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Last light: Final phaseout of incandescent bulbs coming Jan. 1
Fox News
On Jan. 1, it will become illegal to manufacture or import traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs, thanks to a 2007 bill that set strict minimum efficiency standards — and effectively outlawed the ordinary bulb. And like a politician on election day, Home Depot is urging consumers to buy early and often.
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Strategies for snow and ice management success
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fuel consumption and equipment maintenance rank among the most costly — and essential — aspects of snow and ice management at institutional and commercial facilities. Grounds and landscape managers who train mechanics and equipment operators to focus on conserving fuel and performing routine maintenance tasks can help departments achieve the overall goal of a more efficient snow and ice removal program.
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The ROI of preventative maintenance
Facilitator
When you think about the phrase "preventative maintenance" do you ever ask yourself, "What exactly am I preventing? Am I truly reducing the chance of a catastrophic failure?"
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Back to work: How to start 2014 right
By Jessica Taylor
As you go through the rush of the holidays and entertaining guests, the last thing on your mind is work. But as you return to your office for the new year and see the pile of work, unanswered emails and missed calls, it can become overwhelming. You might come to the conclusion that you don't want to start this all over again. It happens to even the most passionate, dedicated employee. Getting back into the groove after a holiday can be hard. But you will get out of the holiday mindset, so let's get started with four tips for getting back to work.
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4 tips on plumbing
Facilities.net
From restroom hygiene to maintenance to water management to Legionella, there are issues to consider when trying to manage your facility's plumbing.
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Advanced sensors helping 'dumb' buildings
FierceSmartGrid
With energy costs following a seemingly upward trajectory in many parts of the world and climate change on the political agenda, there is an ever-increasing focus on achieving greater energy efficiency to generate cost savings. Today, commercial buildings represent a huge source of energy use but these buildings are, for the most part, inefficient.
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US green construction arms race heats up
Daily Commercial News
An eco-friendly building rating system that has powered a green arms race across the nation now faces a challenge from policymakers and an upstart rival. LEED, the longstanding king of green construction and renovation projects, has become a de facto brand in cities such as Portland, Ore., where sustainable growth has been the rage for years. But that could change as legislation and executive orders in several states have all but banned LEED from public contracts.
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The difference between green and sustainable
Sourceable
Though the words "green" and "sustainable" are often used interchangeably, there are several differences between them, meaning that a "green" building is not always "sustainable." A building is green when it helps reduce the footprint it leaves on the natural environment and on the health of its inhabitants. The importance of sustainability lies in "future" factors, which set a higher standard than those used to define green building
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