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New York has incentives for energy-efficient building projects
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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently announced its New Construction Program, which provides financial assistance to eligible building owners and leaseholders looking to improve the energy efficiency of their new or substantially renovated buildings. 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

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.
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Systems integration benefits
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The past decade has seen dramatic advances in automation systems and smart devices. With today's IP-connected systems employing a variety of standard protocols and Web services, it is now relatively simple to access and accumulate data produced by the wide range of devices in buildings. As a consequence, the amount of available data per building has grown, and with it in many cases the number of buildings that have to be managed. We find ourselves paradoxically drowning in oceans of data with little or no information to work with. More

Production energy optimization profile
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What are the most important factors that impact energy costs in a production facility? Some of these conditions are permanent, while others change from day to day based, for example, on the production schedule or how hot or cold it is outside. Are costs high due to record productivity or excessive due to such things as downtime or steam leaks? More


Prevent Bearing Failure!

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CPMM Certification in Washington DC area filling fast
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As a plant and facilities maintenance professional, you confront a wider variety of complex issues now than ever before. Earning the Certified Plant Maintenance manager (CPMM) credential will clearly demonstrate to your employer and the industry that you possess in-depth expertise in plant and facilities maintenance management, and it will help you remain current with evolving solutions and technologies in building operations and management. The Association for Facilities Engineering is offering a CPMM Certification Review Course in Herndon, VA (just outside Washington D.C.) from June 22-24. This is the ideal opportunity to gain a highly coveted professional recognition. More

Automation engineering services: In-house or hired out?
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We don't need to tell you that your control systems are one of the most important parts of your plant. What can often come into question for plant managers is how best to implement and maintain those systems. Does it make more sense to have an in-house team of automation engineers, or work with an outside company for automation services? Or maybe you need a combination of both? The right answer to those questions can significantly impact your plant's bottom line. More

Upgrading PLCs
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In mass production manufacturing you either stay current with technology or fall behind the times. By keeping equipment/technology current, manufacturing production increases (making more parts in the same amount of time) and downtime decreases (machines run more during a predetermined time), and this adds value to the manufacturer's bottom line. More


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SPEC Launching Process Engineering Forum
SPEC’s experience solving complex scale-up projects, regulatory compliance issues, and equipment specifications and installations provides a strong basis from which to host an engineering forum. MORE


Limited sponsorship opportunities available for Facilities America Education Forum
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Invest in the future of your company and your profession. Become a Facilities America Education Forum Sponsor! Facilities America is your chance to reach hundreds of decision-makers who manage and operate some of the country's most prominent commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Sponsoring Facilities America is your company's best opportunity to interact with important industry decision-makers, show your support of the industry, highlight your company's brand, enjoy Facilities America website recognition and create a buzz about your company's products and services. To sponsor a reception, facility tour, or one of many other opportunities contact AFE before the program is full. More

The flip side of efficiency
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Sustainability initiatives in industrial facilities tend to look first for ways to reduce consumption. Do an audit, make an assessment, find out where you can make relatively low-cost changes with rapid returns. Document those results to start building credibility and a savings bank account that impresses your bottom line-focused stakeholders and bean-counters. Use that savings bank account to finance bigger projects with longer paybacks. Rinse and repeat. More

TLC: The recipe for success?
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Traditionally, the maintenance and engineering management profession has been associated with replacing like with like and fixing something only when it breaks. Facility executives, building occupants and even the general public rarely perceive the profession as a source of innovation. The design phase generally gets credit for much of a facility's technological innovation. More
 
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