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Proper lubrication plays a role in energy efficiency
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Many factors come into play when selecting a lubricant, including the projected life of a gearbox, its seals, and the desired performance of the gearbox within an application. As manufacturers continue to push the limits of machine performance to increase productivity and reduce downtime for greater customer satisfaction, suppliers are called upon to offer increasingly creative solutions. More

Air Handler Refurbishment: 5 Keys to Success

Refurbishing air handling units can be a daunting task so take some tips from the experts. AQUIS has successfully refurbished over 1,000 air handlers nationwide ranging in both size and complexity. Based on our experience, we have compiled these recommendations to ensure that your next refurbishment project goes as planned. MORE


Will regulators' hard work during 'Great Recession' hobble construction industry recovery?
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As the construction industry recovers from the Great Recession, and more builders resume operations, many will discover a changed world. That's because while time may have slowed for builders in recent years, governmental, regulatory and professional entities have been busily honing and adopting a new range of green building codes and standards that are changing their industry. More

Registration continues at record pace for Facilities America Conference
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As the Facilities America Conference approaches, the record pace of registration continues unabated for the event scheduled for Oct. 11-12, at the Mirage Hotel Events Center in Las Vegas. Facilities America will again be held in conjunction with the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo, and the combined events will give attendees their choice of more than 50 education sessions, networking events (including the AFE Awards Ceremony and a facility tour) and previews of the latest time and energy saving technologies and services from hundreds of vendors. Register today! More

Carpet installation procedures: Best practices to follow
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Improper carpet installation can bedevil facility managers for years. Getting a carpet installation project right is the foundation for long carpet life. But getting carpet installation right means understanding some rules about carpet installation procedures. More

Institute to hold hearing on commercial building data needs: Building industry input wanted
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The National Institute of Building Sciences will hold a hearing in Washington, D.C., to gather input from building industry participants about their commercial building data needs. The hearing is in response to recent news that the Energy Information Administration  will not release the results of its 2007 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey or complete its 2011 Survey. More

Project Amp will be largest rooftop solar project in US history
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An effort known as Project Amp aims to install solar panels on industrial buildings across the U.S. and feed the electricity generated into the nation's power grid. The project, which has just received a conditional $1.4 billion loan commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy, would be the largest rooftop solar project in U.S. history and could generate up to 733 megawatts of energy — nearly as much power as that generated by all the photovoltaics installed in the U.S. in 2010. More

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Calculating the true savings when reducing air system pressure
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Energy conservation measures associated with compressed air have received a significant amount of attention over the years, mostly due to a reasonably short financial return compared with other energy consuming equipment. Over time many of the corrective actions put forward to reduce compressed air energy consumption have been simplified with the intention of encouraging action. More

Managers need to lead, guide, direct
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Every manager has wanted to be a fly on the wall when front-line-technicians are in the field. It is tempting to want to monitor these situations to find out just what employees do and say all day long. That desire is the basis of the television show "Undercover Boss," where company executives disguise themselves as ordinary employees and work as trainees. More

UT Arlington's new Engineering Research Building wins LEED Gold
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The building, covering an area of 234,000 square feet, has been designed by the Dallas wing of Austin-based architecture firm PageSoutherlandPage. It comprises Computer Science and Engineering and Bioengineering departments and houses space for research teams from varied academic sectors. More

CPMM Review Class schedule for Fayetteville Technical Community College
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A CPMM Review Class has been scheduled in Fayetteville, N.C., from August 22-24. The CPMM program is the fastest-growing and most prestigious designation of its kind. Those who successfully complete this program — as proven by passing a comprehensive examination — have up-to-date, useful knowledge of concepts such as maintenance management, preventive maintenance, inventory and procurement, work orders, work flow, planning and scheduling, computerized maintenance management, total productive maintenance, maintenance financials and return on investment. More

AFE LinkedIn group site discussion of the week
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The AFE LinkedIn discussion of the week comes from Roy Nation, manager of Preconstruction Services at J. F. Ahern Co., who wrote: "Registration is now open for the Facilities America Conference, Oct. 11-12, at the Mirage Hotel Events Center in Las Vegas. Facilities America 2011 will once again be held in conjunction with the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo." Join the AFE LinkedIn group site to participate in this and other discussions of interest to facilities professionals. More

AFE Career opportunity of the week: Facilities Engineer in Renton, Wash.
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The Kenworth Truck Company is seeking a highly qualified Facilities Engineer for its operations in Renton, Wash. More
 

 
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