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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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AT&T Saves Almost $4 Million Annually By Powering Down Computers At Night

For these efforts, the AT&T Energy Team—a team under the direction of the Senior Energy Director whose sole focus is energy management—was named an ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champion in...Read More...

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Channel Spotlight: LED Lighting By Seesmart

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

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Friday Funny: Has Your Boss Asked You To Do Anything Weird?

Did you know that more than one in five workers say their boss asks them to do things unrelated to their job? Fortunately, the same study finds that a majority of workers think their boss is doing a better than average...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Problem Ceilings

Common issues to address involve aesthetics and...Read More...

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The ABCs Of VOCs In Facilities

There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common—they contain carbon, and they evaporate...Read More...

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JLL Issues New Report: Millennials In Facilities Management

JLL commissioned an independent study in March, 2014, probing the views of more than 200 millennials who hold professional jobs or who are still in college. The study shows there are positive impressions of FM careers when those working were exposed to several different job...Read More...

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FM Frequency: Historic Sites – Challenges, Opportunities

Whoever said some things only get better with age probably was not a facility...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Bigfoot CMMS from Smartware Group

Available in two versions, the software features an upgraded user interface to simplify how facility managers oversee asset...Read More...

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Worker Survey: One-Quarter Of Time In Meetings Is Wasted

Lack of organization or a set agenda tend to sabotage the most well intentioned business meetings, according to the...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Bad Maintenance Practices

As a facility manager, what have you seen that has been a result of poor maintenance (or complete lack...Read More...