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Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.

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Inspect Your Roof Before Winter Arrives

Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.
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EDF Reports On Energy Management Trends

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Managing PCB Chemicals In The Built Environment

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Workplace Needs: One Size Does Not Fit All

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The Well Living Lab Announces First Alliance Members

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Urban Air Quality, Green Building Envelope

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Six Tips To Boost Building Energy Efficiency

Taking a closer look at these aspects can help facility management leaders and their teams improve operations.
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San Diego Padres Win Energy HERO Award

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Ammonia Refrigeration: Increasing Regulatory Requirements

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Free Zika Virus Prevention Course Available Online

In light of Zika outbreaks worldwide, organizations are urged to train and educate their workforce.
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Friday Funny: 50,000 NYC Oysters To Rest On A Bed Of Toilets

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Productivity, And The Power Of Place

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BOLD Award Nominations Close September 7, 2016

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Johnson Controls, Tyco Complete Merger

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Friday Funny: Teen Pest Control

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Active Shooters A Major Workplace Concern, But Businesses Unprepared

Two-thirds of organizations name an active shooter as a top threat, but 79 percent are not fully prepared, more than 60 percent run no readiness drills.
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Question Of The Week: How Can I Protect My Facility From A Wildfire?

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Nominate For BOLD Award, Until September 7

These awards highlight the work of “Building Optimizers, Leaders, and Disruptors” improving sustainability through the use of technology.
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Are You A Stadium Facility Manager?

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US Open Plays Under New Retractable Roof

With a 520-foot-long span, the roof structure is designed for stability against earthquake and hurricane wind forces.
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Friday Funny: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Toilet Paper

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FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”
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Nominate Someone BOLD, Until September 7

Five industry members will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards in the built environment.
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Economies Of Scale Impact Data Center Costs

The results of the first Cost to Support Compute Capacity Benchmark Study have been released by Emerson Network Power in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute.

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