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Monday, October 16, 2017
Painted Sprinkler Heads: A 411 »
Painted Sprinkler Heads: a 411 In order to maintain a professional building, owners and management staff allocate sign...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Evaporative Credit Program »
AAFAME representatives attended a recent City of Austin/LCRA presentation on rebate opportunities and specifically a prese...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Have you registered your Cooling Tower? »
  Registration Due Dates: - Existing coolers must be registered by Dec. 31st 2017 - New cooling towe...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Water Efficiency Standards and Equipment Requirements for Cooling Towers »
In June, the Austin City Council approved the adoption of the 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code and 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code...
Sunday, August 20, 2017
New System for Austin Fire Dept »
Last week, Koetter Fire Protection (along with every fire protection company doing business in the City of Austin) receive...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Building Envelope Forensics Presentation Materials »
Another great training was presented by three AAFAME vendor companies who work together to bring educational information t...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
What has Changed with SDS (Safety Data Sheets)? »
View the presentation by Inez Kasimba, Regulatory Manager Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Health, Environ...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Water Treatment for Cooling Systems & Legionellas Disease »
Please find a copy of the presentation by Mike Brown of Coastline by clicking here .
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
NFPA25 Changes »
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) is the standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire P...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Water Protection Presentation »
Click here to download presentation .
Monday, March 20, 2017
Austin Energy 30% Lighting Rebate Bonus »
30 Percent Lighting Rebate Bonuses Available until May 31, these rebates offer 30 percent more savings on top of our...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Austin Energy Scam Alert »
There have been a number of property managers that have been receiving calls stating that Austin Energy will shut off thei...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Cooling Tower Tip to Reduce Water Use »
Did you know that if an 800 ton cooling tower operating at 5 cycles of concentration increased its cycles of concentration...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Voltage Correction is Profitable »
Glenn Gibson of Killowatt Commercial reviewed the benefits of The Powerhouse which is designed for facilities with 480/277...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Building Energy Modeling & Forensics »
Our October Luncheon topic featured “Building Energy Modeling & Forensics” with a very high level overview of what is...
Monday, August 29, 2016
Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Fire Systems »
Texas Star Fire Systems presented a very informative presentation on Fire Systems and the important items a building engin...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Water Conservation »
Here is a link to the presentation by Mark Jordan of the City of Austin Water Dept. 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
ENERGY STAR Spot Audits »
TG (Texas Guaranteed) recently was selected for a "Spot Audit" by ENERGY STAR.  They are sharing their experience wit...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Safety Security Window Films »
What are safety films and how are they constructed?  Safety and Security films are made from PET (Polyethylene Teraph...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Warning on Lighting Retrofit Kits »
If you are planning to update or recently have updated your property’s lighting, you may want to heed a recent warning a...
Monday, May 9, 2016
Austin Energy Budgeting Tool »
Austin Energy has launched a new budgeting tool to access your meter data so you can better manage your peak demand and en...
Monday, May 9, 2016
Commercial Replacement Ceilings »
Replacing water damaged ceilings and stained ceilings can make a big difference in your commercial interiors. Now it's eas...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Stairwell Pressurization Presentation Materials »
Mike Locke of MechTech presented information at the April luncheon regarding recent revisions by Austin Fire Department t...
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Power Supply Adjustment »
Austin Energy customers will see an 11.3% reduction in the Power Supply Adjustment beginning with April 1st bills. The ch...
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Stairwell Pressurization Testing Requirements »
The following are frequently observed issues found with Stairwell Pressurization systems: Malfunctio...
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Drainage Utility Fee Administrative Rules Posted »
The Administrative Rules for the City’s drainage charge have been posted. Click for the Posting Notice and the...
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Roof Repairs: Which Repairs to Make and When…? »
Facility stakeholders have a shared interest in properly maintaining a building’s roof asset. Oftentimes, these interests...
Monday, November 9, 2015
Drainage Fee Calculation »
Notice to Businesses In the past, the City of Austin has included a drainage charge on utility bills. Starting in Novem...
Monday, November 9, 2015
Stairwell Pressurization Inspection and Testing »
NFPA has a host of Standards and Codes that are used to help us design, install, maintain, test and inspect our life safet...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
ABC of DDC »
Here is a copy of the presentation by Greg Lockhart of Climatec from our August training class.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Lowly Light Bulb Outshines Solar and Wind on U.S. Power Grids »
Utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Why LED is Your Future Lighting Choice »
In the future, due to the efficiency and cost effectiveness, expect wide spread adoption of energy-efficient LED lamps and...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
LED Advantage »
Here are the slides from the "LED Advantage" presentation given by Brett Anderson of FSG at our July 9th Luncheon.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Up, Down & to the Side »
ThyssenKrupp Elevator was featured in a recent artcile for “new technology” in Scholastic Science World for the use of mag...

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