Services & Maintenance Articles

Facility managers are often required to take a reactionary approach when it comes to problem solving. This column provides proactive, “how to” solutions to some of the ongoing issues.

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Services & Maintenance: Carpet Care Procedures

ANSI/IICRC S100, a standard for cleaning textile floor coverings, has been recently... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Emergency Notifications

Recent research from NIST examines what to say, and how to say... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Waste Management Strategies

Recycling the volume and variety of materials used in facilities requires planning and... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy... ...Read More...

Chipperfield is vice president of marketing and communications for Green Seal, Inc. (www.greenseal.org), a non-profit organization that is a standards developer and certification body. The original “Green Seal of Approval” was founded in 1989.

Services & Maintenance: All-Around Green Clean

Cleaning products have an impact on the environment and the workers, so an effective program must be executed... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: For Safety’s Sake

A smart approach to water management protects occupant health and reduces... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Customized Bird Control

Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: New Life For Old Carpet

Considering recycling options for this facility asset should begin during its... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Problem Ceilings

Common issues to address involve aesthetics and... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of... ...Read More...