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Security trends: Security and access control
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So much has changed in the security industry over the last decade, it's hard to know whether it's chiefly because of 9/11, the meteoric advances in technology, or the facility management profession's growing sophistication with — and demand for — the latest and greatest technology. It's likely a combination of all three, but regardless of the cause, facility managers need to keep up with the constantly evolving realities of security and access control in a world that demands and deserves only the best. More

Sponsorship opportunities 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 Sept. 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 Wahington, D.C., building is also scheduled. More information will be posted at soon, or email for more information.

Energy use in manufacturing down 10 percent in 4 years
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Energy consumption in the U.S. manufacturing sector fell from 21,098 trillion Btu (tBtu) in 2006 to 19,062 tBtu in 2010, a decline of almost 10 percent, based on preliminary estimates released from the 2010 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey, a quadrennial report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More

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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

Report finds: Building Energy Ratings Policy would save $18 billion, create 59,000 jobs by 2020
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A national building energy rating and disclosure policy would cut energy costs by over $18 billion through 2020, and create more than 59,000 net new jobs in that time, a study from the Institute for Market Transformation finds. More


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The carbon economy has arrived; are you ready?
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Green IT is now a reality. Organizations both large and small are embracing technology to help reach their sustainability goals. Integrating an enterprise resource planning solution with carbon accounting software aids in a company's efforts to better track, manage and reduce its overall carbon footprint. More

Motion system integration, 3 overlooked points
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What are the top three points engineers overlook in motion system integration? Three overlooked areas involve mechanical and electrical integration (mechatronics), scalability, and using one architecture for motion system integration. More

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Turning compliance into innovation and profit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Few businesspeople like the word "regulation," but some companies are netting some unexpected benefits from it. In the process of gathering the data they need to comply with all of the state and federal laws, international legislation and the demands of modern-day sustainability reporting, companies are finding new ways to improve their products and even boost their profit. More

AFE Career Center Opportunity of the Week: Assistant director of facilities
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Tompkins County is looking for an assistant director of facilities in Ithaca, N.Y., known worldwide for its breathtaking scenery and outstanding universities, including Cornell and Ithaca College. 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

AFE LinkedIn Post of the Week
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This week's AFE LinkedIn Post of the Week comes from Chris H., Assistant Global Energy Solutions Manager in the St. Louis area, who wrote:"Sometimes energy savings can be realized by making better use of technology that's already in place. Microsoft tested this theory by deploying and testing software solutions in 13 buildings that ranged from 20 years old to almost new. The result? Annual cost savings of over $1 million." More
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