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Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.

Pfizer Inc. To Install 5.6 Megawatt Fuel Cell System

Pfizer Inc. To Install 5.6 Megawatt Fuel Cell System

Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.

Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.

Storage Solutions For Libraries 

With massive budget cuts leading to branch closures and limiting services, libraries are re-inventing themselves to become digital literacy portals and interactive teaching spaces.

Are You Being Smart About Your IoT Deployment?

When it comes to technological advances, the devil is in the details. In the case of the Internet of Things, those details are proper deployment and support of IoT devices and the networks they rely on.

FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.

Office Temperature A Source Of Workplace Conflict, Decreased Productivity

More than 70 percent of workers think sitting in an office that is too warm impacts their productivity, according to new CareerBuilder survey.

Question of the Week: Which Trends Will Impact The Workplace In 2016?

Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.

FM Alert: ZigBee, EnOcean Team Up To Create IoT Standard

Joint development of open, global specification for energy harvesting wireless communication technology will help meet growing demand for interoperable, self-powered IoT sensor solutions.

The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.

Facility Retrofit: Software Spurs Efficiency

With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Facilities In The IoT Equation

The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.

Friday Funny: Why Is This New Yorker Hugging A Street Lamp?

New Yorkers may have a reputation for not being the friendliest of folks when they're busy trying to get from here to there. So what gives with them chatting with, and even hugging, a street lamp?

FM Alert: CABA Report Highlights Role of Controls In Zero Net Energy Buildings

Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

Crelow Launches Services To Help CRE Tenants Find The Perfect Space

Smaller tenants looking for less than 5,000 square feet represent 80% of the office market, generally take the same amount of a rep’s time,...

Fall Is A Great Time To Focus On Energy Systems

Facility managers can reap maximum R.O.I. on their energy systems by taking simple preventive maintenance measures this fall.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green

Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.

Flexible Work: Employees Feel Trusted To Get The Job Done, No Matter Where They Work

Nine out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their boss trusts them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work, according to a national survey.

Robotic Software Is Revolutionizing the Workforce, Driving Up Efficiency

A new wave of robotic software is revolutionizing the way businesses approach staffing and changing the services demanded of outsourcing providers, according to a new research report from Mindfields Consulting.

The Internet Of Things And Water Management

With water rates up more than 41% since 2011, a growing number of businesses are using smart irrigation with IoT technology for water management at their facilities.

Microsoft Sets Guinness World Record For Quietest Place On Earth

Microsoft now holds the Guinness World Record for Quietest Place on Earth, thanks to help from Eckel Noise Control Technologies.

Chicago’s Merchandise Mart To Install Distributed Energy Storage Technology

Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world's largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls' distributed energy storage technology.

Tech And FM: In Case Of Emergency…

Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.

Facility Retrofit: Light It Up!

Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.

Energy Storage At Alcatraz

In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.

Infographic: Cooling Tower Water Treatments Save Resources

An infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced treatment technologies can help save costs and reduce water usage in cooling towers.

Four Tips for Avoiding Communications Down Time

A recent survey by Fonality found that nearly half of businesses don't have the business communication tools employees need to stay productive when the office is closed.

Friday Funny: Kids Create Dream Cars

Meet the winners of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which invites children from around the world to create cars fueled by their imaginations.

Lenel Helps Protect 69th Annual Little League World Series

For the 17th year, Lenel is helping to protect players, coaches, officials and fans at the 2015 Little League World Series with its advanced security systems, including a new high-tech video management system.

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