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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.

Web Exclusive: How To Empower Energy And Facility Managers With Analytics

Because analytics empowers energy efficiency, it saves money. Because analytics enables fms to focus on ROI of projects, it can help to increase corporate profits.

Company Secrets Going Out the Window?

Specialized window film can prevent hackers from obtaining "company secrets" through a facility's windows. Government agencies are already using this defense tactic.

Managing Multi-Site Retail Bank Facilities

This article by experts at DTZ recognizes that no matter the industry, facility managers are faced with diverse issues, particularly as the number of locations they’re responsible for increases.

Transformation Management

This strategic planning term may not be as familiar to facility managers as its more commonly used cousin: Change Management.

Cloud-Ready Office Space A Key Criterion?

Global IT traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years and will increase threefold over the next five years, according to a 2013 report from Cisco.

Roofing Contractors Recognized For Installations

The 2014 Partner in Quality Award from Firestone Building Products highlights 189 outstanding roofing contractors.

Vertical Planes Are The Future Of The Office

In considering the future of the office, vertical planes—or walls—are one of the most under-used surfaces. Conceptual applications incorporate V.I.A.—or vertical intelligent architecture—as a way to create intelligent rooms.

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Impact of Millennials on Networks

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

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Webinars, Case Studies & White Papers

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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.

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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 .

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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.