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Communication should be the impetus for an appropriate response during a security related event.

What We Have Here… Is A Failure To Communicate

What We Have Here… Is A Failure To Communicate

Communication should be the impetus for an appropriate response during a security related event.

Real-Time Energy Data: Four Big Benefits

With access to real-time data, facility teams are equipped to make fast, educated decisions to maximize productivity.

A Facility Manager’s Crystal Ball: Predicting Equipment Failures Through Facility Maintenance

Some fms may opt to keep waiting for a crystal ball that can predict equipment failures; the more realistic among them will instead opt for the crystal clear visibility into energy consumption.

Physical Access Control: Five Trends To Watch

Each industry sector has distinct security demands, but there are common threads for facility executives.

EMaaS Digs Through The Data

Tracking energy use and operational efficiency can be eased by employing energy management, as a service.

Smart Design For Smart Building Tools

Design-led technology makes things simple, engaging, and easy to understand.

Six Reasons To Love Your Facilities Data

Do "more with less" by having access to quantitative information about operations and maintenance.

Building Envelope Commissioning

Elevated performance requirements for energy and infiltration are calling for more attention to envelope design and construction.

BASICs Of Green Building Certification

Focus on five tasks to help simplify a potentially complex process.

Open Plan Offices: Seven Tips From Siemens Real Estate

This interview with Siemens' Michael Kruklinski shares lessons learned.

Common Sense Criteria For Energy Improvements

Assess, set goals, develop a plan, and measure results to maximize impact.

Q&A: New UL Program Tackles IAQ

In the pursuit of sustainability, IAQ often becomes an afterthought.

Six Benefits To Power Quality Monitoring

Compromised power quality can have costly repercussions for facilities and their core businesses.

Roofing Warranty: 5 Questions To Consider

The terms of a warranty can range depending on the commercial roofing system, and there are certainly many factors to consider.

Energy Purchasing: Five Mistakes To Avoid

Now, more than ever, smart procurement and tracking are crucial.

During Flu Season, Don’t Forget The Breakroom

It may be surprising to learn that the breakroom is a primary hotspot harboring germs in the workplace.

Web Exclusive: Ice Machine Or Toxic Breeding Ground?

Proper cleaning and safe handling of ice machines help prevent illness, such as Norovirus and Legionnaires' Disease.

Web Exclusive: Locks 101

Access control, in whatever its form, begins with locks. And this subject has its own nomenclature, which can be confusing.

Q&A: LEED Platinum Recertification Project

Jim Baker, facilities management director for Armstrong World Industries, shares insight into the recent recertification of his company's headquarters.

Social Media For Facility Management

Communication with occupants, as well as those outside the building walls, is exponentially improved when social media tools are used effectively.

Winter Weather Maintenance Checklist

For effective maintenance and operation during winter months, facility managers can check out this checklist. But it doesn't end there.

Modular Data Center Infrastructure: Part 2

This second half of this two-part article addresses site prep, procurement, and installation for prefabricated data centers.

Energy Management Systems (EMS) 2.0?

In an apparent paradigm shift, increased and broader functionality is changing what defines an EMS.

Efficient Renovation For Animal Shelter

In Maryland, the Harford County Humane Society needed a creative, cost-effective solution to improve energy efficiency while also meeting its specific operational needs.

Benefits Of Integrating Lighting And HVAC Controls

As building automation systems continue to evolve, facility managers can use these systems' capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Web Exclusive: Just How Safe Are Electronic Locks?

Equipped with security features like access control, audit, and scheduling capability, electronic locks offer a new generation of protection and make it easier to secure and manage one or thousands of facilities.

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This web exclusive article looks at the vulnerability of smart building systems and provides a checklist of cybersecurity measures to help minimize hack attempts.

Maximize Machinery Life With De-costing

With a laser-like focus on total cost of ownership, facility managers can yield improvements in several areas of machine operations.

Top 10 Tips For A Greener, Cleaner Workplace

A cleaning expert provide tips to help businesses create healthier work environments.

Gesture Technology For Access Control

Just as mouse technology revolutionized the computer interface, gesture technology is expected to change how users interact with access control systems.

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