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Two-thirds of organizations name an active shooter as a top threat, but 79 percent are not fully prepared, more than 60 percent run no readiness drills.

Active Shooters A Major Workplace Concern, But Businesses Unprepared

Active Shooters A Major Workplace Concern, But Businesses Unprepared

Two-thirds of organizations name an active shooter as a top threat, but 79 percent are not fully prepared, more than 60 percent run no readiness drills.

Clif Bar Opens One-Of-A-Kind Sustainable Bakery

The sustainability-focused facility uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Protect My Facility From A Wildfire?

Heaviland Landscape Management provides tips for appropriate landscaping and maintaining defensible space to prevent property damage during a wildfire.

Nominate For BOLD Award, Until September 7

These awards highlight the work of “Building Optimizers, Leaders, and Disruptors” improving sustainability through the use of technology.

Nature Center Installs Minnesota’s First Solar Integration System

The Sunverge system at Hartley Nature Center will provide reliable backup electric power to meet operational needs during emergencies.

Are You A Stadium Facility Manager?

If you’re the facility manager at a stadium or arena, a new survey is seeking your input on your sports venue's energy and water performance.

US Open Plays Under New Retractable Roof

With a 520-foot-long span, the roof structure is designed for stability against earthquake and hurricane wind forces.

Friday Funny: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Toilet Paper

You may not even know today is a holiday, but it’s one that celebrates what is arguably one of the most important, and frequently used, inventions of our time: Toilet paper!

Did You Miss Our “Can IoT Live Up To The Hype Within Your Facility” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .

Boston Consulting Firm Invests In New HQ Space

Within the same building, Charles River Associates moved from a 30 year old space to one that supports 21st century work processes and technology.

FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

Nominate Someone BOLD, Until September 7

Five industry members will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards in the built environment.

Economies Of Scale Impact Data Center Costs

The results of the first Cost to Support Compute Capacity Benchmark Study have been released by Emerson Network Power in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute.

Question Of The Week: 10 Energy Management Strategies

How many of these 10 key tactics do you employ in your energy management program?

Executives, Workers Differ On Ideal Creative Environment

Managers and employees don't see eye to eye when it comes to the ideal work environment for creativity, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.

Friday Funny: 13 Weird Job Seeker Tactics

Homemade soap, shared ice cream cones, and outright bribery are just a few of the things desperate job hunters have tried to land a position.

FM Alert: OSHA Pilots New Expedited Whistleblower Review Process

The goal is to bring about quicker resolution for whistleblowers and their employers regarding claims of retaliation for reporting safety and other concerns on the job.

New Medical School Addresses Arkansas Physician Shortage

The new osteopathic school of medicine at the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus can accommodate up to 115 medical students per year.

Nominations Open: 2nd Annual BOLD Awards

Members of the real estate industry will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards for their organizations.

4 Keys To Improve Energy Efficiency Projects

Rather than an item by item, "menu" approach, a decentralized systems approach is key to optimizing the operation of HVAC and other facility systems.

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.

5 Steps In Evaluating UPS For Power Protection

Whether looking at battery systems or flywheel energy storage, uninterruptible power supply systems are essential to facility operations.

Construction, Farmer, Taxi Driver Among Most Dangerous Jobs

A new Jobs Rated report from CareerCast names the safest and most dangerous jobs.

Friday Funny: Prenuptial Housing

Breaking up is hard to do. This floating house makes it a little bit easier.

Amazon Brings Sustainability To Seattle HQ Campus

Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.

FM Alert: OSHA Kicks Off “Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge”

OSHA is challenging inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.

Launching An Enterprise Workplace Management Strategy

Facility executives can begin by asking, "How do our services help the overall company accomplish its mission?"

The HVAC Factor: Sound Attenuation For Exposed Ductwork

Minimizing unwanted noise throughout a facility calls for examining HVAC ductwork system components, and their operation.

Five Signs Your Parking Structure Needs Maintenance

Catching problems early, making repairs is key to proper parking structure maintenance. Here are five signs a parking garage is suffering from the constant onslaught of environmental stressors and wear-and-tear.

10 Tips: Hiring For Construction Projects

It's imperative for facility owners to take these fundamental considerations into account before signing on the dotted line.

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