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With proper planning and knowledge of existing facility infrastructure, facility managers can maximize the reach and effectiveness of a security system. (Photo: Jupiterimages)

Services & Maintenance: Integrating Security Needs

When specifying this facility system, managers can leverage existing... ...Read More...

As utilities struggle with increased demand, users are encouraged to cut usage. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Proactive Energy Management

Access to real-time and historical information on usage leads to more efficient operations. Also featured is a look into the lighting controls retrofit at the Empire State Building. Find out how intelligent energy management tools can help facility managers track power usage and gather actionable... ...Read More...

PHOTO: Interaction between building systems (lighting and HVAC, for instance) helps facility managers increase efficiencies. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Lighting That Performs

The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Under Pressure

Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: The Right Fit

When seeking pre-owned furniture, a little research can go a long way toward finding a suitable... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Making Ceilings Count

This building element has an impact on several areas of facility... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Getting The Message Across

Developing effective facility warning and notification strategies in the post-9/11... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: What Energy Where?

Submetering reveals electricity consumption patterns throughout a... ...Read More...

Aluminum cans are a common waste item and can be part of single stream recycling. (Photo: Waste Management)

Services & Maintenance: Breaking It Down

A pile mentality doesn't cut it when it comes to handling waste. Ensuring materials do not unnecessarily end up in a landfill is a prime goal of a waste management... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Effective Green Cleaning

Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and... ...Read More...