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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.

Panfil is an attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Clean Energy Program (www.edf.org), focusing on reducing waste throughout the electric power grid. His work includes Federal, state, and regulatory efforts across the country. He also engages on efforts to reduce emissions throughout the U.S. by advocating for smarter technology, clean energy resources, improved design standards, and sustainable practices.

Renewable Energy: The Role Of Demand Response

This type of program has a significant part to play in the increased adoption of solar and wind energy...Read More...

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FM Issue: Mission Critical Training

A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Facilities Management In A Minecraft World

One tech expert floats the idea of using Microsoft's recent acquisition, Minecraft, for practical 3D facilities management floor plan layout...Read More...

McLaurin is a product manager specializing in healthcare, laboratory, and cleanroom solutions at Titus HVAC (www.titus-hvac.com) based in Dallas, TX. He is an ASHRAE certified Healthcare Facility Design Professional as well as former mentee of the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Leadership U program.

The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms

As with traditional operating rooms, HVAC systems are crucial to the success of these emerging healthcare...Read More...

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Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management

Across sectors, facility professionals find solutions through the Department of Energy's Better Buildings...Read More...

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Channel Spotlight: LED Lighting By RVLT

RVLT lamps and fixtures are ideal for the commercial, industrial, institutional, and government...Read More...

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Friday Funny: The Latest Fast Food Trend Is Waterless

Many big name fast food franchises like Starbucks and McDonald's are installing waterless urinals as a resource conservation...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: For Safety’s Sake

A smart approach to water management protects occupant health and reduces...Read More...

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Maximize Machinery Life With De-costing

With a laser-like focus on total cost of ownership, facility managers can yield improvements in several areas of machine...Read More...

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National Disaster Resilience Competition Launched

HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion...Read More...