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Cintas School Custodian 2022

Honoring School Custodians: It’s Time To Cast Your Vote!

Cintas has revealed the 10 finalists in its nationwide 2022 Custodian of the Year contest. Read their stories and vote for your favorite by April 15.
Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems

DOE Seeks Input On Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Solar building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems offer other ways to site solar technologies on buildings, such as integrating solar modules into a roof or building facade.

Solar Energy Program Helps Arizona Pets In Need

SRP Solar for Nonprofits program awards free solar energy system to Arizona Humane Society Nina Mason Pulliam South Mountain Campus.
LEDs

LEDs Now More Economical, Fluorescent Bulbs Should Be Phased Out

Compared to mercury-laced fluorescent bulbs, LEDs cost less, are widely available, and would cut greenhouse gas emissions, new study says.
Workplace Training Grants

OSHA Announces More Than $3M In Workplace Safety Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor will award $3.2 million in Susan Harwood grants for workplace safety and health training on infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
climate challenge

Energy Secretary Announces Better Climate Challenge, 90 Inaugural Partners

Partners in the DOE Better Climate Challenge include IKEA, Hilton, Harley-Davidson, the Cleveland Clinic, and the State of Maryland.

Best in Building Health Leadership Awards From Fitwel Announced

Created in partnership with the U.S. CDC and operated by the Center for Active Design (CfAD), Fitwel healthy building certification system focuses on evidence-based strategies to promote health and wellness through the built environment.
commercial real estate and sustainability

Sustainability And Commercial Real Estate: Four Predictions For 2022

Cortex Sustainability Intelligence has released its official report detailing four pressing predictions for sustainability in commercial real estate in 2022.
smart buildings

Smart Buildings Guidance Document Available From Memoori, LMG, And Vanti

The Developers Smart Building Project Canvas document is a list of questions to address each stage of a project, from setting out aims and goals, to considerations about delivery and management, cost and risk, and future proofing.
indoor air quality

GBAC Paper Examines Air Quality In Non-Healthcare Settings

Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), paper, which addresses strategies for improving indoor air quality, has completed peer-review and been accepted for publication.
cleaning professionals training

CloroxPro Launches CloroxPro™ HealthyClean™

New online learning program offers education, training to help cleaning professionals get knowledge and skills needed to clean for health effectively, efficiently, and safely.
COVID-19 corporate real estate

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Office Space Use?

A new CoreNet Global survey finds that companies are currently using less real estate, but many expect growth over the next one to five years.
NACOSH meeting

NACOSH To Hold Two Public Meetings This Month

The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will meet on Feb. 22; Heat Injury and Illness Work Group will gather Feb. 25.
Winter Injuries

Simple Steps To Avoid Winter Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries

As winter weather targets much of the U.S., now's the time to prevent dangerous slips, trips, and falls, according to MEMIC.
Labor Shortage Built Environment

How To Solve The Labor Shortage Facing The Smart Building Industry

Building management affords a great career trajectory with attractive career prospects right out of the gate.
winter snow roofing

As The Snow Is Falling, Make Sure Your Roof Isn’t Calling!

As Winter Storm Kenan gets set to pummel the East Coast, Legacy Roofing Services offers facility managers eight tips for minimizing winter roofing problems.
Estee Stanley Office Makeover Contest Xero

Does Your Office Need A Makeover?

The "Xero Beautiful Business" Contest gives one small business a chance to create its dream office space with a $15,000 office makeover by interior designer Estee Stanley.
ULI Sustainability Real Estate

$10M Donation To ULI Will Help Promote Sustainability In Real Estate

Real estate executive Randall Lewis' donation—the largest in Urban Land Institute history—will support efforts to make the built environment more sustainable.
RRP Rule

Lead-Based Paint Rule Responsibility Of Property Managers, Affirms EPA

Property management companies that perform, offer, or claim to perform regulated renovations in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities are required to obtain certification from the EPA and ensure renovations are performed by certified firms and employees.
COVID-19 Variants Office

New COVID-19 Variants: Employees Concerned About Working In Office

A Honeywell survey revealed that 87% of workers have heightened concerns about working in an office due to the rise of new SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Webinars

FCA Data

Join Us For Our Free “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar

Join us for a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
Operational Efficiency

Did You Miss Our “Achieving Operational Efficiency In An Economic Downturn” Webinar?

View our round-table discussion and learn how can facility managers can achieve operational efficiency when managing complex buildings.
The Office Building Of The Future

Join Us For Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar

Register for this free webinar and learn successful strategies to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.

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