FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Full-scale HVAC optimization typically reduces energy usage and costs by 20 to 40 percent, improves system reliability by operating equipment more efficiently and at optimal temperatures, ensures consistently healthy air quality and building comfort, and reduces a building’s carbon footprint.
Improving energy efficiency is a common objective of manufacturers, with many joining the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Plants program. As a voluntary partnership initiative to promote energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities, the scheme’s partners commit to long-term energy efficiency goals – typically 25 per cent savings over a span of ten years.
In homes, small businesses, and large industrial settings, plumbing systems and drains need cleaning. In many of these settings drain cleaning consists of pouring chemicals down the pipes every few years. In other places and businesses, drain cleaning is a much more substantial job.
For developers and architects, maximizing income-generating space for mixed use commercial projects is critical, particularly when land is limited or expensive. In many cases, the project cannot advance unless the architect can somehow “create space” to achieve the building design and parking density required. Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. provides the solution.
In 2013 Auto Trader went from a publishing company to a fully online digital business. The online migration resulted in significant growth and a new work environment was needed that reflected their flexible working style. The company was operating through several regional offices all over the country, which it wanted to consolidate to make a more unified business model. Condeco helped provide a soltuion.
When the owner-operators of The Goddard School in Skokie, IL decided to open their school in 2016, they knew they’d be heavily involved in the management of the 14,000-square-foot facility. While a high-quality cleaning service was in place, it wasn’t until the UMF Corporation Regional Manager of National Accounts visited the school that they fully realized how important training and the right products were for ensuring a safe environment.
Fast-pace and high-stakes, the St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California experiences a steady flow of patients and busy employees every day. Identifying cost and time-saving opportunities is essential for the facility to run smoothly, safely and efficiently.
When an electric utility in the Southeastern United States sought to protect an above ground natural gas pipeline against corrosion, the goal was to cost effectively do so while minimizing downtime and environmental impact. When the electric utility chose an anti-corrosive coating for about 3,500 feet of power plant pipeline in a facility, it was very particular about its selection.
Before the Patriots could take on the Rams in the Super Bowl, ensuring the safety of assigned broadcast personnel and equipment was required at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) convention center. Although the GWCCA convention center had its own traditional fire detection system, the decision was made to install a complete, standalone system including fire alarm panel.
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Now available from Sanitaire®, an industry leader in portable commercial cleaning machines, is the QUICKBOOST™ cordless upright vacuum. The QUICKBOOST’s cordless technology combines portable cleaning with powerful suction and innovative features, increasing productivity by conquering tricky and demanding last-minute jobs.
The Ruskin BTR-250 heavy-duty isolation damper is ideally suited for system containment or decontamination applications commonly found in laboratories, medical facilities, clean rooms and federal buildings. Designed to provide bubble-tight airflow leakage performance in systems with up to 10 in. wg pressure, the BTR-250 meets the requirements of the bubble test as described in AMCA Standard 500-D.
With the versatility to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one! Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable size to the other!
Despite what weather forecasters predict – rain, sun, heat, humidity, snow – STI’s new weather resistant Stopper® Station is ready for it all. The ADA Compliant, 2” weather resistant push button is designed for indoor or outdoor use.
The AHR Expo is the world’s premier HVACR event, attracting thousands of attendees from across the globe and featuring everything new in the industry! The Show, to be held February 3-5, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is the industry’s annual opportunity to network with professionals from all roles within HVACR and to view the latest innovations, products and technologies.
STI’s newly redesigned Exit Stopper Door Alarm continues to help solve the problems of unauthorized exits and entries of fire or emergency doors. The multifunction door alarm now flashes while it emits an audible alarm – helping to further attract attention and deter wrongful use of a protected door.