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The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.

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New Product Flash: Peroxy 4D by Spartan Chemical Company

Effective against a range of bacteria and viruses, this product cleans and disinfects with the power of hydrogen...Read More...

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Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast

TechSci Research announces a new market research report, "Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast &...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Cooling Tower Blowdown Water Reuse?

What do I do if my plant wants to reclaim cooling tower blowdown water and use it for the purposes of landscape...Read More...

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Channel Spotlight: Building Automation By KMC Controls

KMC Controls offers pneumatic and electronic control devices for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications; a complete line of fully programmable digital hardware; and intuitive software for local and remote web-based facility...Read More...

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Cloud-Ready Office Space A Key Criterion?

Global IT traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years and will increase threefold over the next five years, according to a 2013 report from...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Service Call Debacles Can Cost Businesses Big Bucks

The Comcast phone call from hell has been making the rounds, going viral and shaming the company into issuing public apologies for its atrocious treatment of one lone customer. Alas, there are all too many of these incidents out there, and Comcast is not the only offender. And when Americans waste time dealing with service industry issues during work hours, businesses take a massive productivity...Read More...

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Did You Miss The Best Practices For Efficient Energy Management Webinar?

View a video of this webinar and find out how to avoid peak demand costs and to create the best schedule for buildings by considering occupancy, time, and weather...Read More...

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Architects Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide

The AIA will support the Guide by promoting it to its members as a resource to be used in the design phase of a building as well as by bringing the designer community perspective to the NPBDG review and update...Read More...

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Remanufactured Furniture Trends

Old can be as good as new, especially when pursuing sustainable...Read More...

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FM Alert: Planning To Fail

The value of good as-builts for daily operations is widely recognized. After a flood at Columbus Regional Hospital, these plans were crucial to disaster...Read More...