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  • Pictured here are aircraft gates at Boston Logan International Airport's Terminal E
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    Retrieved from Massachusetts Port Authority on May 24, 2024
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    Boston Logan installs building management system, lifting airport modernization project

    JM Electrical, the Boston-based contractor that installed the system, says the centralized control will monitor HVAC, lighting and plumbing systems to optimize energy use and boost operational efficiency.

    By May 24, 2024
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    CBRE selects EV+ to install chargers at 10K commercial properties

    As chargers gain value as amenities for tenants or employees, the firm is working to partner with more EV infrastructure providers, a CBRE executive says.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Lab space supply-demand balance likely in coming years, JLL says

    Boston, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area saw the most demand growth in the first quarter of 2024, the report states.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Industrial markets primed for lower vacancy rates, higher competition for space: JLL

    A slowdown in construction and expected demand from midsize operators and manufacturers could create supply shortages and reignite rental rate growth, according to its Q1 industrial outlook.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Data centers boom again, boost construction planning

    However, traditional office and hotel projects continued to face slower momentum last month, according to the Dodge Construction Network.

    By Sebastian Obando • May 9, 2024
  • Looking south from Walnut Street is the Peter W. Rodino Federal Office Building at 940 Broad Street in the Newark government center in New Jersey on a mostly sunny midday.
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    Henderson, Jim. (20 May 2009). "The Rodino Federal Building" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.
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    GSA allocates $23.8M for federal facility upgrades across 10 states

    Funds from the Inflation Reduction Act will support 13 projects, including stormwater management, heat island mitigation and site sustainability, the U.S. General Services Administration says. 

    By April 16, 2024
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    House bill aims to turn government facilities into affordable housing

    The U.S. General Services Administration, along with two other federal agencies, would be required to report to Congress on unused or underutilized federal properties suitable for residential conversion.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Suburban office markets show better rent growth, lower vacancy rates than urban ones: Moody’s

    Top-performing properties had less access to local amenities, Moody’s analysis found, challenging the common belief that high-performing properties must be in growing parts of metropolitan areas.

    By April 12, 2024
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    KPF designs NYC’s first all-electric academic research lab building at Columbia University

    The building will exceed New York City’s Local Law 97 greenhouse gas emissions requirements, despite increased ventilation requirements, the architecture firm says.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Tight timelines, future-proofing key to stadium upgrades

    A sizable portion of stadium renovation work scheduled for the offseason often extends into the season “with necessary prep and cleanup,” an industry exec says.

    By Zachary Phillips • April 5, 2024
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    Lamar Johnson Collaborative launches adaptive reuse scorecard for quick building viability analysis

    The methodology aims to assist real estate developers in evaluating vacant office and commercial buildings for conversion to hotels and residences, the firm says.

    By March 26, 2024
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    DC’s downtown revival plan, from office conversions to ‘neighborhood safety centers’

    The plan, released by Washington, D.C., Mayor Bowser, calls for a simplified process to convert office space into housing and seeks to improve parks, streetscapes and open spaces.

    By Danielle McLean • March 25, 2024
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    DOE offers $425M to decarbonize manufacturing in energy communities

    The grants are designed to reduce manufacturing emissions at small and medium-sized plants in communities with economies that relied on the fossil fuels industry. 

    By March 19, 2024
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    3 warehouse real estate markets to watch in 2024

    A wave of construction completions could help tenants secure more favorable deals at logistics hot spots near major ports and the U.S.-Mexico border.

    By Max Garland • March 19, 2024
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    To meet data center demand, Schneider Electric plans manufacturing expansion

    The $85 million investment in two Tennessee facilities will start having an impact this year, the company said.

    By March 18, 2024
  • A sign is posted in front of Oracle headquarters on June 13, 2022 in Redwood Shores, California.
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    Oracle unveils $10B data center expansion plan

    The computer tech giant said just one of its planned facilities could accommodate about eight Boeing 747 airplanes lined up nose to tail.

    By Sebastian Obando • March 13, 2024
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    5 of the largest office conversions underway across the US

    The number of old office units slated for conversion to apartments has more than quadrupled to 55,300 since 2021, a report from RentCafe finds.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Feb. 23, 2024
  • Idaho’s $2B school infrastructure bill gains momentum, heads to House floor

    The new bill would create a School Modernization Facilities Fund that school districts can tap into for their construction, renovation and maintenance needs.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    The average school building is nearly a half-century old

    Only 39% of schools surveyed by the National Center for Education Statistics reported having an indoor air quality coordinator.

    By Anna Merod • Feb. 15, 2024
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    5 stadium projects set to cross the goal line in 2024

    Major league sports projects that prioritize design, large screen installations, seating comfort and easier concourse navigation are set to open this year.

    By Zachary Phillips • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Airport power demand could nearly double by 2030, case study suggests

    Airports, utilities, regulators, technology providers and industry partners must collaborate to make infrastructure investments now, the study says.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Construction firm exec sees growth in office conversion market

    Adolfson & Peterson’s Will Pender says the firm is seeing a record demand for projects that transform vacant workspaces into housing.

    By Jennifer Goodman • Jan. 23, 2024
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    Life sciences will be driven by tenant-favorable markets, automation: JLL

    Organizations are also set to focus more on implementing sustainable energy alternatives to power their operations, according to a 2024 trends report.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    United Airlines aims to expand Denver facilities; skirts rumors of potential HQ move

    United’s bid to establish a new flight simulator building in Denver follows a $33 million purchase of property in the city which sparked rumors of a potential shift in the airline’s base of operations.

    By Grace Noto • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Trends that will define facilities management in 2024: 12 predictions

    Net-zero goals, AI-driven automation, predictive maintenance and office right-sizing are some of what industry participants expect in the new year.

    By the Facilities Dive Team • Jan. 2, 2024