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The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.


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The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.

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Green Design Trends: Raising The Bar

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.

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In today’s changing climate, what’s the new normal in terms of security? Constantly evolving challenges of keeping a building secure are the reality for facility managers.

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Institutional memory is an essential component in sustainable system management.

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IAQ Trends: Facility Management & The New Green Construction Code

This green building design and construction code will have an impact on indoor air quality for those who adopt it.

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New building modeling software borrows from gaming technology to produce spectacular presentations.

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Green Design Trends: The New Green Standard

ASHRAE releases Standard 189.1 for high performance green buildings.

Disease Prevention Trends: Disease Prevention In The Workplace

These guidelines should help facility professionals stay one step ahead of flu incidents.

Roofing Trends: Protective Planning

Installing auxiliary roofing functions, such as support for energy producing equipment, requires forethought.

IAQ Trends: Clearing The [Indoor] Air On Improving IAQ

A new guide from some of the top experts can help solve one of the most troublesome facility issues.

Security Trends: Security In Progress

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It may be years away, but smart grid technology should be on the horizon for facility managers now.

Building Automation Trends: Integration Revolution

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As space planning demands evolve, facility managers will find it useful to have a versatile environment.

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Guest Contributor Katherine McGuinness offers this advice for facility professionals who may struggle when it comes to deciding which standard to use.

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It was another year in which innovation and new ideas helped the facility management profession move into the future. This recap takes a look at what trends made an impact.

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