Heidi Schwartz

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Schwartz joined Group C Media, Inc. in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (now Facility Executive). In September 2012, she transitioned to a new role dedicated to developing online content for Business Facilities and Facility Executive.

Green Seal Launches Revised Standard For Commercial And Institutional Cleaning Services

GS-42, introduced in 2006, is updated to clarify and streamline requirements.
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U.S. Employers Suffer Largest Talent Shortage In Skilled Trades

For the 10th year, survey reveals one in three U.S. employers experiencing difficulty filling positions; skilled trades remains the hardest to fill for six consecutive years.
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New White House Toolkit On Healthcare Resiliency

The Toolkit gathers predictive tools and resources in one location, with the goal to improve people’s ability to understand and manage climate-related risks and opportunities and to help them make their communities and businesses more resilient to extreme events.

Building Safety Month Week Three: “Water Safe, Water Smart—Build To Code”

Adoption and application of codes and standards are essential preventive measures that are key to outdoor safety.
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Friday Funny: Self Storage On Every Corner

Did you know that the number of self-storage facilities in the U.S. recently passed the 52,000 mark?

Ringling Bros. To Enhance Safety For Aerial Acts

Ringling Bros. to enhance safety for all aerial acts after settlement agreement.
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BOMA North Central Region Announces 2015 TOBY Award Winners

The regional winners will now proceed to international competition where winners will be announced live on June 30, 2015.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation To Install LED Bulbs In Next Stage Of Energizing Taliesin...

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is happy to announce that OSRAM SYLVANIA has made a donation of innovative LED lighting products to the Energizing Taliesin West program.

Building Safety Month Week Two: Bounce Back Faster From Disaster—Build To Code

Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.

Question Of The Week: Facilities Management Book Recommendations

One new facility management professional is looking for a good reading list from others in the industry.

Friday Funny: The Switch That Just Won’t Quit!

Magnetrol level switch owners could win $500 and a new level switch.

Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
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The International Facility Management Association Hosts Its Second Annual Virtual Career Fair

This online event will connect job seekers directly with employers who have open facility management (FM) career opportunities.

OSHA, National Center For Transgender Equality Form Alliance

OSHA and the National Center for Transgender Equality form an alliance to protect the safety and health of transgender workers.

Passed: The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Of 2015

The new energy legislation, which was passed at the end of April 2015, will have an impact on commercial buildings; it will also affect hvac systems and water heaters.

Friday Funny: Perfect Employees Are Anything But Perfect

Researchers advise managers to be wary of employees who express perfectionism as one of their strengths.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Results Of “Recycling At Work” Research Study

Convenience and bin size are keys to establishing improved results of recycling in the workplace.
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Building Safety Month Week One: Don’t Get Burned—Build To Code

Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.

Survival Staffing Mentality Threatens Business Growth

Organizations must break their recessionary mentality in order to drive objectives forward.
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Question Of The Week: Public Address Standards

Is there an established requirement for relaying emergency messages within a corporate facility?
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Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
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Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

[VIDEO] Job Order Contracting: Accelerating the Projects that Matter

This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .