Posts Tagged ‘Blog-May-2013’

FRIDAY FUNNY: “Reaping” The Benefits Of Workplace Safety

Here's small taste of the most unusual workplace safety training video ever produced...A Reaper's Guide to OHS. This four minute safety scene can be shown as an icebreaker for any workplace safety training... [...]

Commercial, Retail Buildings Fastest Adopters Of Remote Monitoring Services In Intelligent Buildings

Commercial and retail end users will drive the growth of remote monitoring services in intelligent buildings, accounting for more than 80% of the $400 million market in 2016, according to a new study by IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc.... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Bring Your Own…Toilet Paper?

Municipalities are getting creative with budgetary matters, but one Missouri town took things a bit too far. In Windsor, officials even started a fundraising campaign to collect money for toilet paper, claiming that budgets had been... [...]

To test demand response in large commercial and institutional buildings, researchers sent real-time signals and evaluated responses with no operator in the loop. (Image: LBNL)

LEED Projects In Southern California Adopt Auto DR In DRPP

Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping... [...]

Five Activities To Engage Employees During National Safety Month

By recognizing National Safety Month through events such as “Safety Awareness Day” or “Workplace Safety Week,” organizations can have a substantial impact on reducing workplace injuries and promoting a culture of... [...]

The AmeriCares warehouse in Stamford, CT, stocked with medicines and relief supplies.

AmeriCare: Assistance Being Sent To Oklahoma City Area

AmeriCares often delivers cleaning supplies to help families cleaning up storm damage, as well as medical aid for evacuees with chronic health problems forced to flee their homes without their prescription medicines. The organization also helps to rebuild health care facilities damaged by... [...]

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The 2013 Hurricane Season Begins June 1

With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their... [...]

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Wiping Away Tears In The Workplace

There are times when emotional issues can crop up in the workplace--regardless of whether it's a personal conflict or a professional one. How should facility managers act—if at all—when called upon to console a co-worker or employee under these... [...]

World FM Day – 27 June 2013 – Creating, Sharing & Learning

Global FM member organizations on six different continents will commemorate World FM Day by hosting events all around the world and undertaking others activities to celebrate and promote facilities management.... [...]

Competition For Zero Net Energy Building Designs Opens

Now in its third year, the competition, sponsored by PG&E, the San Francisco AIA chapter, and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, will award up to $25,000 in prizes while supporting state... [...]