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Buildings aren’t just brick and mortar anymore; some can be as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

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Data Center Interest In Renewable Energy On The Rise

Mortenson survey finds 84% feel the need to consider renewable forms of... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: High-Maintenance Radiator Valves

Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation... ...Read More...

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Accruent Acquires VFA, Inc.

Two major players in the facilities management field have combined forces with the goal of offering customers a unified enterprise... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Staff Assessments

In the process of reorganizing his facilities team, one manager is looking for advice regarding assessment tools that cover the complete range of skills for members of his... ...Read More...

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Focus On: FM Software

This article features four products that cover facilities management... ...Read More...

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Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their... ...Read More...

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Benefits Of Integrating Lighting And HVAC Controls

As building automation systems continue to evolve, facility managers can use these systems' capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning... ...Read More...

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Web Exclusive: Just How Safe Are Electronic Locks?

Equipped with security features like access control, audit, and scheduling capability, electronic locks offer a new generation of protection and make it easier to secure and manage one or thousands of facilities.... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Automated Restrooms… Friend Or Foe?

A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his... ...Read More...

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Open Standards | Smart Buildings Solution Of The Future

State of Building Energy Management survey uncovers compelling results including lack of awareness of the Internet of Things... ...Read More...