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Facilities Management articles for the week of 10/25/2020 - 10/31/2020

Now Is the Time for LEED Certification

Twenty years ago, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center achieved the first LEED Platinum certification, revealing that a high-performing, efficient space can also deliver important human and environmental health benefits.

Read This » 4 Building Analytics Strategies for COVID-19 Building Operations

Building analytics can be a powerful tool to assist you in operating your buildings safely and efficiently during the COVID-19 pandemic and post COVID-19. Building analytics leverages existing building automation system (BAS) data.

Read This » Pandemic Protocol: Keep a Close Eye on the Bottom Line

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly everything.

Read This » HVAC Strategies for Higher Education During the Pandemic

In preparation for reopening higher education facilities, much of the scrutiny in preventing the spread of the coronavirus has fallen on housekeeping and sanitation.

Read This » For HVAC Efficiency, Reach Higher Than the Low-Hanging Fruit

Mike Hafney, chief engineer at Whitehurst Tower, was puzzled.  Although delighted to finally have access to his electric utility’s newly available metered usage data, if not in real-time then within a week of metered consumption, the data revealed the office building experiencing power draw at unexpected times.

Read This » The Resilience Benefits of Cool Roofing

Conventional low-sloped roofing assemblies can be a significant source of stress on the resilience of both the asset and the community.

Read This » Equipment Inspection, Training Key to Snow and Ice Management Success

Operators and mechanics should inspect all snow- and ice-management equipment before the season begins to give them ample time for repairs and purchases.

Read This » Consider Fuel Efficiency, Total Life-Cycle Costs in Mower Selection

Fuel considerations have risen on the priority lists of many managers as they search for greater efficiency related to gasoline-powered mowers and new models powered by alternative fuels. “Electronic fuel-injected (EFI) power has been growing at a steady pace,” Schoenthaler says.

Read This » Smart Grid Goes Mainstream

In the 2018 International Green Construction Code (ICC.

Read This » Smart Strategies for Creating Sustainable Outdoor Workspaces

The most effective workspaces are human-centric, and amplify the message that people are a company’s most important resource.

Read This » 3 Key Questions to Get the Right Portable Cooling Units

Front-line technicians in maintenance and engineering departments rely on a core arsenal of equipment and tools to complete many daily tasks throughout institutional and commercial facilities.

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