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Jan. 4, 2011

From offices to hotels and hospitals, touchscreen directories are growing in popularity (and size). Tough, yet trendy touchscreens can incorporate wayfinding software with custom maps, announcements scrolling past on news tickers, and more to keep your building's tenants organized and informed.

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Graywater Recycling Turns Runoff Into Green Solution

Pre-1990s toilets practically flush money down the drain, using 3.5 gallons or more with each flush. Even newer low-flow toilets still demand 1.6 gallons of fresh, potable water every time, and standard urinals aren't much better at 1 gallon. Enter a new solution – Graywater recycling.

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EPA Sets Greenhouse Gas Standards
The EPA has issued a plan for establishing greenhouse gas pollution standards under the Clean Air Act for 2011. These standards will focus on fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries – sources that represent almost 40% of greenhouse gas pollution in the U.S. Click here for complete article…
DOE Allocates Funds for New York Energy Storage System A $17.1 million loan has been finalized for the AES Westover facility. Located in Johnson City NY, the AES project is designed to provide a new stable, energy-efficient electrical grid for the state. Click here for complete article…
Green Roofs: Species Selection Does Matter
Researchers from the Department of Horticulture at The Pennsylvania State University have published a study evaluating the suitability of five common plants featured on green roofs.
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Now you can quickly and easily estimate the cost of renovations, repairs and new construction for all types of commercial buildings. The 2011 BNi Facilities Manager's Costbook puts at your fingertips material costs for thousands of items based on current national averages. It also includes labor costs based on the prevailing rates for each trade and type of work, and man-hour tables tied to each unit cost.

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Hi-Tech Hotel Features
Hotels have experienced some of the most advanced technological upgrades to provide guests with an elaborate and elegant hi-tech experience. Click here for complete article …
Security Systems Enter Next Generation
Stop intruders at the door without lifting a finger, track your inventory with the click of a mouse, or rig your doors to fly open whenever your company's CEO rounds the corner.
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Water Conservation Protocols Water consumption in the United States increased by an estimated 12 percent between 1990 and 2000 – an increase of over 5 billion gallons per day. All that water can come at a significant price to both the environment and your budget. Click here for complete article …
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