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Places to look for energy losses in commercial buildings
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Data from millions of businesses, institutions and manufacturers show that sustainability issues fall into four main categories: rising energy costs, growing disposal costs, limited water supply and health concerns over the quality of indoor air. More

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New generation of wood highrises set to take shape
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A new generation of high-rise commercial and institutional wood buildings is planned for British Columbia in the next couple of years. The buildings will feature engineered wood products, such as cross laminated timber, laminated veneer lumber and laminated strand lumber. More

Four Heads Are Better Than One

Magnaray® W4PY5096 Seriesfour 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, 828 watts in each four-head array.

Last chance to register for Government High Performance Buildings Operations course
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Space is still available for the first Government Operators of High Performance Buildings certification preparatory course to be held in Reston, Va., from April 30 - May 3. Jointly created and presented by AFE and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), 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

Go below the surface to monitor motor temperature
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"We had a motor rewound, and now that it's back in service, it's running hot. The frame is getting so hot that we can't put our hands on it. Did the service center rewind the motor incorrectly?" Has this ever happened to you? After installing a freshly rewound motor, your maintenance crew tells you it's running hot. Although no design change was involved and the test results look good, you're on the verge of calling the service center to demand another rewind. More


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Healthier buildings for healthier occupants
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It is estimated that people spend at least 90 percent of their lives indoors. Much of this indoor time may be spent working inside of an airtight office building without operable windows, where exposure to air pollutants is significantly greater as compared to being outdoors. More

Spring cleaning for your facilities? 4 smart things you should do    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Facility management is undergoing a significant process of evolution and transformation. The days when the facilities management or engineering group was housed in a small office in the basement next to the elevator mechanical room are long gone. More

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Survey finds bipartisan US support for cleaner energy
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Suggesting that results of its recent survey indicate that the U.S. government is out of step, the Civil Society Institute asserts, "The common wisdom is wrong: There is no political 'fault line' that divides Americans along party lines when it comes to clean energy issues and solutions." More

The US Environmental Protection Agency arrives at limits for Askarel
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created by Congress in 1970. Within just a few years, the EPA began to study reports of ill effects in humans who had come into skin contact with, or had inhaled fumes from Askarel fluids, and studied incidents of genetic disorders where Askarel had entered into the human food chain.  More

AFE Career Center Opportunity of the Week
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Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., is seeking a highly qualified associate director of facilities operations. 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 Shon Isenhour, CMRP, 2nd Director of Education for GPAllied in the Charleston, S.C., area. "What do helicopter PMs have to do with improving your Preventive Maintenance Strategy?" Shon wrote. To read his entire post, or to share your own comment with nearly 3,000 facilities professionals, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

Region Chapter 6/Chapter 38 Southern California Facilities Expo
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Visit with AFE members from Region 6 and Chapter 38 at AFE Booth #214 while attending the Southern California Facilities Expo, May 16 - 17, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. This Expo is a broad based facilities event with an emphasis on green buildings that features FREE educational sessions and an exhibit floor showcasing the latest products and services in the industry. For more information, contact Rene Hernandez, email AFE Region 6 Chair at More
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