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Facilities Management articles for the week of 8/12/2018 - 8/18/2018

Can Using Utility Meters Save Facilities Money?

For many facility managers, attention to electric metering stops at the utility bill: Meters show how much electricity was used, on which the bill is based.

Read This » Airport Concourse Increases Square Footage, Decreases Water Usage

The focus of the plumbing upgrade was the Central Terminal Passenger Complex (CPTC), which consists of the domestic terminal and concourses A-E.

Read This » Net Zero Energy Buildings: How States Measure Up

California and New York, which house 20 percent of the country’s population but produce less than 10 percent of its carbon emissions, are leading the way in decreasing energy use through the proliferation of net zero energy building, among other strategies.

Read This » How GSA Goes Green: 3 Best Practices


Read This » Chillers: Planning Successful Replacements

Whether a chiller has reached the end of its useful life, the facility has experienced growth, or the phone is ringing with comfort complaints, it might be time for a replacement.

Read This » Access Control Comes of Age

The role of access control systems have evolved a great deal in recent years.

Read This » FM and IT: Developing a Cooperative Environment

Shortly before Steve Smith joined Arvest in 2014, the bank moved data center facilities management into the IT department.

Read This » Studies Show Shifting Reasons for Facility Outsourcing

The road to outsourcing is paved with good intentions to provide quality facility management services — at least in the beginning.

Read This » Shining a Light on LEDs

LEDs are one of the most energy-efficient and quickly evolving lighting technologies and offer the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in institutional and commercial facilities. Widespread use of LEDs could save the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants by 2027, a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices, according to the U.S.

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