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New Pressure Sensor by Sensaphone®

The new Sensaphone® Pressure Sensor is ideal for measuring and detecting loss of boiler pressure in hot water systems at large facilities including hotels, schools, hospitals, universities, and housing communities.

Milwaukee Tool M12™ Drain Snake

Milwaukee Tool's new M12 Drain Snake is developed specifically for the challenges plumbers, maintenance technicians, and facility managers encounter when cleaning fixtures and small drain lines.

DoublExit Launches High-Rise Harness Emergency Escape System

Designed for use in tall multistory buildings, the harness-based system acts as a life-saving means of escape during an emergency when existing exit routes are inaccessible or inoperative.

Facility Executives Say Customer Satisfaction Most Challenging Responsibility

When it comes to delivering high quality support services, a new survey from Canon reveals that maintaining high customer satisfaction is facility executives’ most important and most challenging responsibility.

Friday Funny: The Verdict’s In On Pets At Work

Banfield Pet Hospital recently released its first ever Pet-Friendly Workplace PAWrometer survey, revealing the impact pet-friendly workplaces have on employees and human resources decision makers.

Konami Gaming Wins Sustainable/Green Building Award

Konami Gaming, Inc.'s newly-expanded headquarters is one of Nevada's largest facilities to achieve complete geothermal heating and cooling.

Nestlé Purina Factories Achieve Zero Waste To Landfill Status

Purina aims for all of its factories to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status by 2020.

Modulating Boilers Lower Energy Use, Heating Costs For Massachusetts School

With failing oil-fired boilers and an aging, inefficient heating system, Elm Street School in Gardner, MA, turned to modulating boilers from Weil-McLain to spark energy efficiencies and lower heating costs.

ROCKFON Planostile Metal Ceiling Panels Now Offer Flush Reveal Profile

These durable metal panels support design flexibility, easy integration and installation, acoustic and long-term performance, sustainability and economic goals for commercial ceiling projects.

Water Systems Strategies

Over the last two decades, extreme drought events in the U.S. have vividly illustrated the imperative for technologies that increase water usage efficiency as well as strategies and methods to reduce demand.

Choosing Carpet And Flooring That Meets Demand

Procurement standards help to maximize effective product selection and installation.

Facility Executive | March / April 2016 Issue

This issue looks at smart lighting trends, how to choose carpet and flooring, physical security planning, and energy efficiency for data centers. Plus, wellness and water conservation.

Education Case Study: Wellness In Action

At The George Washington University, LEED Platinum facility design fosters its mission of public health education.

The HVAC Factor: New Life For An Aging Chiller Plant

Completed in December 2014, this renovation project serves as an example of how a historic utility plant can be improved to address significant elements and concerns.

Question Of The Week: Design Leads To Tricky Facility Repair?

At UConn's Gampel Pavilion, an intricate ceiling design calls for an equally intricate approach to facility repair. Have you encountered a design in one of your buildings that added complexity to facility repair plans? What opportunities have you had to provide the facility management and repair perspective during the design process?

Best Practices For Data Center Management

Conditions have never been better for data center operators to reduce their power consumption and enjoy a healthier bottom line.

Facility Retrofit: Zero Waste Manufacturing

In September 2014, Diamond announced that it had achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, becoming the first American-owned folding carton manufacturer to do so.

Professional Development: Incremental Outsourcing

Armed with sufficient information on outsourcing models, pricing, and contracts facility management executives should be well positioned to achieve success in the next critical step—execution of the outsourcing plan.

Friday Funny: Take Me (And Your Wallet) Out To The Ballgame

Find out which MLB stadiums are the most (and least) expensive to watch a baseball game.

Physical Security Planning

The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.

Trends: Lighting Takes Center Stage

Advances in design and technology have transformed lighting over the past several decades from primarily utilitarian functions to also playing a significant role in aesthetics, energy efficiency, and ergonomics.

JLL Creates Workplace Of The Future At Revamped HQ

When complete in spring 2017, JLL’s corporate headquarters will incorporate the latest strategies in workplace design, including many of the best practices it already uses in its work for clients and features inspired by direct input from its workforce.

FM Alert: ASHRAE, AIA Look To Future Of Energy Efficiency

Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List

As temperatures increase, so will the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika virus.

FM Alert: OSHA To Hold Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Meeting

OSHA has scheduled a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) for April 25-26, 2016, in Washington, DC.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

New Service Spotlight: Staples Easy System

Facility managers order office supplies and services from any device using this purchasing platform from Staples Business Advantage.

FM Alert: OSHA Updates Silica Exposure Rule

OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

World Water Day Infographic: Advancing A Circular Economy

Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”

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