Powering Your Business Disaster Planning white paper describes the key components of a comprehensive plan for administrators to ensure their organization will not suffer severe consequences as a result of a power outage. Factors leading to power loss, how to prioritize vital systems, and available methods of protection including surge suppressors, backup power (UPSs), and more are covered. In addition, multiple research studies and publications including the U.S Department of Energy, Frost and Sullivan, and the Electric Power Research Institute are cited.
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 Provided by: Minuteman Power Technologies
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in place for more than 20 years, with major revisions enacted in 2009. Since its release in September of 2010, the language outlined in the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) has not changed. However, as of March 2011, the ADA gained teeth -- compliance is now required and enforceable on the federal level.
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 Provided by: InPro Corporation
When designing a new educational facility or renovating an existing space, windows and doors present a golden opportunity to truly differentiate or enhance the project and to accentuate the aesthetics and performance of it. Building performance criteria has been increasing in stringency through both national building codes, as well as regional codes like those found in Florida, along the eastern seaboard and the Gulf coast. Educational facilities' designers, builders, managers and end users have become better informed, more discerning and more critical of a window and door product's performance, aesthetics and durability. Manufacturers have responded by developing and offering high-performing, aesthetically pleasing, architecturally correct and long-lasting products.
Date Posted: 10/29/2012 Provided by: Kolbe Windows and Doors
Innovative design concepts can bring highly efficient, multipurpose activity zones to your cafeteria, extending the classroom and creating an interactive social hub. Improved effectiveness begins by understanding that food service spaces, which are an important part of the contemporary campus, are typically used for a wide variety of important functions. Research suggests that spaces with high visual interconnectedness and various setting types (varying from completely public and open to tucked away and private) encourage the interaction and collaboration, which are so important for a positive, productive and successful college experience.
Date Posted: 10/15/2012 Provided by: Falcon
Active learning spaces can be created in most areas of the campus by using flexible, durable furniture customized to the specific needs of each functional space. This will ensure that the campus becomes an active learning zone, where educators can facilitate the students' natural desire to "power up, connect, hang out" and at the same time seamlessly engage all of the assets on campus to accomplish their educational mission.
Date Posted: 07/15/2012 Provided by: Falcon
Concrete construction makes environmental, social, and economic sense. Because polished concrete floors can have a beneficial impact on all three areas, polished concrete can literally and figuratively be the foundation of a green building. This document outlines the benefits of polished concrete floors including improved thermal energy mass and the possibility of reusing existing building materials. It also provides detailed information for building teams pursuing LEED certification of a building project through LEED-NC v3.0.
Date Posted: 03/20/2012 Provided by: L&M Construction Chemicals
As an inexpensively installed data acquisition "front end," submeters are ideal for helping educational institutions obtain LEED certification points in Energy & Atmosphere (EA) and other categories. When integrated with the facility's building management system, submeters can identify savings opportunities that can help fund additional energy conservation measures or electrical upgrades. This white paper explores the various uses and benefits of submetering in the school facility environment.
Date Posted: 11/09/2011 Provided by: E-Mon
A truly sustainable roofing system is a protective, performance-enhancing umbrella that protects buildings from the elements, enables uninterrupted facility operations, and contributes to the health and productivity of the building occupants. For a roofing system to be considered sustainable, it must deliver the Five E's of high-performance roofing: Energy, Environment, Endurance, Economics, Engineering
Date Posted: 08/22/2011 Provided by: Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.