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How the IoT is changing facility management
AutomatedBuildings.com
Managing buildings today is getting increasingly complex. With space at a premium, increased utility costs and higher occupant expectations, facility managers are under pressure to manage buildings more efficiently than ever before. With the rise in device connectivity and consumer-facing feedback applications, occupants expect to be more involved in the way their buildings are run. Now accustomed to instantaneous feedback, they want to know that their reports are being addressed in real time.
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Amazon's new Seattle campus to be heated with recycled energy
The Seattle Times
Partnering with other companies, Amazon will use waste heat from a data center in a Seattle skyscraper to warm its soaring new Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. The project, believed to be the first of its kind in the country, will send water coursing back and forth through pipes under Sixth Avenue and could pave the way for a large swath of Seattle to recycle energy, city Councilmember Mike O'Brien said.
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Facility managers, salespeople and the Golden Rule of business
Pamela Tresp
For a long time I didn't like the idea of being considered a salesperson. I love to help people, but I don't believe in manipulation or sales tactics. When I owned my own business, I did my own prospecting and selling but always saw myself as a helper, not a salesperson. I knew people had choices, and working with me may or may not be a good choice for either of us.
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Federal agencies set sustainability plans and prepare for climate change impacts
FMLink
As part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, on Oct. 31 federal agencies released their plans for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes. These agency Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with the fifth anniversary of the president's 2009 Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, which set aggressive energy, climate and environmental targets for agencies.
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USGBC extends LEED 2009 registration
Green Building Elements
The USGBC announced that it would extend the life of LEED 2009. Projects can still register under the 2009 version until October 31, 2016. The original cut-off date was set to be June 15, 2015, but resounding feedback from LEED users led to the decision.
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Microsoft zero-carbon data center: 1st in US
Environmental Leader
Microsoft, Siemens Energy Management and FuelCell Energy have partnered on what they say is the first zero-carbon, waste-to-energy data center in the US. The Microsoft data center, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, uses biogas methane produced by waste byproducts at the nearby Dry Creek wastewater facility to power the fuel cell system, which then converts the biogas into electricity.
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White solar panels could blend in with buildings, cool them down
Treehugger
There has been a lot of effort over the past decade or so to develop transparent solar cells that can be used in see-through solar panels. Those panels could replace windows in large buildings or be an unnoticeable addition to a roof, but what about solar panels that could be integrated into the walls of buildings?
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Top 10 smart building myths, busted
Intelligent Building Today
Smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures. Yet, to many property owners and investors, the value of smart buildings remains a mystery. In this infographic, JLL debunk the top 10 misconceptions they encounter through their experience helping clients improve company performance around the world.
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