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Commentary: Why Climate Change Matters

Jeff Johnson, chief science officer at Schneider Electric, notes that quantifying the forces at play, both man-made and natural, is still a work in progress—as is accurately projecting future events.

AT&T Saves Almost $4 Million Annually By Powering Down Computers At Night

For these efforts, the AT&T Energy Team—a team under the direction of the Senior Energy Director whose sole focus is energy management—was named an ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champion in 2012.

The ABCs Of VOCs In Facilities

There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common—they contain carbon, and they evaporate quickly.

Web Exclusive: An Age Of Transparency

Rooting out potentially harmful chemicals from the products they specify is increasingly important to facility managers. TFM spoke with Roger McFadden, senior scientist for Staples, Inc. about green cleaning products.

Web Exclusive: Getting Back To Business

When disaster hits a facility, it can be devastating, but with intensive planning an organization can get back on its feet.

Web Exclusive: Green Cleaning or Greenwashing?

A resource for facility managers, the Green Guides from the Federal Trade Commission address marketing claims on "green" products and services.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: High Performance Coatings For Manufacturing Plants

In this Q&A with Joe Kujawski from Sherwin-Williams, TFM discussed tips on choosing the right coating for manufacturing facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Restrooms Present Opportunity For Sustainability, Savings

This article from Bradley Corporation discusses how reducing water consumption and paper towel use are among the ways to achieve greener restrooms.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: High Definition Surveys For Construction Projects

Based on an imaging laser that collects thousands of survey shots per second, HDS technology quickly gathers facility survey data.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chemical Spills In NC And WV Spur Legislation

The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 (S. 1961) would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require states to regulate chemical storage facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Planning For Next Winter

The severe rigors of Winter 2013-14 will not soon be forgotten — recurring snow storms, stretches of harsh subzero temperatures, and a rock salt shortage.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Future Proofing “FrankenBuildings”

Facility managers should consider new strategies to merge siloed building systems to achieve operational excellence

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Landscape Care In Frigid Weather

Safety concerns for employees, buildings, and outdoor landscaping begin to pile up when wintry weather begins.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Leading In Crisis

The pivotal point in a crisis is making the decision about how to deal with the event. Without recognizing the four traps of decision making, it is easy to make the wrong decision.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Monitoring Temperature In Lab Settings

An automated approach enables the facilities department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Research Center of Chicago to detect potential problems.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kohl’s Employs DOE Better Buildings Challenge

Using its Niles, OH store as a test location, the retailer seeks to reduce energy in more than 112 million square feet of occupied facility space by at least 20% by 2020.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Potential Impact Of Solar Flares

The sun is currently at the peak of its 11 year solar cycle, making 2013 and early 2014 a period of high solar flare activity.

In CA, New Water Quality Regulations For Industrial Facilities

Recently proposed permitting requirements for storm water discharges in California are expected to be implemented in January 2015, and it may set the trend for water quality regulation nationwide.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Getting To The Bottom Of Height-Adjustable Desks

Sitting too much can be unhealthy, but there is substantial evidence that productivity increases with the regular use of a stand-up desk.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Winter Weather Prep

Facility managers in regions that get snow and ice face higher levels of risk and liability during the winter months. It is crucial to have a snow management plan in place.

Remembering Ed Coene

Today's Facility Manager pays tribute to Group C Founder Ed Coene, a visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Where Do Codes Come From?

On October 2, the final hearing, which this year will complete the development of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, the 2015 International Residential Code, and other 2015 codes, will begin in Atlantic City, NJ.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Will LED Lighting Work For You?

Considering certain product features and performance is an integral part of the evaluation process.

From The Business Facilities Archives: Building Inspiration – Over The Years And Into The Future

Ed Coene’s original formula for success guided the development of a dynamic brand with international reach in print, online and unique events that are essential components of successful project development. Coene, founder and president of Group C, publishers of Today's Facility Manager and Business Facilities, passed away on September 17, 2013.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Odor Management… A 360 Degree Approach

From trash areas and restrooms to carpet and upholstery, an effective and comprehensive odor management strategy is an all encompassing effort.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: You Could Eat Off The Floor!

At a manufacturing plant in Dallas, the facility manager relies on principles of Lean Six Sigma to foster a clean and safe environment.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Clean Green While Keeping Labor Costs In Check

Simply targeting the least expensive product options is a potential lost opportunity for long-term cost efficiency and sustainability.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bed Bugs… Prevent And Eradicate

Due in part to the large size of most facilities, as well as the numerous hiding places such structures offer bed bugs, expelling this pest can be extremely difficult.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Plastic Spikes To Keep Birds Away

Without proper controls in place, pest birds can create numerous problems for commercial facility managers. It may start with just a few birds, but it can quickly become flocks.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Is In The Foundation

Housing a collection of fragile historical artifacts next to a busy railroad track calls for special protective measures. Vibrations must be kept to an absolute minimum.

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