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FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

2016 Building Safety Month.

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year’s Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.




FM Alert: United Nations HQ Wins 2015 Beyond Green™ Award

FM Alert: United Nations HQ Wins 2015 Beyond Green™ Award.

Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.


FM Alert: Impact Of Sit-Stand Equipment On Chronic Low Back Pain

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Low back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disabilities, influencing employee productivity and ultimately significantly impacting the economic well-being of a business.



FM Alert: Worker Endangerment Initiative Addresses Violations

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Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.


FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

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New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.


FM Alert: ZigBee, EnOcean Team Up To Create IoT Standard

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Joint development of open, global specification for energy harvesting wireless communication technology will help meet growing demand for interoperable, self-powered IoT sensor solutions.


Permeable Pavement: A Sustainable Stormwater Solution

(Source: www.pavementinteractive.org/)

Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.