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Facility manager summer fire safety tips from Cintas
Lodging
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, summer fires rank second in incidence rates compared to other seasons, averaging almost 5,000 fires per day. With summer heating up, Cintas Corporation, a provider of fire protection services, has announced six fire safety tips to prevent the likelihood of a fire in high temperatures.
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Battle of the kilowatts
Buildings
On any given day, many of your FM tasks are focused on conserving energy. Whether it's scrutinizing utility bills, making adjustments in the BAS or championing for efficient retrofits, saving kilowatts never falls off your to-do list. But you may have overlooked one of the most important factors for energy performance – your occupants.
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Maximizing savings on labor and product costs
Facility Management Journal
Many organizations focus their attention on lowering costs within the small percentage of their budget dedicated to custodial products. However, lower product pricing alone will not solve a facility's biggest challenge today: driving increased efficiency and productivity in the people charged with cleaning their facilities.
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Obtaining faciility-wide energy intelligence data is easier than you think
Manufacturing Business Techology
Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management.
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The low-down on low-flows
Buildings
Low-flow water fixtures have long been known as an easy water-saving strategy with a relatively quick payback, but despite this, a surprising number of buildings still employ the old high-flows. Is your facility one of them? If you're looking to make the financial case for an upgrade, look no further. Discover just how simple — and profitable – a retrofit can be.
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HDS scanning eliminates need to interrupt facility opertions
FacilitiesNet
Because all HDS scanning is performed from ground level, the process is unobtrusive, eliminating the need to interrupt facility operations. This convenience also adds a measure of safety, says Brian Akers, Piping Lead at Job Industrial Services Inc. in Salt Lake City.
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Adoption of smart building systems on the rise
SecurityInfoWatch.com
According to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan, adoption of smart building systems, of which security sensors are an integral part, is beginning to gain momentum as a result of numerous market drivers including population strain on aging infrastructures, greater demand and improved affordability of building level sensors and the evolution towards a connected world.
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Navigant: Shipments of advanced HVAC controls slowed by recovery, but set to double by 2023
FMLink
The consumption of energy for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in commercial buildings represents a key contribution to total global energy use, notes a new report from Navigant Research. Although advanced controls technology for HVAC systems is mature, adoption of the newest technologies remains relatively low, and HVAC controls retrofits can provide a compelling value proposition through reduced energy consumption in existing buildings.
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Nighttime air conditioning increases cooling demand
Buildings
Releasing unneeded heat from air conditioners during the night results in higher outside temperatures, increasing cooling demand and perpetuating a cycle of more waste heat from more cooling use, according to an Arizona State University study.
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