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  • Brandon Lorenz

    Kerry's Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act Faces The Future

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    With all the debate currently going on over health care reform, it's easy to overlook a couple of developments that relate to climate change. First, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer, (D-Calif.) have introduced Clean Energy Jobs and American...
  • BetterBricks - Bottom Line Thinking on Energy

    Can We Achieve 30 percent or Better? Yes we Can (and Have)

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    By John Jennings , BetterBricks Market Manager, New Construction The recent press release by NAIOP (now known as the Commercial Real Estate Development Association) attempts to throw cold water on the growing momentum for sustainable energy efficient...
  • Ed Sullivan

    Cubicle Policies: One Good Reason to Work with HR

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    Should plants be allowed on top of office workstations? Should space heaters be permitted under desks? Just how far should employees be allowed to go to make their workspaces more homey? That’s the question I got from a reader who was asked to develop...
  • Ed Sullivan

    For Facility Managers, Repetition Can Be Essential to Communication

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    “How many times do I have to tell you to do that?” Whether it was your parents yelling at you, or you scolding one of your own children, chances are you have some very personal experience with that phrase. And not just at home. Although you...
  • donaldo88

    Am I creating a blog?

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    This must be a very powerful site. Powerful software is generally confusing at first. I'm sure confused all right. Where is THIS post going?
  • Frank

    UNLV FM Wins Cashman Award

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    UNLV's efforts to reduce energy use and save water have caught the attention of a government watchdog group. For keeping energy costs down despite campus growth, the facilities management department received the 2009 Cashman Good Government Award...
  • NFMT

    See and Be Seen -- In Person...and Online

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    Today’s economy demands the highest level of skill and knowledge. And it doesn’t hurt to know the right people either. After all -- we’re in this together. NFMT provides an excellent opportunity to...

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  • Ericd3043

    Job searching thoughts...Anyone else?

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    Facility Management - I am not sure why I like it so much. I started out doing it when I was able to travel (no family, no kids). I could make a difference, see other parts of the country and generally I was a one-man department. Since I did everything...
  • Maria720

    Bed bugs

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    I work in a community mental health center. We have over 40 group home and apartment buildings which house our clients as well as 15+ outpatient offices. We are having lots of trouble with bedbugs. In fact, not only are there bed bugs in many of the residential...
  • Resicom

    LIGHTING THE WAY TO A GREENER FUTURE AND A GREENER BOTTOM LINE

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    Check out our other blogs at www.resicomonline.com/blogs/ Ever wondered why incandescent bulbs get so hot to the touch? It’s because they create excess heat energy that isn’t converted into light. What a waste! Compact florescent light-bulbs...
  • LifeSafety

    Inspecting Fire-Rated Doors

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    Fire-rated doors are an extremely important part of a building’s overall passive fire protection system. A properly operating fire door and fire assembly is a key component in the compartmentalization of a building to stop the spread of deadly fire...
  • fmcoach

    Taking time out

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    Here's a short story that I believe is very relevant to facilities management - enjoy! In the final of the World Logging Championships two loggers competed to see who could fell the most timber between 8.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. They set to with attitude...
  • tdontig

    Building Systems Information

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    Perhaps this would be of interest to your members or their staff. The website has an ongoing updated blog. www.what-is-hvac.com I took it upon myself to learn how to build a website and I have built a website which you may find has technical merit. Since...
  • Resicom

    Watts the Big Deal

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    LIGHTING THE WAY TO A GREENER FUTURE AND A GREENER BOTTOM LINE Ever wondered why incandescent bulbs get so hot to the touch? It’s because they create excess heat energy that isn’t converted into light. What a waste! Compact florescent light...
  • Dan Hounsell

    Deferred Maintenance: A Reason To Hope?

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    Presidential candidates make a lot of promises. It’s part of the game, so nobody believes they’ll keep most of them. Presidents-elect do the same thing, but maybe there’s a difference. Maybe — given they’ve already won election...
  • MPI

    Smell That???

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    Q: What is sewer gas? A: Sewer Gas is a complex mixture of toxic and non toxic gases that can be present at varying levels depending upon source. It is formed douring the decay of household and industrial waste. Highly toxic components of sewer gas include...
  • Chris Matt

    Historic Buildings: Energy Efficient or Energy Hogs?

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    The U.S. Capitol Complex features buildings between 25 and 215 years old. The Architect of the Capitol – the group responsible for the maintenance and operations of the Capitol Complex – not only must maintain the integrity of the historic...
  • Chris Matt

    Sears Tower Getting a Green Facelift

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    Changes taking place at the Sears Tower go beyond a name change, though "Willis Tower" will become the Chicago landmark's official name in July. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune , the owners of the tower unveiled a plan Wednesday...
  • Chris Matt

    Managers Going Old School to Save Money?

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    Cost-saving strategies are a hot topic these days, for obvious reasons. Through this Web site, we've been asking facility professionals to submit tips for saving their organizations money, and I received an interesting insight from a member the other...
  • LuciaHardy

    Brick and Mortar Businesses

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    PICK 3. SPEND 50. SAVE YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY Greetings! I was recently made aware of the 3/50 project and wanted to share my thoughts. What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Try stopping into those businesses and say...
  • Vista Films

    Five Overlooked Building Improvements with Quick ROI that Increase Energy Efficiency

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    For facility managers, there’s no question that enhancing a building’s energy efficiency is not only a green way to go but is also a smart way to reduce utilities and improve the bottom line. Unfortunately, the most obvious ways to improve...
  • mfc_cfm

    What is Facilities Management?

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    Here is the version I have accepted at this point in my career: http://www.enotes.com/small-business-encyclopedia/facility-management "Facility Management." Encyclopedia of Small Business . Ed. Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom. Gale...
  • roofusa3575

    Looking forward to the reward of relationships built on common ground

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    Hi everyone, My name is Elizabeth and I am the Division Manager of RoofUSA - newly located in the Warrenton, VA area. My company specializes in commercial and industrial roofing service, repair & maintenance. I am proud to be part of one of the largest...
  • Vista Films

    To Control Energy Costs, Just Control The Sun

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    Facility managers are well-acquainted with the concept of intelligent building systems -- the network of sensors that efficiently adjust HVAC and lighting systems throughout the day in response to changing conditions. But with all the emphasis on making...
  • Vista Films

    Top 3 Security Retrofits for Commercial Real Estate

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    Technology-based security measures, such as surveillance cameras, keypads and card-readers, are often enough to deter thieves. Yet such measures are no guarantee against violent behavior, nor can they prevent damage from severe storms. Fortunately, there...
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