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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/14/2019 - 4/20/2019

How LEED Illuminates Efficient Lighting Strategies

Lighting affects energy efficiency both directly and indirectly.

Read This » Level 2: N+1 Provides Equipment Redundancy

An N+1 system, or “need plus one,” provides equipment — but not system — redundancy.

Read This » Understanding Facility Needs to Implement Best Practices to Improve Operations

I have learned two things in my work in facilities.

Read This » How to Identify Potential Legionnaires' Hazards

When it comes to identifying potential Legionella hazards in facilities, an array of water-using systems require managers’ attention: Municipal domestic water systems.

Read This » Strong Design Goals Lead to Operational Efficiency

These days, the goal is to build on a decade of efficiency and renewables success.

Read This » Integrated Design Is a Must for Net-Zero Energy Success

Developing a net-zero energy building requires an integrated, highly communicative process.

Read This » Effectively Specifying Roof Coatings Based on Facility Needs

Roof coatings for institutional and commercial facilities are available with a range of properties and types to fit a multitude of purposes.

Read This » How to Specify Portable Cooling Based on Facility Needs

Portable cooling systems are essential assets for institutional and commercial facilities.

Read This » 4 Steps to Choosing a High Quality Paint

Given the options available in different paint formulas, how can facility managers determine which is a quality paint suitable for an application? There are no formal standards that rate quality; there simply are too many variations in paint formulas for fair comparisons to be made.

Read This » How to Ensure Proper Roofing Documents: 3 Steps

Once the planning phase is completed, the next step is to develop the project documents. 1.

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