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February 2013

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February 2013 Features

Prevent birds, rodents, and bats from laying siege to your facility or building.
Five key ways that facility managers and building owners fail when handing emergency preparation.
It's a signal problem.  In-building wireless systems can boost cell phone coverage and prevent dropped calls and spotty coverage.

The Energy Manager™

Are you ready to find out the worth of your efforts? 
See what FMs are doing in Australia.
Should the LED industry feel threatened?
The U.S. is less energy efficient than the entire European Union.
Peel-and-stick thin-film solar cells could be a game changer.
Don't be caught without an emergency generator and a plan.
The new standard creates an integrated platform for power distribution architecture.
Success and obstacles facing forward-thinking companies.
Green Building Information Gateway provides green building transparency.
Financing will help bring new, affordable technologies to market.
There’s no time like the present to revisit your organization’s disaster plan.
Facility Management Cost Trends: Comparative Mechanical/Electrical Costs
Facility Management Cost Trends: Construction Levels and Material Costs

Smarter Buildings™

Think arson can't happen to you?  Think again. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 8,500 prosecuted arson cases in 2010.
Sustainable products.  Beyond recycled content and green certifications, locally sourced products can also boost your sustainability credibility.
Could individual lighting controls benefit your facility? Compare your office space to two retrofit examples to assess the potential energy and occupant satisfaction improvements.
Can a mobile device and a suite of apps improve your performance? See what’s available and compare it to your business.Affordable apps and mobile devices: the newest addition to your toolbox.

Looking to acquire an engaged workforce? Collaborative spaces can introduce activity and flexibility into a work environment.

Masonry problems can be prevented with an inspection and maintenance plan.

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