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06/24/2013
Outgoing BOMA Chairman Joe Markling reflects at the Every Building Show, presented by BUILDINGS magazine and BOMA International.
06/20/2013
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $21 million in technical assistance would be allocated to reduce energy usage in commercial buildings.
06/19/2013
Dealing with oversized HVAC units? Consider upgrading your building automation system for tighter control.
06/18/2013
New guarantee covers floorcovering installations by certified crews.
06/17/2013
Compare project suitability and building performance with a new DOE tool.
06/14/2013
Major updates to the organization's flagship publication correct outdated information.
06/12/2013
An issue-based city-wide ecosystem for public and private facilities can help accelerate the adoption of smart building technology.
06/11/2013
Logging may lead to sizable carbon releases, according to a new study.
06/10/2013
How biomass and purpose-grown crops could help California meet its energy goals.
06/06/2013
The web-based program uses building metrics to create energy-saving solutions.
06/04/2013
Current rate structures in many states discourage utilities from selling less energy.
06/03/2013
Retailer pleads guilty to improper hazardous waste handling and disposal.
05/28/2013
VTT has conducted the first ever study into the feasibility of building wind turbines across the globe in areas where cold climate and icy conditions place special demands on wind turbine technology.
05/24/2013

Close to 200 technology providers, systems integrators and forward looking end users redefining smart and connected systems gathered at Haystack Connect 2013 to exchange knowledge and share experiences about smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions.

05/22/2013

Scientists and engineers must join together in a major new effort to educate the public and decision makers on a crisis in providing Earth's people with clean water that looms ahead in the 21st century. That's the focus of a comment article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society.

05/16/2013
Net-zero is often on the facility management radar as technology allows for increasingly efficient energy management strategies and techniques.  But could net-zero become the real deal for homeowners as well?
05/15/2013
Walmart has announced that it will conduct in-depth safety inspections at 100% of the factories in Bangladesh that produce goods for the retailer. The company will complete all reviews within six months and will publicly release the names and inspection information on all 279 factories. As a result, workers in these facilities can be assured of safer working conditions, and the entire market will be lifted to a new standard.
05/09/2013

The struggle to obtain maximum temperature comfort for building tenants at an affordable cost has long been a challenge in the commercial real estate market. With new commercial HVAC technology coming into the marketplace every day, the innovative performance of two-stage water source heat pumps are starting to become more widely accepted for achieving maximum comfort at minimum cost. 

05/08/2013
A longtime concern of the facility manager, electrical fires are a persistent issue for home structures and buildings. 

The Home Electrical Fires report estimates that an electrical failure or malfunction factored in 45,000 to 55,000 home structure fires reported to the U.S. fire departments every year since 2000.

05/06/2013

An old microwave oven headed for the dumpster may lead to significant developments on the solar energy front.  Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.

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