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How To Make Buildings Sustainable

Sustainability is the topic of the century for professionals of the built environment. The big question is, how are we going to sustain our way of living when we increasingly consume, pollute, and destroy natural resources? As a Facility Manager, you can take an active role in the effort to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources. You might have heard the term "Net Zero Energy ...

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How to Detect Air Leaks In Your Facility

It's that time of year again, at least for us up north. An easy way to minimize heating costs during the winter season is to conduct an air leak audit on your facilities. As much as 40% savings (https://www.airbarrier.org) can be seen by sealing up those elusive leaks. The question is how do you go about locating them? Well, there are a few different methods that will allow you to visual...

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What Is BIM Data And Why Is It Important?

BIM or Building Information Modeling, is a way for designers and builders to pass along information regarding newly constructed facilities to facility owners. Most people think BIM is just three dimensional modeling, which is part of it, but what is important is the actual data delivered. BIM data can be used to effectively maintain facilities throughout their life-cycles. BIM's are embe...

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Infographic - How To Read Lighting Facts Labels

You can look up LED lighting facts online through the lightingfacts.com website. Here are some other helpful articles: 5 Reasons To Do Preventive Maintenance Why Doesn't Management See The Value Of Preventive Maintenance? Infographic - What Are The Types Of Maintenance?  

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Why Doesn't Management See The Value Of Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is a tough thing to convince management to invest in because you can't see it. Pushing for a budget on something that isn't easily quantifiable is a hard sell in itself, but when you can't even see what you're buying, it's even worse. Fortunately, there are enough reports on the ROI and benefits of doing PM that, with a bit of persuasion, can make it easier to pitc...

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Infographic - What Are The Types Of Maintenance?

  Here are some other helpful articles: 5 Reasons To Do Preventive Maintenance How To Read A Psychrometric Chart 10 Ways Facility Managers Can Improve the Quality of Work Environments  

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