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Smart Buildings Deliver Safe and Secure Environments

In commercial buildings, the connectivity of smart devices is driving value and innovation in diverse ways unavailable from previous technologies. The devices increase the performance of security and fire and life safety systems while improving the experience of occupants. They also add value by creating synergies across newly integrated components that were formerly inhabiting separate silos in building controls.

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Siemens


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Sloan Building Commissioning Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread building shutdowns and low occupancy across the globe. As commercial buildings begin to reopen, it is paramount that specific procedures are implemented to properly flush out buildings’ water systems to reduce the serious water safety risks that are associated with prolonged system inactivity. This Guide covers best practices for preparing buildings to re-open to the public.

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Sloan Valve Company


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


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Smart Sensors: The Roots Of Building Connectivity and Intelligence

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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Digital Lighting Systems Are More Than Illumination

Solid-state lamps and LEDs (or light-emitting diodes) have already revolutionized lighting — yet the revolution has barely begun. LED energy efficiency, dimming capabilities and long service life have long been proven. Combined with advanced lighting controls, LED performance continues to reach higher levels.

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Siemens


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Enterprise Solutions Maximize Workforces in their Workspaces

The term “smart building” has been used often in the industry since the 1980s. But over the decades, the IQ that the term measures has changed. Initially, smart buildings were defined by operational efficiency due to integrated building systems with advanced controls. While the value of such efficiency was – and is today – important, other measures can demonstrate even more potential value for building owners and tenants.

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Siemens


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The Building Operator's Guide

In the wake of the pandemic, building and facility stakeholders are being asked to re-examine their strategies and prepare for a new way of working. Today, expectations among both regulators and occupants are simply different. There will undoubtedly be a new level of scrutiny and demand for many building practices — enhanced sanitation, social distancing, HVAC performance, and so on — that didn’t exist prior to the pandemic.

In this e-guide, we will examine each area and learn how to adapt successfully to new building maintenance and operations practices.

Brought to you by:

Schneider Electric


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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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Lead With Confidence: The 4 Steps That Strengthen Your CMMS Performance

To lead with confidence, you must feel in control of your CMMS system and trust the data it provides.

Does your CMMS yield meaningful performance reports?
Does your staff regularly use this insight to improve productivity?

Get the 4 "No Budget" Steps You Need To Lead Confidently & Maximize CMMS Performance.

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EBI Consulting


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Extending the Reach of PoE Powered Devices

As more and more organizations strive to integrate physical security and building automation systems with their overall IP network, new challenges rise to the surface. Near the top of the list is how to provide power and data connectivity to devices that need to be positioned in locations far from the network hardware. This white paper discusses increased challenges with an expanded network, gives a brief overview of power over Ethernet, and introduces an innovative solution from Berk-Tek to help you take PoE and PoE+ to new distances.

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Berk-Tek


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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