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3 Ways Facility Management Software Helps Keep Clients Happy

Occupancy is always at the top of every facility owner’s list of priorities—keeping current clients happy while attracting new business is the key to profitability. The key to client happiness is, in turn, a function of facility condition and overall … Continue reading

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Fleet Management Software: The First Step Toward Sustainability

The debate over fleet sustainability is increasingly focused on the question of ‘how’ rather than ‘if,’ according to experts and technicians who presented at the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) held last week in Nashville, TN. Demand from customers … Continue reading

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Gas Storage Tank Maintenance: Quick Tips and Fixes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere (and maybe even then) you’ve undoubtedly heard the good news: gas prices are nearly 50 percent lower than they were a year ago. Fleet companies, heavy equipment contractors, and other companies, apart … Continue reading

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ABCs of Advanced Maintenance: Facility Sustainability

If you’ve been considering implementing sustainability initiatives at your facility, but don’t know where to start amid the complex tangle of “green” standards, practices, and technologies, you’re not alone. Over the past decade, sustainability has gone from a fringe ivory … Continue reading

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The Elk River Chemical Spill: A Preventive Maintenance Cautionary Tale

Drinking Water Contaminated, a Company Bankrupted, a Federal Emergency Declared: All Because of One Leaky Tank Last January, when it was discovered that a single leaky tank had poured some 10,000 gallons of an industrial chemical into the Elk River … Continue reading

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Is Your Power ‘Leaking’? Fix It with Preventive Maintenance Software

Spotting leaks in most types of equipment is typically easy: fluid can be seen pooling on the ground or accumulating on other components. When it comes to power usage, however, many companies may not think in terms of the potential … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Save Time and Money on Lighting

By Guest Contributor Andrea Vollf The famous phrase used by Benjamin Franklin in Advice to a Young Tradesman, “Time is Money”, has never been as accurate as it is in today’s world. While we watch all the changes that are … Continue reading

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Recycling ROI: What’s Good for the Environment is Good for Business

As the “green” movement has risen to prominence over the past decade, its mission of environmental consciousness-raising has helped to refine and expand recycling practices. Blue waste bins with the triangle arrow symbol, and the rules governing how trash must … Continue reading

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2 Simple Ways to Keep Heating Costs Down This Winter

Over the past several decades, temperature fluctuations have made it difficult for facilities managers to estimate how much heating and furnace systems will cost to operate through winter. Regardless of how much these systems are used, however, there are some … Continue reading

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Thinking about installing a green roof? Don’t let maintenance fears deter you

Green roofs are rapidly becoming one of the most popular trends for facilities around the world. In North America, the rate of yearly green roof installation has jumped from 2 million square feet in 2004, to some 18 million square … Continue reading

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