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Infographic: Creating the perfect facilities management resume
iOffice
Like everything else, there has been a global shift in focus in values over the last decade, as companies realize the value of workforce relationships, preventative maintenance and receding our carbon footprint. This movement has helped facility managers prove their value, making it the fastest-growing profession.
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EPEE: Cooling has an essential role to play
Andrew Gaved
The European Union is very focused on energy. Its recent Energy Union framework set out a series of strategic targets designed both to integrate the region's energy production and reduce its consumption. Regarding the latter, improved energy efficiency is seen as a key platform. In light of the G-7's declared intention to ultimately stop depending on fossil fuels for energy, this element has arguably taken on even more of a significance.
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Up your Twitter game for plumbing marketing
Grow Plumbing
Twitter is one of the fastest-growing social networks. Which makes having a Twitter strategy important for your plumbing marketing. While Twitter can be a little confusing for some it is actually a more simple platform than the more widely used Facebook. It's simplicity is why Twitter is sometimes overlooked. Having a presence on Twitter can definitely be beneficial for your plumbing marketing.
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Going green paying off for Southeast Michigan healthcare facilities
Healthcare Facilities Today
The Healthier Hospitals program encourages hospitals to create a more sustainable business model by reducing energy and water usage, choosing safer and less toxic products, recycling and serving healthier food. Following the program is paying off for Southeast Michigan healthcare facilities, according to an article on the Crains Detroit Business website.
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Efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners coming soon
Energy Manager Today
In early 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy began leading a group of 17 stakeholders in a formal negotiated rulemaking for new energy efficiency standards for commercial rooftop air conditioners. The stakeholders included equipment manufacturers such as Goodman, Rheem and Lennox, as well as contractors, installers and efficiency groups.
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California campus capitalizes on versatility of utility vehicles
Facilitiesnet
Utility vehicles have become essential tools for grounds departments in many institutional and commercial, in large part because they offer managers a valuable benefit: flexibility. The versatile vehicles enable crews to carry a variety of materials and equipment almost anywhere to perform a range of daily tasks.
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For smart buildings to grow, IT and building automation players need to work together
Greentech Media
The evolution of smart buildings has been painfully slow over the last 25 years. But we are now on the threshold of realizing a fully automatic system that could control all the building services without the intervention of humans. This we call the building internet of things. The BIOT industry is currently being driven by players in IT and the communications industry.
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Cyber-risk in commercial real estate
Facility Executive Magazine
Retail, travel, and hospitality, and the financial services industries have been plagued with cyberattack incidents. In contrast, the CRE sector considers itself to be relatively less at risk from a potential cyberattack. This is because CRE firms typically maintain relatively less consumer personally identifiable information and valuable intellectual property directly on their own technology systems.
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