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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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Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Flywheels For Backup Power

An alternative to lead-acid batteries, this type of energy storage system has been adopted by a Dallas, TX healthcare... ...Read More...

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Special Feature: Water Conservation – The Rising Tide

Historically, water efficiency has taken a backseat to energy efforts, but this is all changing... ...Read More...

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Winter Weather Maintenance: A Checklist

Facility managers in cold weather locales have prepared their buildings and grounds for the demands of the coming... ...Read More...

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Workers Want Promotions, Work-Life Balance, New Tech In 2015

Most desired 2015 workplace perks are team collaboration apps and flexible work... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Best Practices/Policies For Auxiliary Appliances (Personal Heaters And Fans)

Space heaters are the thorn in the side of many facility managers, so one professional is seeking feedback on best practices and... ...Read More...

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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Boston Hospitals Reducing Energy Use

From January, 2011 through the end of 2013, this sector has cut its energy use by... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (With A Facility Management Twist)

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter displays his poetic talents in this tribute to the most unlikeable Dr. Seuss character. Who knew the Grinch was a facility... ...Read More...

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Saint Paul RiverCentre And Xcel Energy Center Complex First In The World To Be LEED, Green Globes, APEX/ASTM Certified

When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each... ...Read More...