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Facility managers should use an FCA as part of a technical investigation, to review assets or systems looking into the root causes of deterioration, and as a source for determining a building's replacement value.


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Facility managers should use an FCA as part of a technical investigation, to review assets or systems looking into the root causes of deterioration, and as a source for determining a building's replacement value.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. HVAC articles below.


5 Steps To A Successful Facility Condition Assessment

Facility managers should use an FCA as part of a technical investigation, to review assets or systems looking into the root causes of deterioration, and as a source for determining a building's replacement value.

Applying Insulation To HVAC Equipment

The University of Maryland Medical Center garners operational benefits by installing reusable HVAC insulation in its central plant facilities.

The 5 Biggest Innovations In Facility Management Technology

Learn about the five biggest innovations in facility management technology we've seen this year. Plus, get a free ebook on more technology trends!

Facility Executive | October 2018 Issue

The October 2018 issue features green building, workplace design, zero energy, recycling furniture, and anti-terrorism security. Plus, we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Greenheck Expands Remote Balancing Damper Line

Remote balancing dampers are ideal for applications where it is difficult to gain access to manually adjust the damper for balance and airflow.

Protecting Cities From Legionnaires’ Disease

South Bronx hospital adopts new anti-microbial cooling tower technology to stave off Legionnaires' Disease and other biological health threats.

Looking For HVAC Zone Control?

To satisfy energy efficiency and occupant demands, variable refrigerant flow systems may deliver on facility management needs.

Hospitality Case Study: Hospitality, California Style

In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.

U of AR Installs UV Technology In HVAC Equipment

Since 2008, the university's facilities department has pursued improved IAQ (and energy savings) by retrofitting campus AHUs with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).

IDEC PLCs Now Offer BACnet/IP Support

IDEC Corporation announced built-in support for the BACnet/IP building automation protocol by its family of MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLCs.

Facility Executive | August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.

Friday Funny: If You Can’t Stand The Heat…

…stay out of these 10 moist metros. A new ranking reveals this year’s America's Sweatiest Cities.

Cool Air Products Announces Line of Purifying ‘Tabs’

Tabs were created to clean and purify AC evaporator and condenser coils and are available in three distinct types.

Honeywell Introduces Low GWP Refrigerant, Solstice N41

This nonflammable, R-410A replacement refrigerant has received a provisional number and a preliminary A1 designation from ASHRAE, one stipulation needed to bring the product to market.

Better Ventilation Pays Off In Productivity, Health

Fresh air is healthier than stale or polluted air, and while increasing ventilation may increase energy use, research shows the benefits of doing so outweigh costs. 

Eight Lessons On Legionella Prevention Policy

Why state officials hold the keys to preventing Legionnaires’ Disease and ASHRAE Standard 188 is their best option for the next five years.

Goodway’s Cooling Tower Cleaning Solution

BioSpray Tower kills 99.9% of Legionella pneumophila when properly applied to hard non-porous surfaces like cooling towers, evaporative condensers, or fluid coolers.

Healthcare Case Study: Preserving The Past, Caring For The Future

At Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first, facility upgrades help to steer 21st century operations.

The Comfort Test By Abundant Power Group

Based on data from the facility, this test provides a report on the comfort performance of a buildings’ mechanical systems, on a zone by zone level.

Is There A Battle Over Temperature Raging In Your Office?

Fifteen percent of workers have argued with a coworker about office temperature, and 19 percent have secretly changed the temperature during the summer, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

Fujitsu Launches Infinite Comfort Pro App

The new Infinite Comfort Pro app helps HVAC professionals find information about Fujitsu General Halcyon mini-split and Airstage J-Series systems.

How To Make Buildings Truly Smart—And Keep Them From Losing Their Minds

We hear so much about intelligent buildings, you’d think they were everywhere. But when you look at the data, it seems that most buildings are as dull-witted as ever.

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC Formed, Providing Ductless And VRF

The joint venture of Ingersoll Rand and Mitsubishi Electric now provides ductless and VRF systems in the U.S. and select countries in Latin America.

Johnson Controls Opens New Testing Facility Complex

Located in York County, PA, the complex includes a 258,900 square foot HVACR testing lab and support facility, and consolidates testing facilities from a nearby campus.

Fan Coil Replacement: 3 Keys To Consider

In deciding whether to repair, refurbish, or replace fan coil units in the HVAC system, here are factors to evaluate.

Optimizing HVAC Systems

Gaining holistic knowledge of how the equipment is operating is significant to improving HVAC efficiency.

ASHRAE Intros “As Designed” Rating For Its Building EQ Portal

This new capability provides a quick energy analysis of a building's energy performance, helping to identify whether that building is achieving its design potential.

Trane New, Connected IntelliPak System

This next generation rooftop HVAC system connects with Trane's Symbio 800 for improved control throughout the unit's life cycle.

Fujitsu’s New Hi-Rise 360 Kit For V-II Series VRF Systems

Fujitsu General America has introduced its new High-rise 360 kit that now adds 196 (vertical) feet to the distance between roof-mounted VRF condensing units, and indoor units connected below them.

Question Of The Week: Preserve Energy Tax Deduction 179D?

In testimony last week, BOMA’s President explained the importance of 179D as the sole federal energy efficiency incentive for commercial buildings.

Friday Funny: Is HVAC Your Key To The Great Outdoors?

Open only to those who work with HVAC, Goodway Technologies’ 2018 Great Outdoors Sweepstakes will give two lucky winners Cabela’s gift cards just in time for fun outdoor activities!

Indoor Environments’ Impact On Wellness To Be Studied

Well Living Lab will undertake a three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments affect five facets of people’s lives.

Short On HVAC Staff? Turn To Tech

The impact of HVAC equipment condition and operation is significant, and facility management should consider all the tools available.

2018 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2017.

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