Technology Articles

Buildings aren’t just brick and mortar anymore; some can be as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

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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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CMMS: Trends And Attitudes

The survey found that 48% of prospective buyers were currently using manual methods such as paper and spreadsheets to track their maintenance management, rather than using a formal software...Read More...

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Technology And FM: Communications Central

Facility command centers are becoming more valuable, not only for day to day operations but in emergency...Read More...

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May 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 4)

This issue of Today's Facility Manager looks at how technology delivers primarily positive results in most operational...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Demand Response?

A recent report from Navigant Research forecasts worldwide revenue from demand response programs will grow from $1.6 billion annually in 2014 to $9.7 billion in...Read More...

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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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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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Friday Funny: Beware Of Dog

SquareTrade study shows that 28 million pet owners have had a pet damage an electronic device, with power cords rating the highest this year for number of...Read More...