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Planning and coordination helps HVAC projects succeed
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Facility managers know that major HVAC upgrades can be some of the most difficult projects of their professional careers. There exists tremendous potential for workplace disruption, unanticipated equipment challenges and the wide-ranging opinions from building occupants over the definition of comfort—a factor that should never be underestimated. But a healthy implementation plan, open communication between tenants and service providers, and realistic expectations can prevent HVAC equipment installation from being a bane. More

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AFE announces 'Year of the Volunteer'
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AFE has announced that 2011 will be The Year of the Volunteer, highlighting the many ways in which volunteers have shaped the organization into a "one-stop shop" for everything a facilities engineer needs to achieve success. "AFE is a membership organization and succeeds in its mission only because volunteers generously donate their time and talent to our organization," said Laurence Gration, CEO of AFE. "A more appropriate name for Year of the Volunteer might be 'Century of the Volunteer' or 'Millennium of the Volunteer'—because AFE would not exist without the work of its volunteers." He added that Facilities America and The AFE Gala and Awards Ceremony would not have been possible without the efforts of dozens of members who volunteered at the AFE booth, taught classroom sessions, and helped out at the AFE Gala and Awards Ceremony. More

DOE rule to govern lower-energy federal buildings
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The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy published a proposed rule that explains how new federal buildings and federal buildings undergoing a major renovation should reduce their use of fossil fuel-generated energy. Besides accepting public comments until Dec. 14, the agency will host and webcast a public meeting Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C. More

Empire State Building refaced for savings
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One of the tallest buildings in the world, New York's iconic Empire State Building, hopes to once again lead the world by example. It was recently announced that the window phase of the iconic skyscraper's sweeping energy retrofit has been completed. More

Take Our Guided Tour - Sound Masking

The LogiSon Acoustic Network is a networked sound masking system that increases speech privacy and reduces disruptions due to noise. It’s been installed in hundreds of millions of square feet for clients ranging in size from small business to Fortune 500 companies. Take our Guided Tour to learn more.

Alternative energy trends: The energy endgame
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Currently, the majority of energy purchases (primarily electricity) are a relatively simple matter; facility managers pay their monthly billing amount due from the serving utility and potentially from the commodity provider. But based upon events currently taking place, energy purchasing and the base components of energy are in for a big change. More

States' critical role in fostering energy efficiency businesses
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For businesses to go green, it doesn't just take a smart CEO and savvy business plan. It also takes strong state leadership to ensure that the best incentives, policies and programs are in place to help businesses improve both the sustainability and profitability of their companies. More

DOI approves first solar 'power tower' in the US
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The Department of the Interior (DOI) has just approved the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the first large-scale solar energy project in the United States to utilize "power tower" technology. The solar "power tower" has been proposed for the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California by BrightSource Energy, and it will produce up to 370 megawatts of clean energy. This energy would be enough to power between 111,000 to 277,500 American homes, and the project will create over 1,000 jobs. More

10 'most threatened' buildings in England and Wales
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The Victorian Society has released a list of what it says are the 10 most endangered buildings in England and Wales. It follows a public appeal by the charity to find the most threatened Victorian and Edwardian buildings. The buildings are in Leicestershire, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Grimsby, Liverpool, Manchester, London and Vale of Glamorgan. This is the fourth year the Victorian Society has run its endangered buildings list, which aims to highlight the problems facing historic properties. In order to be on the list, a building has to be at risk, whether from demolition, insensitive development or years of neglect, the society said. More

Job of the Week: LEED Online Associate
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The U.S. Green Building Council is seeking a LEED Online Associate in Washington, DC. Requirements include a BA or BS and 1-2 years experience. Click for more information about this and AFE careers listings at Job Target. More

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