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The benefits of continuous commissioning

Texas A&M has developed a program to help facilities find new opportunities to reduce energy usage

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Steps to monetize health care real estate

Tapping into potential capital from outpatient facility holdings first starts with answering three questions

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital builds its legacy

The hospital is recognized for its forward-thinking design and enduring excellence

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Environmental Services Department of the Year

Submit applications to the Association for the Healthcare Environment by June 17

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