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Facilities Management articles for the week of 8/30/2020 - 9/5/2020

How to Get Retro-commissioning Right

Retro-commissioning is typically applied to existing buildings to identify how to improve the efficiency and operation of energy consuming systems and equipment such as the HVAC system, interior and exterior lighting, and service water heating and usage.

Read This » How to Realize the Promise of a Smart Building

I wouldn’t call the first building I worked in very smart.

Read This » Making the Grade: When to Go From Class B to Class A

A lot more goes into renovating an older Class B building into a Class A than just adding a coffee bar or flat screen TV in the lobby.

Read This » 8 Principles of Crisis Architecture Can Help Mitigate Active Shooters

An unfortunate reality of our time is the consistent drumbeat of active aggressor attacks on public spaces.

Read This » 3 Common Critical Cooling Problems

Problems with critical cooling can include fluid leaks, dirty/clogged filters, worn belts & bearings, failed sensors, clogged condensate drains, and control sequences that are not fully automatic. 1.

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