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5 Reasons You Need a Building Automation System

May 13, 2013  /  building maintenance

A Building Automation System (BAS) is a computerized network of detectors and controls impacting, for the most part, on a building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Other building components that it might control may include lighting, elevators, security, etc. A Building Automation System can range from simple to comprehensive, all depending on the […]

LEED APs For Best Cleaning Protocols

August 31, 2009  /  building maintenance

The commitment to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and LEED building practices represents a serious commitment to elevating the building’s status.  Not only will all occupants in the building be impacted, but also real estate agents and developers will be impressed.  Existing tenants will stay longer and new prospects will come calling […]

Green Products for Green Janitorial Closets

August 12, 2009  /  building maintenance

When it comes to converting from conventional cleaning programs to new-age green cleaning, the green products and equipment that enter the building have a lot to do with the quality of the conversion.  The first thing facility maintenance managers need to do is develop the appropriate green cleaning protocol for the LEED certified new or […]

12 Green Steps to a Cleaner Building

July 30, 2009  /  building maintenance

Green cleaning services are the means to the end for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings.  Cleaning programs that promote sustainability, health, safety and social consciousness can earn LEED credits.  Green cleaning services improve indoor air quality, develop stalwart recycling programs, minimize the use of raw materials and eliminate the use of […]