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Keeping up to date on facility management credentials can be a challenge, but these events, Q&A columns, videos, podcasts, webinars, white papers, and case studies are helpful professional development reference tools.

Free White Paper: The Workplace Speech Privacy Crisis

Open office acoustical issues can often prove distracting. This white paper presents a solution called sound masking, one of the most effective and efficient solutions to any company’s noise problem.

Business Facilities LiveXchange News: Speakers Announced

Corporate executives will learn relocation and expansion strategies from industry leaders at Business Facilities LiveXchange.

Free White Paper: Space Matters – Open Vs. Closed

Optimizing office space is a goal for any forward-thinking company; however, there is little consensus on exactly what is the best way to go about it. Read this free white paper to gain additional insight into your space planning options.

Did You Miss The Building Success Story: Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes To Energy Efficiency Webinar?

View this video and find out how to improve efficiencies in older facilities easily with little to no capital investment spent on renovations.

Did You Miss The Change Orders: Reduce Their Impact With A Streamlined Approach Webinar?

This webinar from the Gordian Group examined the impact of change orders on construction projects from the perspectives of a solution provider and an owner. It is available to view on demand now.

Free White Paper: Improving the Energy Efficiency Of Aging Commercial Buildings through Window Retrofits

Find out how the Renovate system can offer energy savings of up to 25%, provide consistent indoor thermal comfort, reduce outside noise transmission, contribute points towards LEED certification, and more at a lower cost than a traditional window replacement.

Did You Miss The Best Practices For Efficient Energy Management Webinar?

View a video of this webinar and find out how to avoid peak demand costs and to create the best schedule for buildings by considering occupancy, time, and weather conditions.

Featured Video: Legrand Reenergize

Find out how to breathe new life into your building with Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.

Free White Paper – Reduce Labor Costs by Optimizing Facility Cleaning Operations

Find strategies on how to reduce operational and labor costs with this free white paper from Staples Facility Solutions

Missed The Trends In Energy Management: Where Should Your Next Investment Be Webinar?

Presented by TFM and Schneider Electric, this June 11 webinar focused on the budgetary matters caused by energy related missed opportunities and inefficiencies. Four experts provided insight into where an organization’s next investments should be.

Free Case Study: Children’s Museum Of Fond du Lac

In keeping with the museum’s “reduce and recycle” theme, the Bradley all-in-one Advocate Lavatory Systems are installed in both the girls ("mermaids") and boys ("pirates") washrooms.

Employee Activists Spark A New Social Movement

Study from Weber Shandwick indicates that 21% of employees are "employee activists" and 56% of employees actively defend their companies and serve as first responders. Also, employees with socially encouraging employers are significantly more likely to help boost sales than employees whose employers aren't socially encouraging.

Free White Paper: Impact Of Paint On Indoor Air Quality In Schools

The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.

Free White Paper: Integrated Lighting Controls

Find out more about what every facility manager needs to know for streamlined operations and overall better efficiency.

Featured Video: Bradley Advocate Lavatory System

Experience the future of hand washing with the all-in-one Advocate Lavatory System.

WHITE PAPER – Leadership Development: Coaching And Developing Others

New IREM® white paper lays out fundamentals of coaching and developing others.

WHITE PAPER: Need To Locate People And Objects In Buildings Spurs Innovations In Indoor GPS Technology

This Frost & Sullivan report explains how industry focus is on developing a unified technology to provide seamless positioning both indoors and outdoors.

WHITE PAPER: Hazards in Store – A Waste Handling Primer For Retailers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state governments have recently shone the spotlight on retailers’ role as hazardous waste generators, hitting these companies with tens of millions of dollars in fines based on violations of state and federal hazardous waste laws. This white paper from PRSM reviews the options for retailers.

WHITE PAPER: The Fundamentals Of Delegating Responsibility

New IREM® leadership development white paper lays out the fundamentals of delegating responsibilities to others.

WHITE PAPER: Rise Of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks For Manufacturers

The rising use of connected devices is exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks, according to a new white paper from IHS Technology.

FREE WHITE PAPER: ID Cards & Credentials

It is very important that all facilities be prepared for smart credential deployment, even if that facility only wants to install proximity at present.

FREE WHITE PAPER: LEED Credits And Sustainability

The following white paper from FiberTite looks at the current setup of the LEED program and examines what the program needs to do in order to reach its full potential for facility managers.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Yaskawa Water Condenser Chiller

This paper examines how air handlers are used in buildings to control air supply pressure.

FREE CASE STUDY: High Praise For Lighting – Christ Baptist Church

This case study illustrates how one house of worship found a maintenance-friendly solution with adequate output to address challenging situations.

FREE CASE STUDY: Back To School – Appalachian State University

This case study examines how the decision maker at Appalachian State University took the long-term view when he opted to go with an LED lighting solution.

FREE WHITE PAPER: How To Go Solar

This white paper will enhance your ability to shop for solar by offering you tips to consider and early steps to take to help you understand the many aspects of a solar project.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Yaskawa Air Handlers

This paper examines how air handlers are used in buildings to control air supply pressure.

FREE WHITE PAPER: How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning And Cuts Operational Costs

This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Site Selection For Mission Critical Facilities

In this paper, guidelines are established for selecting a new site or assessing an existing one. Common risks that affect the availability of a business are defined and techniques for minimizing these risks are presented.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Physical Security In Mission Critical Facilities

Physical security is critical to achieving availability goals of mission critical facilities. Security of the data center accounts for it’s surroundings as well as data processing equipment inside and the systems supporting them. In this paper, systems for providing secure facilities are recommended and best practices for physical security are explained.

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Impact of Millennials on Networks

The Millennial generation is slated to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the United States alone by 2025. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.

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Apply Lean Principles To Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity & Lower Costs

Improve efficiency, increase productivity, and lower costs by applying Lean principles to facility cleaning in industrial manufacturing and office environments, working on-site to reduce waste.

Webinars, Case Studies & White Papers

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

Did You Miss Our “Can IoT Live Up To The Hype Within Your Facility”...

View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .

Did You Miss Our “Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of...

View this free webinar video to understand how the newest building automation system benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.