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Facilities Management articles for the week of 6/4/2023 - 6/10/2023

Protecting Your Workplace: 6 Essential Steps for Safety

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Read This » Chattanooga Lays Out Plan for Sustainable FutureĀ 

hattanooga achieved its energy saving goals well in advance of its Better Buildings Challenge deadline.

Read This » University of Chicago Boosts Maintenance Efficiency with Upgraded CMMS

omputerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) offer maintenance and engineering departments a host of benefits, from increased technician productivity to decreased inventory costs.

Read This » Grounds Managers Weigh Options for Battery Powered Equipment

even years ago, Nico Viola’s attempt at going green featured an electric zero-turn mower, but it did not go very far.   “We tried to be ahead of the curve, and I think we were a little too far ahead of our time at that point because the battery technology just wasn’t there yet,” Viola says of the endeavor he undertook before he became director of facilities at Holden Forests & Gardens in Kirtland, Ohio.

Read This » What You Need to Know about Building Performance Standards

hey’re the lastest trend sweeping the nation: Building Performance Standards (BPS) or Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS).

Read This » Beyond the Rooftop: Understanding Alternative Solar Options

olar is coming in hot! After a brief pandemic-induced dip, solar installations are beginning to rebound.

Read This » Boiler Upgrade Provides Atlanta Convention Center With World-Class Energy Efficiency

ne phone conversation with a local utility representative was all Wayne Rosser needed to validate that the Georgia World Congress Center’s $30 million upgrades were a success.  The convention center in downtown Atlanta had recently upgraded its boilers and chillers and other energy-using systems to increase visitor comfort and produce energy savings that benefit the convention center’s bottom line.   “The representative was well aware of everything that we were doing, and they were giving us a new baseline for energy use,” says Rosser, the center’s facilities and plant manager.

Read This » The Case for Centralizing Maintenance Activities

ffective maintenance and engineering activities are critical to the success of any institutional or commercial organization because they minimize operational costs, enhance efficiency and improve the overall quality of the work environment.

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