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Ozone

Taking a More Positive Look at Ozone

When we use the word “ozone,” most of us think of many different things, most of them unpleasant. For instance, the disappearing ozone layer surrounding and protecting the earth; ozone pollutants in the air we breathe; even ozone generators, which were once heavily marketed (and still may be) as indoor air purifiers.

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Clean

Maintaining a Clean Environment with Dispensing Systems

Cleanliness is a key component across all types of facilities because it goes beyond hygiene, communicating a concern for customer satisfaction and wellness. Cleanliness impacts a visitor’s first impression of a business, in turn influencing its reputation and bottom line.

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Radio

How Slimmed-Down Two Way Radio Boosts Convenience

(Sponsored Content) With new technologies allowing manufacturers to reduce the size of HD quality speakers while using software to boost the clarity of the signal, the new wave of digital two way radio handsets are dropping in size without losing any of their functionality.

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Floors

Preventing the “Up-Down” Effect When Maintaining Floors

Flooring is without question one of the most expensive investments a building owner or manager will make. Along with the look of the floor, among the items considered is the durability of the floor and the short and long-term maintenance needs of the floor.

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Facility

Facility Service Quality: Why Focusing on Quality Over Cost Pays

For many companies, outsourcing facility services is a good way to reduce costs, improve the occupant experience, and free up time to focus on business growth. With cost being an important factor behind the decision to outsource, many companies make the mistake of choosing a facility services provider based on cost alone.

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Ultraviolet

Myth or Fact: Ultraviolet Lamps Edition

Despite being recognized for significantly improving airflow and heat-transfer efficiency levels and lowering the costs associated with HVAC/R systems, ultraviolet light in the 253.7 nm germicidal C-band wavelength (UV-C) is often misunderstood and therefore under-utilized by HVAC/R contractors, mechanical engineers and end users.

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Technology

Home Run: Maximizing Revenue Using Payment Technology

Property management organizations need to branch out on the payment options they offer to match the omnichannel payment approach that consumers expect – or risk dissatisfied residents and lost revenue.

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Soundproofing

Essential Soundproofing Tips for Commercial Contractors

By reducing external noise intrusion and protecting privacy with some basic soundproof remodeling, contractors can not only generate more revenue but also improve and secure the work environment of appreciative commercial property owners and tenants.

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Lighting

Creating Safer and More Efficient Facilities with LED Lighting

Businesses, facilities, and parking lots everywhere are quickly adopting new solid-state lighting technology. The most popular technology being adopted is LED, which is known to bring many benefits to both commercial and industrial applications.

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Clean

Can You Clean It?

A few years back, a new bank and bank building opened in San Francisco. Because the City by the Bay is already laden with scores of banks and banking services, this new organization went out of its way to build a new facility that was architecturally interesting and impressive. And, sure enough, it was.

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