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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: ASHRAE, AIA Look To Future Of Energy Efficiency

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.

Survey: What Is Your Cyber Security Role?

As part of a research partnership, this survey asks facility managers, commissioning and other consultants, and IT personnel to weigh in on cyber security for facilities.

FM Alert: Beware Counterfeit Electrical Products

Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.

Spring’s Here! Time To Start Planning For Winter

If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).

FM Alert: NIBS Launches Building Sciences Career Center

NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.

FM Alert: Help Develop New Building Safety, Fire Prevention, And Energy Efficiency Codes

International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 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: Do You Know The School Janitor Of The Year?

To honor the best-of-the-best among school janitors, Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its annual Janitor of the Year contest.

FM Alert: Workplace Violence Infographic

Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.

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

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: Free Fire and Extinguisher Safety Training Course

A free training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace is being offered by UL Workplace Health & Safety as part of its comprehensive online eLearning library.

FM Alert: Worker Endangerment Initiative Addresses Violations

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

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

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

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.

FM Alert: Preventing Workplace Violence In Healthcare Settings

OSHA has unveiled a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.

FM Alert: CABA Report Highlights Role of Controls In Zero Net Energy Buildings

Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Ready For Winter Weather?

This guide will help you prepare your facilities’ facades, roofs, plazas, and parking garages for the intense storm systems predicted for this winter.

FM Alert: “Facility Smart Grid Information Model” Reaches Key Milestone

A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.

OSHA Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health Seeks Nominations

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.

Green Gigawatt Partnership Boosts Renewables in Higher Education

AASHE has launched the Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP), which seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who purchase green power and help more campuses do the same.

Webinar: The Impact of Using Defendable Data to Assess & Budget for the Future

This webinar will outline how to access, predict, plan, and execute a successful life cycle cost program and the consequences of ignoring using real facility examples.

Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.

Facility Professionals Play Key Role In Strategic Workplace Decisions

Facility management (FM) and real estate professionals are playing an increasingly important role in high-level strategic workplace decisions, according to a new survey released by IFMA.

Survey Provides Insight To Energy Management Decisions

Conducted by MACH Energy, a survey on energy management systems provides insight into adoption rates and most valued features.

OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2015

OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2015 at the recent National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

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