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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.


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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.

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Latest: 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.

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

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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.

Industrial Packaging First In U.S. To Achieve Pandemic Prepared Certification

AIB International’s Pandemic Prepared Certification is the first certification created specifically for the food and beverage supply chain.

Denver Broncos Win IFMA Facility Management Achievement Award

The Broncos have earned the 2020 Facility Management Achievement Award from the IFMA Denver chapter for health and safety measures used at Empower Field at Mile High.

New Partnership Will Help Cities Create Safer, Healthier Places

The IWBI and National League of Cities collaboration will focus on the development of strategies, tools, and resources that will enable city leaders to navigate in a post-COVID-19 world.

Matrix Medical Network Launches COVID-19 Certification Program

New certification program from Matrix Medical Network helps businesses and organizations assess, address, certify, and monitor work environments to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

OSHA Has Issued Over $3M In Coronavirus Violations

Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $3,403,139 as a result of 255 inspections for violations relating to COVID-19.

Most Organizations Expect Cyber Attacks In 2021

Nearly a quarter of global organizations were hit by seven or more cyber attacks in 2020, according to Trend Micro's Cyber Risk Index.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Office Space Decisions

Decision makers are reassessing space needs, but in-person offices are still operationally vital to their businesses, long-term growth, and future success.

Real Estate Industry Should Adopt Health, Social Equity Practices

Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.

Blackline Collective Unites Organizations Committed To Workplace Safety

A cross-industry partnership, Blackline Collective gives leaders a forum to share experiences, best practices, and strategies that improve worker safety, efficiency, and quality.

AIA Chicago Presents 39 Design Excellence Awards

Attended virtually by hundreds of industry leaders, the online award program honored 36 projects by Chicago architecture firms found locally and worldwide.

Joint Initiative Promotes Best Practices In Fight Against COVID-19

International WELL Building Institute acknowledges GBAC STAR accreditation from ISSA to fulfill the cleaning and sanitization credits within the holistic WELL Health-Safety Rating.

Cleaning Protocols Increase Consumer Confidence In Businesses

Ahead of the upcoming holiday shopping season, a new survey shows Americans are ready to return to stores, as long as proper cleaning protocols are in place. 

Bezos Earth Fund Awards Rocky Mountain Institute $10M

Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

Green Seal’s Safer Disinfecting Practices Service 1 Billion Square Feet

Flagship properties One Penn Plaza, The Kennedy Center and Merchandise Mart are among those serviced by Green Seal-certified cleaning services.

Four Steps For Proper Chiller Maintenance And Cleaning

Performing chiller maintenance and cleaning at the end of the cooling season allows any larger issues or concerns to be identified early.

USGBC To Fund 500 LEED Professionals In Underserved Communities

The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.

IREM Accepting Grant Applications For Elaina’s Sustainability Fund

Elaina's Sustainability Fund grants encourage innovation or adoption of sustainability and occupant wellness initiatives that impact the buildings where we live, work, shop, and play.

OSHA Guides Employers On COVID-19 Inspection Standards

The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.

NIBS Rebrands Council To Focus On Building Information Management

The BIM Council will lead the development of U.S. information management standards and building processes.

GBCI Announces 2020 LEED Fellows

The 2020 class of LEED Fellows includes 25 green building leaders who represent the top of their field and are committed to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities.

Yale New Haven Health Recognized For Facility Management Excellence 

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has awarded Yale New Haven Health its 2020 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award.

GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisor Professionals

GBCI's TRUE Advisors help facilities achieve TRUE certification, as well as support and implement zero waste policies and programs.

BSSC Updates Earthquake Design Provisions For FEMA

The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.

OSHA Publishes New FAQ On N95 Respirators

The new FAQ, OSHA explains why an N95 respirator is effective at protecting users from the virus.

IBHS Offers Wildfire Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses

Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.

OSU Receives Facilities Management Industry Award

Oklahoma State University finds innovative learning potential in facilities management, receives industry award.

2020 Custodian Of The Year (Finally) Celebrated In Albertville, AL

The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed a big celebration, but it couldn't stop Albertville Kindergarten & Pre-K from honoring Howell Beasley in a big way!

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