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Sloan Building Commissioning Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread building shutdowns and low occupancy across the globe. As commercial buildings begin to reopen, it is paramount that specific procedures are implemented to properly flush out buildings’ water systems to reduce the serious water safety risks that are associated with prolonged system inactivity. This Guide covers best practices for preparing buildings to re-open to the public.

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Sloan Valve Company


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How to use Data for Outcome-Based Building Services

Data allows building owners to develop specific outcomes for their facilities and their businesses. Traditional preventive maintenance is intended to pay back its cost with increased reliability and efficiency while extending the life of building systems. Most businesses view such maintenance as a necessary cost—pay something now to avoid paying more later...

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Siemens


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Improving IAQ in the New Normal: Smart Questions for Building Owners

As the inventors of modern air conditioning and a world leader in HVAC, refrigeration, and fire and security solutions, Carrier has a legacy of creating safe and comfortable buildings. Now we’re building on that legacy through the launch of our Healthy Buildings Program. The program helps customers across key verticals develop safe, indoor environments with a holistic suite of healthy building technologies and services to address the immediate pandemic concerns and long into the future.

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Carrier Commercial


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The Business Value Report of EcoStruxure Solutions for Commercial Property

For this business value solution brief, IDC spoke with companies active as property investors, developers, management companies, and tenants in commercial property markets around the world about their use of Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure for Real Estate Solutions.

These companies reported that EcoStruxure helped them build, maintain, and operate high-value, efficient, and sustainable commercial properties. In this paper, the author discusses the important role EcoStruxure played in making the commercial properties more attractive and valuable.

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Schneider Electric


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Three Essential Elements of Next Generation Building Management Systems

Building owners, facility managers and system integrators face increasing pressure to save more energy, reduce costs and maintain availability all while enhancing occupant experience and well-being. Achieving these varying objectives is best solved by a new type of BMS available today that goes well beyond HVAC controls.

These modern next-generation BMSs benefit stakeholders by being a more open integration platform that uses IoT, cloud computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to get more out of your available resources and connected systems.

Learn the factors driving the evolution of BMSs and describe three essential elements necessary for solving management challenges of today and tomorrow. We will also explain how these elements put you on the right path to benefit from future emerging digital technologies.

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Schneider Electric


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Hand Hygiene is a Two-Part Process

It is common knowledge that washing your hands is a key step in guarding against the spread of germs. But what happens after people wash their hands? Let’s explore the second (and sometimes overlooked) part of the handwashing process: hand drying.

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Cascades PRO™


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Mitsubishi Electric, US. Inc. Elevators & Escalators, Total Cost of Ownership

Understanding the TCO of an elevator requires building owners to consider more than upfront costs. This White Paper discusses the financial impacts of inadequate elevator performance and how quality services and engineering provide value over options that appear less expensive on the surface.

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Mitsubishi Electric Elevators & Escalators


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Smart Buildings and the Future of Work Report

This report sets out the advantages that smart buildings offer to occupiers and developers of commercial real estate in a post-COVID world. It identifies key technological enablers and shows how smart buildings will transform work, the workplace and the urban landscape over the next few years.

Furthermore, it lays out a set of practical steps that developers can follow to realize the vision for smart buildings and begin drawing occupants away from home-based work and back to the office—an office where health, well-being and unprecedented levels of flexibility are paramount.

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Schneider Electric


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Uproot Costly Inefficiencies in Building Systems

Faults that building operators cannot see are costly and damaging to equipment. If your building is humming and your occupants happy, what could be wrong?

Even at such times, complex building systems may have undetected faults that erode performance, increase costs, and undercut your staff resources. You can eliminate such faults and waste with a maintenance program that uses data to address these three issues...

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Siemens


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The Untapped Potential of Data in Building Services

By applying the right technology, your building can utilize existing system data to slash operations costs. Your building automation system gathers and manages equipment data to control building systems, but its utilization of that data is limited. It can’t connect the dots for building operators—or even identify all the dots—necessary to maximize costs and occupant comfort...

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Siemens


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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Disinfection Plan

As businesses weigh their options for reopening, many are putting together plans for routine disinfection. But too often, the measures these businesses take fall short. RD Weis is here to help.

Here are the four most common mistakes made when creating a disinfection plan and how you can avoid them.

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RD Weis


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EcoStruxure™ Power Energy Usage Performance eGuide

EcoStruxure Power helps facility operations achieve greater operational and energy efficiency

In large buildings, critical facilities, and electro-intensive operations, gaining better insight into energy usage and opportunities to improve can have a significant impact on operational and energy efficiency.

Save money by reducing energy spend

EcoStruxure Power leverages digitization to gain a deep understanding on how energy is being consumed in processes and other operations with a comprehensive but simple toolset to allow for:
• Energy Usage Analysis & Benchmarking
• Cost Allocation
• Energy Performance Analysis & Verification
• Energy Efficiency Compliance

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Schneider Electric


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The Building Operator's Guide

In the wake of the pandemic, building and facility stakeholders are being asked to re-examine their strategies and prepare for a new way of working. Today, expectations among both regulators and occupants are simply different. There will undoubtedly be a new level of scrutiny and demand for many building practices — enhanced sanitation, social distancing, HVAC performance, and so on — that didn’t exist prior to the pandemic.

In this e-guide, we will examine each area and learn how to adapt successfully to new building maintenance and operations practices.

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Schneider Electric


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Ensuring Occupant Health: Key Findings and Insights from Global Study of 21 Office Buildings

Building owners, operators and occupants all want their buildings to be healthy, now more than ever. Healthy buildings help ensure healthy occupants.

Based on findings from pilot studies of 21 office buildings, this paper proposes 3 steps to improve building health and provides a view on the future of healthy buildings.

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Schneider Electric