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Building energy policy in a post-midterm world
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The balance of power is swinging in Congress and many statehouses. Enthusiasm for climate and energy policy is fading and elected officials are promising massive spending cuts. What does this mean for building energy policy? Let's take a look. More

Case Studies: Sound Masking

Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system.
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Selling maintenance to the C-suite: It's not only about the building
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When C-suite business executives cut maintenance budgets to boost short-term profits, it can have unintended consequences on both the facility and the organization as a whole. To avoid those consequences, facilities professionals need to learn now to provide those executives with a longer-term perspective on the importance of comprehensive building maintenance programs. More

Proposed building codes lead to 30 percent increase in energy efficiency
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Building codes are not exactly the stuff of a rollicking supper-table conversation. But experts say that they are among the most straightforward and cost-effective ways to cut energy costs in buildings, which account for about 40 percent of energy use in the United States and Europe because of the need for amenities like heating, cooling and lighting. More

Plan to visit the AFE booth at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, DC
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The Association of Energy Engineers is once again bringing the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) to Washington, from Dec. 8-9, 2010. Now in its 33rd year, WEEC is well-recognized as an important energy event of national scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field. Plan to stop by AFE's booth and say hello while you are at WEEC. More

Skyscraper safety a concern for China
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A fire that claimed 53 lives in a 28-story building in the center of Shanghai has made people rethink the safety of high-rises that have been mushrooming up across the country with the economic boom. Like the CCTV fire last year in Beijing, the Shanghai fire revealed the embarrassing lack of fire safety measures and facilities in China's biggest metropolises. More

AFE announces New Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Review Program in Fayetteville, NC
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AFE has announced a new Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Review Program in Fayetteville, N.C. The in-person training course will take place at Fayetteville Technical Community College from Jan. 17-19, 2011. Limited space is available, so reserve your seat now. More

One percent of UK businesses know their carbon footprint
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More than a quarter (26 percent) of all U.K. businesses, and 43 percent of large businesses, have been affected by climate change. Almost the same number (27 percent) of U.K. businesses now see climate change as a business opportunity, with that number rising to 60 percent for FTSEs, according to a new Carbon Trust report examining the attitudes of U.K. business leaders towards CO2 emissions. However, when it comes to measuring their business' carbon impact, only one percent of all UK businesses know their carbon footprint. This number rises to 46 percent for FTSE companies. More

Making the case for 'clean construction'
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In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. Clean construction brings new practices, equipment standards and jobsite management strategies to building projects. More

Will ESL light bulbs beat LEDs?
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Do we really need another energy efficient light bulb to take the place of the glorious but totally inefficient incandescent as it slowly but surely (they'll be completely phased out in the U.S. by 2014) becomes a technology of yesterday along with Walkmans and Betamax players? More

Certified Plant Maintenance Manager review program scheduled in New York City area
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Earn your CPMM in this in-person training course from Dec. 6-8, 2010, in Plainview, Long Island, New York—easily accessible to all of the New York City Metropolitan area. Limited space available. More

Job posting of the week
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Need a post-Thanksgiving Career Change? Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is currently looking for a highly motivated Maintenance Supervisor to join their team at the Markham, Wash., food processing facility. To learn more about this and other career opportunities for facilities professionals, click here.
 

 
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