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Facilities Management articles for the week of 2/23/2020 - 2/29/2020

Cooling Loads, Human Factors Impact Legacy Data Center Effectiveness

Many issues in a data center revolve around cooling.

Read This » Toilet Specification for Successful Plumbing Upgrades

Toilet types include single flush, dual flush and gravity tank.

Read This » Monitoring and Maintenance To Increase Boiler Efficiency

The latest generation of boilers and water heaters offer levels of efficiency and reliability that were unattainable in the past.

Read This » Communication, Responsiveness Are Keys for Successful Design Assist Projects

Communication is key to any project.

Read This » 4 Steps to Ease the Transition to a New Outsourcing Partner

A key element in developing a partnership with an outsourcing provider is the contract transition management (CTM).

Read This » Risk Assessments Highlight Facility Weaknesses

In an emergency, the most critical improvement identified in the after-action report is usually not a piece of equipment.

Read This » Eye on Installation for Successful Roof Replacements

A new roof can be installed on top — an overlay — or the old roof can be removed before the new roof is installed — a tear-off.

Read This » Philadelphia Mandates Building Energy Tune-Ups

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Read This » Has the Mission of Your Organization's Data Center Changed?

To understand what is needed from the legacy data center, conduct a fresh assessment of the enterprise’s strategic mission objectives for data, says Charles Manula, integrated facilities management lead for government at JLL.

Read This » Finding Efficiency: College Searches Campuses for Energy Opportunities

The statewide energy efficiency initiative meant that despite having just completed a range of energy upgrades to key systems, the department would have to find additional projects and savings to meet the goal of reducing energy use by 20 percent.

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