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NEMA Publishes Instructions For Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers

NEMA has published NEMA ICS 15.1-2012, Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than... [...]

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How Do You Manage Grease In Buildings?

Commercial kitchens have specific rules for health and safety issues, but when it comes to water code requirements, how do facility professionals deal with grease... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Power Play!

Siemens Energy has developed a free online game that challenges the user to design a sustainable energy system for a... [...]

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Davies Office Earns Ninth BIFMA level Furniture Sustainability Certification

The level conformance mark ensures a comprehensive, independent, and impartial assessment of the environmental and social impacts of a product’s manufacture.... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Anticipating The Lead-Free Plumbing Products Law

The effective date is fast approaching for the new federal mandate for lead-free plumbing products. Decisions made now by facility managers about their plumbing systems can be... [...]

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Renewable Energy: Waste As Power Source

Converting trash to fuel delivers doubly for facility managers seeking to reduce environmental impact. From the May 2013 issue.... [...]

Tips To Combat Workplace Bullying

In the wake of movies like “Mean Girls” and “Bully,” bullying, both in schools and the workplace, has gotten heightened attention. Indeed, the Workplace Bullying Institute reports that 35% of workers have experienced bullying firsthand, and bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal harassment in the workplace. But what exactly does that mean? Why does it matter? How should companies... [...]

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals a Rise in U.S. Employers’ Confidence

Latest survey shows the highest percentage of U.S. employers reporting their intent to hire since... [...]

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fresh Wave IAQ by OMI Industries

Suitable for a variety of odor abatement situations, this product line is engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that includes water, lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove, and... [...]

The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital (LPOHH), located on the campus of Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX, opened for patient care in December 2012. (Photos: courtesy of WHR Architects; ©Aker Imaging, Houston, TX)

Hospital Case Study: Healthy Focus

The design of a new heart hospital in Tyler, TX zeroes in on operations that support patient care. From the May 2013 issue.... [...]