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Standards | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

FM Alert: OSHA Proposes Respiratory Protection Changes

OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.

From IFMA’s World Workplace: Open Letter On Global FM

With a focus on global facility management, IFMA's president and CEO, Tony Keane, and RICS' CEO, Sean Tompkins, have released this open letter to the industry.

Webinar: Gain Insights Into Sustainability For Your Next Roofing Project

This free webinar takes a look at some common non-residential standards and labels in the roofing industry. Continuing education credits are available.

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.

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.

Site Security: Background Checks

Vetting contractors and temporary workers helps plug the “holes” in a facility security safety net. Plus, the Security Awareness American National Standard.

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.

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: 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.

Equipment Leasing And FASB Changes

In early 2016, a long anticipated lease accounting standard revision was approved.

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

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

Choosing Carpet And Flooring That Meets Demand

Procurement standards help to maximize effective product selection and installation.

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 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.

Analyzing Payback Of Roofing Insulation

Model energy codes are calling for higher R-values in building envelopes, including roofing insulation.

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.

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

CRE Industry Consolidation Adds To Information Management Challenges

By Lisa Stanley 2015 has seen significant consolidation in the real estate service provider and software sectors serving the corporate real estate market. CBRE has...

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.

NIBS Developing New Building Information Modeling Guideline

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is kicking off development of a new guideline to help building owners, their design teams, and facility managers use building information modeling (BIM) during the building design, construction, and operations process.

The Carpet and Rug Institute Unveils Changes to Carpet Installation Standards

Industry-led updates to The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards focus on proper planning and preparation.

FM Alert: Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review

ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.

OSHA Eye And Face Protection Standards To Be Updated

OSHA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards.

ISEA Seeking Input For Revision Of High-Visibility Worker Apparel Standard

ISEA seeks consensus panel participants for the revision of popular high-visibility worker apparel standard.

NEMA Publishes Latest Products And Standards Guide

This is the latest comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

TFM Names Ted Bielicky Facility Executive of the Year

Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.

IPMS: Change Around The Corner For Global Real Estate

The new standard is considered one of the most significant developments in the real estate profession in recent history and will go beyond office measurement standardization to include other property types in the coming months.

U.S. Department Of Energy Rules Finalized For Rating Commercial Systems

DOE accepted the working group’s recommendations covering the use of alternative energy determination methods (AEDMs).

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