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Merging HVAC and lighting controls
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Manage both HVAC and lighting from a single controller for a more cost-effective and scalable BAS. HVAC and lighting controllers are different products based on different technologies, which is why they are distinct. 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

Could the rapid move to smart cities provide the next smart grid stimulus?
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Numerous municipalities around the world see the smart city concept as the key to making them better places to live, work and grow — so much so that the market for relevant technologies and services is expected to grow from $8 billion in 2010 to $39 billion by 2016, for a cumulative spend of $116 billion in that time frame. That's the word from ABI Research. More

Hospital includes sophisticated electrical system
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To meet the demands of a growing population, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., embarked on a new 12-story, 245-bed replacement hospital in 2004. The need for adequate space was a primary concern when master-planning the new facilities. More

What's your shade of green?
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Are you light, superficial green? Or are you dark, committed green? For instance, anyone can put a variable-speed drive on pumps, fans and other rotating equipment—and almost everyone should, but that's only a good beginning. More

New technologies require life-cycle-cost analysis
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As advances in technology arrive faster than maintenance and engineering managers can possibly keep up, an important step in determining which technologies to incorporate into institutional and commercial facilities understand the financial impact of any particular product or system. More

Part 2: Three Ways to Evaluate Life-Cycle Costs

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LEED-ing the way
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Chicago tops the nation in green building projects. It makes sense the city dyes its river on St. Paddy's Day — Chicago is green city. The U.S. Green Building Council recently noted that the Emerald, or, Windy City has the highest number of square feet of LEED-certified green building projects nationally with 71 million square feet. More

Report: Stored energy in commercial buildings set for rapid growth
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Energy storage in commercial buildings is poised for significant growth, driven by market momentum toward greater energy efficiency, the proliferation of smart grid technologies, and the growth of renewable energy installations, according to a report by Pike Research. More

The role of the facility manager in sustainable building design
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Owners are now recognizing that the facility manager has an essential role in the success of a sustainable facility over the life of the building, which demands his or her participation at the very beginning of any design process, especially a sustainable design solution. More

Vegetative roofing: Bringing forgotten square footage back to life
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Ask any real estate agent in a major city what their clients' desire most when it comes to living spaces, and nearly every one of them will give you the same answer: a penthouse with a rooftop garden. Despite the demand for outdoor spaces in the residential real estate market, rooftops were often the forgotten square footage of commercial buildings, even in major cities like New York.  More

Fayetteville, N.C., CPMM Review Class participants plan to reward hard work with beach visit
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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 a little more relaxed in summer, so many facilities professionals are able to take a few days to take our Certification courses," said Joel Leonard, an AFE Certification Instructor who is conducting a CPMM Review Course in Fayetteville, N.C., from Aug. 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 plan to complete the CPMM Review Course in Fayetteville, and then—as a reward for their hard work—take a break by driving to world famous North Carolina beaches only a few hours away. Register for the CPMM Review Class today—and remember to pack your sandals! More

AFE LinkedIn group site discussion of the week
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The AFE LinkedIn discussion of the week comes from David Schurk, LEED AP., DES., who wrote: "How can Engineers and Building Owners Keep Their Building Dry With all this Heat and Humidity?" 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 project manager in Boston
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The Museum of Science is seeking a highly qualified Facilities Project Manager for its facility in Boston. Visit the AFE Career Center for this and other exciting career opportunities. More

Facilities America and Certification Scholarships available
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AFE Foundation Certification and Facilities America scholarships are available to enable facility professionals, associates and educators who may not otherwise be able to attend Facilities America or a face-to-face AFE certification training and testing program. Applications for both the Facilities America and AFE Certification grants must be post-marked by Aug. 1. Applicants will be notified of results by email. More

AFE Chapter Awards in Las Vegas:
Deadline for nominations is Aug. 15

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AFE's Chapter Awards recognize chapter best practices and honors the volunteers who help to enhance the value of AFE membership by providing quality local programs and services. Recipients are honored each year during AFE's annual conference. Call for Nominations deadline is Aug. 15. More

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