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6 Tips on Choosing a HVAC Contractor

Do your homework and check the HVAC contractor’s credibility and reputation before signing an agreement. Just follow these six easy steps to choose a reliable HVAC contractor.

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The Importance of O&M

The most effective and economical process to optimize a facility’s HVAC infrastructure, increase energy efficiency, and reduce lifecycle costs is by focusing on top-quality operations and maintenance.

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Cleaning Condenser Coils: A Commonly Neglected Practice

How to clean condenser coils.

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Three Reasons Why Cargo Containers Will Save the Planet

What makes cargo container construction a popular alternative to traditional building?

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How a Facility Manager Can Make an Office More Ergonomic

It's crucial that facility managers play their part in educating and reminding employees of some simple steps they can take to alleviate discomfort which could adversely affect their day to day productivity.

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How to Handle Counterespionage

What a facility manager should do when management wants a bug sweep.

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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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