Heidi Schwartz

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Schwartz joined Group C Media, Inc. in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (now Facility Executive). In September 2012, she transitioned to a new role dedicated to developing online content for Business Facilities and Facility Executive.

New Ebola Guidelines For Emergency Departments Published By CDC

The new guidelines were evaluated and approved by a panel of experts—consisting of emergency physicians and nurses with expertise in infectious disease and disaster preparedness—appointed by ACEP's president.

Reinventing The College Experience With Furniture Alone

Trends in higher education are leading a transformation of buildings and interiors on college campuses.

IFMA Names Aaron Clark Vice President Of Corporate Services

Clark has more than 16 years of business expertise in the areas of operations, IT, strategy, and finance.

NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience At Agency Facilities

Many types of extreme events are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude in the future and pose hazards to NASA's mission, infrastructure, facilities, and workforce.

Question Of The Week: Building Compliance Audits

One facility professional is looking for feedback on how to set up a large scale building compliance/auditing program.

Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.

Friday Funny: Hallowed Haunted Penitentiary Walls

Terror Behind the Walls begins with a critical decision: should visitors explore the prison and watch the action, or should they mark themselves to interact with the denizens of the cellblocks?

Discrimination Can Happen Anywhere

Business entities should be prepared for all contingencies to deal with discrimination claims.

Tuveson Recognized By IFMA

Kit Tuveson of Visual Mobile Technologies has been honored with the prestigious IFMA Chairman's Citation Award.

Open Standards | Smart Buildings Solution Of The Future

State of Building Energy Management survey uncovers compelling results including lack of awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT).

EU FM Coalition For FM Public Policy Advocacy Launched In Europe

As the number and influence of facility management professionals continue to grow throughout Europe, the EU FM Coalition is poised to become the preeminent public advocacy body for facility management within the Union.

Office Bullying Plagues Workers According To CareerBuilder’s New Study

The schoolyard practice isn't confined to the schoolyard anymore; it can effect workers across all races, job levels, and educational accomplishments.

Question Of The Week: Trigeneration Vs. Cogeneration

One facility manager is looking for feedback on cogeneration (combined heat and power) compared to trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) to generate electricity efficiently.

Friday Funny: From One Extreme To The Other – Worst Colleges And Best Law Schools

Best Choice Schools has released its list of the 50 top architecturally impressive law schools in the world, while Washington Monthly has announced its collection of the worst higher education institutions in the country.

Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE rule.

Alternative Energy Trends: Deep Impact With Energy Retrofits

When facility managers discuss alternative energy, they need to change the conversation from cost-cutting to value creation.

NEMA Publishes Latest Products And Standards Guide

This is the latest comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

Winners Of 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, while providing a special emphasis on safety.

Human Resources Just Doesn’t Get It

New ADP Research Institute® study shows continuing disconnect between human resources departments and employees; rift exists across company sizes and global geographies.

Friday Funny: When Dog Days Are A Good Thing

While some facilities professionals have had to deal with the practical (and sometimes not so pleasant) hygienic aspects of pets in the workplace, employees can often benefit. If you have any dog tales to share, there is a contest out there waiting for you.

Water Efficiency Toolkit Available To Companies In Water-Stressed Areas

GEMI and Environmental Defense Fund team up to expand water efficiency toolkit for those companies facing drought conditions or water shortages.

As Facility Management Positions Increase, Training Opportunities Increase As Well

The facilities management associate's degree program, established in April 2013, prepares students for careers in the field of facility management.

LVDC Design Guidelines For The Visual Environment | Second Draft Review Period Open

LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November 10.

Question Of The Week: Cleaning Material And Toiletries Budgets

One tech facility manager is trying to determine budgetary benchmarking policies for procuring maintenance and toiletry products.

Friday Funny: Engineering Bright Ideas With Sheep, Dogs, And LEDs

This 2009 advertisement from Samsung hints at just what can be done with LED lamp technology when put in the hands of ingenious Welsh sheep herders, their working dogs, and their flocks.

California Approves Sweeping Design-Build Authorization

California reforms infrastructure delivery with passage of SB 785; ensures design-build authority in California for next decade.

Zero Energy Building Revenue | Expected To Exceed $1.4 Trillion Annually By 2035

Advances in building envelope technology are helping to drive the market, according to Navigant Research Report.

Johnson Controls | Selling Facilities Management Outsourcing Division

Johnson Controls announces its intention to divest its Global Workplace Solutions business.

Data Breach Situations Can Leave Corporations Unprepared

Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach response.

Kansas Cell Tower Collapse Causes Two Fatalities – OSHA Violations Issued

OSHA finds two willful and four serious safety violations at Blaine, KS, work site.

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