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CDC: Most Legionnaire's disease deaths tied to plumbing systems
CBS News
As New York City struggles to contain an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, two new U.S. government reports show the bacteria that causes the potentially deadly illness can take root in a myriad of water sources. Those sources can include poorly maintained hot tubs, water fountains and cooling towers, the researchers said.
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Perimeter security market driven by rising number of intrusions, losses
FMLink
A new report from research provider MarketsandMarkets analyzes the global market for perimeter security, which refers to an organization's capability to monitor its premises and protect its premises from any intrusion. The rising intrusion rate has caused organizations to look for solutions that are not only able to manage these intrusions in real time, but also inform the organization of a particular intrusion, enabling them to take actions to mitigate these intrusions.
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The lowly lightbulb outshines solar and wind on US power grids
Bloomberg
Utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency is the easiest: Just change your lightbulbs. The nation's largest grid, serving more than 61 million customers from Washington to Chicago, is revising its demand forecasts after recognizing that better lighting has undercut its projections.
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How empowering employees creates a more engaged workforce
iOffice
Using FM software has many advantages; the most obvious being its ability to augment managements' metrics gathering and decision-making processes. Space management, asset or inventory tracking, service request processing and office moves are just some of the areas in which managerial processes can be improved.
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Understanding new regulations for energy-efficient buildings
Archita Datta Majumdar
The focus toward more energy efficiency in all aspects of life is important, as is the debate about the best steps to get to that point. One of the key areas is buildings, where both construction and usage have to be carefully planned and monitored. Energy efficiency is a journey, and we cannot take our foot off the gas pedal, lest we drive into major power wastage. The latest energy efficiency legislation — The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, H.R. 2126 — that has recently been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives is a significant step forward.
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How the Clean Power Plan would work
GreenBiz
The Clean Power Plan announced by President Barack Obama on Aug. 3 sets the first limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's largest source of the pollution driving dangerous climate change. We are already seeing the impacts of climate change in extreme weather, drought, wildfires, floods and many other disruptions to the world we depend on. Limiting carbon pollution from the nation's power plants is the single biggest step we can take to fight climate chaos.
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Research provides guidance to clean plumbing systems in buildings after water contamination
Plumbing Engineer
A new study from Perdue University provides guidance to health officials and drinking water providers on how to decontaminate plumbing systems. "In the wake of recent chemical spills and algal-toxin contamination events in drinking water, decontamination is a standard step in enabling the affected community to regain safe drinking water access," said Andrew Whelton, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
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ACEEE: DOE proposes energy reductions for beverage vending machines
FMLink
The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed strong new standards that would reduce the energy consumed by beverage vending machines to keep drinks cold, according to a blog post by Joanna Mauer, technical advocacy manager, Appliance Standards Awareness Project, at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The proposed standards, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerated Bottled or Canned Beverage Vending Machines, would cut energy use by 25 to 65 percent relative to the least-efficient machines available now, and save money for schools, hospitals, hotels, and other businesses and institutions where beverage vending machines are used.
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