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Challenging plumbing systems demand a pressure boost
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From office buildings to retail centers to hospitals and commercial structures, packaged booster pump systems help large facilities meet the unique pressure and flow demands required of their plumbing fixtures, specialized plumbing equipment, irrigation systems, and HVAC equipment. By increasing the water pressure, the booster pump moves the required amount of water from the building's water source to the plumbing distribution system. More

Webinar: 'Legionella Prevention in building water systems'
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Chem-Aqua will be sponsoring an AFE Webinar entitled, "Legionella Prevention in Building Water Systems," on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Legionella bacteria growth in building water systems presents a significant risk to Facilities Management personnel. The effects go beyond building occupants contracting disease to liability costs resulting from infection. This webinar will examine the problem-causing bacteria in building domestic and HVAC water systems and review water treatment technologies available to control growth of the pathogen and minimize associated risks. Jerry Angelilli, Chem-Aqua's manager of oxidative Technology, will be the presenter. More

Focus on: Lighting controls and codes
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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 40 percent of primary energy consumed in the United States can be attributed to the building sector. Of that 40 percent, commercial buildings accounted for 46 percent while homes totaled 54 percent. More

Patching over software problems
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The number of cyber attacks on industrial control systems has been increasing and the activity is visible on a global scale by site, manufacturer and even by actual control system specific parameters. Many of those attacks are possible because of vulnerabilities in operating systems and applications, which need to be fixed using software patches. More

Photoluminescent egress lighting: How it works and why
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Photoluminescent egress lighting has been used for years on planes, trains and ships to assist evacuations, particularly when power is out. Today, photoluminescent egress lighting is being adopted more widely by facilities to help guide occupants in emergencies when there is little or no light. More

Saving water through automation
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Water districts and municipalities in California must meet growing demand with limited supply, putting more stress on the water distribution infrastructure. Response to these challenges has resulted in a complex maze of supply systems for getting water to local communities. More

Services and maintenance: Star power
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If facility managers pay for the energy consumed in their facilities, reducing their consumption can directly enhance overall profitability and the bottom line. Simultaneously, energy efficiency can help lower an organization’s carbon footprint, establishing it as a steward of the environment. More

Why video cameras are the Swiss army knife of building sensors    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When we think of analytics related to buildings systems, we generally think of predictive analysis or fault detection and diagnostic software tools related to HVAC systems. Video analytics systems — software that can analyze and identify people, objects and events — are fundamentally different from those systems, but in many ways can be just as important in providing information on building use and performance.  More

Third of US design and construction jobs are green
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Green jobs are now firmly established in the design and construction workforce, according to a new study released by McGraw-Hill Construction at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto. According to the study, 35 percent of architects, engineers and contractors report having green jobs today, representing 661,000 jobs and one-third of the industry workforce. More

Post of the week: AFE LinkedIn Group site
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This week's AFE LinkedIn Group Site Post of the Week came from AFE member Rene Hernandez, who wrote: "How to keep your facility sustainable and still make money? The end of the year is upon us. Take advantage of all utility rebates. Retrofit where you can. Take care of those boilers and lighting." Visit the AFE LinkedIn Group site to comment on Rene's post, or to start your own discussion. More

Career Center opportunity of the week
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The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass., is seeking a highly qualified Sr. Facilities Manager. Visit the AFE Career Center to learn more about this and other exciting career opportunities. More

Facilities America Buzz Guide available on AFE website
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Facilities America is now over, but you can still access the Facilities America 2011 Buzz Guide on the AFE website. The Buzz Guide provides information on time and money saving products and services of interest to facilities professionals. More
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