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8 Ways a CMMS Benefits Facility Managers

A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a valuable tool that can help facility managers effectively execute an asset management strategy.

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Energy Capacity Auctions: Cashing in on Energy Rebates

How facility managers can benefits from energy capacity auctions.

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Entrance Flooring: 60 Seconds and 60 Steps for First Impressions

Within the first 60 seconds and 60 steps of entering a building, first impressions are made, and a choice on entrance flooring could make all the difference.

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The Real Cost of Counterfeit Electrical Products

The growing threat of counterfeit electrical products has prompted manufacturers and trade associations to pay close attention to counterfeits in the industry marketplace. University of Notre Dame facility manager sheds light on commercial buildings counterfeits.

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Flywheels: Data Centers’ Green Superheroes

Keep your data center operations running smoothly with a reliable power source.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Design

Designing for daylight autonomy means designing a space so that it maximizes the amount of useful daylight, thereby minimizing the need for supplemental electric light. This may seem like a simple challenge, easily solved with glass walls and lots of windows, but of course, nothing is that easy.

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3 Reasons to Focus on Energy Savings and Sustainability

Over the years, it has been clearly demonstrated just how much companies can benefit from converting their current incandescent or halogen bulbs to LEDs during a retrofit or new construction on the loading dock and inside the building.

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Codes and Standards You Should Know When Specifying Toilet Partitions

Can your toilet partitions withstand a fire?

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5 Ways to Leverage Your Relationship with Suppliers

Your suppliers already have these experts in place doing the work for their internal organization. Let your supplier representative know what your business pain points are, and then ask for their expertise and help.

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Door Openings and Building Code Changes

It’s important for builders and property managers to become familiar with the requirements affecting door openings.

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