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  • Windows And Thermal Performance

    White Papers // Aug 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    It's a common misconception that if windows allow more light into a facility, they will automatically permit more heat to enter the space, too. With new spectrally selective glazings or glass (low-e is one example), it's possible to control the amount of heat without sacrificing light transmittance. It's even possible ...

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  • Infrared Cameras Can Detect Thermal Bridging, Air Leaks, Wet Insulation

    White Papers // Aug 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    Although air movement transports cold air into a building and forces warm air out, thermal bridging through the wall system also can increase the load on the mechanical system. Thermal bridging consists of temperature gradients through components, such as cold, exterior air cooling a window frame, which then cools interior ...

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  • What The Restroom Communicates About Your Building

    White Papers // Jul 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    Like it or not, your restrooms tell a story. Often the stories are unintentional. Grimy restrooms signal that management is indifferent to employee welfare. Using vinyl instead of tile on the wet wall raises questions about the organization's financial health - especially as maintenance problems develop. Still, the restroom is ...

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  • An Overview Of New Toilet, Hand Dryer And Sensor Technology

    White Papers // Jun 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    There are more choices when it comes to flush valves and toilets that reduce water use. Zero-water-consumption urinals have become more widespread, and can save up to 40,000 gallons of water per year compared to a standard 1 gallon-per-flush urinal. New urinals are available that use as little as one ...

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  • Intelligent Buildings Are Green

    White Papers // Mar 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    Interest in sustainable development in higher education comes from many sources and for many reasons, including the interest of students, faculty, administration and the wider community in moderating or reversing climate change. A recent survey of college presidents and executive officers identified some of the reasons for developing sustainability programs ...

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  • Daylighting: Overcoming Glare And Heat Challenges

    White Papers // Jan 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    Direct sunlight penetration in classrooms and office spaces often produces an unpleasant glare on worksurfaces, making it difficult to work or view a computer screen. The proper orientation of windows and skylights can admit direct and diffused daylight, producing the best combination of light for a building while also reducing ...

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  • How Daylighting Works

    White Papers // Jan 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    Daylighting is one environmentally responsible strategy garnering corporate interest. Many facility executives, however, only have limited knowledge of its advantages and how to best implement a comprehensive program. Doing so starts with an understanding of what, exactly, daylighting is. At the most basic level, daylighting is simply the practice of ...

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  • How Do You Clean Cork Floors?

    White Papers // Jan 2009 // provided by Trade Press

    Cork is a resilient flooring option that is becoming more popular because of its green benefits, its softness and its unique look, among other reasons. That naturally begs the question: How do you clean cork floors? The answer depends on the type of cork floor. Although classified as resilient flooring, ...

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  • The Cost Of Poor Window Maintenance

    White Papers // Dec 2008 // provided by Trade Press

    When considering the environmental impact of windows, don't overlook the effect of maintenance. All building components require maintenance, and windows are no exception. When properly maintained, windows can be expected to maintain their solar and thermal properties throughout their 30- to 35-year service life. But neglecting maintenance on window components ...

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  • Operable Windows Can Save Energy

    White Papers // Dec 2008 // provided by Trade Press

    An issue that facility managers will face when considering replacement windows is whether to make them operable. The problem is that building occupants want operable windows, while those who are responsible for the building's operation do not. The reasoning on both sides is straightforward. Occupants want the natural ventilation and ...

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