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Key Articles for the Facilities Professional

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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Week Of 10/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

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Improvement to Daylight Harvesting Technology Yields Energy Savings LEDs and Other New Tech Complement Advanced Daylight Harvesting Systems Lighting Retrofit Focuses On Daylight, Energy Efficiency Is Behavior Change the Missing Link in Energy Efficiency Plans? Specifying Lifts According to Facility Needs Technology Advances Improve Lift Safety Understanding Job Tasks for Better Lift Specification Lift Specification: Buy, Rent or Lease? Lighting Controls: Advances in LED Technology Lighting Controls: When to Use TLED Lamps Lighting Controls: Specifying Control Systems Based on Facility Needs Lighting Controls: Understanding Wireless Controls for Lighting Retrofits Lighting Controls: LED Lighting Controls Enable Task Tuning, Color Control Lighting Controls: System Services for Lighting Controls Can Provide Peace of Mind Lighting Controls: A Lightbulb Is No Longer Just a Vacuum Tube of Glass and Steel
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Week Of 10/15/2017 - 10/21/2017

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Critical Facilities Summit Sessions Provide Emergency Preparedness Education LEED and HVAC: How To Balance Costs And Benefits New HVAC Technology Can Deliver Benefits Beyond Bottom Line Assessing Current HVAC Equipment Calculating HVAC Technology Benefits and Savings Paying the Price for Deferred Maintenance
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Week Of 10/8/2017 - 10/14/2017

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LEED v4 Provides Green Interiors Guidance Find The Biggest Green Interiors Opportunities in LEED v4 Arc and LEED: Benchmarking Green Performance 10 Steps To Advanced Water Efficiency INFOGRAPHIC: HVAC's Impact on Water Use Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Can Aid Water Efficiency Efforts The Role of Utilities in Facility Upgrades Utility Incentives: Understanding Qualifying Projects Utility Incentives: Calculating Savings Dan Hounsell: Planning for Unexpected Maintenance
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Week Of 10/1/2017 - 10/7/2017

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How To Get Utility Rebates for Energy Efficiency In New Construction Supplier Spotlight 3 Steps To Net Zero Energy Operations Power Tool Productivity: Battery Performance Power Tool Productivity: Tracking and Monitoring Power Tool Productivity: Eye on Ergonomics
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Week Of 9/24/2017 - 9/30/2017

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Is New HVAC Technology Worth The Money? Schedule and Performance Analysis: Keys To Weighing HVAC Upgrades INFOGRAPHIC: Stretching the ROI For Energy Efficiency 4 Questions To Ask Before Buying a New BAS Is Now The Time To Invest In New Technology? New Data Center Energy Certification Takes Center State At Critical Facilities Summit Schindler Whitepaper: Groundwork for uptime Data offers a new world of reliability and transparency 4 Keys to Successful Plumbing System Upgrades Plumbing Systems: Flush Fixture Upgrades New ASTM Standard Aims to Improve Restroom Safety Sustainability: Eye on Emissions Sustainability: Focus on Fuel and Noise Reduction Sustainability: Beyond Emissions, Fuel and Noise
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Week Of 9/17/2017 - 9/23/2017

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How To Prevent Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems Know The Difference: Wet Pipe vs. Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems Lighting Focused on Occupant Health and Well-Being Understanding General Principles of Human-Centric Lighting 8 Technology Developments Reshaping High-Performance Building Exteriors Chillers: Understanding System Selection Chillers: Ensuring Energy Efficiency Chillers: EPA Maintenance Requirements PGMS: Adapting Practices for Sustainability PGMS: 3 Key Principles on Sustainability PGMS: Conserving Water for Sustainability Understanding Three Sustainability Principles in Grounds Management
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Week Of 9/10/2017 - 9/16/2017

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How To Use New Technology To Benchmark Water Use Location, Building Type Impact Water Use National Water Use Benchmarks Provide Key Insight For Efficiency Efforts Fault Detection and Diagnostics: How To Find Energy-Wasting Problems Understanding The Human Element of Fault Detection and Diagnostics Roof Coatings: Best practices for Protection and Performance Roof Coatings: Spotlight on The RCMA 5 Steps to Successful Marketing Maintenance
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Week Of 9/3/2017 - 9/9/2017

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Cut Energy Costs USGBC Perspective: How Arc Uses Data And Measurement To Drive Green Performance Physical Security Meets Technological Innovation Security: Video Analytics and Machine Learning Gaining Momentum The People Side of Facilities Roofing: University Finds Opportunity in Vegetative Roofs Roofing: Managing Vegetative Roofs After Installation Roofing: Maximizing Benefits of Vegetative Roofs
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Week Of 8/27/2017 - 9/2/2017

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Expert on Power for Life-Safety to Address Critical Facilities Summit Good News, Bad News on PUE Snow & Ice: Looking Ahead to Winter Snow & Ice: Equipment Issues Snow & Ice: Management Resources Laying the Groundwork for Successful Upgrades Identifying the Goals of a Restroom Upgrade Building Codes Create Challenges for Restroom Upgrades
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Week Of 8/20/2017 - 8/26/2017

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Data Centers For The Hyperscale Cloud Colocation Providers Announce Hyperscale Offerings How To Prevent Poor Acoustics in Open Offices Good Workplace Design Can Solve Acoustical Challenges Door Hardware: A New Generation Door Hardware: Performance Matters Assessing New-Generation Door Hardware for Performance The Evolution of Facility Management Setting Standards in Facility Management
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Week Of 8/13/2017 - 8/19/2017

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4 Ways To Go Green In Existing Buildings Understanding Your Building Internet of Things Options Building IoT: Should You Choose a Horizontal or Vertical Solution? INFOGRAPHIC: Elements of a Building Internet of Things Platform Equipment Question: Buy or Rent? Equipment Rental and Cost Considerations Equipment Rental: Lessons Learned Emergency Preparedness: Managers Discuss Efforts to Protect Occupants and Operations in a Crisis
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Week Of 8/6/2017 - 8/12/2017

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How To Team Up With IT To Manage Data Centers, Critical Environments Building Out Critical Environments: Faced-Paced and Fun NVIDIA's New Facility: High-Tech FM What Workplaces Can Learn From College Campuses 5 Steps To Apply College Lessons To Office Space INFOGRAPHIC: Corporations Missing Opportunities To Leverage Campus Style LEDs: Making Upgrades Work LEDs: Strategies to Reduce Energy Costs LEDs: Ensuring Bottom-Line Benefits Determining Common Causes of Plumbing System Clogs and Backups Drain Cleaning Equipment Considerations Plumbing and Piping: Preventing Problems
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Week Of 7/30/2017 - 8/5/2017

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Vehicle Attacks Among Several New Security Threats Active Shooter Remains Biggest Security Threat for FMs Boilers: Capital Improvements for Energy Efficiency Boilers: Replacement Based on Building Load Boilers: Upgrades That Deliver Results
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Week Of 7/23/2017 - 7/29/2017

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LEED, ADA, WELL: What To Look Forward To At NFMT Orlando Facility Manager Action Item: Climate Change
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Week Of 7/16/2017 - 7/22/2017

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Smart Windows Offer Flexibility, Occupant Comfort Smart Window Benefit? Energy Savings, Reduced Glare Electrochromic Glass Results in Energy Efficiency at LEED Certified Facility Code Compliance Check Prevents Construction Cost Overruns How To Plan Cost and Timeline for a Successful Flooring Installation How To Budget for Flooring Installation Costs
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Week Of 7/9/2017 - 7/15/2017

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What You Need To Know About the HFC Refrigerant Phase-Out Next Generation of HFC Alternative Refrigerants Are More Environmentally Responsible Renovation Planning: How to Avoid Security, Fire Safety, and Other Code Issues 4 Steps Lead To Safer, More Secure Schools INFOGRAPHIC: School Safety Strategies
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Week Of 7/2/2017 - 7/8/2017

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How To Get The Most Benefit From a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Understanding Price and Contract Issues with Solar PPAs USGBC Perspective: Understanding Credit Options in LEED v4 O+M July Supplier Spotlight To Focus on Resilience, Focus Also on Sustainability Water and Energy Efficiency Are Key Resilience Strategies Why Strong, Diverse Communities Are More Resilient
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Week Of 6/25/2017 - 7/1/2017

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Critical Facilities Summit 2017: An Editor's Perspective How Do Your Health and Wellness Programs Measure Up? Dan Hounsell: Ensuring Long-Term Facility Performance
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Week Of 6/18/2017 - 6/24/2017

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How Focused Data Use Analysis Leads To Energy Efficiency SIDEBAR: Online Resources To Help Analyze, Format Energy Data With a Mobile Workforce, Coworking Space Offers Flexibility, Cost Savings New Thinking In Restroom Designs Keeps Office Tenants Happy Need For Greater Privacy Influencing Restroom Design Hygiene, Sustainability Key Considerations In Restroom Design Lift Safety: Assessing The Jobsite Lift Safety: Specifying The Proper Aerial Work Platform Lift Safety: Training and Certification Understanding Backup Power, Generator Applications Understanding Backup Power, UPS Modules Understanding Backup Power, Effective Testing SIDEBAR: Backup Basics-Testing, Testing Exterior Lighting: LED Advances Exterior Lighting: Setting LED Upgrade Goals Exterior Lighting: Making LED Upgrades Work
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Week Of 6/11/2017 - 6/17/2017

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10 Tips for Selecting a Roofing Contractor VIDEO: Craig Sheehy on LEED: Building Operations and Maintenance Door Hardware Selection Must Consider Occupant Safety and Security Building Codes Determine Type of Door Hardware Installed How To Get The Most Use Out of Energy Data Three Threats to Cost Transparency in Cost-Plus Facility Services Outsourcing In Cost-Plus FM Outsourcing Deals, Watch Rebates, Volume Discounts Maintenance, Measurement and Equipment Reliability Predicting Equipment Failures
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Week Of 6/4/2017 - 6/10/2017

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Young Facility Professionals Strive For Credentials, Continuing Education Misperceptions of Job-Hopping, Poor Communication Plague Millennial FMs For Young FMs, Opportunities, Challenges Abound Survey Says: Young FMs Are Educated, But Always Looking For More Training VIDEO: Dorothy Scholnick On How To Get Young People Into FM VIDEO: FM Student Discusses Hopes For Her Future Career VIDEO: How Building Performance Standards Contribute to Efficient Operations Sustainability Transforms Healthcare Facilities' Design, Construction, and Operations Benefits of Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities Sustainable Healthcare Case Study: Resilience Complements Sustainability SIDEBAR: Water Efficiency Measures at Project Legacy Roofing: School District Replaces Aging Systems Roofing: Weather Causes Concerns in Systems Replacement SIDEBAR: Raising The Roof on Efficiency Case Study: Roofing Project Helps District Meet Demand Case Study: Roofing System Exceeds Expectations Case Study: Durability, Reflectivity Key Features of Roofing System Case Study: Early Adoption Brings Roofing Success Case Study: Timing Matters in Roofing Project Case Study: Roof System Addresses Flood-Protection Issues HVAC: Planning For Temporary Cooling HVAC: Determing Temporary Cooling Loads HVAC: Temporary Cooling, Rent or Buy? SIDEBAR: Temporary Cooling, Streategy For Success
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Week Of 5/28/2017 - 6/3/2017

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Good Facility Investments Are Low Risk WELL Building Standard Provides Blueprint for Healthy Building, Occupants The 7 Concepts of the WELL Building Standard VIDEO: Ray Carney on the Benefits of the WELL Building Standard Buy Smart: Roundtable: Managers Discuss Strategies and Tactics to Help Specify Products That Can Benefit a Facility Dan Hounsell: How to Communicate With the C-suite
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Week Of 5/21/2017 - 5/27/2017

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Sustainably Designed Labs Must Follow Through With Green Operations To Procure Green Labs, Start With Product Selection I2SL Focus on Training FMs How To Operate Sustainable Labs Improvements in Metal Building Systems Offer Advantages Form Follows Function With Metal Building Systems Water Conservation: Assessing Facility Water Waste Water Conservation: Product Advances Help Lower Water Usage and Utility Costs LED: Lighting Advances Lead to Greater Energy Savings LED: Implemeting Lighting Controls Can Save Even More Energy SIDEBAR: Retrofit Rebates
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Week Of 5/14/2017 - 5/20/2017

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Keep Fire Safety Systems Current Shifting Facility Technologies Create Fire Safety Challenges What To Know About Fire Safety System Inspections INFOGRAPHIC: New Design Strategies Require Fire Safety Consideration 5 Steps To Emergency Preparedness For Any Disaster Facility Management Software: What Goes Wrong How to Avoid Pitfalls in Facility Software Implementation Roofing: Warranty Watch 3 Steps To Protecting Roof Warranty Concrete Maintenance: Sidewalks and Drive Aprons Concrete Maintenance: Parking Garages Concrete Maintenance: Building Envelopes SIDEBAR: Concrete Maintenance Matters
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Week Of 5/7/2017 - 5/13/2017

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Trends In Workplace Design Focus On Productivity, Occupant Satisfaction How Nature and Culture Enhance Happiness, Wellness, Productivity in Office Space SIDEBAR: Wire Management Strategies for a Productive Office Space Smart Buildings Success Includes Dashboards, Data Analytics, Monitoring Data Management Software Aggregates, Trends BAS Information Low-Tech Solutions Still Offer Data Analytics Successes Big Data Success Still Requires Human Expertise Inventory Management: Strategies for Success Inventory Management: Cost Considerations Mower Maintenance Prolongs Performance Life Utility Vehicles: Spotlight on Maintenance
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Week Of 4/30/2017 - 5/6/2017

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8 Lighting Controls Technologies Offer Energy Efficiency, Smart Building Gains Lighting Controls 101: Understand Switching, Dimming, and LEDs How To Leverage Existing Infrastructure For Data Center Efficiency Vapor Intrusion: What FMs Need to Know Why Young People Are Choosing Facility Management Active Energy Management Gives FMs a Leg-Up on Efficiency Real-Time Energy Monitoring Avoids Peak Demand Charges, Helps Bill Accurately Training, Hands-On Experience Critical for FMs as Competencies Shift Mobile Technology Aids Real-Time Energy Monitoring Anticipating Flooring Challenges in Performance Maximizing Investments in Flooring Maintenance SIDEBAR: Avoiding Flooring Maintenance Mistakes Arc-Flash Safety: Understanding The Hazards Arc-Flash Safety: Assessing Electrical Equipment HVAC Repair-Replace Decision Depends on Timing Proper Maintenance Key in HVAC Repair-Replace Decision
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