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Facilities Management articles for the week of 11/15/2020 - 11/21/2020

Data Centers: No Time for Downtime

Legacy data centers are energy intensive and, if not properly managed and maintained, their aging equipment can threaten reliability.

Read This » Shifting Strategies at the VA Help Handle Coronavirus Cases

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is the largest healthcare provider in the U.S.

Read This » How to Fine-Tune the Mower Specification Process

Investing in big-ticket equipment such as mowers involves important considerations for grounds managers, so it’s understandable that their focus often starts with price, size and power.

Read This » Tool for Maximizing Boiler and Water Heater Efficiency

Boilers and water heaters represent two of the largest energy-using systems in commercial and institutional buildings, and unless they have been properly operated and maintained, they also rank among the largest energy-wasting systems in those buildings.

Read This » Specific Steps for Drafting Emergency Operating Procedures

Developing emergency operating procedures (EOPs) can be rather daunting, especially for critical environments and large portfolios.

Read This » How to Create a Marketing Plan for Facilities Management

Though many facility managers may think marketing doesn't fall within FM's core competencies, the facility management team must consider how it markets facility services in its contact and conduct with customers.

Read This » Doors: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected an array systems and processes within institutional and commercial facilities, and building entrances and door hardware are no exception.

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