Publication: Facilities Net

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Cost Savings From Variable Only, Primary Flow Chilled Water Pumping

By David Brooks - September 2014 - HVACOnce upon a time — long before anyone used variable only, primary flow chilled water pumping — primary constant chilled water pumping was the rule of the land. Moving in a simple up and back configuration, this constant ... [Published Facilities Net - 11 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

How Does Water Get Under a Roof Membrane?

Today's tip is about how water can get underneath a single-ply roofing membrane. Because knowing is half the battle, understanding these three common causes can be the first step toward prevention.First is lack of redundancy. If the seams on single-ply ... [Published Facilities Net - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

What Is Resilience in Buildings?

Today's tip is about resilience in buildings.Resilience as it relates to buildings is far beyond just the latest industry buzzword. It's a fundamental imperative for any new or existing building, and a non-negotiable consideration for any building to ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Water Conservation: An Audit You'll Like

An operational audit and submetering are two very effective strategies for conserving water in plumbing systems and restrooms. Maintenance and engineering managers can undertake operational audits by examining asset records and by checking all fixture ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Go Beyond Simple Payback To Justify Major HVAC Upgrades

Facility managers need not rely on simple payback to justify HVAC upgrades. A simple payback calculation is sometimes utilized to determine if an energy upgrade is justified. But the simple payback approach does not present the whole picture of the value ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Complaints To Facility Managers May Mask Hidden Issues

It is much more palatable to think of complainers in a facility as simple cranks who are avoiding doing their real jobs, who get some sort of perverse joy out of filling out work orders. But there can be a lot of layers behind a complaint, especially ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Irrigation Systems: Maintaining for Savings

By Mike Fitzpatrick - August 2014 - Grounds ManagementIrrigation systems are essential elements of landscapes for institutional and commercial facilities. When properly installed, operated, and maintained, irrigation systems ensure that grounds look their ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Technician Training Essential to Use Drain-Cleaning Tools

By Thomas A. Westerkamp - August 2014 - Plumbing & RestroomsAs with any skilled trade, troubleshooting and using drain cleaning tools involves both tricks of the trade and art. Technician experience comes into play when sizing up a situation. Where is ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Fixing Piping Problems Inside Buildings

By Thomas A. Westerkamp - August 2014 - Plumbing & RestroomsTo avoid disassembling the piping or drilling a hole in it, technicians have two non-destructive options for measuring wall thickness — an ultrasonic thickness gage and a test specimen.The two-element ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 07 2014]
Entities: Corrosion, Training, Erosion
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Application Possibilities Expand for Infrared Technology

By Dan Hounsell, Editor - August 2014 - Energy EfficiencyWhatever the reason that a department first invested in infrared imaging, many managers find that the technology has a range of beneficial uses."Motors are always a big concern for us," Thomas says. ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Understand Where Energy Is Used To Maximize Benefits Of Healthcare Efficiency Efforts

By Greg Zimmerman, Executive Editor - August 2014 - Health Care FacilitiesUnderstanding both performance and where energy is being used is also the first step to identifying low- and no-cost strategies for improving efficiency — strategies that can show ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Sound Strategies for Open Offices

By Naomi Millán, Senior Editor - August 2014 - Commercial Office FacilitiesBecause different groups will have different work styles and acoustics needs, it makes sense to pair like with like as much as possible, says Janet Pogue McLaurin, principal with ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 05 2014]

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In July 2013, three organizations banded together to create a fascinating, comprehensive report titled "Building Resilience in Boston: 'Best Practices' for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for Existing Buildings." Boston was selected because it includes a very high percentage of older buildings — indeed, the highest percentage of residential buildings built before...
...years, aesthetics have become increasingly important in projects, and certainly in commercial facilities," says John Fitzgerald of Chicago Faucets. "We're exposed to more things every day that are more cosmetic and aesthetically pleasing. To me, it's just a matter of time before that's going to start on the consumer end and trickle into the business-to-business side of it."
"By using heat-recovery systems, the air conditioning tonnage was reduced by over 200 tons," Holdaway notes. "The system also resulted improved indoor airair quality by improved temperature and humidity control in the space."
...business, sometimes we think we know the answer and can get the problem off our back quickly, but it turns out that wasn't the problem," she says. "There are times that you're halfway done trying to solve it the way you would solve it, and you realize that's not the problem at all. And now you've wasted all this energy and you have to start all over again."

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