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New Product Flash: Latitudes Metal Wall Panel Brochure from IMETCO

Facility managers can delve deeper into this high performance metal wall panel... [...]

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Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat... [...]

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buildingSMART alliance Releases NBIMS-US™ Version 3

The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® has released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) Version 3 (V3) covers the full life cycle of... [...]

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New Product Flash: Dynamo From Dual-Lite

This LED emergency egress luminaire meets the forthcoming energy consumption requirements of Title... [...]

Channel Spotlight: Commercial Roofing By Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.

This dynamic Knowledge Channel is designed for facility management professionals who are looking for durable and energy saving prefabricated commercial roofing systems.... [...]

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2015 Seven “Best Places to Park” Announced

International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence winners reflect friendlier, more sustainable approaches to parking; winners hail from Las Vegas; Lexington, Ky.; Oklahoma City; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Ca.; Toronto; and Washington,... [...]

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Tips For Sustainable Landscaping

A new approach to landscaping suburban office developments that integrates natural areas and provides more open, collaborative spaces can meet the demands of this next generation of office... [...]

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Facility Executive | May/June 2015 Issue

The use of technology can help facility managers address a number of issues in the workplace, including everything from life safety to vibration control. Read this issue to find out... [...]

The atrium lobby provides natural daylight into the hotel’s central space. (Photo: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North)

Facility Retrofit: Heat And Glare Control

Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top... [...]