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the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.


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the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.

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CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy

the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.

LonMark International Announces New Board Members

LonMark International, a non-profit association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users, has announced new representatives to its Board of Directors.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Schindler ID Destination-Dispatch

This human interface system enables facility managers to control elevator traffic by personalizing passenger access.

Keeping Data Centers Up And Running

Emerson Network Power offers a list of "Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Failure by Human Error."

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dinion and FlexiDome IP Cameras from Bosch

Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Interactive Spec Tools From American Seating

The Focus Configurator and Spec Builder aim to facilitate choosing the ideal seating products for a project.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products.Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan's Time & Life...

Finalists In Smartest Building Challenge

A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Broadened Security Options Through AlliedBarton

This provider of trained security personnel has launched a Strategic Partnership Program to offer clients access to related products and services.

Development In Organic LED Lighting

Scientists from GE Global Research and Konica Minolta have demonstrated illumination quality white OLEDs essential for producing products at lower costs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Photo Index Of Maintenance & Renovations

ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.

Can IT Outsourcing Come Back to the U.S.?

Many IT services providers are reconsidering U.S. locations as potential sourcing destinations, including lower cost, mid-sized metropolitan areas and rural communities.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofGenuity From Firestone

Facility managers can use the RoofGenuity modeling tool to discover the optimal roofing configuration for their buildings.

BICSI Releases Design Standard For Data Centers

Written to complement existing standards, BICSI 002 includes requirements, recommendations, and additional information—such as site selection, layout, thermal systems, and security—that should be considered when planning and building a data center.

ANSI Approves Second InfoComm Standard

Last month, ANSI approved InfoComm's standard that is focused on designing and coordinating audiovisual systems in a facility.

Solar Powered TV Brings World Cup To 36 Villages

More than 2,000 residents of remote African villages, formerly without access to electricity, are viewing the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer competition due to...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: iCOMM Monitoring By A.O. Smith

The iCOMM system allows facilities to manage and monitor their A. O. Smith water heaters and boilers remotely.

Smartest Building In America?

Siemens is looking for the a few good buildings—those that use its APOGEE or TALON building automation systems in the most intelligent ways.

Free Green Computers For Schools On Earth Day

The goal of the program is to help schools improve student-to-computer ratios and reduce their eco footprints at the same time.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Maintenance Efficiency Audits

Through this service, Martin Technical identifies and tests the critical components of an organization's maintenance program.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Energy Benchmarking Reports By AirAdvice

AirAdvice has released an upgrade to its BuildingAdvice energy services program, allowing for the automated generation of Energy Star Benchmarking reports for existing commercial buildings.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Staples Advantage B2B Offerings

Five new integrated offerings aim to address a growing demand for supplier consolidation and reduced procurement costs.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rethinking Off-The-Shelf Console Design

For mission-critical facilities, the selection of command and control consoles is crucial.

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 Up For Review

Public input to help shape the 2010 version of Standard 90.1 is being sought through 21 proposed addenda.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Green Intelligence For Facilities

Planon introduces this energy management component of its software offerings that provides tools to measure, monitor, and act upon, collected property and asset data.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Smart Building Solution

Building on an existing relationship, IBM and Johnson Controls are now providing a Smart Building Solution service that can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide

BACnet Adds Language Options

BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Seismic Assessment From VFA, Inc.

This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.

Autodesk & FM:Systems Partner on BIM and FM

The two companies will integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products with FM:Systems' facilities software to support enhanced building operation and maintenance.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Save H2O iApp From Sloan Valve

Facility managers can calculate their facility water usage and potential savings using a iPhone.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Elevator Efficiency

With a growing emphasis on cost-effective building maintenance practices, many facility managers are looking for ways to increase elevator efficiency and performance,

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Round And Round We Go

A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: KX-TDA50G Communications System

Geared for small- and medium-sized organizations, the system from Panasonic Communications Company of North America supports a variety of phone types (e.g., analog, digital, IP).

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Workplace Utilization Analysis

This service from PeopleCube focuses on helping organizations identify how their real estate space is actually being used.

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