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5 reasons why plant managers should care about PLM
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Product lifecycle management technology provides a central location to manage all of the information associated to a product, automates processes, and provides tracking capabilities to easily capture and resolve issues. With the ability to share information across the enterprise, PLM technology touches many phases of the product design and manufacturing cycle. More




When, where to use displacement ventilation
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When a growing institution needs a new building but has limited space, an underground facility can be an elegant design solution. However, such facilities pose a number of HVAC and air quality challenges. And when the facility is an athletic complex, the challenges become particularly interesting. More

General Mills says 'cheerio' to solid waste
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In 2009, General Mills was named one of the "100 Top Greenest Big Companies in America" by Newsweek. By 2010, General Mills had achieved a 33 percent reduction of its solid waste generation rate over a five-year period. This was more than twice the 15 percent goal that the company had set in fiscal 2005. More

Plastics processor outsources compressed air as the fourth utility
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Outsourcing compressed air as the 4th Utility can be an excellent way to transform a high-cost, inefficient system into a modern system able to reduce the total cost of ownership. Treating compressed air as a true utility and outsourcing the entire process is a growing trend in the industry. More

Security Up, Energy Costs Down
Misawa Air Force Base needed to illuminate one entrance gate that did not have grid power available. Magnaray® W2PT5048 Series instant-on, long-life white lighting, using twin T5 fluorescent two-light arrays, was selected. Consuming a mere 212 total watts each, Magnaray® luminaires save 80% in diesel-generator load powering the lighting. www.magnaray.com. more


Government High Performance Buildings announced in Washington D.C. area
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AFE has announced that the first Government Operators of High Performance Buildings (GOHP) certification preparatory course will be held in Reston, Va., from April 30 - May 3. Jointly created and presented by AFE 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

SAP sustainability update: Energy use grew with revenue in 2011
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For enterprise software company SAP, 2011 was a banner year. Revenue grew 25 percent. "2011 has been our best year ever in terms of business activity," said Rami Branitzky, the firm's senior vice president of sustainability. But unlike in 2010, the company was not able to continue decoupling revenue growth from its emissions during 2011, the company's latest sustainability report shows. SAP's absolute emissions rose 7.4 percent in 2011, which also saw a 25 percent increase in revenue, whereas emissions fell 5.7 percent in 2010 despite a 17 percent rise in revenue. More

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5 ways to boost employee engagement
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What percentage of your employees are "engaged?" Take a guess. A 2011 study of organizations worldwide found that only 31 percent of employees qualify as engaged. This represents a staggering loss for companies: Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost more than $300 billion in lost productivity. Disengaged employees can hurt morale and erode the organization's bottom line. In contrast, engaged employees are more profitable, more customer-focused and easier to retain. More

Sponsorship opportunities now available for Facilities America Education Forum 2012
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The Facilities America Education Forum, one of the fastest growing and respected annual conferences, still has sponsorship opportunities that can help your company build strong connections with hundreds of facilities operations and management professionals. 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 DC building is also scheduled. More information will be posted at www.afe.org soon, or email rstukey@afe.org for more information. More

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VFDs align energy consumption to power needs
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Across industries, variable frequency drives have been used for more than 40 years to save energy and energy costs and reduce wear-and-tear on valuable motor and pump assets. Today, drives are fundamentally used in the same way, but drive technology has evolved and improved — yielding highly compact drives that are better able than ever to reduce energy consumption and improve reliability, while extending equipment life. More

AFE LinkedIn post of the week
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This week's AFE LinkedIn post of the week comes from Shon Isenhour, CMRP, Director of Education for GPAllied in the Charleston, S.C., area, who wrote: "So is it a Planner, a Scheduler or is it a Planner/Scheduler?" To read Shon's post, or post your own question or comment, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

AFE Career Center opportunity of the week: Chief engineer
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Jones Lang LaSalle is seeking a highly qualified Chief Engineer in Denver, Colo. 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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