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Friday Funny: Repurposing With A Purpose

Your trash may be treasure for some other organization...or vice...Read More...

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Recall Alert: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Units

The power cords on certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units from Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International can overheat, posing burn and fire...Read More...

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Labor Day Thoughts On Stress And The American Worker

A recent study found the negative effects of workplace stress vary by gender and, to a lesser extent,...Read More...

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Emergency Preparedness Planning Essentials

The following article relays 10 things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should...Read More...

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Cooling Tips For Commercial Spaces

With temperatures topping 90˚F, air conditioning use is on the rise and cooling bills are hitting record...Read More...

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National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22,...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Sitting Without A Chair

Would you trust a Chairless Chair to support your body weight? Or is it just a gimmick that's cashing in on the robotics craze? What do facility managers and engineers...Read More...

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ACEEE Announces 2014 Champions Of Energy Efficiency In Buildings Awards

Selection criteria was based on each nominee's impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency...Read More...

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Facility Management In Space!

The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of...Read More...

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Web Exclusive: How To Empower Energy And Facility Managers With Analytics

Because analytics empowers energy efficiency, it saves money. Because analytics enables fms to focus on ROI of projects, it can help to increase corporate...Read More...