Managing/Embracing Change at Your Facility by Example

Managing/Embracing Change at Your Facility by Example

January 26, 2015


Change is not merely necessary to life… It is life. Alvin Toffler Growing a capable team of leaders is vitally important to the success of any facilities manager who can’t be everywhere 24/7. Successfully honing the skills described in a …

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Are You Taking Advantage of ASHRAE's Free Services?

Are You Taking Advantage of ASHRAE’s Free Services?

January 20, 2015


From time to time in this space, we share some of the latest in free tools, from Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (BIRDS) to Smart Grid technology and the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program, in hopes of making …

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Fault Detection and Diagnostics: How Does Your Facility Talk to You?

Fault Detection and Diagnostics: How Does Your Facility Talk to You?

December 22, 2014


You may recall our recent blog post featuring the advantages of Smart Grid technology, tools that bring 21st century interconnectivity and better management to electrical delivery systems in real time. Very soon, more facilities managers may have access to even …

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Facilities Managers: Do You Manage Leaders or Followers?

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7 Ways to Improve Your Winter Emergency Plans Today

7 Ways to Improve Your Facility’s Winter Emergency Plans Today

September 19, 2014


Earlier this year, we reminded you about reviewing your emergency preparedness checklist to be ready in the event of severe summer weather (hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes). With the football season in full swing and the leaves beginning to turn from …

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Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

July 17, 2014


With a record-breaking winter in America still a lingering memory, it’s hard to imagine facilities managers and their employees who work outdoors aren’t more than a little thankful to be sweating in warmer weather. Just because summer weather has arrived, …

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Measuring Facility Water Costs Never Stops

Measuring Facility Water Costs Never Stops

May 29, 2014


The old adage, you can’t manage what you can’t measure, has never been more important for the facilities manager than how it applies very directly today to water usage in their buildings. Considering the price of water in America doubled …

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Stop Corrosion in HVAC Systems

August 15, 2013


Along with boiler maintenance, facilities managers always need to stay way ahead in the never-ending battle to prevent and/or put an end to corrosion in HVAC systems. The stakes are high for facilities managers and their clients, as HVAC systems …

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Learn The Truths About Healthcare Code Enforcement

January 16, 2012


Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction when it comes to the codes and standards that govern facility management protocol. Serious consequences face healthcare agencies when compliance standards are neglected. Among other repercussions, a healthcare organization’s non-compliance may provoke governing agencies …

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