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How to Get Employees to Stop Worrying and Love AI

David Maister was angry. He had been surprised and annoyed to learn that his company had set up a new AI-based marketing system that was doing most of


Facility Management

Get Smart with Tech-Enabled Facility Management

Campus facilities management can be in the know with tech strategies that provide a view into operations, space utilization, and service delivery and


Facility Management

The Need to Shift Control for Profitable Efficiency

The Need to Shift Control for Profitable Efficiency. For the better part of a century, engineers applied real-time control to improve the


Solar Panels

Uncovering Opportunities: Changing how we think about Energy

Uncovering Opportunities: Changing how we think about Energy Schneider Electric Blog by Vincent Petit  | Original Article


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How Will AI Change Work? Here Are 5 Schools of Thought

How Will AI Change Work? Here Are 5 Schools of Thought HBR.org by Mark Knickrehm | Full Article    


BAS

How to Optimize a Building Automation System to Improve Efficiency

How to Optimize a BAS to Improve Efficiency From: Insulation: Sealing In Energy Savings, FacilitiesNet  


active shooter

The rise of active shooter incidents sparks the NFPA to fast-track a new standard

For only the second time in history, NFPA authorizes a provisional standard January 8, 2018 – A rise in active shooter incidents and the escal...


Energy efficient buildings are vital to sustainability!

How energy efficient is your building? In the coming decades, our planet will be a very different place. By 2050, there will be an additional 3 bil...


automation

How Automation will Change Work, Purpose and Meaning

The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Most of us will remain focused for decades to come on


ProFM

ProFM: An eBook that gets Facility Managers Ready for the Future

A new eBook, entitled “Minding the FM Gap,” identifies a way to ensure that facility managers are ready for the future: a new training credential.


Variable frequency drive

How does a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) work?

A variable frequency drive, or VFD, is an adjustable speed drive used to control an electric motor by varying the frequency and v...


retro-commissioning

Building Commissioning: Why it's important!

Experience has shown that a building that is not commissioned will cost 8-20% more to operate than a properly commissioned building.  On average, ...


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What is an Energy Saving Performance Contract?

An Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC) is a third-party financing mechanism that can enable building owners to fund energy-saving upgrades by...


Design Build Method

What is a Design Build Project?

Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to


Security threat

How important is campus safety and security to you?

From the campus entrance to network administration: how higher education is addressing the latest security developments Campus safety and security ...