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Services & Maintenance: For Safety’s Sake

A smart approach to water management protects occupant health and reduces...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Customized Bird Control

Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: New Life For Old Carpet

Considering recycling options for this facility asset should begin during its...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Problem Ceilings

Common issues to address involve aesthetics and...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of...Read More...

Energy modeling provides multiple insights, and one of these is how much energy individual facility systems are currently using—alongside the potential reductions that would result from conservation measures. (Image: VFA, Inc.)

Services & Maintenance: Energy Improvement Plans

Maximize benefits by integrating conservation measures into long-term capital...Read More...

The City of Philadelphia stepped up its composting efforts during its city marathon in November 2012. (Photo: SCA.)

Services & Maintenance: Composting Programs

Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to...Read More...

An imbalanced HVAC system led to mold growth in this facility. The mold became apparent on the ceiling around the ceiling supply air diffuser. (Photo: Michael P. Menz, CET.)

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection....Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Security Merge

When upgrading these systems in an existing facility, consider all angles. From the October 2013...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Stemming The Tide

Facility managers can stop water and energy use from going down the drain. From the September 2013...Read More...