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Facility Executives 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 revised.

Services & Maintenance: Emergency Notifications

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

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management Strategies

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

Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy savings.
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 carefully.
Clean water glass.

Services & Maintenance: For Safety’s Sake

A smart approach to water management protects occupant health and reduces costs.
Sonic repellents

Services & Maintenance: Customized Bird Control

Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence strategy.
Carpet

Services & Maintenance: New Life For Old Carpet

Considering recycling options for this facility asset should begin during its purchase.
Cathedral Ceiling

Services & Maintenance: Problem Ceilings

Common issues to address involve aesthetics and acoustics.
American University Green Roof

Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

Greener Groundskeeping: The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of landscapes.

Services & Maintenance: Energy Improvement Plans

Maximize benefits by integrating conservation measures into long-term capital budgets.

Services & Maintenance: Composting Programs

Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to landfill.

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection.

Services & Maintenance: Security Merge

When upgrading these systems in an existing facility, consider all angles. From the October 2013 issue.

Services & Maintenance: Stemming The Tide

Facility managers can stop water and energy use from going down the drain. From the September 2013 issue.

Service & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs

Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013 issue.

Services & Maintenance: Honing In On Pest Birds

Facility managers use maintenance and exclusion tactics to repel unwelcome guests. From the July 2013 issue.

Services & Maintenance: Extending Carpet Life

Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue.

Services & Maintenance: Minimal Overhead

Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue.

Services & Maintenance: Grounds Check

Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013 issue.
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