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U.S. Green Building Council welcomes Dr. Aaron Bernstein of Harvard University as new board chair, along with four new board members.


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U.S. Green Building Council welcomes Dr. Aaron Bernstein of Harvard University as new board chair, along with four new board members.

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USGBC Announces New Board Chair

U.S. Green Building Council welcomes Dr. Aaron Bernstein of Harvard University as new board chair, along with four new board members.

ISSA Elects New 2020 Board Members 

The 2020 ISSA Board of Directors will take office for the worldwide cleaning association in November 2019.

New Report Examines Wide Range Of Mass Violence Solutions

In the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, the behavioral health-based report recommends a community wide response to violence.

The Time Has Come To Pick Your Favorite Potty!

Whether located in a restaurant, airport, or zoo, this year's 10 finalists in Cintas' America’s Best Restroom Contest go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests. 

Safe + Sound Week Kicks Off August 12

Throughout this week-long event, OSHA encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.

Boston, San Francisco, Seattle Top List Of Large Clean Energy Cities

Many U.S. cities are boosting their clean energy efforts, but few are on track to meet climate goals, according to 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Hot Rooms, Hot Buyers

Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal?

American Universities Pivotal To Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market

Universities are partnering with technology manufacturers to test vehicle grid integration (VGI) technologies, automated vehicles, battery development, and wireless charging on campus, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

A Critical Take On Connectivity

Efficient building materials reduce operating costs and improve aesthetics, yet they can also prevent radio signals from penetrating facilities, especially in critical areas used by first responders in emergencies.  

Improve Sustainability At 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Attend Facility Executive Live! this September in Arlington, VA, and gain insight on building up the sustainability culture in your department — and across the organization.

NSC Names Verdantix Workplace Safety Research Partner

The National Safety Council’s “Work To Zero” initiative educates safety professionals about the potential that technology has to eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries.

Does Your Disinfectant Knowledge Knock Microbes Dead?

Many facility workers may not be aware of some of the unique terms and terminology associated with disinfectant cleaning. Test your knowledge!

BIFMA Compliant For Commercial Furniture Selection

To assist decision-makers, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association is creating a registry of commercial furniture that complies to BIFMA standards.

No Vaping Allowed In FL Indoor Workplaces

Effective July 1, the law takes effect under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) that bans vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces.

BOMA International Elects 2019-2020 Officers

Scott Jones named BOMA International's Chair and Chief Elected Officer as the organization elects its 2019-2020 officers.

American Concrete Institute Releases New Concrete Repair Guide

ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.

Businesses Aren’t Ready To Manage Marijuana In The Workplace

More than one-third of business owners with fewer than 500 employees are not yet prepared to manage the impact of legalized marijuana on the workplace.

Four Tips To Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

With temperatures in California predicted to remain over 90 degrees for the next two weeks, Cal/OSHA shares effective procedures to protect all outdoor workers from heat illness.

Build Better Asset Management At 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Attend Facility Executive Live! this September in Arlington, VA, and learn ways to improve your asset management strategies and tracking methods.

School Custodian, Environmental Service Tech Are Champions Of Clean

Greg Masse and Minnie Watson won CloroxPro’s first-ever Champions of Clean Contest due to their dedication to keeping their facilities clean and healthy.

Maintenance, Facility Managers Celebrated As Unsung Heroes

Starting today, UpKeep’s Unsung Heroes Campaign will shine a spotlight on workers that deserve gratitude and acknowledgement for all of the hard work they do every day.

Plan For Next Gen FM At 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Attend Facility Executive Live! this September in Arlington, VA, and learn ways to foster facility management newcomers while furthering your own career path.

Failure To Conduct Arc-flash Hazard Assessments Endangers Workers

A global survey on electrical safety awareness by Littlefuse found that many facilities fail to conduct arc-flash hazard assessments, exposing workers to dangerous conditions.

DOD, ISA, NEMA Announce Program To Help End-Users With Cyber Security

The proposed facility certification would be a natural extension of the ISASecure® program.

IECC Committee Approves EV Charging Proposal

The proposed code by Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) would require new commercial and high-rise residential buildings to facilitate installation of future electric vehicle charging.

UG2 Launches Facilities Maintenance Training & Innovation Lab

The new training lab will help UG2 employees advance their skills and encourage knowledge transfer, and also enable the company to build a workforce in the face of a talent shortage.

$500,000 Grant Will Help 15 U.S. Communities’ Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Green Building Council will use the Bank of America grant to support its LEED for Cities and Communities Program.

Elevator Safety: The Rule Of Three

NEII illustrates how building transportation codes and standards provide the necessary foundation for safety and innovation, enabling modern cities to reach new heights.

2019 Zero Energy Buildings Count Nears 600

The official 2019 count is 580 certified, verified, and emerging projects, according to the newly released 2019 Getting to Zero Project List from the New Buildings Institute.

Registration Open For 2019 Facility Executive Live!

This third annual conference and networking event will take place on September 19, 2019 on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, VA.

Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction

A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.

Many Workers Still Prefer Paper Over Digital Media

The Mopria Workflow Survey challenges the assumption that workers prefer pure-digital workflows, and illustrates balanced preferences between paper and digital media.

Update: Call For Comments On Networked Lighting Controls Extended, To May 17

DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has released the second draft of its Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V4.0 for public comment.

OSHA Aims To Keep Young Workers Safe This Summer

#MySafeSummerJob educates young workers about safety rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions, and how to protect themselves on the job.

$10.5M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants Available

Nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, and colleges and universities can apply for OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grants.

Million Cool Roofs Challenge Announces Judges

The panel of experts will select the most innovative approaches to scale cool roofs as an accessible and economical solution to reduce exposure to hotter temperatures.

Telecom Industry Optimistic About 5G Business Outlook

With 5G deployments advancing rapidly, operators share plans for dealing with increasing densification, higher energy consumption.

PRSM Selects 2019-20 Board Of Directors

Myriah Kingen, director, facilities management for DaVita Kidney Care, is Chair of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association Board of Directors.

New Guidelines On Energy Efficiency For Historic Buildings

ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.

7th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners Named

The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.

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