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With LEED Platinum in its sights, the new facility also resolves long-standing security and space needs, says GSA

New U.S. Courthouse In Los Angeles In Operation

New U.S. Courthouse In Los Angeles In Operation

With LEED Platinum in its sights, the new facility also resolves long-standing security and space needs, says GSA

FM Alert: New Workplace Wellbeing White Paper Released

Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.

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.

Montreal Protocol Kigali Amendment: Phase Down HFCs

This amendment to the Montreal Protocol focuses on a global phase down of production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Aegex IoT Platform for Hazardous Industries

The Aegex IoT Platform for Hazardous Locations is built specifically for regulated areas where explosive atmospheres require Internet of Things equipment that is certified intrinsically safe, or incapable of causing an explosion.

Rainscreens: One Approach To Moisture Protection, Added Insulation

Designed to deter rainwater intrusion into exterior walls and to protect the building envelope, rainscreen technology is a choice for facility executives who desire a "stylish raincoat" for their structures.

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.

Excellence in Energy Efficiency Recognized

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.

Sunburst Hand Cleaning Solutions

Commercial Hand Washing Solutions include a wide variety of soaps and sanitizers that effectively kill germs and common bacteria.

BOMA Publishes 2016 Office Market Data

Utilizing data from its 2016 Office Experience Exchange Report (EER), BOMA compiled a list of the most and least expensive office markets in the United States, both in terms of operating expenses and rental rates.

New APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS

Innovative UPS design offers hours of runtime for critical network devices, providing internet access during outages and emergencies.

Transforming The Future Of Work: Top Five Trends

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

Slim Fire Extinguishers From Oval Brand Fire Products

The three models from Oval Fire are ADA compliant, and do not protrude more than 4"four from a surface when properly mounted.

SC8131 for Visitor Traffic Measurement

The SC8131 is a stereo network camera to help retailers measure visitor traffic.

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!

Boral Drain-N-Dry Lath For Moisture Control

This building envelope product combines a reinforcing lath and a rainscreen that replaces the need for a secondary water resistive barrier.

Wall-Mounted Bathroom Exhaust Fan By Greenheck

With an overall depth of 3.625 inches, Greenheck’s new low-profile, direct-drive Model SP-L bathroom exhaust fan is purpose-built for 2 x 4 wall installation.

From Building Automation To Smart Buildings; Are You Making The Move?

Recent research finds that the smart building market suffers from a fragmented ecosystem and that proprietary building automation solutions dominate. Still, that is expected to change. Where are facility management stakeholders on this spectrum?

Exterior Projection 500 Image Projector

The Exterior Projection 500 is a creative fixture for the integration of light textures and graphics in outdoor lighting applications.

Customize Coalesse Chairs With New Web Tool

The LessThanFive Customizer tool enables furniture buyers to virtually view the LessThanFive chair with their choice of imagery applied.

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.

NLand Is North America’s First Surf Park Facility, Located In Austin, Texas

The lagoon features waves for surfers of all levels: from head-high, open face waves with a 35-second ride for experts, challenging open face waves for passionate travel surfers and gentle white water waves for kids and beginners.

CrowdSense for Building Performance Issues

CrowdSense is a web-hosted tool that reveals hidden building performance issues.

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.

UMass Amherst Plans Large-Scale Solar Power Project

The campus-wide solar installations are expected to generate $6.2 million in cost savings for the university over the next 20 years.

Worried About Your Fire Sprinkler System Failing?

Every year facility owners may spend thousands of dollars from their operating budgets replacing auxiliary drains in dry sprinkler systems that collect water, freeze, and break.

Panasonic, Schneider Electric Integrate HVAC, BMS Offering

Via ZigBee, the solution enables communication between Schneider Electric's building management system and room controllers and Panasonic’s variable refrigerant flow-based HVAC systems.

SARG Rock Grapple for Material Handling

The Sweep Action Rock Grapple provides for easier material handling, allowing the operator to own one tool to sort large or small debris.

Question of the Week: Keeping Workers With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Safe

A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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