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An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

Renewable Energy: Evaluating A Third-Party Financing Option

Bringing "greener" energy to a facility can be made easier with energy performance contracting, if the scenario works for the organization's specific situation.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Ins And Outs Of Asset Management

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares the various asset tagging options on the market.

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.

The Facility Technologist: Tablet Frenzy!

Columnist Tom Condon has the following Rx when it comes to cutting edge gadgets: take two tablets and call me in the morning...

The HVAC Factor: High Volume, Low Speed Fans

Throughout the year, this ceiling mounted equipment can take a load off a facility's other mechanical equipment.

Professional Development: Getting Your Money’s Worth Out Of Commissioning

In part two of this commissioning feature, find out how savings can come from systems and equipment optimization.

Tricks Of The Trade: Call Center Characteristics

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge goes through the basic requirements for call centers.

Tricks Of The Trade: Meeting Room Scheduling Signage

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge recommends a few solutions for creating customized signs from existing scheduling programs.

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Word Out

Columnist Tom Condon urges professionals to think through mass notification systems first. Can it be hosted in house? Who should be notified? Can the telco handle it?

Renewable Energy: In Pursuit Of Zero Energy Buildings

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory studied six buildings with different functions to discover what strategies might work best for many types of facilities.

BONUS Professional Development: Focus On Large Scale Lamp Recycling

In this final piece in the series, Columnist Krall looks at how recycling programs at large facilities can have big benefits.

Tricks Of The Trade: Building Information Modeling Under The Microscope

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes an in depth look at BIM.

Professional Development: Lamp Recycling Still Matters

Columnist Daniel Krall reveals how lamps in landfills carry financial, environmental, and public relations risks.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Equipment Failure

A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly breakdowns.

Renewable Energy: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

This type of fuel cell has been found to be well suited to facility applications, and one California company has introduced a version that may expand the technology's market share.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Drawbacks Of “Free”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains how "free" usually isn't such a bargain in the end.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Management For Churches

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives advice on finding energy management solutions for multi-purpose facilities

Professional Development: Commissioning No Longer Optional

Guest Columnist Paul Liesman provides the first part of a two part series on building commissioning.

The Facility Technologist: Free Your Mind

Columnist Tom Condon discusses how cloud computing technology helps facilitate disaster recovery.

Tricks Of The Trade: Remote Monitoring

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains options for remote monitoring.

Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal

Hot water heating is the leading application for this technology in buildings, but space heating and cooling are also viable uses.

Professional Development: Facility Upgrade And Retrofitting Strategies

Guest Contributor Ramin R. Cherafat looks at how expandability, flexibility, and phasing support projects.

The Facility Technologist: Solving Facility Management Challenges

Columnist Tom Condon examines how video analytics can help professionals resolve some of their biggest issues.

Tricks Of The Trade: Putting A Sock In It!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reviews the pitfalls of D-I-Y dryer filtration techniques.

Tricks Of The Trade: Property Manager Or Facility Manager

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge walks professionals through the distinctions that define these two very different management functions.

Professional Development: Design Build Revisited

Guest Contributor Vince Duobinis explains why this old concept receives renewed interest.

The HVAC Factor: The Mounting Case For MCPs

Modular Central Plants (MCPs) could pay off in four markets that are poised for growth.

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Using wood chips and other plant materials as fuel can meet heating (and some cooling) needs in suitable facility scenarios.

The Facility Technologist: Command Centers In Facilities

Columnist Tom Condon explains how these high-tech spaces are becoming an essential part of today

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