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Is LEED Broken?

Today's tip of the day is about what we can learn from LEED's critics.Oftentimes, the natural response to criticism is to get defensive, dig in your heels, and then counterattack. But that is usually less productive and more polarizing. To avoid such ... [Published Facilities Net - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Green Roofs as Sustainable Design Possibilities

Green, or vegetative, roofs are becoming more popular as sustainable design components. These roofs have several advantages over more traditional options. They minimize heat islands, reduce runoff into storm-water drains, provide excellent insulating ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

5 KPI's Every Manager Should Use

Many management experts will debate the top five key performance indicators (KPIs), but to at least get started down the road of the performance measurement, I recommend these five:backlog of deferred workpercent of completed work that is reactivepreventive ... [Published Facilities Net - Apr 17 2014]
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 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]

Quotes

...During this discussion, Rob Watson unleashed the quote of the conference: "If your building isn't performing, it's your fault. Not LEED's." How true
...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."
"One design trend to bear in mind is that fan sizing/selection software often gives a range of fan sizes to meet a given project requirement" says Michael Ivanovich, director of strategic energy initiatives for the Air Movement Control Association (AMCA) International
"The tenant had assumed that complaints made about them were because of their appearance and their loudness, their unrestrained youth," Virts says. "I think they just assumed that it was a personality clash, never realizing they could make it better."

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Is LEED Broken? [Published Facilities Net - 3 hours ago]
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5 KPI's Every Manager Should Use [Published Facilities Net - Apr 17 2014]
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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