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This new version of the LEED green building program raises the bar for sustainable housing and cities.

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Latest: USGBC Launches LEED v4.1 For City, Community, Residential Projects - This new version of the LEED green building program raises the bar for sustainable housing and cities.

USGBC Launches LEED v4.1 For City, Community, Residential Projects

This new version of the LEED green building program raises the bar for sustainable housing and cities.

World Autism Awareness Day: Challenging Companies To Rethink Work Environments     

Office design plays an essential role in reducing stress for adults with autism, who may have sensitivities to noise, bright lights, and social interactions common at work

Top Six Employment-Related Regulations Gaining Traction In U.S.

Here's a look at the top employment-related laws and regulations impacting workers and workplaces across the U.S., courtesy of Paychex.

USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

New pilot credit increases transparency in timber supply chains and reduces the risk of illegally harvested wood being used in buildings.

Eye Safety Advice For National Workplace Eye Wellness Month

More than half of workers experience symptoms of eye strain, according to The Vision Council. Symptoms include dry and irritated eyes, headache, muscle strain, and blurred vision.

Women More Likely To Experience Workplace Assault Injuries

With 70 percent of nonfatal workplace assault injuries happening to women, the National Safety Council encourages employers to look at injury rates among women in their workplace.

IFMA, AFE, ASHRAE, ISSA To Collaborate On FM Training Framework

The framework features professional development options from a group of associations and will provide resources for the entire operational life cycle of the built environment.

Businesses Benefit From Clean Restrooms

Most consumers will spend more at businesses with well-kept restrooms, finds 10th Annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

Top 10 Custodian Of The Year Finalists Named

It's time to cast your vote for your favorite school custodian in the Cintas 2019 Custodian of the Year Contest!

Can Robots Do A Better Job Than People?

More than half of U.S. managers think robots and automation do higher quality work than humans, according to a study by MindEdge/Skye Learning.

Biodigester Handles New York Food Distributor’s Organic Waste 

Faced with New York City's stringent commercial recycling laws as part of its “Zero Waste Design Guidelines,” Jersey Lynne Farms composts its solid food waste into drain-safe wastewater on site.

100 Manufacturing Plants Earned ENERGY STAR Certification In 2018

Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors qualified, 15 of them for the first time.

Armstrong Flooring Supports Product Sample Recycling Programs

The initiatives ensure that product samples live on beyond the specification process, through recycling efforts that also inspire future designers and artists.

Organizations Not Ready To Tackle Cyber Demands

Lack of cyber talent, budget, and operational alignment are top challenges, according to a new report from Deloitte.

2019 APEX Award Finalists Named

Awards recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content.

Spring An Ideal Time To Clean Building Facades, Survey For Damage

Spring is an ideal time for facility managers to survey their buildings and structures for damage that may have resulted from winter weather.

Cybercrime Devastating Threat To Small, Medium Sized Businesses

Half of business leaders say a data breach could end their business, according to a new survey by AppRiver.

Keeping Virginia’s Seniors Safe, Warm, And Out Of The Dark

A new law enhances backup emergency power generation requirements for assisted living facilities in the commonwealth.

China Is Top Country For Global Green Building

Mainland China leads USGBC'S Top 10 list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

2019 Excellence In Asphalt Roofing Award Winners Announced

Projects honored by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) include a children’s hospital and a veterinary hospital.

Free School Safety And Security Update

A new resource from NFPA highlights safe door locking requirements and guidelines for protecting schools from acts of targeted violence.

Free Best Practice Guide For Chemical Risk Assessment

Graphic Products created the free resource to simplify the documentation of hazards and controls for chemicals in the workplace.

The Tracks Are On Fire!

Chicago rail crews are battling the polar vortex by setting the tracks on fire in an effort to keep trains running smoothly.

It’s The Last Straw For Ben & Jerry’s

The ice cream company will stop offering plastic straws and spoons in its more than 600 Scoop Shops worldwide in early 2019.

Four Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2019

JLL examines four healthcare industry trends for 2019 and beyond, including the power of the workplace to attract employees and reducing infections in healthcare facilities.

BOMA, BOMI Create Certification And Education Partnership

The organizations will create an early-career certification for commercial property managers and produce online education for the commercial real estate industry.

OSHA Issues Final Rule To Protect Worker Privacy

The rule eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit worker injury and illness information from two specific forms to OSHA each year.

LEED v4.1 for New Construction, Interiors Open For Registration

The newest version of the USGBC green building program focuses on energy performance and emphasizes human health and integrative building design.

IFMA’s Facility Management Benchmark Report Released

The report includes an exploration of facility management strategies for organizational agility and change management.

Resources To Protect Workers From Falls Available

A collection of compliance assistance resources from OSHA aim to reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.

2018 Moving Forward Report Looks At Existing Buildings

National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council report addresses ways to improve the performance of the nation’s existing building stock and outlines efforts undertaken to date and the challenges that still remain.

In Europe, IFMA Chapters Now Total 12

The International Facility Management Association expands its global community, while also enhancing the scope and service to existing component groups.

2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award Winners Named

USGBC and Second Nature recognize University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delta College for leadership practices in climate change mitigation, resilience.

The Push Toward Gender Diversity In The HVAC Industry

In response to the labor gap and shifting trends, HVAC industry leaders are pushing to include more women in this traditionally male-dominated field.

Three Tips For Effective Power And Charging Solutions

With the rise of mobile technology and more millennials in the workforce, productivity depends on effective charging solutions.

Facility Executive Announces 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2018.

Bed Bugs Named 2018 Pest of the Year

Terminix named the top pest as part of its second annual Entomologists’ Almanac, a chronicle of the year in pest trends, spanning internet searches to social media.

Top Seven IT Security Trends For 2019

A team of security analysts from Netwrix reveal the top IT security trends that will influence businesses in 2019.

Top Five 2019 Data Center Trends: Edge Will Drive Change

The increasing sophistication of the edge is among the data center trends to watch in 2019 as identified by Vertiv experts from around the globe.

Harvard Unveils First-Of-Its-Kind HouseZero Lab And Prototype

Through its advanced data-driven infrastructure, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities' HouseZero aims to shift the design and operation of buildings.

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