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Glycol Improves Efficiency, Reduces Maintenance Costs for Restaurant Kitchens

Jeff Swanson, Account Manager January 13, 2016 06:55 PM

Advancements in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology have given restaurants a powerful system with a dual purpose — chilling refrigeration appliances while keeping facilities comfortable...

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Emergency Contingency Planning: 7 Steps Hospitals and Schools Must Follow

Trane Commercial October 30, 2015 09:59 PM

Extreme weather conditions underscore the need for facility teams to prepare for the worst that nature can throw at their buildings. Given their critical missions, healthcare and educational organizations must be prepared to respond quickly and efficiently when a blizzard, flood, tornado, hurricane or other disaster — natural or man-made — strikes...

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How the Built Environment (Your Building) Impacts Productivity and Risk Management

Terry Bickham, Director, Energy Services and Solutions September 25, 2015 05:00 AM

Managing the built environment has evolved just like every other aspect of our lives. We expect more than the minimums of code compliance and a roof that doesn’t leak. Healthy, productive, secure and sustainable — all are words that apply in today’s facility management world. This post is part two...

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Translating Energy Management and Facility Management into Impacts that Matter

Terry Bickham, Director, Energy Services and Solutions September 18, 2015 08:31 PM

Buildings impact business results. Or, perhaps better said, the environments we create to work, eat, play, learn, and live in impact the quality, productivity, quantity, and efficacy of all indoor activities we do in our modern society...

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Trane Improves Comfort, Saves Costs for Vancouver Area Mall

Trane Commercial July 27, 2015 05:00 AM

When the heat of summer sets in, shoppers seek relief in shopping malls where they can shop, dine and spend time in air-conditioned comfort. But when indoor comfort systems aren’t getting the job done, it can impact summertime traffic, and the bottom line, for mall owners...

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