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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 is understanding the financial impact of any particular product or system. More

Part 2: Three Ways to Evaluate Life-Cycle Costs

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

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

Specifying fire sprinkler systems
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Specifications for fire sprinkler systems are the written descriptions of the needs, desires, and concerns of the building owner with respect to the use of its building and how the sprinkler system needs to perform. In the ideal situation, specifications are written by an engineer after meeting with the building owner, upon understanding how the owner is going to use the building and what will be put into the building. More

Fayetteville, N.C., CPMM Review Class participants 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 improve their jobs skills and enhance their career," said Joel Leonard, an AFE Certification instructor who is conducting a CPMM Review Course in Fayetteville, N.C., from Aug. 22-24. "After earning your CPMM, you can reward yourself by driving to world famous North Carolina beaches only a few hours away." More

Removal of non-condensable gases, air is critical in a steam system
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Air and non-condensable gases are major problems in a steam system. Both can cause production problems for a steam system's operation and performance. More

Solar program aims to install more PV on commercial buildings
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Plenty of attention across the country has been given to large-scale solar installations and residential solar installations. But smaller-scale commercial applications aren't getting as much attention. At the Intersolar conference in San Francisco the city unveiled its Solar@Work campaign to put more solar on commercial buildings through a group purchasing discount program. More

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General window maintenance tips: What to look for
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Why do windows need regular maintenance? Consider the environment in which windows function. They are subject to extreme temperature differences — as much as 75 degrees or more. The weather may be extremely dry for part of the year, then wet and humid. Windows must withstand high winds and exposure to ultraviolet light. More

The green gap: Where's the green in your data center
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"Green" is a widely recognized, liberally utilized term to connote environmental responsibility, including its application to buildings for qualities like energy efficiency and low carbon footprint. More

Wisconsin hospital uses energy-efficient boiler
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St. Elizabeth Hospital, part of Affinity Health System, in Appleton, Wis., is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. to achieve an energy performance rating in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide, earning them the prestigious Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More

California Carpet Law intended to boost recycling
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California consumer support is needed to ensure the success of a new carpet stewardship law that aims to increase the recycling of carpet into new products, preserve landfill space, reduce dependency on fossil fuels, and create green jobs in California communities. 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 of the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio) 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

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 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: Do you like working as a chief building engineer or facility O&M specialist or manager? If so, what about your job do you enjoy most?" More

AFE Career opportunity of the week: Lean manufacturing engineer in Mountain Lakes, N.J.
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Deluxe Corporation is seeking a highly qualified Lean Manufacturing Engineer for its facility in Mountain Lakes, N.J., a short drive from Manhattan theaters and restaurants. Visit the AFE Career Center for this and other exciting career opportunities. More

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