Schools Outages and Shutdowns: Tips for Success LEDs: Benefits of an Upgrade Identifying Plumbing Upgrade Goals Specifying Rental Equipment Effectively Mowers: New Generation of Performance and Innovation
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Week Of 9/9/2018 - 9/15/2018

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From UPS to Fire Safety, Data Center Surprises Can Be Costly Facility Managers Play Crucial Role in Healthcare Commissioning How To Implement Monitoring-Based Commissioning Staving Off Obsolescence with Sustainability Understanding the Benefits of Workplace Analytics 6 Next-Level Windows Technologies Building Envelope Commissioning: What Could Go Wrong? How To Evaluate Facility Security Vulnerabilities Alternative Strategies, Chemicals May Eliminate Rock Salt in Snow Removal New Technology Accommodates Changing Workplace Needs Case Study: Real-World High-Tech Workplace LEDs: One Small Step to Big Savings Outages and Shutdowns: 11 Steps to Survival Boilers: Maximizing Performance Identifying Rental Options and Finding Solutions Roofing: Recovery vs. Replacement
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Week Of 9/2/2018 - 9/8/2018

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4 Tips Can Help Data Center Facility Managers Prevent Problems Smart Building Technology Provides Office Space Flexibility How LEED Complements Facility Health and Wellness Strategies Growing Up Green: How One FM Incorporates Sustainability in Growth Urban Exploration: A Next-Generation Security Threat? How To Talk About Energy Efficiency in Financial Terms Building Internet of Things Adds Ample Opportunity for Office Upgrades Chillers: Contractor Considerations How to Properly Maintain and Operate a CMMS Paints and Coatings: Matching Equipment with Projects The Resurgence of Legionnaires’ Disease
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Week Of 8/26/2018 - 9/1/2018

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What's Next in Mass Notification Systems? 4 Strategies for Balancing Facility Outsourcing Quality and Cost A Guide To Understanding Energy-Saving Water Heater Options Electric Tariffs Expand Metering Opportunities The Facility Manager's Role in Colocation, Cloud, and Edge How To Preserve Historic Landmarks: Steps 3-6 Tips for Evaluating Colocation Data Center Providers Run The Building Like a Business: Steps 7-10 for Preserving Historic Landmarks Chillers: Specifying Equipment How to Properly Apply Paints and Coatings Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Face Plumbing Upgrade Challenges and Learn from Lessons Snow and Ice: Determining The Scope of Work Chillers: Executing the Replacement
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Week Of 8/19/2018 - 8/25/2018

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How To Make Good Use of Smart Meter Data Tough Data Center Decisions: Colocation or Cloud? How To Manage Emergency Power in Healthcare Facilities Snow and Ice: Taking the Sting Out of Winter’s Worst Addressing the Maintenance and Engineering Knowledge Gap Understanding LED Advances and Applications Specifying the Proper Paints and Coatings 3 Steps to Implementing a CMMS
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Week Of 8/12/2018 - 8/18/2018

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Studies Show Shifting Reasons for Facility Outsourcing FM and IT: Developing a Cooperative Environment How GSA Goes Green: 3 Best Practices Net Zero Energy Buildings: How States Measure Up Can Using Utility Meters Save Facilities Money? Shining a Light on LEDs Access Control Comes of Age Chillers: Planning Successful Replacements Painting Projects That Perform Airport Concourse Increases Square Footage, Decreases Water Usage
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Week Of 8/5/2018 - 8/11/2018

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How GSA Is Making High-Performance Buildings Affordable High-Tech Healthcare: Wireless, Smart Generator Sets Monitoring Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Future of Facilities Test, Inspect, Maintain: Fire Suppression System Priorities Best Practices for Fire Pump Testing Plumbing Renovations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Target Savings Technician Training For a New Era How Managers Can Streamline CMMS
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Week Of 7/29/2018 - 8/4/2018

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Focus on Discretionary Effort Can Boost Teamwork Systems Integration is Key for Emergency Communications Facilities Management and the Art of Persuasion Benchmarking, Occupant Feedback: Keys to Existing Building Sustainability Third-Party Generator Ownership: What You Need To Know Cities and States Leading on Sustainability 3 Strategies for Green Product Selection in Healthcare Facilities Boilers: An Energy-Saving Option for Heating Water? How To Do Effective Fire Standpipe Testing Domestic Hot Water System: Choose Wisely Effective Fire Sprinkler Inspection: What You Need To Know Advances in Technology Drive Domestic Hot Water Choices Boilers: Understand the Full Picture on Energy Savings Team Player: How One FM Gets IT and Facilities Management to Collaborate Emergency Preparedness: Flood Study Offers Warnings A Look at Possible Future Mass Notification Capabilities 5 Technologies Driving Future Mass Notification Developments Overcoming Portable Cooling Obstacles
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Week Of 7/22/2018 - 7/28/2018

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Roofing Myths Busted: Design Demand Response 101: How To Get Paid To Cut Power Use Broadband Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings: Technology Options Location and Timing: Keys to Successful Cooling System Upgrade Choose Your Own Demand Response: 3 Categories Net Zero Energy Buildings: Success Stories How to Specify Portable Cooling for Facility Needs Power at Hand: Specifying Handheld Ground Tools The Disconnect Between Maintenance and Design Proper Grounds Tools Can Lead to Greater Productivity Sustainability Factors for Utility Vehicle Specification Handheld Tools That Meet the Needs of Grounds Staff
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Week Of 7/15/2018 - 7/21/2018

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Do Energy Models Accurately Predict Energy Performance? How to Right-Size Your Office Space Payback: The ROI on Facility Health and Wellness Strategies Emergency Communication: Getting the Right Message to the Right People Get Operations Staff Involved Early in Product Selection How the Building Exterior Affects HVAC Energy Efficiency Plumbing Upgrades Improve Notre Dame's Bottom-Line PGMS: Digging Into Core Competencies HVAC: Bottom-Line Benefits of Reducing Energy Waste Boiler Replacement: The Tipping Point Roof Coatings: Emissivity vs. Reflectivity
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Week Of 7/8/2018 - 7/14/2018

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Health and Wellness: Keeping Occupants Happy, Productive Product Selection: Top Facility Managers Reveal Best Practices Emergency Communication Codes and Standards: What's The Difference? How To Develop In-House Specifications for Product Selection The Who, What, and Why of Replacing Aging Cooling Systems Challenges and Benefits of a Plumbing Renovation HVAC: Monitoring and Reducing Energy Waste Specifying Utility Vehicles to Meet Unique Needs Roof Coatings: Benefits and Energy Savings Portable Cooling When it Counts
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Week Of 7/1/2018 - 7/7/2018

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How Facility Managers Take The Lead on Product Selection Arc Is Streamlining Data Management with Portfolio Analytics July 2018 Supplier Spotlight LEED v4.1 Continues Focus on Sustainable Operations, Building Performance LEED v4.1 Performance Scores: A Primer on New Prerequisites Roof Coatings: Cost Considerations and Facility Needs Spotlight on Water Conservation and Hygiene Managing Operations Effectively Boiler Replacement: Understanding Key Metrics
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Week Of 6/24/2018 - 6/30/2018

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How To Do Asset Management for Doors and Door Hardware 3 Smart Strategies for Using Analytics in Smart Buildings Making the Most of BIM: Clash Detection and Reporting The Nature of a REIT Means Challenges to Sustainability Success BIM Collaboration: How to Get All Parties on the Same Page Understand Energy and Water Performance Scores in LEED v4.1 Contracting a Demand Response Provider To Help Roofing Myths Busted: Installation Roofing Myths Busted: Inspections and Maintenance Specific Strategies to Right-Size Real Estate Two Case Studies Show Benefits of Right-Sizing Office Space Types of Mowers: A Closer Look Plumbing Renovations at Notre Dame Stadium Target Aesthetics and Hygiene Efficiency and Effectiveness: Know the Difference Boilers and the End-of-Life Decision HVAC: Diagnosing Energy Waste
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Week Of 6/17/2018 - 6/23/2018

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8 Steps to Getting Better Construction Documents Smart Buildings: How to Justify an Investment in Analytics Software Understanding the LEED Rating System High-Traffic Restrooms Present Challenges for Facility Managers What Is the Facility Information Specification (FIS)? Broadband Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings: Tenant Needs Paints and Coatings: Tackling Tricky Applications Code Considerations: Specifying Effective Fire Dampers Mowers: The Importance of Operator Comfort and Ergonomics LED Upgrades: Technology Advances Considerations for Sustainable Mowing
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Week Of 6/10/2018 - 6/16/2018

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Is There Really a Payback for Health and Wellness Strategies? 5 Advantages of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) for Tenant Buildouts Collaboration Is Catalyst for Sustainability Success at Kilroy Energy Efficiency Leads New Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Healthcare Design In Critical Facilities, Benchmarking Data Justifies Choices Green Roofs to Smart Glass: Building Envelope Considerations for Sustainable Healthcare Key Decision Points for Mower Specification How To Properly Inspect and Test Fire Dampers Paints and Coatings: Successful Specification LED Upgrades: Considerations and Challenges Think Big, Start Small
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Week Of 6/3/2018 - 6/9/2018

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Internet of Things Can Help Save Energy When It's Most Expensive New Energy Star Scores Are Coming 7 Strategies for Sustainability in Higher Educational Buildings How to Take Specific Steps to Slash Energy Costs Leadership, Listening Lead to Sustainability Gains at Large REIT Ensuring Damper Performance Understanding New-Generation Paints and Coatings Energy Waste: The Benefits of Retrocommissioning Mowers Evolve To Meet User Demands LED Upgrades That Succeed
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Week Of 5/27/2018 - 6/2/2018

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People, Purpose, Principles: How Workplace Design Responds To Corporate Culture 5 Steps To Arc Flash Safety 5 Steps to Successful Lighting Controls Installation How to Create a Benchmarking Survey for Data Centers Weighing Pneumatics vs. Direct Digital Controls in Existing Buildings Two Case Studies: Evaluating Pneumatics vs. Direct Digital Controls For Facility Managers, Networking is Essential for Sharing Best Practices How To Do Needs Assessment For Door and Door Hardware Selection Interiors Strategies for Sustainable Healthcare Facilities Special Attention Required for Fire Doors and Door Hardware Selection How to Focus on Health and Wellness in Sustainable Healthcare Facilities Privacy Is Key Concern For School Restrooms Durable Materials, Design Keys to Keeping High-Traffic Restrooms Clean 10 Benefits of Using Smart Building Analytics Effectively Take Our Benchmarking Survey: Data Center Facility Operating Costs Evaluating Hand-Drying, Interiors Solutions in High-Traffic Restrooms Maintenance Myths and Misconceptions Roof Repair vs. Replacement Energy Waste: Improving HVAC Performance Plumbing Systems: Prolonging Performance Life
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Week Of 5/20/2018 - 5/26/2018

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Can Hackers Target Your Building Automation System? In Data Centers, Practice Time Can Prevent Downtime How Is a Data Center Operator Like A Nuclear Submarine Captain? Understand The ABCs of LED Retrofit Kits Four Sprinkler Options for Warehouses with High Combustible Loads Energy Waste: 6 Common Culprits Roof Inspections to Detect Problems 5 Tips for Successful Preventive Maintenance Plumbing Systems: Proactive Maintenance Making Painting Projects Work
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Week Of 5/13/2018 - 5/19/2018

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Microhospitals Offer New Ways To Expand Access To Care Telehealth: Technology Brings Health Care To Rural Communities Why Universal Design is Critical on College Campuses 4 Steps to Move Ahead with LED Retrofits Choosing the Right Fire Sprinkler Option VRF: Unlocking Potential Benefits Trade Press Media Group's New Owner and Bright Future 5 Keys to Healthy Roofs Finding the Time for Preventive Maintenance Plumbing Systems: Repair or Upgrade?
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Week Of 5/6/2018 - 5/12/2018

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3 Best Practices To Get Acoustics Right Heading Off Potential Lighting Control Problems During Design How Acoustics Contributes To a High-Performance Building New Concepts in Office Design Gain Momentum Understand Arc Flash Codes, Standards, and Regulations Performing Proper Maintenance on Handheld Tools VRF: Understanding Facility Needs Expanding Applications For Infrared Imaging VRF: Focusing on Fine-Tuning Wireless Lighting Controls Have Changed The Game
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Week Of 4/29/2018 - 5/5/2018

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How Technology is Shifting Space Needs in Commercial Offices 5 To-Dos After a Lighting Control Installation How To Get The Most Value Out of Big Data Best Practices For Incorporating Universal Design Aiming Higher with Tubular LED Retrofits Common Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems Steps To Protect Your BAS from Cyberattacks Microhospitals, Telehealth Poised To Grow Rapidly How To Future-Proof Your Lighting NFPA Data Shows Fire Sprinkler Effectiveness Why Control Systems Are Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks How To Learn From In-House Data Center Experts Developing an Effective Arc Flash Safety Program PEER: A New Rating System For Power System Performance How Corporate Culture Influences Workplace Design The Benefits of Infrared Imaging Determining Grounds Crew Needs How Infrared Imaging Works Knocking Down Traditional Barriers to Lighting Controls VRF: Strategies for Success
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Week Of 4/22/2018 - 4/28/2018

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Technology Improvements Lead To Better Paints New Paint Products Reduce, Eliminate VOCs Facility Management Expert Explains the ProFM Credential's Value How To Implement Effective Access Control on Campus Tech Companies Set The Pace For Office Design Understanding Handheld Grounds Equipment How Lighting Controls Reduce Energy Use Infrared Imaging: Demonstrating Its Value UPS: Ensuring Efficient Operation Lifts: Safe Operation Requires Training
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Week Of 4/15/2018 - 4/21/2018

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Getting the Most out of Smart Sensors Remote Monitoring Centers Aim to Turn Building Performance Data into Action Autonomous Vehicles: Lowering Demand for Facility Parking? How To Make The Case for Energy Efficient HVAC Equipment How To Identify Goals When Planning Energy Efficient HVAC Equipment Lighting Control: Overcoming Obstacles Outsourcing: Managers Offer Insights and Strategies Infrared Imaging Comes of Age UPS: Routine Maintenance Matters Lifts: Equipment Advances Enhance Safety Features
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Week Of 4/8/2018 - 4/14/2018

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Facility Managers: Students of Technology Machine Learning: Making Sense of Big Data Electric Vehicles: Should Facility Managers Invest In High-Speed Charging? Wearables: The Body Is The New Credential Drones: An Opportunity and a Challenge Upgrade Brings Savings to Light Retuning Buildings To Improve Performance UPS: Maximizing Performance Life Updates To ANSI Standards Impact Lift Specification
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Week Of 4/1/2018 - 4/7/2018

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Benefits of LED-based Smart Lighting Systems Technology Spurs Growth in Zero Energy Buildings IoT and Renewables Boost Zero Energy Goals Technology Shaping the Future of Buildings Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality: Better Visualization Aids Operations Roof Replacement: Assessing Challenges and Applying Strategy
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Week Of 3/25/2018 - 3/31/2018

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Effectively Treat Water in Open and Closed Cooling Systems FMs Must Address Legionella As Part of Proper Water Treatment How Proper Water Treatment Is Really A Public Health Protection 7 Steps To Effective Water Treatment Understand Common Water Treatment Failures How To Prevent Common Water Treatment Problems New Owners, New Beginnings Are You At Risk For Losing Your Energy Star Certification? How ProFM Improves The Core Competencies of Facility Management Stay the Energy Conservation Course Specifying CMMS Based on Facility Needs
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Week Of 3/18/2018 - 3/24/2018

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How To Get the Most Energy Efficiency From a Chiller Plant 3 Ways To Increase Chiller Efficiency Understanding the Benefits of Inventory Management Data Drives Inventory Management Systems Overcoming Obstacles To Effective Inventory Management 6 Ways To Avoid Office Cabling and Wiring Nightmares Pay Attention To Cabling Industry Standards Cable Distribution Options To Consider
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Week Of 3/11/2018 - 3/17/2018

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Facing Headwinds, Malls Reinvent Themselves Why Some Malls Are Thriving In The Age of Online Shopping Right Mix of Technology, Amenities Key for Mall Survival Energy Modeling: Building Owners Drive Growing Popularity Energy Modeling Benefits: Energy Efficiency, Improved Operations Are Energy Models Really Accurate? Facility Management Credentials: What You Need To Know Credentials Hold Value for Facility Manager, Employer How To Choose The Right Facility Management Credential Judging the Value of an Facility Management Credential ProFM Credential Makes Its Debut
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Week Of 3/4/2018 - 3/10/2018

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Is Coal Key To Grid Reliability? 10 Most Common Building Design Phase Mistakes 10 Most Common Building Construction Phase Mistakes Supplier Spotlight The New Way Forward with LEED v4.1 Hurricane Harvey: FM's Quick Thinking Saves Houston Hospital From Evacuation Hurricane Harvey: Cancer Center's Emergency Preparedness Pays Dividends Hurricane Maria: Facility Managers Plan Disaster Recovery Amidst Total System Collapse Hurricane Maria: Shortage of Supplies Complicated Recovery Hurricane Irma: Buildings Show Resilience Gains Hurricane Irma: More Stringent Building Codes Paying Off Hurricane Irma: Disaster Recovery and Response Lessons Learned Utility Vehicles: Repair or Replace? Utility Vehicles: Purchase Considerations Utility Vehicles: Determining Department Needs PGMS: Attaining Proper Certifications Utility Vehicles: Products Diversify To Meet Facility Needs Utility Vehicles: Durability, Flexibility in the Spotlight Utility Vehicles: New Products Meet Competition, Demands Deferred Maintenance: What Will It Take To Act?
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Week Of 2/25/2018 - 3/3/2018

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Fire Safety vs. Sustainability? Thoughtful Approach Required For Buildings To Be Both Fire Safe And Sustainable Building Codes, Rating Systems Can Complicate Fire Safety, Sustainability 3 Benefits of Lithium-Ion Batteries For UPS Lithium-Ion Batteries Offer Less Preventive Maintenance, Built-in Monitoring Financial Company Saves Space, Cash With Lithium-Ion Batteries Lithium-Ion Batteries Offer Solid Return on Investment Finding Skilled Facility Management Professionals New-Generation CMMS Options and Opportunities How to Determine Emergency Heating Needs Understanding Building-Wide Heating Needs Emergency Heating: Buying vs. Renting
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Week Of 2/18/2018 - 2/24/2018

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Advances in Lighting Technology Bring Energy Efficiency 4 Lighting Control Options Help FMs Find Best Facility Fit Wireless Systems Add Capabilities, Benefits for Lighting Controls FM Survey Offers Insight on Facility Budgets, Staffing Facility Operating Budget Benchmarks for Office, Education, Other Buildings Survey: Facility Capital Budget Changes for Nine Types of Buildings FM Department Staffing Levels for Office, Education, Other Building Types How To Control Humidity Cost-Effectively How To Control Air Infiltration and Condensation To Control Humidity, FMs Must Collaborate With Engineers, Architects, Contractors Upgrades and the Role of Utility Incentives Utility Incentives: Focus on Finance Utility Incentives: Systems and Opportunities Drain Cleaning: Advances in Tools Expand Power, Versatility Drain Cleaning: Specifying for Success
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Week Of 2/11/2018 - 2/17/2018

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What to Consider When Specifying Flooring How Floorcoverings Decisions Affect Environment of Care 4 Ways High-Performance Floorcovering Leads To Patient Satisfaction Consider Floorcovering Sustainability For Healthcare Selection How Good Design Prevents Complaints about Restrooms 3 Restroom Complaints and How to Prevent Them How Sustainability Increases Student Performance WELL Building Standard Promotes Student Achievement, Health How the Living Building Challenge Promotes School Sustainability Implementing a Successful Asset Management Program The Benefits of an Asset Management Program Plumbing Renovations That Enhance Performance Routine Plumbing Maintenance Can Improve Functionality, Efficiency Specifying Plumbing Products for Functionality not Aesthetics Conducting Restroom Renovations in Occupied Buildings
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Week Of 2/4/2018 - 2/10/2018

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How To Lower Electricity Rates How Special Rates, Deregulation Can Save FMs On Utilities Costs Technology Provides Further Opportunities For Reducing Electricity Costs How To Conduct a Proper Roof Inspection Roofing: How And Why To Do Effective Preventive Maintenance How Facility Managers Can Best Manage Stress Stress Can Strain Relationships, Health Stress Management Strategies for Facility Managers Part of the Job: Managing FM Team Stress Levels Tips to Better Understanding Your Audiences Boilers: Repair or Replace? Boilers: Specifying for Facility Needs Boilers: Overcoming Challenges, Learning Lessons
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Week Of 1/28/2018 - 2/3/2018

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10 Steps To Fortify Against Attacks on Soft Targets Legal Considerations in Mandalay Bay Attack Improve Building Performance with Integrative Design, Commissioning Integrated Design, Commissioning Aid Turnover from Building Construction to Operations What's Next For Enterprise Data Centers? How to Specify the Proper Locks and Hinges Ensuring Door Hardware Performs as Intended Implementing a Management Policy for Door Hardware Components Air Filters: Eyes on Efficiency Air Filters: Advances in Design Air Filters: Understanding ASHRAE Standards
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Week Of 1/21/2018 - 1/27/2018

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How To Optimize a BAS To Improve Efficiency Existing Building Commissioning: Analyzing and Improving BAS Performance BAS Optimization Combines Human Expertise, Automation 10 Ways BAS Optimization Improves Performance, Efficiency Is A Legacy Data Center Worth Upgrading? Tips For Doing a Data Center Upgrade 5 Questions To Ask When Considering Upgrading a Legacy Data Center 7x24 Exchange Develops STEM Initiative Understanding Lighting Codes and Standards How LEED Affects Lighting Upgrades Taking the Extra Step in a Lighting System Upgrade Lighting Upgrades: Code Considerations HVAC: The Path to Reliability and Efficiency HVAC: Achieving Upgrade Goals HVAC: The ABCs of Upgrades
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Week Of 1/14/2018 - 1/20/2018

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Are Air Source Heat Pumps Worth A Closer Look? Know The Pros and Cons of VRFs and Air Source Heat Pumps How To Achieve High Efficiency With Air Source Heat Pumps Utilizing Parksmart and LEED Certifications Roofing Inspections, Maintenance Can Prevent Leaks How To Do Roof Evaluations For Long-Term Roof Success How To Inspect and Evaluate Roofing Membrane Conditions Mowers: Cost Considerations of Owning vs. Leasing Mowers: Factors in Specification Process Mowers: Focusing on Safety and Long-Term Performance Water Heaters: Savvy Specification Strategies Water Heaters: Understanding Building Needs Water Heaters: Post-Installation Protections
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Week Of 1/7/2018 - 1/13/2018

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How a Philosophy of "And" Creates Facilities Management Efficiencies Combining Efficiencies in Cost, Space, and Inclusivity At Universities, Changing Learning Means Changing Space Needs Shared KPIs Create Spirit of Collaboration Podcast: Interview With John D'Angelo ProFM: New Credential Gets Facility Managers Ready For The Future For Office Space, Law Firms Think Small, Modular, Collaborative Office Interiors: Executive Offices Undergoing Changes Why C-Suite Office Space Is Being Pared Down C-Suites Are Becoming More Flexible, Functional Spaces For Executives UConn Roof Project Offers Management Lessons Roof Replacement: Planning For Success Roofing Specification: The Impact of Sustainability and Standards The Benefits of Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Analyzing Metrics for Successful Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
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Week Of 12/31/2017 - 1/6/2018

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Lessons Learned At The World's Most Sustainable Airport Sustainable Goals: Biophilic Design, Reduction of Carbon Footprint Product Selection Criteria: Performance Transparency, Sustainable Materials Is A Smart Building Certification On The Way? How to Retrocommission HVAC Systems Retrocommissioning: Gathering Available Building Data Retrocommissioning: Bottom-line Benefits Retrocommissioning: Finding Energy Waste
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Week Of 12/24/2017 - 12/30/2017

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Standards, Sustainability, Performance Highlight Door Selection Criteria Updates To Codes and Technology Aid Door Selection
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Week Of 12/17/2017 - 12/23/2017

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Technology Gains Boost Boiler Energy Efficiency New Thinking In Boiler Design Leads to Better, More Efficient Systems Domestic Hot Water: Higher Efficiency Systems Available Single-Occupancy, Gender-Neutral Restrooms Gaining Momentum Universities Lead In Gender-Neutral Restroom Design How To Overcome Obstacles, Resistance to Gender-Neutral Restrooms How To Hold Steady in a Fast-Paced FM World Dan Hounsell: Learning Lessons From Chaos
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Week Of 12/10/2017 - 12/16/2017

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For K-12 Schools, Sustainability Is About Cost Savings, Efficiency Rightsizing HVAC, Commissioning: Key to K-12 Efficiency Understanding the Next Stages of Sustainability in K-12 Schools 3 Steps To Protecting Roofs From Stormy Weather Protecting Roofs From Heavy Winds Winter Is Coming: Protecting Roofs From Heavy Snow IAQ Strategies and Solutions IAQ: Introducing Outdoor Elements IAQ: Filtering Out Contaminants Door Hardware: Needs, Options and Opportunities Door Hardware: Making Facilities Secure
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Week Of 12/3/2017 - 12/9/2017

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New Technology, Cloud-Based BAS Lead To Energy Efficiency 7 Ways To Finance Energy Efficiency Projects How Green Building Certification Has Helped FMs Save Energy FM Organizations Are Smaller, But Are They Understaffed? How Facility Managers Should Justify Adding Staff Make Up For a Smaller Staff By Leveraging Technology 2018 Facility Management Salary Survey Curtailing Facility Water Usage Can Aid Sustainability Efforts Implementing Water Saving Strategies Utility Vehicles: Knowing Facility Needs Utility Vehicles: Understanding Attachment Options Utility Vehicles: Attachments That Perform
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Week Of 11/26/2017 - 12/2/2017

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Emergency Communication: 4 Steps to Success FM Leaders Launch New Credential To Provide Global Standard of Knowledge, Competence Energy Star Tenant Space: Recognizing and Aiding Energy Efficiency How to Make Roofing Projects Work Specifying Roofing Options Based on Facility Needs Roofing Projects: The Importance of Contractor Pre-Constuction Meetings Selecting a Contractor for Roofing Projects CMMS Specification: Understanding New Technology CMMS Specification: Determing Department Software Needs CMMS Specification: Evaluating Vendors' Capability to Meet Facility Needs CMMS, Building IoT and the Age of Data CMMS: BIoT and System Integration
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Week Of 11/19/2017 - 11/25/2017

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Advances in Technology Bring Innovations in Metal Buildings, Roofs 3 Steps To Retrofitting Flat Roofs Into Pitched Metal Roofs 8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers Facility Staffing Levels: Maintenance, Custodial, and Grounds Care Survey: Facility Staffing Levels for Office, Educational, Government, and Health Care Buildings Understanding the Building Internet of Things Building Internet of Things: Myths and Facts
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Week Of 11/12/2017 - 11/18/2017

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4 Ways Healthcare Facilities Improve Patient Well-Being With Advanced Features, Fan Coil Unit Systems Can Achieve Today’s Energy Efficiency Goals Understanding Chilled Beam Systems: Passive and Active Pros and Cons of VAV and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) Four-pipe Fan Coil Unit Systems: Is It Right for Your Facility? How To Choose the Right LEDs for Lighting Retrofits 8 Tips For Selecting Tubular LEDs Paints and Coatings: Benefits Beyond Appearance Paints and Coatings: Scheduling Matters Paints and Coatings: Contractor Considerations Dan Hounsell: Choosing Maintenance Over New Construction
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Week Of 11/5/2017 - 11/11/2017

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TRUE Zero Waste Certification: Re-thinking Resource Life Cycle Slip-Resistant Coatings: Basics for Facility Managers Selecting Corrosion-resistant and Anti-graffiti Coatings Two Types of Reflective Coatings Address Different Needs Dry-erase Coatings and Chalkboard Coatings: Lessons for FMs Data, Trust Building High-Performance Facilities Teams High-Performance Facilities Team Improves Occupant Experience Company-Wide Upgrading the Status of Health Care Facilities Working Around Project Delays in Health Care Renovations Keeping Critical Components Active During Health Care Renovations
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Week Of 10/29/2017 - 11/4/2017

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Blockchain Is Coming to FM and Real Estate Sustainability from Building To Community: On Regenerative Design Real World Regenerative Design In Action Roof Warranties Give Facilities an Added Layer of Protection Understanding What a Roof Warranty Covers Keeping a Roof Warranty Intact by Avoiding Common Mistakes Preventive Measures Can Keep Roof Warranties in Compilance Making the Most of Grounds Care Equipment Protecting and Extending the Performance Life of Grounds Equipment Mitigating Risks Associated with Aging Grounds Equipment
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