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November 2012

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November 2012 Features

Biometrics offer building owners a scalable solution that reduces many of the inconveniences of traditional access control, such as undocumented access, ID swapping, credential replacement, and manual badge checks.

Avoid mistakes with packaged terminal air conditioners that undermine wall systems.

How the world’s largest search engine gets results for its healthy materials program.

The Energy Manager™

Systems could be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Technical guideline for roof assemblies examples how to meet energy code requirements.
Jennifer Woofter of Strategic Sustainability Consulting talks tenant involvement.
New report examines energy possibilities.
Workers prefer personal control of lighting environment.
Energy efficiency improvements have saved over $340,000 in annual energy consumption.
Save money without sacrificing system reliability.
Innovative features greatly reduce energy use.
Efficiency projects are increasingly included in higher education budgets.

The first step in properly removing a contaminant is identifying it.

By using a few simple and low-cost solutions, you can easily curb your vending machine’s impact on the environment. Try any of these strategies when selecting a vendor, requesting a machine upgrade, or modifying your existing unit.
Presidential election proves disappointing for fresh energy strategies.

Smarter Buildings™

Upgrade outdated security lighting to keep your facility and its occupants safe.
Tailor contracts to your facility with the right negotiation tactics.

Seize the benefits of the oft-forgotten strategy of carpet grooming.

Some 300 proposals are under review for the A117.1 Standard.

Use photocontrols in skylighting applications and the sky’s the limit on energy savings.

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