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September 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 9)

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Recent Issues


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Today’s Facility Manager: September 2011

Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Timetables, Tech Headcount, and Canadian Degrees | TFM‘s Tricks Of The Trade Columnist Jim Elledge provides answers to a range of reader questions.

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing! | A facility manager’s dream come true: real X-ray specs may be a (virtual) reality soon!

Professional Development: Revised Regulations | New standards of Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act can be decoded.

Services & Maintenance: Together As One | Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits.

Special Feature: Going Directly To The Source | Bolstered by an association’s work, direct current (DC) is gaining momentum as a potential power distribution option that could help drive microgrid and net zero building initiatives.

FM Issue: Comparing Apples To Apples | Sensitivity analyses can be a useful tool for making life cycle cost comparisons.

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun | Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option or commercial buildings?

LEED Case Study: Pacific Platinum | The Vancouver Convention Centre uses innovative environmental solutions in its award winning expansion.

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The FutureThis month’s guest columnist believes it’s time for facility managers to invest in renewable energy.

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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