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Organizations increasing investment in data center facilities
Facility Executive
Despite increased investment in cloud and co-location providers, 87 percent of data center operators surveyed from North America and Europe are maintaining or increasing their data center facility spending, with 25 percent expecting to increase spending over the next 90 days, according to 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenters Q2 2015 quarterly survey.
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Survey: Managers tackle growing regulatory compliance challenges
Facilitiesnet
As maintenance and engineering managers continue to face pressing daily challenges such as cost containment and staffing, regulatory compliance ranks high on their priority lists, and this emphasis only figures to increase over the next year, according to a new survey. Managers responding to a Facility Maintenance Decisions survey on regulatory compliance offered their insights about the future of regulatory compliance and its impact on their departments.
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DOE recognizes US organizations for cutting parking facility lighting energy use by 60 percent
FMLink
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance's Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign recently recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting technologies, not only cutting energy costs but enhancing safety and improve working conditions for customers, tenants and employees.
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Using a 2nd language to land the job
Stefano Tromba
As the economy continues to slowly improve and unemployment levels drop, more and more job seekers are finding the task of getting hired less daunting. The unemployment rate in the United States was down to 5.5 percent in May — nearly half of what it was five years ago at 9.6 percent in May of 2010. This trend signals a slow, yet steadily growing confidence in the economy and a positive future outlook from many companies.
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New solar cell can store energy at night
BUILDINGS
While solar arrays provide renewable energy at a low cost, one major drawback associated with many common systems is their inability to store energy, meaning they're only capable of producing and supplying power when the sun is out. To remedy this issue, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a photo-electrochemical flow cell made of vanadium that allows a large amount of solar energy to be stored at night or when the sky is cloudy.
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Water efficiency is new focus in high performance
Facilitiesnet
Most facilities have, for some time, regarded water use as a secondary concern to energy use. But that is starting to change for a number of reasons, including drought and more awareness of how water efficiency can boost the bottom line. These days, facility managers are looking to water as the next area of focus in high-performance, and a key part of that effort in getting a more detailed picture of how the water is being used.
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EPA recognizes combined heat and power projects, encourages other facilities to consider
Facility Executive
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award for superior performance of their CHP systems. CHP captures the heat produced when electricity is generated and uses that heat — which would otherwise be wasted — to efficiently provide space heating, cooling, hot water and steam for commercial, institutional and industrial use.


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Down the Drain: New white paper from sloan examines PERC study results
Contractor Magazine
Sloan has issued a new white paper that discusses the results of the PERC I (The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition) study: Down the Drain. By carefully controlling certain variables, the PERC I study sought to learn how drain lines react and which of these variables impact performance significantly while other variables do not.
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