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The role of a facility manager: Then vs. now
Church Executive
In a previous series installment, Church Executive explored the vast contrasts between facility management and facility maintenance. The chasm has grown significantly over the past few decades. And, over the next several years, it will grow at even a greater rate. Why? Because these facilities' levels of complexity require a certain level of expertise and proactive thinking.
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6 key tips for buying a new air compressor
Greg Fitzpatrick
As an independent auditor of compressed air systems, I am often asked to recommend a vendor or manufacturer in the selection of air compressors. Since there is no unbiased answer to that question, I would like to share with you some insights that I pass along to my customers.
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The real problem of phantom-flushing toilets
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sensor-operated toilets, sinks and urinals. You know them, you use them, and if you are a water-conscious Californian, you probably hate them. While consumers are busy investing in low-flow toilets and showerheads at home, malfunctioning automatic plumbing fixtures in offices, malls and other public buildings are busy wasting water. Toilets flush when we don't need them to flush, and sinks keep running after we've left the room.
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Underground industrial facilities rise in popularity
National Real Estate Investor
Underground warehousing and manufacturing facilities, primarily centered in the Kansas City, Missouri, market, are undergoing an unprecedented development boom due to the current demand/supply imbalance. The national industrial sector is in the midst of a particularly strong growth cycle and construction has been slow to catch up.
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How corporate sustainability propels corporate profitability
Triple Pundit
When we think of sustainable companies, big names typically come to mind: Alergan, BMW, The North Face. Corporate sustainability, however, is not a rite (nor a right) only of world-renown brands. Sustainability is a vehicle of change that can eliminate waste, save money, improve efficiencies and increase profits for companies of all sizes.
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How common is workplace bullying?
Facility Executive
About 1 in 3 workers surveyed admitted they've had an office bully, according to recent research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. More than one-quarter of HR managers interviewed said they think workplace bullying happens at least somewhat often at their company.
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Want to share your expertise?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WERC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Make yourself at home in the office
Kelly Sharp
As an office employee, you're spending five days a week, eight hours a day — and sometimes longer — sitting at your desk. It's considered to be your second home, which can be a prison or a solace. But depending on how you insert your own personality into the environment, you can change the entire atmosphere of your workspace.
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Ohio school district to flip switch on 535 kilowatt solar array
Energy Manager Today
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District recently activated solar technology that could save almost $260,000 annually. The district flipped the switch on a 535 KW photovoltaic array which, according to The Ledger Independent, is part of a comprehensive energy management project with Energy Optimizers USA and Kastle Solar LLC.
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