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10 ways to save water in commercial buildings
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Commercial buildings are made up of many systems that rely on water. With today's desire to design green systems, the engineer's goal has become not only to provide a functional design, but also to keep usage and energy savings in mind. With or without the need to achieve U.S. Green Building Council LEED points, water conservation can be incorporated into a design, even if it is just at the fixture level. More

In the plant: The green balancing act
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In order to create an efficient and sustainable operation, an organization must recruit and retain employees with a spirit of innovation and be willing to provide an atmosphere where continuous improvement is valued. By implementing this approach, an organization can create a foundation that will facilitate the development of best practices in manufacturing while motivating employees to find the latest sustainable solutions and technologies. More

BIM for both commercial, residential
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The value of building information modeling (BIM) extends from commercial to residential and across the world. The technologies associated with BIM provide a way to complete projects in a much shorter timeframe as well as a method to address challenges such as difficult soil conditions. More

Eight Lights Are Better Than One
Magnaray® W8PY5048 Serieseight stacked energy-conserving outdoor cantilevered twin T5 luminaires, in a unique V-shaped pole-mounted array. Uniform-distribution out- and downward-aimed lamps, two per luminaire, operate with 89% white-light efficiency, sharp cut-off, no wasted light. Each lighthead consumes just 53 watts per lamp, 424 watts in each four-head array. more

Sponsorship opportunities available for Facilities America Education Forum 2012
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Sponsorship opportunities are now available for The Facilities America Education Forum, fast becoming one of the largest and most well-respected annual conference and exposition in the country. The event will be held September 10-12 in Washington, D.C., and will include dozens of education sessions on topics essential interest for facilities professionals. A facility tour of a world-famous Washington, D.C., building is also scheduled. More information about Facilities America will be posted at soon, or email for more information about sponsorships and booth space.

Google and DOD on leading the charge for better buildings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The drive to make buildings greener has been spearheaded by some unusual sources, including the Department of Defense, which is applying new technology to its 300,000 buildings worldwide, and Google, which is focused on transforming its offices to improve employee health and productivity. More

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LEED 2012 anticipated changes
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One of the long-time criticisms of the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system has been its inability to track and enforce building operational efficiencies post-occupancy and post-certification. Since its inception in 2000, the rating system's credits mainly have addressed the design of a facility and its projected energy savings, while more recent versions have included measurement and verification credits in an attempt to bridge this gap. More

First Government High Performance Buildings classes to be held in Washington, D.C. area
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The first in a series of Government Operators of High Performance Buildings certification preparatory courses will be held in Reston, Va., (near Washington, D.C.) from April 30 - May 3. Jointly created and presented by the Association for Facilities Engineering and the Association of Energy Engineers, the program is designed to provide training in energy management, sustainability, and operations and maintenance for government personnel and contractors operating government high performance buildings. More

Prevent Bearing Failure!

The major cause of premature bearing failure is lubrication related. With an Ultraprobe, YOU can prevent over lubrication and lubrication starvation by monitoring, identifying, and treating bearings in need of lubrication. Learn How Here.

Smog-eating roof tiles
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The bad news is — The American Lung Association cites numerous health concerns and conditions caused by smog. This includes premature births, infant deaths, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergies, asthma, lower lung function, premature death, lung cancer, heart disease and heart attacks. The good news is — it's now possible for a roof to reduce these harmful, disease-causing pollutants from the air. More

AFE LinkedIn post of the week
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This week's AFE LinkedIn post of the week comes from Robert Bender, who wrote: Denny Hydrick, AFE Northeastern Regional V.P. will be attending AFE Cigar Classic VII. Come and meet him March 23 at the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge from 7:30-11:30 p.m. More

AFE Career Center opportunity of the week
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Trinity Church in Boston, Mass., is seeking a highly qualified facilities supervisor. For more information about this exciting opportunity, or to view hundreds of other facilities-oriented career opportunities throughout the United States and Canada, visit the AFE Career Center. More
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