06/24/2014

With some 47,000 commercial and institutional projects now underway in 50 states and 120 countries, the United States Green Building Council’s “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED®) building-performance assessment system is the facility landscape’s dominant market player.



06/24/2014

As a learning tool, Ravenscroft’s enterprise-wide meter dashboard provides visibility on campus energy initiatives, including carbon footprint of metered buildings, consumption (kWh), demand (kW) and other conservation-related parameters.



06/01/2014

MovinCool® has launched a new QR Code® Service Link feature that gives owners of MovinCool air conditioners fast, smartphone access to online warranty and service support information. By scanning the QR Code, users can verify the unit’s current warranty coverage period, view dealer contact information and download materials.



06/01/2014
The working environment has officially changed and cubicle farms are nearing extinction. Their replacement is a sleek open bench system with a smaller footprint, denser population, and one major flaw: where will the power come from and what can be done with all those cables? This ubiquitous computing haven with portable laptops, tablets and smart phones is challenging the boundaries of a building’s existing power grid.

06/01/2014

Morton Buildings is the national leader in the post-frame construction industry. Partnering with Architects and Engineers across the country, Morton designBUILD specializes in constructing and managing complex, low-rise structures, whether commercial, residential, municipal, or for nearly any other application. Post-frame construction offers distinct advantages over other construction methods.



05/23/2014

CEOs see new geographic markets as the main opportunity to grow their business but what are the important things to consider when making the decision to build new structures globally? Reaching the right conclusion and finding the right partners is so important! Discover how quality structures built on sound decision-making enable global companies and multinational corporations to provide the right products in the right place and at the right time.



05/01/2014

Harvard Medical School had leaking and corroding copper supply lines and needed a corrosion-resistant chiller line. Aquatherm Green Pipe® and Aquatherm Blue Pipe® were installed and the facility staff was so pleased they used Aquatherm on the replacement of a leaking buried chilled water line as well.



05/01/2014

Over the past 15 years, architects, facility managers and building owners have widely adopted touchless technology in sinks, soap dispensers and hand dryers to create more hygienic lavatory experiences for their patrons. The more consumers learn about bacteria and disease transmission, the less they want to touch anything in a public washroom.



05/01/2014

A water condenser chiller is a refrigeration device that transfers heat from one element into another. Most of the energy consumed by a chiller is used to move refrigerant vapor from the evaporator (low pressure) to the condenser (high pressure). Lowering condenser water temperature decreases the pressure differential, so the compressor does less work.



05/01/2014

During construction of a new 40,000 sf Emergency Room and Acute Care addition at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA, McCarthy Building Companies decided to take a hard look at the way they had been creating their Operation and Maintenance manuals (O&Ms). While McCarthy had implemented paperless building processes, meaning that everyone on the design and construction team had access to digital documents, their Owners’ facilities departments were still working with printed copies. The paper-based facilities workflow created several challenges including delayed access to information, misplaced drawings and difficulties documenting changes over time.



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