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Using thermography to uncover hidden problems
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Thermography can be used to identify and analyze thermal anomalies for the purposes of condition monitoring of machines. These thermal anomalies are usually caused by such mechanisms as operation, improper lubrication, misalignment, worn components or mechanical loading anomalies. More

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Facilities America registration now open — special early bird rates
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Facilities America, the Association for Facilities Engineering's Education Forum, is now open for registration. Facilities America is fast becoming the most well-respected annual conference and exposition for facility engineering, operation, management and related professions in the world. Highlights of Facilities America 2012 include hot topic educational sessions on critical facilities, environmental and air quality, career development and sustainability and high performance buildings. Tours of the Smithsonian museums, Leadership Development Institute and Capitol Hill Advocacy Day are just a few of the events you won't want to miss. Remaining spaces are extremely limited, so early registration is a must! More

Energy efficiency blueprint?
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Soon, maintenance and engineering managers are likely to have a blueprint for energy efficiency. Well, they'll have blueprint for a blueprint, at least. The blueprint will come thanks to the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010, which was enacted in December 2010. The act requires that within 18 months of enactment, the General Services Administration must identify the essential skills and training front-line technicians in federal facilities need to be able to operate and maintain buildings energy efficiently. More

Upscale Recycling bins by T2

T2 Site Amenities offers the widest selection of upscale recycling bins for lobbies, meeting spaces, offices and outdoors. Many available with casters for easy mobility. Amazing planters, benches and bike racks also available.

Is this the world's smartest, greenest building?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is no surprise that an eclectic and progressive city like San Francisco would be home to the smartest green building in the world. The newly constructed San Francisco Public Utility Commission, which provides retail drinking water, waste-water and green hydroelectric and solar power services to Bay Area municipalities, has raised the bar quite high for energy efficiency and sustainability. More

The Key to Improving Your Availability is FRACAS — AFE Webinar May 17
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Before you can make meaningful improvements to equipment reliability and availability, you have to collect all the pertinent information in a manner that makes it available for analysis. Part of the problem is capturing it from the trades, part is in capturing it in real time, and part is capturing it in a useable format. You then have to analyze that data to find a way to keep the event from happening again. In this session, you will see how to take a problem step-by-step from event initiation through solution implementation and learn simple ways to improve data capture, how to store it and how to use it. You'll learn a simple, step-by-step method of failure analysis and management, how to collect good data about your failures, analyze the data to find out what caused the failure, develop a solution that will prevent the failure from reoccurring, develop a procedure to apply the solution, and how to implement the procedure. More


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Engineering project management: How Microsoft SharePoint and dashboards can help
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Engineers can better control projects by using dashboards created with Microsoft SharePoint, explained Rick Rietz, Director of Consulting Services, DMC Inc., Chicago, speaking at the 2012 CSIA Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. More

AFE to exhibit at ASHE's 49th Annual Conference
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The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) welcomes AFE to exhibit and participate in its 49th Annual Conference, July 15 -18 in San Antonio. Eric Herrera, regional vice president of AFE Region 9 brought this event to the attention of AFE. As an employee of Methodist Hospital in Houston, Eric expressed the importance of being active in both AFE and ASHE and the potential synergy between the two organizations. AFE looks forward to participating in the conference and to establishing a lasting partnership with ASHE that will help both associations to build upon the services already provided to members. More

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3 steps to improve indoor air quality
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Maintaining good indoor air quality is one of the most important aspects of facility maintenance because it directly affects the health, productivity and comfort of building occupants. Even modern, well-ventilated buildings can have poor indoor air quality. In fact, both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization recognize "Sick Building Syndrome" and "Building-Related Illness" as serious conditions occurring from new and remodeled buildings worldwide. More

Metal oxides vital to green energy
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Harnessing the energy of sunlight can be as simple as tuning the optical and electronic properties of metal oxides at the atomic level by making an artificial crystal or super-lattice "sandwich." More

Net Zero Transit Center uses geothermal, solar, biomass
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A newly opened Boston transit hub promises to achieve net-zero energy through geothermal, solar and wood biomass power. Engineering firm Arup built the $15.4 million John W. Olver Transit Center, which will be home to a bus terminal, the Franklin Regional Transit Authority and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. More
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