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10 trends for smarter buildings
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For years buildings — from large commercial office space to factories to homes — have delivered loads of real time data on everything from energy use, to internal temperature, to water use. But in the past there haven't been that many tools to capture and crunch all that data into useful information. 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.

Effective alarm management requires planning, maintenance
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Every year existing HMI/SCADA systems are upgraded. Engineers update control systems seeking new technology or better support. HMI screens are ported or redrawn, storage methods are configured, and security roles are created. With new technology HMI screens become more effective through consolidation of information and enhanced visualization. Storage becomes smarter by utilizing advanced algorithms to store data faster and make it more accessible for data mining. More

Furniture trends: The green scene
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Promoting green products and practices across all areas of a building remains an important item on facility managers' checklists. To that end, fms are continuing to prioritize recycling programs both to benefit the environment and to meet goals for sustainability. More

Prevent Bearing Failure!

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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.
Fail-Safe solid aluminum photoluminescent EXIT sign is a problem solver and pays for itself. Sign is pvc-free, uses no power, batteries, bulbs, protective cages, or wiring and is inherently explosion proof. Significantly less cost in new construction; qualifies for LEED points; reduced inspection, maintenance and operating costs forever. Listed and usable under building codes and NFPA®.

Implementing wireless solutions for industrial communication applications
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With today's diverse industrial application operations and procedures, manufacturers are turning to wireless networks for their communication requirements. Wireless networks allow robust monitoring and control, even in remote and harsh applications or classified areas. More

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


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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

US DOE announces first product to meet its 'Rooftop Unit Challenge'
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The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Daikin McQuay's Rebel rooftop unit system is the first to meet its Rooftop Unit (RTU) Challenge. Five manufacturers — Daikin McQuay, Carrier, Lennox, 7AC Technologies and Rheem — are participating in this challenge to commercialize highly efficient commercial air conditioners that satisfy a DOE-issued specification for energy savings and performance. More

Winning app helps commercial buildings get ENERGY STAR benchmark
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Melon, an app that simplifies the process of getting an ENERGY STAR benchmark for a commercial building, was one of the big winners in the U.S. government's Energy for Apps competition 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
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