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New legislation would save money, improve energy usage in federal buildings
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New legislation introduced recently would help federal agencies save energy and money by improving building performance in federal buildings. The legislation addresses a number of ways to achieve high-performance buildings, such as the use of life-cycle cost analysis, integrated design processes, building information modeling and building commissioning. More



Maximizing your lighting systems
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With operational budgets continuing to decline and the expectations of student and employee performance continuing to increase, it is imperative that building owners and managers get the most out of their operational systems. More

Building retrofits: Tapping the energy-saving potential
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Of the hundreds of thousands of buildings in New York City, none is more iconic than the Empire State Building. Completed in 1931 as the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Art Deco edifice was meant not only to house thousands of office workers, but to serve as a dock for the coming age of dirigibles. More

Machine guarding: Category 4 versus reliability
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When is a Category 4 solution ineffective in a machine guarding application? Is your machine safety risk assessment looking at the right things? Is this your accident waiting to happen? More

CBRE transforms building engineers into 'problems solvers'
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Most facilities engineers and owners will tell you they work tirelessly to ensure that tenants work in uninterrupted comfort and safety. If you're one of those facilities engineers or owners, you know how difficult it is to achieve the profession's Holy Grail of "100 percent uptime." But you also know that most facilities face times when the forces of nature, or human error, come into play. More

Planning for modular power system growth
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"In this age of electrical development, estimating future electrical load growth for buildings is becoming an important duty of building designers — a duty that is both difficult and controversial." This was the summary statement made in a 1957 report by the Building Research Institute on "Electrical Load Growth in Buildings." More

AFE offering certification exam review courses at new times and locations
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AFE is offering new Certification Exam Review Course offerings for all three of its world-renowned certification programs. The comprehensive Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM), one of the most highly-recognized certification programs for building professionals throughout the world, will be conducted at several locations in the coming months: in Waltham, Mass., from Nov. 9-11, in Chicago, at the AHR Expo from Jan. 20-22, and in Fayetteville, N.C., (Fayetteville Community Technical College) from Feb. 6-8. The Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) review course and exam will be held in Madison, Wis., from Dec. 5-9, and the Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS) review course and exam will be held in Herndon, Va., (minutes from Dulles International Airport) during January, 2012 (date to be determined). Space for each of these classes is limited. To register for these career-enhancing courses, email Jeanine Salifou, AFE Director of Professional Development, at jsalifou@afe.org. For more information on AFE Certification, visit the AFE website. More

Roofing: Strategic advantages of green roofs on campus
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By now, many American educational campuses have had their first green roof installed. The ability of a green roof to reduce high summer rooftop temperatures, absorb rain water, and improve the life of the roofing itself has convinced institutions to accept a change to the sort of low-slope roofs that they had installed for decades. More

Floor matters
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To achieve facility sustainability, it's important to start at the source. Significant maintenance resources are dedicated to cleaning and removing dirt throughout a facility. However, the need to perform these time-consuming cleaning tasks can be reduced considerably by employing a floor mat program to trap dirt before it enters the facility. More

Best practices for installing steam system heat transfer components
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There are 12 primary factors that impact the performance, longevity and ongoing maintenance requirements for steam heat transfer components. Generally, a steam component should be evaluated in terms of a 10-year operational life cycle. More

AFE LinkedIn group site topic of the week
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This week's AFE LinkedIn group site topic of the week was submitted by Matt Goldberg, Vice President at ENECON Corporation. He wrote: "At what level of corrosion on your chillers do you feel that coating them is your best option to improve life cycle costs?" To view this post, or to post your comment or question to more than 1,800 facilities professionals, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

AFE Career Center job opportunity of the week
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The Clearing House in New York, N.Y., is seeking a highly qualified facilities engineer. To view this and hundreds of other job opportunities for facilities professionals, visit the AFE Career Center. More
 
 
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