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In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.


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In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.

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Earth Day 2017: Five Ways To Spread Environmental And Climate Literacy

In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.

New Asphalt Roofing EPDs Will Aid Green Building Projects

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FM Alert: ISO Publishes Two Facility Management Standards

These voluntary, consensus standards focus on vocabulary for FM and strategic sourcing for facility management professionals.

FM Alert: Green Cleaning Guide Released

IFMA has released a how-to guide on green cleaning, the latest update in its series on sustainability for facility managers.

EPA Adds Green Label Plus Program To Buying Guidelines

The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.

Facility Management Needs New Blood

The $1 trillion profession is facing a critical shortage of professionals as career paths in the industry undergo “significant change,” according to a new report from IFMA and RICS.

FM Alert: Guidance On International Symbol of Accessibility

Some cities and states have adopted a different symbol that was created to be more dynamic and suggestive of movement than the ISA.

FM Alert: NSC Accepting Nominations For Safety Awards

New for 2017, an award will be presented to employers dedicated to the health and safety of employees and community members on and off the job.

FM Alert: Most Ramps Do Not Meet ADA Requirements

A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.

FM Alert: Wired Certification Guidelines For Commercial Facilities

WiredScore’s Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments provides standards for designing buildings to meet tenants’ current and future technology demands.

FM Alert: Free Energy Benchmarking Leverages 68B Square Feet Of Data

Released by Lucid in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, BenchmarkMyBuilding enables facility management professionals to leverage billions of data points on commercial building energy use.

FM Alert: International Private Sewage Disposal Code

The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.

FM Alert: Food Safety And Pest Management

A comprehensive pest management program is a necessary component to an effective food safety program under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FM Alert: How To Prepare Your Facility For Inclement Weather

With the threat of a blizzard or severe storm always present, Apollo Safety offers safety recommendations to facilities.

As Facilities Roles Have Changed, So Has Recruitment

Jim Lord and Wes Miller, executive search consultants with Helbling & Associates, provide insight on skills currently sought in facility executives.

FM Alert: Cybersmart Buildings Whitepaper

Johnson Controls and Booz Allen Hamilton publish call to action for building owners and facility managers to invest in cybersecurity.

FM Alert: Ladder Training Decreases Citations, Accidents

The American Ladder Institute's survey on ladder safety training inspires creation of National Ladder Safety Month, debuting March 2017.

New Report Examines Managing Construction Risk

Produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Alliant Insurance Services, the Managing Risk in the Construction Industry report provides insight for contractors, as well as building owners.

FM Alert: Technology Models For Outsourced Services

Here's a look at three common models for the application of workplace technology in association with facility management outsourcing.

FM Alert: Cradle To Cradle Certified Product Standard Recognized By EPA

Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.

FM Alert: Workplace Anti-Retaliation Practices Recommended

OSHA's new recommended practices are intended to help companies promote workplace anti-retaliation programs.

FM Alert: NEMA Publishes 2017 ESPG

The 2017 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) is a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

FM Alert: NIBS Releases National BIM Guide For Building Owners

The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.

Smart City Development Examined By National League Of Cities

The new report from the League features five cities — four U.S. and New Delhi, India — and how these locations are implementing smart city projects.

FM Alert: New OSHA Rule Lowers Beryllium Levels

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule to lower beryllium levels and increase workplace protections to reduce health risks.

Construction Cost Changes And 2017

Construction data and software provider Gordian highlights changes in construction costs from 2016 to 2017 in a quick reference infographic.

Detecting Radon Gas In Schools And Commercial Buildings

January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.

FM Alert: OSHA To Issue Work-Related Injuries Rule

The final rule will clarify the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.

FM Alert: Roof Coatings Product Category Rule, From NSF Int’l

In cooperation with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA), NSF develops first Product Category Rule in North America for roof coating materials.

Is A Standard Needed To Prevent Workplace Violence?

OSHA is investigating the need for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance facilities.

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