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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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2014 TFM Readers’ Choice Awards

TFM's 21st annual Readers' Choice Awards highlight preferred vendors and service providers in more than 40...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Pink Noise Vs. White Noise

Pink noise is becoming more popular in business settings, potentially increasing productivity and concentration among employees. But is it superior to white...Read More...

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Greening Of The Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly...Read More...

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Singapore Ramps Up Energy Efficient Buildings

Periodic energy audits are now mandated as part of recent legislation focused on minimum sustainability standards for existing...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: BAS Optimization Methods

Building automation systems are extremely useful strategic tools, but one facility management professional needs input on their power saving...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Conference Call Nightmare

This amusing video from Leadercast captures all of the really annoying things about conference calls..."struggling with your access code, the dropped calls, the person on mute, the person not paying any attention, and of course everyone talking over everyone...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bell & Gossett Series e-1510 Pumps by Xylem

A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating...Read More...

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Intelligibility And Mass Notification Systems

The ability of occupants to comprehend in-building mass notification messages is a crucial requirement for facility life safety...Read More...

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WHITE PAPER: Rise Of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks For Manufacturers

The rising use of connected devices is exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks, according to a new white paper from IHS...Read More...

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Geared Up For The Big Game: Super Bowl XLVIII Gets Super-Sized Security

For the scads of security personnel charged with ensuring the safety of NFL players, fans, and the many other people behind the scenes at the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, the real win was in pulling off the mega sporting event without...Read More...