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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/12/2020 - 4/18/2020

Building Exteriors Enhance Resilience Against Extreme Weather

For communities prone to severe weather, sustainable building strategies serve as the cornerstone for enhancing resilience.

Read This » Grounds Management: Easy Answers on Hardscapes

Proper hardscape selection and management are important parts of a high-quality landscape.

Read This » Chiller Replacements: Out With the Old, In With the New

The time has come to replace one of a facility’s main chillers.

Read This » How to Match Your Electricity Rate with Facility Usage

Some tariffs contain alternative electric rates or special provisions or riders that could have avoided or mitigated such problems.

Read This » How to Make the Financial Case for Data Centers

As much as data centers are about machines — servers, generators, switchgear, uninterruptible power supply systems, computer room air conditioning and air-handling units — equipment is far from the whole story.

Read This » Drain Cleaning: Keeping Pipes Free and Clear

Maintenance and engineering technicians have to prepare for almost anything when it comes to keeping plumbing and piping systems open and flowing in institutional and commercial facilities.

Read This » Emergency Cooling Keeps Facilities Comfortable in a Crisis

Emergency cooling equipment can be an invaluable resource for maintenance and engineering managers looking to keep facilities and occupants cool in a crisis.

Read This » Understanding Lighting Controls Protocols

For a control system to operate, all components must be designed to operate based on a common protocol, or otherwise possess the capability of operating under multiple protocols.

Read This » 5 Coronavirus Questions Facilities Managers Should Ask Their Insurance Carriers Now

The global spread of the coronavirus is becoming a growing concern here in the U.S.

Read This » Door Hardware Upgrades That Deliver Safety, Security and Health

Door hardware components in institutional and commercial facilities have always been central players in ensuring the safety, security and health of occupants and visitors.

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