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Previewing prototypes
Hotel Interactive
We're on the precipice of a new era of hotel construction and this impending boom will be very different than the last one we experienced 10 years ago. This time though we're not talking numbers — we'll save that for another day. Rather we're taking a look at what’s actually being built.
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Building automation analytics
Today's Facility Manager
Facility management professionals are being asked to do more with less. Shrinking budgets and staffs make it difficult to keep up with the rising demands for building efficiency, comfort, and safety. Making the right decisions about where to spend time and money is critical to accomplishing these goals.
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Energy retrofits could reach $1 trillion by 2023
GlobeSt.com
Energy efficiency retrofits on commercial buildings domestically and internationally will total nearly $1 trillion between now and 2023, says Navigant Research, headquartered here. Regulations mandating such retrofits are one factor behind the estimated $959 billion in expenditures, but by no means the only one, says Navigant.
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Obtaining facility-wide energy intelligence data is easier than you think
Manufacturing Business Techology
Recognizing the ever-increasing impact that 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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OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers
Equipment World
If it seems like you're hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you're not alone. Anyone who pays close attention to news concerning the industry has likely noticed reports of construction worker deaths in the U.S. have come across the wire at a consistent click so far this year. Officials with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration have taken notice as well.
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Wireless lighting controls: Reducing energy use, costs and maintenance
FacilitiesNet
Wireless lighting controls are gaining in popularity in institutional and commercial facilities as an effective way to control operating costs and reduce energy use for lighting systems. Not only do wireless systems help maintenance and engineering managers reduce installation costs.
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Transformation Management
Today's Facility Manager
Transformation Management may not be as familiar to facility managers as its more commonly used cousin Change Management. In fact, many view these labels as interchangeable with their use being one of personal choice.
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Watch out for these 3 common electrical safety hazards
By Joe Tedesco
Proper electrical installations are a crucial part of any construction or remodeling effort — whether that's in the home, a commercial setting or a large industrial complex. However, it's not hard to find instances where shortcuts have been taken that violate electrical codes and safety. Here is a look at three such electrical safety hazards.
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Updated 2015 International Codes to support safety, resiliency in built environment
FMLink
The International Code Council announced in June that jurisdictions and other code users could begin to prepare for adoption and use of the newest building safety codes — the 2015 International Codes, developed by International Code Council Members and other safety advocates and used by most U.S. communities and many communities around the world.
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More utilities are shifting to renewable energy
TriplePundit
The new reality facing electricity consumers and their utility companies is that renewable energy is meeting an increasingly larger share of U.S. energy needs, according to a report released this month from Ceres and Clean Edge. This means that consumers have more and better renewable energy choices that will contribute to a clean energy future.
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