Facility Management

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Facility Management articles.


Inspect Your Roof Before Winter Arrives

Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.

FM Alert: New OSHA Whistleblower Settlement Guidelines

OSHA has issued new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases.

Friday Funny: Got A Radical Restroom?

You almost missed your chance: today is the last day to nominate your favorite potty for America’s Best Restroom.

Microsoft HoloLens From thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp’s latest technology will support elevator technicians prior to and on the job site, significantly reducing service intervention times.

One World Trade Center Achieves LEED Gold

U.S. Green Building Council honors western hemisphere’s tallest building for construction, design, and operations standards.

G2/ECOS Flushometer Line From Sloan

Sloan has has redesigned its current G2/ECOS line of battery-operated flushometers.

Workplace Needs: One Size Does Not Fit All

Staples Business Advantage 2016 Workplace Index reveals generational preferences in the office and how employers can improve happiness and productivity.

The Well Living Lab Announces First Alliance Members

The Well Living Lab leverages and expands upon the principles of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which focuses on seven concepts relevant to indoor health—air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

Cintas Active Scraper Floor Mat

Part of Cintas' High Performance Series, the floor mat's active blades scrape off grime; capture three times more dirt and debris.

Companies Struggle With Mobile Security Concerns

Four out of 10 companies have suffered a loss of key corporate data from a mobile device.

San Diego Padres Win Energy HERO Award

Renovate America honors the team’s significant investments to improve water and energy efficiency at PETCO Park as part of its Go Green Initiative.

Free Zika Virus Prevention Course Available Online

In light of Zika outbreaks worldwide, organizations are urged to train and educate their workforce.

FM Alert: OSHA Requests Shipyard Safety Information

OSHA is seeking information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment; use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems.

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

PV Booster Solar Tracker From Edisun Microgrids

Breakthrough technology yields 20 percent better economics than conventional fixed-tilt installations.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Gets Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The improvements will help the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District meet its sustainability goals while improving equipment performance and fan experience.

Benchmark In-building Cellular Signal Mapping Services From CBRE

With dependable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage a must-have amenity for today’s businesses, CBRE's new Cellular Signal Mapping service certifies in-building network quality.

Johnson Controls, Tyco Complete Merger

Combined insights and technologies will help build smart, secure, sustainable environments.

Friday Funny: Teen Pest Control

A New Zealand library is hoping an unusual method will “bug” scrap-happy teenagers enough to keep them from loitering.

FM Alert: OSHA, Health Canada Update Workplace Chemicals Work Plan

The plan is part of ongoing efforts between OSHA and Health Canada to reduce regulatory barriers between U.S. and Canadian systems responsible for chemical safety.

Einstein Sensor By Verdigris

New cloud-based sensor and smart meter system helps complex facilities reduce energy use, optimize controls, and predict future breakdowns.

FM Alert: APPA Plans Second ANSI Standard

The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.

FreeStyle-155 Wall Mount Gas-Fired Boiler From Williamson

Williamson has introduced the new FreeStyle® 155k Btuh input Wall Mount Gas-Fired Condensing Boiler.

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.

Aegis Energy Services, YANMAR Form Strategic Alliance

The relationship will broaden the reach of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems by offering a wider product line to serve facilities of all sizes.

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.

Wind-Driven Rain Louver From Greenheck

The new Model EVH-901 dual module louver provides for high volume intake and exhaust ventilation and protects against water penetration even under the most severe wind-driven rain conditions.

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.

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!

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Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

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