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Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.


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Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.

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Latest: AHRI, Others Petition EPA On HFC Phase Down Rule - Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.

AHRI, Others Petition EPA On HFC Phase Down Rule

Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.

Americans Still Use Public Restrooms, Want Touchless Fixtures

Half the U.S. population continued to use public restrooms throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; 84% believe it’s important to have touchless fixtures, finds Bradley Corp. national survey.

Does Your Public Restroom Rule?

If your public restroom is exceptional, Cintas is seeking nominations for its 20th Annual America’s Best Restroom nationwide contest.

GBAC Responds To Updated COVID-19 Cleaning, Disinfecting Guidelines 

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council's response addresses newly revised CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2.

ASHRAE, CDC Released Updated COVID-19 Guidance This Week

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force updated its airborne transmission guidance on the virus. And, CDC provided an update on surface transmission for community environments.

Green Buildings Career Map Highlights Energy Efficiency Jobs

Supported by a U.S. DOE grant, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners offer interactive map highlighting career opportunities in building energy efficiency.

More Than 1-in-5 Companies Plan Reduction In Office Space

AICPA survey finds a rise in remote work adds pressure to reconfigure office space, but long-term leases limit changes for now.

IREM Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of The AMO

The first Accredited Management Organization firms were certified 75 years ago. Today, more than 500 firms hold AMO accreditation.

National Institute Of Building Sciences Joins Global BIM Network

The National Institute of Building Sciences joined more than 2,000 public sector representatives from 100 countries to form a new Global BIM Network.

BOMA Releases New Retail Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA 2020 for Retail Properties: Standard Method of Measurement features new design, new format, and new features.

Here Are The 2021 Custodian Of The Year Finalists!

Cintas Corporation has announced the top 10 finalists in its eighth-annual Custodian of the Year contest. Time to vote for your favorite!

OSHA Program Protects High-risk Workers From Coronavirus

New national emphasis program focuses on companies that put the most workers at risk of contracting COVID-19, prioritizes employers that retaliate against worker safety complaints.

Building Seismic Safety Council Honors Built Environment Leaders

BSSC recognized individuals and organizations that support its mission of enhancing public safety through improved seismic planning, design, construction and regulation in the building community.

USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities, Cities

LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify.

Luminescent Windows Generate Energy From Inside And Out

Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.

IFMA Foundation 2021 Scholarship Applications Open

This annual program provides financial aid to aspiring and practicing facility managers enrolled in FM or FM-related higher-education programs.

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule To Update Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has issued a proposed rule to update its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

NIBS Convenes Building Information Management Executive Roundtable

Nearly 40 business and government leaders discussed the need for a National Building Information Management Program to improve the relationships, performance and profitability of the increasingly digitalized U.S. AECO industry

National COSH Releases Eight-Point Agenda For Worker Safety

Group claims OSHA has been a catastrophic failure during pandemic; agenda outlines how Biden-Harris Administration can protect workers and rebuild economy.

Super Bowl LV Stadium Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation

The largest private school in Orlando, airports, convention centers, offices, hotels, and more have also earned GBAC STAR™ Accreditation this week.

National Park Service Requires Masks At Parks, Federal Buildings

Face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings and facilities, and also on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing can't be maintained.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Updates Building Readiness Guide

Major updates to the building readiness guidance include pre- or post- flushing strategy methodology, a flushing time calculator, and more.

Is Your School Custodian An Unsung Hero? 

If so, be sure to nominate your hardworking custodian as Cintas kicks-off its eighth-annual nationwide Custodian of the Year contest.

Time To Vote: Pick Your Favorite Soap Dispenser Design

SC Johnson has announced the Top 10 student finalists in its annual Happy Hands Contest: you have until February 28 to vote for your favorite design!

John Carrillo Begins Term As Global FM Chairman 

John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow, begins his two-year term as Chairman of the Global Facility Management Association’s Board of Directors.

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance On Coronavirus

New guidance from OSHA lists essential elements in a program to mitigate, prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

Building Safety Month 2021: Prevent, Prepare, Protect.

Building Safety Month 2021 celebrates the industry’s resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and looks to continue creating safe and sustainable buildings and communities.

Building Transparency Offers Tools To Address Climate Change

Led by tech and building leaders, the nonprofit provides open access data and tools that aim to reduce CO2 emitted in producing materials for the building industry.

Stars Promote Safer Indoor Spaces Through WELL Health-Safety Rating

Lady Gaga, Michael B. Jordan, and Robert DeNiro are among the celebrity ambassadors raising awareness about facilities that prioritize the health and safety of their staff and visitors.

Top 10 Sustainability Topics For Real Estate in 2021

The real estate industry will take an increasingly focused view of environmental, social, and governance strategies this year, according to a new Urban Land Institute report.

Disability Employment Toolkit For Small Businesses Available

The Northeast ADA Center toolkit features practical advice on disability employment best practices, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Across The Globe, Employees Concerned With Healthy Workplaces

As part of its global study of four markets, Honeywell surveyed 500 workers who typically work in buildings with 500 or more employees across the United States.

Annual Adjustments To OSHA Civil Penalties Announced

OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation.

Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

Allied Universal Shares Resources For Facing Civil Unrest

The risk advisory and consulting services firm has released a number of reports and resources addressing concerns of facility managers and other stakeholders.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Submit 2020 Injury And Illness Data

Employers must submit calendar year 2020 Form 300A to OSHA electronically by March 2, 2021.

Lighting Research Center Releases Report On UV Disinfection

The report from LRC, Lighting Answers: UV Disinfection Products, considers product effectiveness, radiation safety, and energy use in buildings.

Report: Occupancy Tracking Tech To Grow Over Next Decade

While the COVID-19 pandemic has driven near-term market growth, the need for occupancy tracking is expected to extend into the next decade.

News From NFPA: Connecting The Dots With ITM Data Exchange

Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems plays a significant role in managing facility risks.

OSHA Inspections Target Workplaces With Highest Injury, Illness Rates

The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive is OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees.

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