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Facilities Management articles for the week of 11/11/2018 - 11/17/2018

The Value of a "One-Stop Shop" Approach to Facilities Management

Bert Gumeringer’s ability to take charge and make positive changes was evident early on in his tenure at Texas Children’s.

Read This » UPS Energy Storage Option 2: Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium batteries have been used for years to power cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles, and are now coming into use in UPS applications.

Read This » Lighting in the Spotlight

Lighting systems are an integral part of every institutional and commercial facility, and they change and improve fairly regularly to meet the changing needs of building occupants.

Read This » What’s in a Name?

Maintenance and engineering managers and their departments have an image problem.

Read This » Acoustics and Style: Top Ceilings Considerations

The overall market for ceiling tile is growing in “the low single digits,” says Ackley — but most of those sales are for repair and remodeling, meaning that in new construction, the open look dominates.

Read This » 5 Keys To Good Metal Roof and Wall System Design

Whether it’s a prefabricated metal wall system, roof system, or both, certain fundamental design considerations must be addressed during design. 1.

Read This » Building Internet of Things: Boon to As-A-Service Model

Building and energy management SaaS applications continue to gain adoption in the industry.

Read This » How to Future-Proof Buildings for New Technology

To future-proof buildings, owners and developers should include cable pathways and hardware access for future deployment in all new building designs.

Read This » PGMS: Digging Into Assessments

Earning a professional certification is a career achievement, and the Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) certification from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) is no different.

Read This » Access Control: Door Hardware That Performs

After installation of a new access control system, managers can show top executives door-activity records that will help them understand the return on the investment from the project.

Read This » Two Types of Liquid Cooling: Conductive and Immersive

Conductive liquid cooling There are two types of conductive liquid cooling, where the liquid removes heat directly from the internal components, eliminating heat transfer inefficiencies typical of air cooling.

Read This » Proactive Steps to Respond To New Energy Star Metrics

Proactive facility managers already have taken steps to respond to the new metrics. “We knew it would be hard for our portfolio,” explains Sara Neff, senior vice president of sustainability at Kilroy Realty.

Read This » Communication Critical To Carbon Inventorying

Most organizations measure carbon emissions because they want to be able to talk about overall reductions and good performance and share these results with a customer or certifier.

Read This » UPS Energy Storage Option 1: Lead-Acid Batteries

Lead-acid batteries have been used for decades in UPS applications, and are known as the tried-and-true UPS battery system.

Read This » Data Centers: Implementing Retrocommissioning To Improve Efficiency

Recommissioning the HVAC system sequence of operations is another key maintenance process that too often goes overlooked.

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