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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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Three Characteristics to Look for in a White Space-Ready UPS

More and more organizations are considering replacing older, transformer-based centralized power protection schemes with distributed architectures with UPSs residing in the white space.

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5 Common Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions

To better understand carpet care, we have listed some of the most common misconceptions about carpet cleaning and carpet cleaning chemicals.

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Advancements in Electric Hand Dryers Improve Restroom Efficiency

Electric hand dryers are a sustainable, cost-efficient option for bathroom cleanliness.

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Sports Facilities Look to a Greener Playbook

Stadium venues and their energy excesses are a part of sports culture, but they can have significant environmental impacts on surrounding communities and landscapes.

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 101

As data centers are expected to operate 24/7 with zero downtime, IT and Facilities managers need tools to help meet these seemingly-impossible expectations in a manner that is cost effective.

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