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The EPA wants to monitor hotel guests' shower lengths
Hotel Management
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower. The agency is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to "modify their behavior."
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How to design for HVAC operations
Building Operating Management
During a 30-year life-cycle, the maintenance and replacement of HVAC equipment can run upwards of 30 percent of the total costs. How do you incorporate this significant, but often hidden, cost into major decisions made during the HVAC project design?
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BASICs of green building certification
Facility Executive
For many, green building certification represents the next frontier in commercial real estate. Whether LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Energy Star, or another designation, these certifications relate sustainability in construction, design, and operation to tenants and the broader marketplace. Given growing demand in the market, facility owners are looking to green certifications to underscore their commitment to the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.
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Demand control ventilation retrofits provide fast ROI
Energy Manager Today
Depending on the building’s size, existing infrastructure and control requirements, a demand control ventilation retrofit can provide an energy savings payback in five years or fewer, according to an article in Buildings. A DCV retrofit of a single classroom at the University of Georgia, for example, achieved payback in less than two years.
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Smart buildings reduce owners' costs, slash resource consumption
Environmental Leader
A UL study predicts disruption in the building market over the next five to 10 years as owners, operators and investors of buildings increasingly recognize the potential of innovation in building energy consumption, water usage and indoor air quality to positively impact their bottom lines.
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Mathematics before graphics: Changing data needs for the changing workplace
IFMA's FMJ
We are experiencing the reinvention of the workplace as we know it. One strong trend is a migration from dedicated, assigned "I" space to more flexible, open "we" space. The dilemma for CRE and FM professionals is that the evolution of the workplace is rewriting the traditional rules for real estate planning and facility management.
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Plumbing retrofits: Success depends on understanding technology
Facility Maintenance Decisions
In most institutional and commercial facilities, the efforts to save water never end. By focusing on proven plumbing technology and by understanding the features and benefits of new-generation plumbing fixtures, managers stand a better chance of ensuring they use resources wisely.
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5 tips to help facility managers gain respect and clout
iOffice
Facility management is often an invisible field. You provide the infrastructure that allows an organization to run smoothly. When your job is running smoothly, it's hard to see that you're doing it, and it's only when mistakes happen that employees notice that there's a problem.
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Irrigation system warning signs and potential solutions
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Institutional and commercial facilities rely on irrigation systems to ensure landscapes retain their appearance and health. But a faulty irrigation system can throw a wrench into those plans. Take note of these three warning signs and two potential ways to help resolve the issues and reduce water use and costs in the process.
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Mistakes FMs make when choosing a cleaning contractor
FMLink
What is the most common mistake made by FMs with respect to corporate cleaning contracts? PFM asked several experts for their opinions. It's easy to make a mistake — even with respect to something as important as a cleaning contract — but it can be costly. When FMs sign up for cleaning services it's important they don't rush into a decision, even if they're under financial and deadline pressures.
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