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Facility funding is step by step process
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An approaching new year is often regarded as a blank slate, a chance to start fresh. But for most facility managers, there is no reset button when it comes to reconciling budget shortages, especially in the worst economic climate in recent history. Say goodbye to those budget pressures of 2011 — and say hello to the budget woes of 2012. More

Get 2012 started off right — sign up for a CPMM Review Class
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Space is still available in AFE's Review Course offerings to be conducted in early 2012 — just in time to help you fulfill your New Year's resolution to improve your professional knowledge and skills. The comprehensive Certified Plant Maintenance Manager — one of the most highly recognized certification programs for building professionals in the world — will be conducted at the AHR Expo from Jan. 20-22. The course will also be held in Fayetteville, N.C., (Fayetteville Community Technical College) from Feb. 6-8. Space is limited for both courses, so act quickly. More

See photos of the 'behind the scenes' tour of Bellagio on Facebook
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AFE members were treated to an exclusive "behind the scenes" tour of The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, described by one participant as "by far the best facilities tour I have ever been on — and I have been on many good ones." Photos of the tour, including a rare daytime display of the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio, have been posted the Facebook site of The Association for Facilities Engineering. More

Engineering standby power systems
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Protecting standby power systems and safeguarding the systems from natural catastrophes have several factors and common themes. Electrical engineers have both the ability and the responsibility to lead and influence these factors throughout the design process. More

Examining, analyzing and cultivating the skills for tomorrow
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Managing a business is a creative balance of supply and demand. Your business is focused on bringing in new customers, retaining existing customers and optimizing plant performance to match the growing demand. This is the nature of competitive business and what drives most business leaders toward excellence. More

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IREM benchmarking study: Office building performance
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Total collections for suburban office complexes nationwide in 2010 decreased 6.5 percent from 2009 levels to $18.46 per square foot of net rentable area. Downtown properties experienced a mere 0.1 percent year-to-year collections' rise to $21.91 per square foot. Total actual collections for downtown properties were 18.7 percent more last year than their suburban counterparts. 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. Photoluminescent egress lighting is being adopted more widely by facilities to help guide occupants in emergencies when there is little or no light. More

Researchers: Smart grid market continues strong
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Research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan revealed that the smart grid market continues on its strong growth path. The growth rate was a blistering 59.7 percent in 2010, climbing to $23.97 billion, according to Principal Consultant Farah Saeed. More

The end of green washing
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Proven environmental credentials are fast becoming a prerequisite for materials evaluation and selection, replacing the seemingly endless flow of unfettered greenwashing claims saturating the marketplace. More

AFE LinkedIn group site post of the week
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The AFE post of the week goes to Lori Wood, director of marketing for a fire and safety company in the Louisville, Kentucky Area, who wrote: "By now most healthcare facilities are aware that fire and smoke dampers are to be inspected every six years per code…" To read the rest of her post, or to post your own comment or question, join more than 1,800 other facilities professionals on the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

Career Center opportunity of the week
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AGCO Corporation is seeking a highly-qualified Manufacturing/Production Engineer with experience in welding, fabrication and CNC machining to join their team in Hesston, Kan. To learn more about this opportunity — and hundreds of other openings for facilities professionals — visit the AFE Career Center click here.
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