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Energy leaders plan to invest more in efficiency next year
Today's Facility Maganer
According to a newly released Schneider Electric Survey, 43 percent of energy leaders say their investment in energy efficiency next year is projected to be more than it was last year. Additionally, 22 percent said their projected investment would stay the same, and 10 percent reported their investment would be less than last year. The survey includes responses from 369 leaders in energy efficiency from business and government sectors and was intended to provide insight into the future of energy efficiency and challenges organizations face.
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Maximize roof service life
When properly designed, constructed, and maintained, a roof should perform for longer than 20 years. However, based on a roof longevity study conducted by Ducker Worldwide, a market research, strategy consulting, and financial advisory firm, the average service life of a commercial roof is approximately 17 years.
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Security trends: Elevating safeguards
Today's Facility Manager
Technology advances, escalating security threats, and the desire to put more applications on access control solutions, while also moving these capabilities to mobile devices enabled with near field communications functions, are prompting many organizations to upgrade their infrastructure. Migration to new solutions pays off in a much higher level of security for people and property, plus operational efficiencies and cost-effectiveness, and an improved user experience.
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  Stop Killing Your Bearings!

The major cause of premature bearing failure is lubrication related.
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Office too hot or cold? Researchers aim to save energy
EDC Magazine
Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley are working to take research innovations from their labs into the real world to cut commercial building energy consumption by close to a third, and give office workers an unprecedented sense of control over their thermal environments.
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How to prevent mold in your building
Exposure to some types of mold can cause serious health issues. Though facility managers should always be on the lookout for potential sources of mold growth, rainy fall weather and peak hurricane season on the Atlantic coast make it an important time to ensure that a building can stand up to moisture intrusion that can lead to mold problems.
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The next illumination evolution
EDC Magazine
Until very recently, the technological progress in lighting has plodded rather slowly from oil lamps to incandescent to fluorescent and related "arc" technologies including HID and metal-halide lamps. Because humans are inherently adapted to "glowing filament" types of light that mimic the sun, while each technology has provided a step forward in efficiency — either due to lower energy consumption or decreased maintenance — lighting quality was often sacrificed.
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