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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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BOMI International Designated as an FBPTA-Aligned Education Provider

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has designated BOMI International’s curriculum as aligning with the skills and competencies required to meet the standards identified in the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act...Read More...

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New Product Flash: GL Series from EYE Lighting

These rugged LED luminaires are a good fit for parking garages, canopies, warehouses, factories, gyms, floodlighting, and retail...Read More...

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Focus On: Furniture

In this web exclusive product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market....Read More...

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Do Workplace Wellness Initiatives Go Far Enough?

Employers "care about my health," say workers, but could do more to back it up. Two out of three employees surveyed feel their employer cares, but fewer see tangible...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: What’s Your Facility Management Background?

Everyone seems to have a different career path in the facilities profession; how would you describe...Read More...

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Channel Spotlight: Lighting Controls By Siemens

In this Lighting Control Channel, find out how Siemens Gamma can provide lighting levels that are precisely what building’s occupants...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Why Don’t We Get Anything Done?

Employers share the most unusual things they've caught employees doing when they should have been...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: WiFi Thermostats

There are many WiFi stats that have come on the market in recent years with a varying degree of cost and capabilities. The question comes down to what you are looking to accomplish, and the user interface can be key....Read More...

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Commentary: Why Climate Change Matters

Jeff Johnson, chief science officer at Schneider Electric, notes that quantifying the forces at play, both man-made and natural, is still a work in progress—as is accurately projecting future...Read More...

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A Failure To Communicate: Disconnect Between Purchasers And Operators Costs Billions

To help lower operating expenses, companies must consider the total cost of ownership when purchasing new equipment. By purchasing slightly more expensive gear that is more efficient, manufacturers can save massively on electricity costs over the...Read More...