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Services & Maintenance: Solutions for pest birds
Today's Facility Manager    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Birds cause problems for facility managers when they perch on ledges and sills and dive bomb entryways. They roost in open air spaces and deface building contents while rendering working areas unhealthy and unpleasant. 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

Climate change: HVAC systems and energy efficiency    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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

Earthquake soil effects study could improve buildings
Georgia Institute of Technology via Newswise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Japan's March 11 Tohoku earthquake is among the strongest ever recorded, and because it struck one of the world's most heavily instrumented seismic zones, this natural disaster is providing scientists with a treasure trove of data on rare magnitude 9 earthquakes. More

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First LEED Platinum Certification awarded for multi-family residential apartments
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The Blair Towns apartment in Silver Spring, Md., have become the first multi-family residential project to be certified LEED Platinum under the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance ratings system by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

AFE selects Talisa Thomas-Hall as director of membership and operations
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The Association for Facilities Engineering has appointed Talisa Thomas-Hall as its new director of membership and operations, with primary focuses on serving as staff liaison to chapters and regions and improving member relations. More

New Jersey rising skyline presents new challenges to its firefighters
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Next year, Atlantic City, N.J., skyline will grow taller with the completion of Revel's 710-foot casino — 200 feet higher than Harrah's, which is now the city's tallest building. Only the 781-foot Goldman Sachs Building in Jersey City will be taller in the state. The towering plans raise the question: Can the city's fire department handle a blaze on the highest floors of a structure that size? More

New York City's solar power push
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Nearly 80 percent of the one million rooftops in New York City are suitable for solar power. If every one of those roofs had solar panels, when the sun shines the brightest the city could get half its electricity from solar power. More

The challenges of lighting maintenance and retrofits
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For many facility owners and occupiers, the path to the financial rewards of planned lighting maintenance programs and energy-efficient lighting upgrades is encumbered with significant challenges. More

Compressed air efficiency opportunities in the plastics industry
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As in most industrial categories, compressed air is critical to the operations of a plastics plant whether it is blow molding, injection molding or other processes. The opportunities to improve supply side (compressor room) efficiency are similar to all industrial compressed air systems, but are even more prevalent in some plastics facilities, especially blow molding. More

Nominations deadline approaching for AFE Chapter Awards in Las Vegas
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The Aug. 15 deadline to make a nomination for the AFE Chapter Awards at Facilities America in Las Vegas is fast approaching. AFE's Chapter Awards recognize chapter best practices and honor 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. More

Fayetteville, NC, CPMM Review Class designed to enhance career prospects in location near beaches, mountains
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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 and mountains, each only a few hours from Fayetteville," Joel noted. 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. 15. 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 LaMar Davis 3rd, assistant vice president at Provena Health, who responded to Roy Nation's post with these words: "I enjoy the daily challenges, both technical and personal, I experience every day (as a facilities engineer). I also like to see the positive results we can have regarding energy efficiency, sustainability and contributing to the overall safety of our occupants." More

AFE Career opportunity of the week: Lean manufacturing engineer in Mountain Lakes, NJ
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A leading truck company is seeking a highly qualified facility engineer for its operation in Renton, Wash. Visit the AFE Career Center for this and other exciting career opportunities. More

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