Publication: Facilities Net

First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

OSHA Guide Details Workplace IAQ Strategies

While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a general indoor air quality (IAQ) standard per se, it does provide guidance on how to maintain good indoor air quality. In Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

How to Brief First Responders

In a fire emergency or other emergency where first responders will be arriving on the scene at your facility, there is a list of information they are going to need to know in order to best address the situation. A good place to start is having a conversation ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Drills Catch Problems In Time

The great thing about emergency preparedness drills, besides getting to bust out your clip pad and orange vest, is that they show you where the holes are in your response strategy before the building is actually on fire, or has a gaping hole in it, or ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Life-cycle Costs Justify Investment In Energy-Efficient Fans

As any seasoned facility manager knows, weighing lowest first cost against lowest lifetime cost can be a difficult conversation to have with management, especially in government organizations, where one might be bound by low-bid stipulations. Nevertheless, ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Facility Managers Should Tackle Complaints Head-On

For facility managers, complaints are a fact of daily life. Tackling them head-on is usually the best strategy, rather than ignoring them and hoping they go away.A good example of why that's true comes from Larry Virts, local president of BOMA Corpus ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

How Fault Detection And Diagnostics Reduces Energy Costs

Today's briefing comes from Rita Tatum, contributing editor for Building Operating Management . Microsoft has seen significant energy savings from deploying fault detection and diagnostics across its campus. In 2012, more than 4 million square feet of ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Shedd Aquarium Taps Into Solar

Site tools sponsored by:Schneider ElectricThe Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Ill., has an aggressive plan to cut energy consumption at the aquarium in half by 2020. As a key component of the first phase of the organization’s Master Energy Roadmap, the aquarium ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

HVAC Retrofits: Certification for Energy Savings

By James Piper, P.E. - April 2014 - HVAChvac , certifications , ahriEnergy conservation remains a high priority for engineering and maintenance managers. Most managers who are specifying products for HVAC retrofits in institutional and commercial facilities ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Successful Supervision Pays Dividends in Storeroom Operations

By Thomas A. Westerkamp - April 2014 - Material Handlinginventory management , cmms , storerooms , rfidThough attention to inventory-management systems and technology can pay dividends, managers seeking greater efficiency should not overlook the role ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Keeping an Eye on Data Center Efficiency

By Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E. - April 2014 - Maintenance Solutions Columnistsdata center , hvac , efficiencyHow do you know whether your data center is efficient? How effective is your maintenance program? The typical measurements have been temperature, humidity, ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Demand Response: The Road Ahead

By Michael C. English, P.E. - April 2014 - Power & Communicationdemand response , utility incentives , ashrae guidelines , system efficiencyUtilities have long administered load-management programs for large institutional and commercial customers. Most ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Preventive Maintenance For Elevators Must Include Motor, Brakes, Drive

By Eric Rupe - April 2014 - Elevatorselevator , elevator maintenance , elevator modernization , elevator service agreementsElevators are remarkably sophisticated systems and contain many other parts that require routine maintenance to ensure safe, smooth ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 03 2014]

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...The document also details how the agency can provide assistance to facility managers in addressing IAQ issues, including "technical assistance about effective safety and health programs, state plans, workplace consultations, and training and education."
...along a fan curve, there is also a requirement to select the fans within 15 percentage points of their peak total efficiency," Mathson says. "This selection requirement is a key point because it's the real mechanism that will save energy."
"Don't go back for more money until you can prove your last project is successful." Cooke says that, even if a project demonstrates more modest results than you expected, don't hide those results...
"It also lets me drill down to the floor so I can evaluate the asset value and determine the priority," explains Smith. "It may be a $300 fault, but the impact on our business [could be] such that it's actually more important to fix the $300 fault before another fault that could represent $15,000 in wasted energy."

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OSHA Guide Details Workplace IAQ Strategies [Published Facilities Net - Apr 15 2014]
How to Brief First Responders [Published Facilities Net - Apr 14 2014]
Drills Catch Problems In Time [Published Facilities Net - Apr 12 2014]
Life-cycle Costs Justify Investment In Energy-E... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 11 2014]
Facility Managers Should Tackle Complaints Head-On [Published Facilities Net - Apr 11 2014]
How Fault Detection And Diagnostics Reduces Ene... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 11 2014]
Shedd Aquarium Taps Into Solar [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
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HVAC Retrofits: Certification for Energy Savings [Published Facilities Net - Apr 09 2014]
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