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Resolving the challenges of facility systems integration requires a clear look at how building automation protocols interact.

FM Issue: When Open Isn’t So Open

FM Issue: When Open Isn’t So Open

Resolving the challenges of facility systems integration requires a clear look at how building automation protocols interact.

Focus On: HVAC

This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.

Question Of The Week: High-Maintenance Radiator Valves

Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.

LEED Case Study: Triple LEED For Wyndham Headquarters

Wyndham Worldwide continues on a sustainable path for its headquarters campus in Parsippany, NJ.

Focus On: Data Center Infrastructure

This article features four products that cover data center infrastructure.

The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms

As with traditional operating rooms, HVAC systems are crucial to the success of these emerging healthcare spaces.

Recall Alert: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Units

The power cords on certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units from Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

New Product Flash: Optimus Chiller from Trane

This line of water-cooled chillers has been enhanced with the Trane Adaptive Frequency Drive, which adjusts motor speed based on demand.

Cooling Tips For Commercial Spaces

With temperatures topping 90˚F, air conditioning use is on the rise and cooling bills are hitting record highs.

FM Frequency: In-House Sociologist

Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.

The HVAC Factor: Double Duty

HVAC systems may be the key to providing occupants with mobile connectivity in a facility.

Revenues For Smart Building Applications To Grow 150% Globally By 2017

The global market for integrated equipment in buildings is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 20.3%—from $12.6 billion in 2012 to $31.6 billion by 2017. As a proportion of overall building equipment investment, smart applications are forecast to increase from 8% to 14% over the same period.

Manufacturing Case Study: Optimized Production

Since 2012, a manufacturing facility in New Jersey has optimized production by operating on solar energy.

K-12 Case Study: Education Renovation

New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis, MO suburb.

Refrigerant Management Program Generates More Than 100,000 Metric Tons of Verified Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions

Carrier end-of-life refrigerant management program with EOS Climate generates more than 100,000 metric tons of verified greenhouse gas emission reductions.

High Tech Case Study: Fitting In

Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative approach.

The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance

The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bell & Gossett Series e-1510 Pumps by Xylem

A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating conditions.

2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Hyper-Heating R2-Series by Mitsubishi Electric

Using patented flash injection technology, these units perform at full heating capacity down to 0°F.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: QR Code Service Link from MovinCool

This new feature provides customers smartphone access to online warranty and service support information.

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection.

U.S. Department Of Energy Rules Finalized For Rating Commercial Systems

DOE accepted the working group’s recommendations covering the use of alternative energy determination methods (AEDMs).

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.

LEED Case Study: To Sustain And Support

At Seattle University, another LEED Gold facility boosts the campus green quotient. From the October 2013 issue.

AHRI Launches Certification Programs: Variable Frequency Drives And Datacom Cooling

These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Basic HVAC Training

Where should a facility management professional look for advanced training that addresses larger HVAC systems?

New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action hearings.

Hotel Case Study: At Your Service

On the banks of Fox River in Oshkosh, WI, a new Best Western Premier delivers business and pleasure. From the September 2013 issue.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Yaskawa Water Condenser Chiller

This paper examines how air handlers are used in buildings to control air supply pressure.

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