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Portable Spot Air Conditioners: Determining Total Cost of Ownership

A Guide for Facility Managers and HVAC Contractors. Since their introduction in the 1980s, commercial portable spot air conditioners, sometimes called spot coolers, have grown steadily in popularity. Today, spot air conditioners are used as an efficient, costeffective solution in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications.

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MovinCool


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Best Practices for Keeping Students Safe: A Guide to Campus Security

Aiphone’s eBook, “Best Practices for Keeping Students Safe: A Guide to Campus Security,” provides public and private K-12, college and university campus administrators with proven best practices for protecting an entire campus population. This free 31-page eBook looks at current technologies, policies and procedures required to handle a variety of security challenges. It includes interactive checklists to prepare for new security projects and for choosing a security integrator.

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Aiphone


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How To Quantify The Bottom-Line Value Of Occupant Experience

The ground is shifting under the commercial building industry as it moves from a cost model of occupied space to a value model. The epicenter of that shift involves the occupant experience and its multiple impacts on the bottom line. In the past, firms were minding the cost model when they viewed their workspaces largely as an expense necessary to conduct business.

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Siemens


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Mitsubishi Electric, US. Inc. Elevators & Escalators, Total Cost of Ownership

Understanding the TCO of an elevator requires building owners to consider more than upfront costs. This White Paper discusses the financial impacts of inadequate elevator performance and how quality services and engineering provide value over options that appear less expensive on the surface.

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Mitsubishi Electric Elevators & Escalators


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The Tenant Experience Gap: Building Managers and Tenants Look at the Future through Different Eyes

Property teams assume they know what tenants want. We discovered they are further from the truth than they think. Communicating poorly through outdated channels and providing lackluster amenities is lethal to the relationships between PMs and tenants. This report identifies exactly what tenants expect from the buildings they work in.

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Building Engines


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Smart Buildings And The Internet Of Things: A New Concept Of Operations And Occupant Experience

Given the millions of media mentions about the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s no surprise that many people hear only a buzzword, a catchphrase. Even Gartner, the global research firm, devoted one of its so-called “Hype Cycle” reports to the IoT. However, the impacts of a new technology are commonly overestimated at its outset, then underestimated as the technology matures and bears real-world benefits.

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Siemens


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Why Emergency Radio Communications Enhancement Systems (ERCES)?

Codes require an approved level of radio coverage in a building which can be achieved by enhancing the in-building public radio frequency signal coverage with an ERCES which comprises of a BDA (Bi-Directional Amplifier) / Signal Booster and Distributed Antenna System (DAS). But not all key stakeholders know about the code requirements and are putting First Responders at risk when buildings are not outfitted with proper radio frequency signal coverage.

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Notifier by Honeywell


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Smart Sensors: The Roots Of Building Connectivity

For the Internet of Things (IoT), it all starts with the sensors. In fact, one could say that a better name for the IoT would be the Internet of Sensors. But no matter the name, it is not only growing at a fast pace but also changing our conventional concept of commercial building operations and occupant experience.

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Siemens


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The Greener Future: A Guide to Using Environmental Management Solutions to Build Sustainable Data-Centric Spaces

New kinds of demands require modern organizations to rethink their data
center environment, the ways they deliver critical resources, and how they can
improve overall efficiency within their infrastructure. The other big factor to
remember is the distribution of IT has allowed the data center ecosystem to
become even more distributed -- with new edge deployments and even more
powerful hybrid solutions.

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Data Aire