September 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 9)

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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. To subscribe to TFM, visit this link.

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