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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.

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.

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.

Advancements in Electric Hand Dryers Improve Restroom Efficiency

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

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.

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.

3 Important Factors for Properly Designing a Fire Alarm System

Choosing and properly designing a fire alarm system is crucial for both the safety of your occupants and your bottom line. Let the following factors guide your next new construction or facilities upgrade project.

Analog to IP: Make the Paradigm Shift

A number of commercial and institutional facility owners and management professionals are still trying to squeeze the last life out of legacy surveillance systems, unwilling to fully participate or unable to invest in the migration to Internet Protocol (IP)-based systems.

With the affordability of IP-based video surveillance systems, however, organizations can use this tool to leverage business intelligence gathering, maintain the safety of facilities, and attract and keep tenants.

Dealing with Water Concerns Starts with Getting the Terminology Right

It is time to reconsider the terms we to discuss the protection and management of our water supply.

What You Don't Know About Corrosion, Paint, and Coatings

Identifying these state-of-the-art repair systems is difficult. But the savings that can be obtained by understanding all of the alternatives relating to corrosion and erosion could save significant amounts of time and money.

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