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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.

Channel Spotlight: Commercial Roofing By Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.

This dynamic web portal is designed for facility management professionals who are looking for durable and energy saving prefabricated commercial roofing systems....Read More...

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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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New Service Spotlight: Yardi Forges Relationship With The Home Depot

With a new service, these two companies provide facility management customers a streamlined approach to tracking...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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New Product Flash: Optimus Chiller from Trane

This line of water-cooled chillers has been enhanced with the Trane Adaptive Frequency Drive, which adjusts motor speed based on...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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Question Of The Week: What Works For Water Conservation?

Increasingly, water shortages and quality are an important facility management...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...