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Operating for efficiency: operable windows provide a breath of fresh air for building occupants and your utility bill. Oct 1, 2011 653
Breathe easy when painting: odor can be more than just a nuisance when painting - it can also be a health hazard. Oct 1, 2011 663
Embrace external shading; combat heat gain and glare-and the associated increase in energy and complaints. Sep 1, 2011 742
See a greener ceiling; sustainable ceiling materials abound - which is the best option for your space? Sep 1, 2011 746
Bright ideas from buildings 2011: learn how to save time, save money, and save your sanity. Sep 1, 2011 3453
See the light of day cleaning: don't be left in the dark - day cleaning can decrease energy costs while increasing company sustainability and elevating employee mood. Aug 1, 2011 860
Catch rays with reflective roofing: reflective roofing and solar panels are the ultimate cool roofing solution. Aug 1, 2011 680
Interior doors: green vs. traditional: a green door's function and appearance are the same, but the LCA and some components differ. Aug 1, 2011 709
LEED, liability, and you: green buildings can reduce your operating costs, but do they have the potential to increase your court costs? Aug 1, 2011 2875
Ins and outs of entry door specification: current and future needs should be incorporated into door specs. Jul 1, 2011 656
Demountables decrease cost: with demountable partitions, walls no longer have to be permanent fixtures. Jul 1, 2011 655
Go with the work flow: structuring workspace around how work is done allows for optimal utilization. Jul 1, 2011 2529
Consider cellulose: is cellulose a sustainable insulation alternative for your next project? Jun 1, 2011 663
Refresh your floor: new refinishing products and dust containment methods will leave your old floors looking like new. Jun 1, 2011 657
The 411 on EPDS: a product's true greenness is measured by its environmental impact throughout its entire lifecycle. Jun 1, 2011 1970
TPO repair tips: a quick fix is not always a smart solution--a repair mistake today may cost you tomorrow. May 1, 2011 690
Technology transforms shrinking spaces: decreasing workspace increases the need for functional design. May 1, 2011 614
Accelerate your career: the facility management industry is in the fast lane and your career should be too. May 1, 2011 3103
Orientation optimization: varied facade treatments make the most of your location--and budget. Apr 1, 2011 596
Avoid accessibility mistakes in parking areas: ensure your parking area is ADA compliant. Apr 1, 2011 723
Purposeful paints: with the right treatment, you can give your surfaces a new purpose. Apr 1, 2011 568
Open the window to an efficiency upgrade: when does the ROI of an upgrade project make sense, and when does it go out the window? Mar 1, 2011 725
Reduce, reuse, recarpet: even if your old carpet doesn't have value to you, it's still invaluable. Mar 1, 2011 659
Are consultants worth the cost? What are the benefits of roofing consultants, and are they worth the price you'll pay? Feb 1, 2011 567
School furniture reflects function: educational furniture is learning and evolving to accommodate the students using it. Feb 1, 2011 640
Flush rainwater, not money, down your toilets: using a rainwater harvesting system to recapture "free" water can reduce the amount of water you need to purchase-and your water bill. Feb 1, 2011 1962
The integrate debate: ceilings: when it comes to ceiling infrastructure, less really is more. Jan 1, 2011 688
Green on the go: instantly get the benefits of a green roof (and have the option of relocating it along with you) by implementing a modular vegetated roof. Jan 1, 2011 1621
A green addition: a vegetative roofing system can help green your building - in more ways than one. Dec 1, 2010 701
Cork is no longer a quirky choice: after being replaced with other resilient flooring options, cork flooring is resilient once again. Dec 1, 2010 621
Red, white, and green: red wine and white wine are common--but what about "green" wine? This Napa Valley winery produces wine in a green way. Nov 1, 2010 700
When soundmasking is a tall order: tall spaces with hard finishes are often monumental, prone to echo, and acoustically unfriendly--but they don't have to be. Nov 1, 2010 603
Two departments: one goal: network security is a duty of facilities departments, not only of IT departments. Nov 1, 2010 731
Vestibule mats provide valuable service: vestibule matting systems are the first line of defense in protecting your building's floors. Nov 1, 2010 659
Implementing world-class methodologies for team management: Iowa State University has embraced quality methodologies in its facilities department to help it become a world-class organization. Would similar techniques work for you? Nov 1, 2010 1921
Tight building troubles: green is good, but does it have the potential to be bad? Sep 1, 2010 686
Facade ordinances: observe and inspect: a failing facade can mean fines and legal ramifications - know how to protect your building and yourself. Sep 1, 2010 590
Ceiling tile trouble: address potential ceiling tile problems before you're in over your head. Sep 1, 2010 686
Shop talk: 31 expense-slashing solutions: pour a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and listen to great ideas about doing more with less. Editorial Sep 1, 2010 4954
Don't let winter wreak havoc: winter is inevitable, but winter damage to your roof isn't. Aug 1, 2010 778
From stale to stellar: revive aging apartment stock without breaking the bank. Aug 1, 2010 1436
Fire doors 101: from people to property, fire doors protect your assets. Jul 1, 2010 585
Office buildings: help occupants work well with others: make space--and ideas--easier to share by designing your office building to facilitate collaboration. Jul 1, 2010 1326
In construction, time really is money: in a construction project, people aren't kidding around when they say that wasting time can mean wasting money. William Heun, partner at Matthei and Colin associates, discusses how to keep your budget down by communicating effectively to save time. Interview Jun 1, 2010 538
Inefficiency's affect on building occupants. Jun 1, 2010 331
Legislation could create facilities jobs. Jun 1, 2010 262
Clean restrooms = happy workers. Jun 1, 2010 151
Is LEED as expensive as it seems? Brief article Jun 1, 2010 139
More than 30 federal programs set to enhance energy efficiency. Jun 1, 2010 237
Fuel cell fundamentals: fuel cell energy servers allow users to save on electric bills and carbon footprints. Jun 1, 2010 762
Keeping your insulation dry: if you prevent wet insulation, you prevent problems--with your building and with building occupants. Jun 1, 2010 656
Preventing a slip, stumble, or tumble: is your flooring an accident waiting to happen? Jun 1, 2010 604
Make your pool green (in a good way): swimming pools can be a big energy drain. Pentair water pool and spa's energy initiatives program manager Jeff Farlow discusses ways to make your building's swimming pool more energy efficient. Interview May 1, 2010 472
NEEP calls on Northeast to disclose energy use. May 1, 2010 258
On watch: 10 locations devoted to green. May 1, 2010 182
First class of Green Purchasing Accredited Professionals. May 1, 2010 145
San Francisco building first in area to attain BOMA 360 status. Brief article May 1, 2010 258
Green economy booms in British Columbia. May 1, 2010 307
Changes proposed to Standard 90.1. Brief article May 1, 2010 315
Greener roots take hold. May 1, 2010 172
Investment potential rises as property values sink? May 1, 2010 142
How advanced are your energy management practices? May 1, 2010 198
Cool in all roof colors: cool pigments provide all roof colors with the same benefits of a light-colored roof. May 1, 2010 626
Is new furniture necessary? Refurbished furniture can cut cost and time, and add some green to your building. May 1, 2010 504
Thinking outside the (industrial facility) box: every facility has challenges--but due to the sheer size of industrial facilities, these buildings have the potential to have industrial-sized challenges. May 1, 2010 1531
Unload your plug load: a reduction in your building's plug load means an increase in energy savings and your bottom line. Apr 1, 2010 764
Selecting a seismic engineer: an experienced retrofit engineer thinks in terms of performance--not just compliance. Apr 1, 2010 707
Pick the perfect paint: color isn't the only thing to think about when choosing the right paint for your next project. Apr 1, 2010 719
Fantastic foam: cushion adds years to carpet and comfort to the workplace. Mar 1, 2010 526

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