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Canara Insight+ for Batteries by Canara

Canara Insight+ for Batteries is a subscription-based means of monitoring and managing backup power infrastructure.

AHI White Papers Address Critical Issues Affecting Healthcare Facilities

Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).

Energy Conservation, Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools

More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.

HVAC Factor: Data Center Operations

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a metric for tracking systems efficiency. But, there’s more to measure in the data center.

Special Feature: Water Conservation – The Rising Tide

Historically, water efficiency has taken a backseat to energy efforts, but this is all changing now.

November Is Critical Infrastructure Security And Resilience Month

Emphasizing how essential America’s critical infrastructure is to national security and economic growth, President Barack Obama has proclaimed November to be Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

CEOs To Promote Resilient Planning And Building Materials

In conjunction with Building Safety Month, chief executive officers (CEOs) of almost two-dozen leading design and construction industry associations issued a joint statement on resilience.

President’s Budget Includes Major Investments In The Nation’s Public Buildings

These are all critical investments in infrastructure that will create significant savings by preventing costly emergency repairs in the future and maintaining America's public buildings.

ASCE Report Card Gives America’s Infrastructure D+

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This year, there is little to celebrate once again, as the overall grade rises from D (in 2009) to D+ (in 2013).

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Financial Institution Builds A Future Ready And High-Tech Green Building

A large financial institution in a green, 10-story office building used high-performance cabling made from alternative materials to reduce impact on environment; advanced network infrastructure also increased performance and flexibility.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Infrastructure Gets An Extra Bounce

Is there any new approach to infrastructure that hasn't already been tried? A trampoline! At Russia's Archstoyanie festival, that was the answer delivered by the Estonian architectural studio, Salto.

NYC Building Resiliency Task Force Announced, Urban Green Will Organize

Urban Green Council to lead building resiliency task force in NYC; blue ribbon panel to make in-depth recommendations on building preparedness.

Study Reveals Room For Sustainability Improvement

“A Path to Achieving Higher Building Performance” assesses specific building improvements and identifies the best performing solutions.

Consultative Council Report Highlights Four Areas in Need of Improvement

A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.

Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Economic, Community Benefits

This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener infrastructure.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Pipe Restoration By DiHydro Services, Inc.

The Michigan based company offers facility managers an alternative to pipe replacement and the associated expenses.

New York Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed New York Works Infrastructure Fund Act, which will permit design-build on infrastructure projects for the first time...

IFMA Supports Bill Promoting Energy And Infrastructure

The bill directs the GSA to identify core competencies, professional certifications, a recommended curriculum, and continuing education courses to ensure that federal buildings are operated in accordance with industry best practices and standards.

Diversey Holds Freshwater Call to Action Event

Citing a looming freshwater crisis that could affect the nation’s economy, the livability of our communities, and the health of our ecosystems, a diverse coalition recently issued a landmark call to action aimed at heading off a national crisis in water quality and supply.

Ohio's Infrastructure Receives a Grade of C-

The ASCE Ohio Council estimates that an investment in infrastructure renewal of more than $46 billion is needed over the next five years to address the state's crumbling infrastructure.

Infrastructure Spending Fast Forwards in Missouri

The first infrastructure project to move forward under the new federal economic stimulus package was announced earlier this week on 2/24/09.

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