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Invest in preventive maintenance, rather than a “run it till it fails” approach for electrical equipment.


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Invest in preventive maintenance, rather than a “run it till it fails” approach for electrical equipment.

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Sooner Or Later: Electrical System Failures

Invest in preventive maintenance, rather than a “run it till it fails” approach for electrical equipment.

Bringing Biometrics Into Facility Security

Despite the benefits of this security technology, the potential for spoofing and hacking impedes user adoption of biometrics.

Video Plus Audio Equals Enhanced Security

Extend the reach and response of surveillance cameras with sound capabilities.

Strategies For School Security

From training and drills to access control, act with intent and purpose to combat active shooter and other threats.

Six Tips For A Green Cleaning Program

Look at both products and processes when evaluating this initiative for healthy buildings.

Taking A Break

In offices that feature a variety of space types, breakrooms still remain a central draw.

Existing Furniture In New Spaces

When redesigning office space, blending new and old often yields valuable outcomes.

The Productivity Problem In Office Design

Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it?

Reducing Disaster Risk

Natural disasters can be sudden and unpredictable in the damage they inflict on facilities.

Hidden Threats To Facility Operations

Gaps in operational excellence are linked to hampered productivity, unnecessary repair costs, and retiring staff.

Tips For Maintaining Restrooms

For restroom cleaning, couple newer tools with tried-and-true practices for user satisfaction.

Electronic Sprinkler Systems For Warehouse Facilities

Electronic sprinkler systems provide enhanced fire protection to support business needs and future proof a facility for the needs of tomorrow.

Beyond Traditional Fire Detection

Video fire detection employs surveillance cameras and software analytics to detect smoke and flames.

Seeing The Way To A Well-Lit Exterior

Consider the potential for glare, and how to avoid its effects when planning an exterior lighting project.

Exterior Lighting Retrofits

Consider site and operations requirements when choosing the best approach for outdoor lighting projects.

Choosing An Access Control System

Whether standalone or integrated with other equipment, this security function is on the frontline.

Call To Reduce Waste Is Renewed

As China suspends its acceptance of foreign waste, how might waste management at facilities be impacted?

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

Building Envelope, Beyond Aesthetics

The functionality of windows, walls and doors need not be sacrificed for a grand facade.

When Building Controls Veer Off Course

Here’s a look at why today’s building automation delivery process often yields inefficient results.

Inside HVAC Systems

Changes to ductwork sealing practices and expanded ozone-friendly refrigerants are on the horizon.

Navigating NFPA 70E 2018 Revisions

Provides current risk management strategies and tactics to help keep workers safe by addressing the evolution of electrical technology.

In Pursuit Of “Lead-Free” Plumbing Systems

Finding potential sources of lead contamination in potable water systems calls for a multi-pronged approach.

Five Steps To Greener Groundskeeping

Shifting to more sustainable landscapes may often be easier than expected.

Evaluating Lighting Controls Options

Determine desired features when combining a LED lighting retrofit with controls technology.

Strength In Daylighting

Energy savings and occupant comfort are not the only potential benefits of this lighting strategy.

Effective Fire Sprinkler Pipe Inspections

Avoid discovering a fire pipe corrosion problem during an actual fire emergency.

Restroom Management Meets The Modern Age

Take note of several developments aimed at making commercial restroom cleaning more effective.

Security: The Eyes Have It

Developments in video surveillance technology have accelerated in recent years.

Don’t Forget IAQ In Cleaning Programs

Improving indoor air makes for a more healthy and safer environment, and can make facility management the key to improved operations as well.

Cleaning To Safeguard Health

Protect the well-being of facility staff and building occupants with green cleaning principles.

Who Is In The Facility?

Effective integration of access control and visitor management is one tool in tracking building occupants.

Maintaining Sustainable Carpet

A number of maintenance considerations should be factored in when choosing the right sustainable carpet.

Workplace Design To Support Work

Facility executives can have great impact on productivity through workplace design.

Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.

International Water Stewardship Standard In Use

This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.

Beyond The Task Of Illumination

There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.

Task Tuning In Commercial Buildings: A Field Study

This lighting controls strategy is used to reduce energy use while maintaining occupant comfort.

Lighting Efficiency Changes On Horizon

Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.

Setting Waste Management Goals

A new tool within ENERGY STAR Portfolio enables facility executives to quantify waste.

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