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Building FACES (part 1: The ‘F’ Word)

Property owners and managers use an industry-standard acronym FACES: Function, Aesthetics, Cost, Environment, and Safety against which new projects and initiatives and should be measured. For an honest evaluation of The Salamander Reservoir, let's begin with the 'F' Word (Function, that is). The bottom-line function of our reservoir is to alert to a compromise in a life safety fire sprinkler before that compromise becomes a failure. Low temperatures before pipe freeze can happen (for wet systems) or alerting to the presence of water (in dry and mission-critical systems) which can freeze or present a liability to underlying equipment. The Salamander Reservoir Function: * * * * * (out of 5) See what The Salamander Reservoir can do for you @ salamanderreservoir.com ...
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Energy Crunch

My partner, Jim, often talks about seeing the evolution of efficiency by looking at the automobile industry. When tasked with getting better gas mileage, there wasn't a complete overhaul of engines and systems. Rather, there were small, incremental changes that led to better fuel performance, including: lighter materials, better fuel management, tighter seals, etc... These small changes deployed industry-wide add up to significant energy savings. (for a deep read about the power of small incremental changes: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson) Energy savings are becoming more important than ever. Present day, there is a natural gas shortage in the United Kingdom and China is cutting electricity to major sectors (almost 40%!) of manufacturing as a result of its energy crunch. The consequence is that Goldman Sachs recently reduced China's GDP forecast because of those shortages. So, isn't it time to think about the small things that we can all be doing to reduce our energy consumption before we get crunched? ...
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…on the road!

come visit us in booth 433 at #BOMA in #Boston! ...
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hidden energy savings waiting to be discovered

Energy management and information systems proved valuable in a four-year study of their implementation... "Energy information systems use smart meters to find energy waste, while fault detection and diagnostics tools detect and prioritize faults in your HVAC system. The systems analyze information from sources like interval meters, weather stations, your BAS and IoT devices will allow you to look for trends and usage spikes that shouldn't be happening - for example, a chiller that runs at night when the building is unoccupied. You can then address these sources of energy waste to save money." Unoccupied areas are like energy vampires: expending heat energy (and nervous energy!) when it may not be needed. But how would you know when it's needed? By installing a Salamander Reservoir, of course!   full article here: https://digital.buildings.com/buildingmagazine/january_february_2021/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1658896 #energy #gogreen #propertymanagers #IoT #Buildings #BOMA ...
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May 25: National Towel Day

Installing a Salamander Reservoir is a Pro-Active step to connect and protect your life safety fire sprinkler systems. Towels are what you may need if you don't have a Salamander Reservoir. Celebrate May 25 for what it really is: National Wine Day! (which you'll really need if you don't have a Salamander Reservoir in your life safety fire sprinkler system). #waterdamage #propertymanagement #realestate #IoT ...
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Texas

firsthand report from the damage in #Texas from earlier this year: "Living through a week of frozen hell in Texas during the recent power outage is something I never want to do again. Beyond the emotional damage, there has been a staggering amount of loss. Dozens of terrible, preventable deaths have been attributed to the power outages from the storm. Then there is the monetary costs. Estimates vary dramatically but catastrophe modeling agency Karen Clark & Co. estimated losses from the storm at roughly $18 billion. Other models show claims from the freeze and extended power outage could reach $90 billion. The Perryman Group projected the cost of the storm could end up as high as $195 billion on the low end and as much as $295 billion on the high end, accounting for lost income and the long-term reduction in economic output, which are not covered by insurance." Connect and protect your life safety fire sprinkler systems with a Salamander Reservoir today! #propertymanagers #realestate excerpted from Propmodo. Full article here: https://www.propmodo.com/what-texas-and-its-buildings-learned-from-the-deadly-power-outage/ ...
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Penn State Lehigh Valley Launchbox: a great resource for small businesses!

JTJ is so proud to be an alumni of #PennState's #LehighValley Launchbox program. It's a great resource for small businesses in our region and has an incredible value proposition. But, don't just take my word for it, see for yourself at: youtube.com/watch?v=B_kyQ1wJtsQ ...
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Happy National Tell-A-Story-Day!

what kind of story does this picture tell? If you said, "energy savings" because the system is initializing local heating when the *water* gets cold; not when the *air* gets cold, then i'd think you heard that story already! (it never gets old) If you want to be the #FacilityManagement #Hero of your #buildings, we can help write that story with you! #IoT ...
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Go Green!

Don't get in the weeds with #PropertyManagement, get a Salamander Reservoir, and enjoy the green savings! We wouldn't blow smoke - our 4-pronged approach is the real thing to protect your building occupants and your real property! They can be mounted anywhere: up high or down low! #420 #gogreen ...
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Tax Day Coming Up!

"Nothing is certain except death and taxes” -Benjamin Franklin Ahh, but he didn't have real time data from his Salamander Reservoir - that's another something you can count on! #TaxDay #IoT #NFPA ...
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Putting the “Smart” in Smartphone!

Hey #FacilityManagers, wouldn't you look like a hero managing #distressed or remote properties with real time data from the Salamander Reservoir! #IoT #NFPA #FireSprinklers ...
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