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Eco3d used laser scanning technology to accurately capture measurements of the Scottsdale, AZ church interior, a crucial factor of the project due to the facility's unique shape and construction.

3D Laser Technology Helps Convert Old Church Into Commercial Space

3D Laser Technology Helps Convert Old Church Into Commercial Space

Eco3d used laser scanning technology to accurately capture measurements of the Scottsdale, AZ church interior, a crucial factor of the project due to the facility's unique shape and construction.

Spot Heating Solutions Can Improve Comfort, Productivity

When you’re looking to heat one area of a building that’s plagued with cold spots, consider spot heating options.

New Thin-Film Solar Capability From Sunflare

Ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, Sunflare is over 65% lighter than Silicon modules, allowing the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.

Friday Funny: A Workout-Powered Cruise Of The Seine River

It's amazing what humans can do when they harness their energy: The Paris Navigating Gym travels the Seine River with energy from passenger workouts.

EnOcean Alliance, IBM Join Forces

The EnOcean Alliance and IBM have joined forces to standardize intelligent building solutions for the Internet of Things.

Cyber Monday: More Employees Shopping Online At Work

Survey finds 53% of employees are using time at work to shop online, up from last year; nearly one in four employers say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity, down slightly from last year.

Series R RTWD Water-Cooled Chiller From Trane

The Series R® RTWD water-cooled chiller for commercial and industrial buildings is now available for customers in North America and the Middle East who are seeking systems with lower global warming potential.

Accu-CT® Series of Current Transformers From Continental Control Systems

The ACT Series of high-accuracy split-core current transformers are now UL Certified to meet the new 2017 National Electrical Safety Code requirement.

Organizations Remain Unprepared For Cyberattacks

A two-year study by IBM and Ponemon shows a decline in cyber resilience in 2016:  66 percent aren’t confident in their ability to recover from cyberattacks.

The Honeywell Vector Occupant App

Mobile software application enables building occupants to tap into Internet of Things capabilities to address common building issues including temperature settings, access control.

BluPrint App From Staples Business Advantage

New app helps customers better visualize what facility enhancements can do for their workplace, while helping them save money, and increase efficiency and productivity.

Country Club Gets Guest House In Order With High Efficiency Boilers

With the facility’s aging boiler failing, Saucon Valley Country Club saw an opportunity to improve facility comfort, improve access to hot water, and reduce energy bills.

Streamlined Meeting Management

Booking meeting space just got easier, thanks to collaboration between NFS Technology Group, providers of Rendezvous room booking software, and Crestron®.

Did You Miss Our “Get Smart About Smart Buildings” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn the definition of a "smart building," the latest trends in technology, benefits of smart building technologies, and steps to assess and create a smart building.

Making Buildings Bright (and Smart) Using Lighting Control Systems

View this free webinar video and learn about the system architecture, key hardware components, and software platform in a networked lighting control system; energy management strategies; and current and future trends driving adoption.

Onvation Technology From Kimberly-Clark Professional

The smart restroom management system aims to make restrooms as smart as the rest of your building.

Energy Efficiency Projects To Save Tinker Air Force Base $3.5M Annually

The $19 million upgrade to the assembly plant's lighting, HVAC, hot water, and thermal energy systems will help meet mandated federal energy reduction goals.

Transforming The Future Of Work: Top Five Trends

Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!

Wattstopper, Lumenetix Partner On Advanced LED Lighting

The partnership will enable new lighting applications while reducing the complexity of design, installation, and operation of advanced LED lighting systems.

Friday Funny: Finally Hanging Ten In Austin

Texas Hill Country is probably the last place surfers would expect to hang ten, but that’s exactly what they’re doing now that some legal battles have ended.

Legrand Achieves IDW Programmatic Excellence

Legrand North America has been recognized for Programmatic Excellence within the Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc.’s (IDEA) data certification program.

Space Heating In High Bay Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy recently tested HTHV technology—High Temperature Heating & Ventilation—compared to traditional unit heaters.

LEED Case Study: Surpassing The Mark

In Marlborough, MA, Boston Scientific pursued LEED Silver for its new headquarters facility, ultimately reached LEED Gold.

Renewable Energy: On-Site Energy Storage

While challenges remain, energy storage systems can provide tangible benefits for sustainable facility goals.

Barron Lighting Group’s UL Certified Test Lab

Barron Lighting Group’s test lab is now qualified to perform UL Certification testing.

iWAREHOUSE Evolution By iWAREHOUSE

iWAREHOUSE Evolution provides vital analytics tools for warehouse managers, allowing them to promote operator accountability and monitor compliance, risk management, and metrics for their industrial vehicle fleet, operators, and batteries.

Space Planning Strategies

Efficient facility layout and utilization help to deliver cost savings and occupant productivity. Would pursuing “Standards as a Service” promote these goals?

Can Security Technology Replace Guard Force?

Facility executives can work toward an effective balance for site security using these six steps.

Microsoft HoloLens From thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp’s latest technology will support elevator technicians prior to and on the job site, significantly reducing service intervention times.

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