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

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Latest: 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,

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,

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Sensor By Functional Devices

This is the first completely EnOcean-based self-powered wireless current sensor.

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Series 700F Power Processor

This equipment from Controlled Power guards against both high and low voltage conditions.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Redefining The Computer Desk

Here's the ideal toy (uh, I mean tool) for folks with a passion for the latest gadgets and gizmos: the Quad-Core, 1-kW, Liquid-Cooled Desk.

Landmark Chemical Security Legislation Passes House

On November 6, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2868, the Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009 reauthorizing the DHS program to implement and enforce the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which are currently set to expire in October 2010.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Database Analysis From MicroMain

This CMMS database “check up” provides facility managers an economical way to review the condition of their stored maintenance data.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: SkyGuard From WeatherData Services

This service alerts facilities about potentially damaging weather events ahead of time.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: E-Mon LonWorks Option

E-Mon, LLC has announced the availability of a new LonWorks communication option for three of its metering product lines.

FRIDAY FUNNY: I'm Currently Out Of The Office…

Today's Friday Funny is short and sweet. It's all about fun with out of office messages.

NSF International Certifies Backflow Preventers

Wilkins, a Zurn Company, is the first manufacturer of backflow preventers to meet new lead content requirements in California, which will go into effect January 1, 2010.

The HVAC Factor: Remote Monitoring Services

Depending on in-house resources, hiring an outside firm to track HVAC systems can be useful.

EnOcean Wireless Controls Tested For Smart Grid Potential

Pacific Gas & Electric conducted testing in an Oakland, CA office building to gauge the response effectiveness of EnOcean equipment.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Ants Go Marching One By One…

At one point in time or another, nearly every facility has a problem with unwanted visitors. Sometimes they come in the form of rodents or birds. In this particular instance, the office is being bugged.

IFMA Awards Highest Honor to OSCRE CEO

In late August 2009, OSCRE announced that IFMA had awarded OSCRE CEO Andy Fuhrman the Association's highest honor and designation of IFMA Fellow.

Services & Maintenance: Meeting Needs

Contributor Patrick Britton writes on how facility managers can use available technology to manage and maintain conference rooms.

The Facility Technologist: The Wonderful World Of Wireless

It has been a while since we took a look at developments in this realm.

New Student Center Incorporates Sustainability and Technology

The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.

Introductory BIM Guide Released by ASHRAE

An Introduction to Building Information Modeling is available as a free download from FacilityBlog.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Data Center Air Flow

To improve cooling, data center managers can identify four critical temperatures. Here is a short, simple, yet definitive, method of quantifying the energy/air flow status of your data center. Improvement is possible without having to tear down and build new.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: A130 Air Purification

This new product from StrionAir has been designed to deliver cost performance and high caliber indoor air quality.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering Ingenuity

It's the end of Summer '09, and people are starting to get back to reality. Kids are going back to school, manufacturing is gearing up for a tenuous economic recovery, and engineers are doing what they do best--"MacGyver"-ing whatever they can to keep things chugging along.

Targeted Magnetic Ballast Phase Out To Begin Next Year

The July 1, 2010 date marks the last step of a multi-step phase-out that began on July 1, 2005, the date when ballast manufacturers could no longer sell T12 magnetic ballasts for use in new fixtures with full wattage T12 lamps.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Entertaining The Elephants

A high school student is busy creating amenities for the some of the largest residents of the Oregon Zoo.

Penn State Expands Wi-Fi

Visitors will now be able to access the Internet on the university's 23 campuses using any Wi-Fi enabled device.

Datacom Contamination: Stopping It Before It Starts

While particle and gaseous contamination resulting from dust and dirt can lead to unexpected shutdowns of critical IT equipment, the connection between contamination and hardware failures is often overlooked.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: RPM10 Tachometer

Extech Instruments, a supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, has introduced a new photo/contact tachometer.

IT Up or Down These Days?

The slowing economy is having very little effect on demand for IT services, while driving improvements in energy efficiency and resource utilization, according to a recently released report.

Improved Efficiency and Citywide Wi-Fi Come to Hollywood

Dubbed Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation, the free outdoor Wi-Fi system will improve the efficiency of numerous city departments including Public Utilities, Police, Code Enforcement, and Building.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: InteLite Sensor

"Smart" sensors have the ability to adapt a facility's lighting schedule based on occupancy patterns.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MUTAFLEX SYSTEM

This flexible system from Figueras International Seating helps facility managers to handle special event seating with ease.

The Facility Technologist: High Definition Video

Can high definition CCTV leapfrog over traditional digital security cameras?

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