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Climate change: HVAC systems and energy efficiency
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For decades HVAC has been the predominant end-all be-all of perceived comfort. However, even with HVAC systems there are fluctuations in air temperature, comfort and productivity. Administrators at educational facilities are attentive to the comfort needs of their students as it is a direct correlation to academic and athletic success. 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

Registration for Facilities America Conference heats up as summer progresses
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This summer has been a scorcher in many parts of the country, but the heat hasn't stopped facilities professionals from registering in record numbers for the Facilities America Conference—to be held in conjunction with the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo—Oct. 11-12 at the Mirage Hotel Events Center in Las Vegas. The combined events will give attendees their choice of more than 70 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. CPMM and CPS Review Courses—designed help facilities professionals achieve the widely-recognized "AFE Certified" designation—will be held in conjunction with the Facilities America. Register for Facilities America today! More

'Superelastic' alloy could help buildings resist earthquakes
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Materials scientists at Tokyo University have developed a 'superelastic' metal alloy that can resume its original shape after deformation even over a wide range of temperatures. The alloy could be used in the supporting beams of tall buildings to make them more earthquake resistant. More

CPMM Review Class scheduled for Fayetteville Technical Community College, close to N.C. beaches
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"Summer time, and the living is easy," are the words of a popular song—but for many facilities workers, it's also a time to take a few days to participate in AFE's popular CPMM Review Class, one of three AFE Certifications that helps facilities workers earn an average of $7,000 a year more than their uncertified peers. "At some types of facilities, things are often a little more relaxed at work, so many facilities professionals are able to take a few days to take our Certification courses," Joel Leonard, an AFE Certification Instructor who is conducting a CPMM Review Course in Fayetteville, N.C., from August 22-24. "Completion of the CPMM demonstrates that the participant possesses knowledge of concepts including 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." But Leonard noted that summer is also about "living easy"—and so he has been getting numerous calls from facilities professionals who complete the CPMM Review Course in Fayetteville, and then—as a reward for their hard work—take a break by driving to world famous Myrtle Beach, only an hour away. More

Daylighting advantages and disadvantages
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Daylighting is one environmentally responsible strategy garnering corporate interest. The problem is that as a new technology, the advantages and disadvantages of daylighting aren't yet well understood by facility managers. More

Web site to help explain OSHA recordkeeping rules
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has added an interactive web tool to help users determine whether injuries and illnesses are work-related and recordable under the OSHA Recordkeeping rules to their library of elaws. More

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Large-scale LEED certifications launched for existing facilities
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The U.S. Green Building Council has launched the LEED Volume Program for Operations and Maintenance that puts into standard practice large-scale green building certifications for existing facilities. More

New facility to help UNT prepare green-collar workforce, conduct advanced research in green building
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The University of North Texas is leading the charge to produce a quality green-collar workforce by building a state-of-the-art Zero Energy Research Laboratory, where students and faculty will get first-hand experience with sustainable energy technologies for the future. More

President Obama announces expansion of Skills for America's Future initiative
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At Northern Virginia Community College, President Obama announced a major expansion of Skills for America's Future, an industry led initiative to dramatically improve industry partnerships with community colleges and build a nation-wide network to maximize workforce development strategies, job training programs and job placements. More

The last frontier of building systems
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For those most familiar with HVAC controls, lighting controls, security systems, IT networks, specialty systems, etc., the monitoring of steel, concrete and other inert materials as opposed to active equipment may sound a bit ridiculous or unnecessary. More

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