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December | 31 | 1969

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the production and elimination of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).  Commonly found in commercial HVAC chillers, cooling towers, heat pumps and air conditioners, these substances are being regulated and will soon b ...read more
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Tags: HVAC Preventative Maintenance | Facility Management | Chiller services | HVAC Chiller Maintenance | Refrigerant Services | R-22 Refrigerant

Compressed air is out and Nitrogen is in.  This is both an observation of evolving standard practices in fire protection, and a summary of the solution to corrosion issues in dry and pre-action sprinkler systems. ...read more
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Tags: Facility Management | Fire Protection | Life Safety | Fire Protection Maintenance

High-profile fire events across the country have drawn attention to the risks and requirements surrounding fire safety in facilities where active construction is taking place.  NFPA 241 is the nationally accepted standard for safeguarding construction, alteration and demolition o ...read more
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Tags: fire protection resources | NFPA | Fire Protection Maintenance | Life Safety | Fire Protection | NFPA 241

A study published by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) indicated that over 90% of facility service requests to are related to a space being too hot or cold, with indoor air quality issues ranking a near second.[i]  There are three common factors that contri ...read more
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Tags: HVAC Preventative Maintenance | HVAC for Critical Facilities | Commercial Real Estate | Service and Maintenance

Amidst the year-end reviews, budgeting for 2018,  last minute meetings before holiday vacation and (oh by the way) Christmas shopping, many people will read their fair share of year-in-review articles over the next few weeks.  Throughout the year, we've tapped into resources to p ...read more
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Tags: Service and Maintenance

Any facility manager, building engineer or property owner should check the fire extinguishers in their homes and workplaces.  A recent product recall was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding nearly 40 million units of plastic handle fire extinguishers a ...read more
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Tags: Fire Protection | Fire Protection Maintenance | sprinkler testing and maintenance | fire extinguishers | fire extinguisher recall | fire protection resources | Special Hazards

Anyone involved in operating a building with sensitive equipment, or familiar with special hazards fire protection, is likely to have encountered Halon 1301.   Halon 1301 is a clean agent used for fire suppression in spaces where water, smoke and other potentially destructive ele ...read more
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Tags: Special Hazards | Facility Management | Fire Protection

Recent wildfires have brought the subject of fire prevention front and center in many households and workplace conversations across the U.S.  Admirably, many will try to help in any way that they can, and luckily there are various resources to help facilitate support to those in ...read more
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Tags: Early Warning Fire Detection | Fire Protection | Special Hazards | clean agent fire suppression | Facility Management | Service and Maintenance

The U.S. Fire Administration has declared September National Preparedness Month, so it is a good time to take a closer look at the life safety fire protection and fire protection services that keep your people safe and your building operable in the event of a fire.  According to ...read more
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Tags: Fire Protection | Early Warning Fire Detection | Air Sampling Fire Detection | Special Hazards | Life Safety | clean agent fire suppression | Facility Management | Service and Maintenance

Cloud computing and the “internet of things” have created seemingly endless opportunities for development, construction and operation of data centers globally and here in the United States.  Back home in Boston, slower growth and expansion of data center operations has traditiona ...read more
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Tags: Facility Management | Data Center Maintenance | Data Center Operations | Data Center Cooling

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