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The paper examines an array of Clean Power Plan strategies related to buildings, ranging from incremental to transformational.

FM Alert: GA Tech Studies Clean Power Plan Impact On Energy Costs

FM Alert: GA Tech Studies Clean Power Plan Impact On Energy Costs

The paper examines an array of Clean Power Plan strategies related to buildings, ranging from incremental to transformational.

FM Alert: UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule

Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.

Go To Bootcamp With ENERGY STAR This Summer

In the spirit of its ENERGY STAR “Battle of the Buildings,” EPA introduces this 90 day competition focused on energy and water savings.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

FM Alert: New Model Aquatic Health Code Released

The CDC's updated MAHC assures science-based best practices to improve health and safety at public aquatic facilities.

Sodexo School Facility Directors Complete EPA’s IAQ Master Class

Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.

FM Alert: OSHA Injury, Illness Tracking Rule Delayed

OSHA has delayed the effective date for its new rule enforcing employees’ rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses.

FM Alert: Corporate Real Estate Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

This Week, World FM Day Shines Light On Global Reach

Facility management professionals take part in events this week that highlight the profession as well as the impact of FM on building occupants and organizations throughout the world.

Fines For Workplace Safety Violations Up 78% Starting Aug. 1

The increased penalties are meant to keep pace with the cost of living, which can lead to significant benefits for workers and level the playing field for responsible employers.

IFMA Announces 2016-17 Board Of Directors

The 2016-17 Chair is Maureen Ehrenberg, executive managing director of Integrated Facilities Management, JLL, in Chicago, Illinois. IFMA also welcomes six new board members with a variety of international experience.

Johnson Controls Supports Low-GWP Refrigerant Research

The company donated $100K for development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants.

FM Alert: OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Fireworks Dangers

As July 4th plans kick into high gear, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers. Last year, two workers were killed and four injured in an explosion at an Alabama fireworks manufacturing facility.

FM Alert: Learn How To Protect Building Control Systems

Three National Institute of Building Sciences quarterly cybersecurity workshops are scheduled for July.

FM Alert: OSHA Training To Improve Federal Worker Safety, Health

OSHA will conduct a three-day training event in August to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.

FM Alert: Next Installment Of ADA Standards Guide Available

The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.

FM Alert: BREEAM Green Building Tool Arrives In U.S.

Designed by BRE (Building Research Establishment), this rating system was established in 1990 to drive efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings around the world.

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

FM Alert: OSHA Schedules NACOSH Meeting

OSHA will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), June 14-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

FM Alert: USGBC Launches New LEED Pilot Credit For Building Materials

The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.

Question Of The Week: Is A Microgrid In Your Facility’s Future?

On May 24, three state agencies in California will begin discussion of a roadmap to commercialize microgrids in the state.

FM Alert: OSHA’s New Work Injury Reporting Rule In Effect August 10

New reporting requirements will ‘nudge’ employers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, job seekers, customers, and the public that they operate safe and well-managed facilities

FM Alert: OSHA Offering $4.6M In Safety And Health Training Grants

A total of $4.6 million in funds from the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program will help high-risk, vulnerable workers identify, prevent workplace hazards.

NFPA Life Safety Certification For Health Care Facility Managers

The CLSS-HC is the first of new specialist certifications for facility managers and others responsible for ensuring safety at their facilities.

Staples Recalls Back In Motion Office Chairs Due To Fall Hazard

About 2,000 of the “Back in Motion” office chairs were sold at Staples stores nationwide and online at Staples.com and Quill.com from January 2014 through January 2016 for about $215.

Global FM Boosted By IFMA, RICS Collaboration

The partnership of the International Facility Management Association and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors focuses on supporting the increasingly strategic role of 25 million practitioners around the world.

FM Alert: ASHRAE, AIA Look To Future Of Energy Efficiency

Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.

FM Alert: OSHA To Hold Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Meeting

OSHA has scheduled a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) for April 25-26, 2016, in Washington, DC.

FM Alert: OSHA Updates Silica Exposure Rule

OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

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