FM Alert

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LEED v5

USGBC Launches Draft LEED v5 For Operations And Maintenance

LEED v5 O+M focuses on setting existing buildings on decarbonization path and addresses equity, health, ecosystems, and resilience
Workplace Overdose, opioid-related fatalities

New Program Combats Soaring Workplace Overdose Deaths

With opioid-related fatalities in the U.S. at an all-time high, a new National Safety Council initiative aims to equip workplaces with lifesaving tools and training.
Workplace Inspections

Workplace Inspections: OSHA Proposes Changes To Employee Representation

OSHA is seeking public comments on proposed changes to clarify regulations on authorized employee representation during workplace inspections.
Beat the Heat

OSHA Names 18 “Beat The Heat” Contest Winners

National competition challenged stakeholders to share tools and resources for educating workers about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces.
Safe + Sound Week, OSHA

OSHA Will Kick Off Safe + Sound Week August 7

This year, Safe + Sound Week will focus on mental health and well-being and resources to help alleviate workplace stress.
Ebike battery

Safe Ebike Battery Storage: Six Steps For Preventing Fires

Ebike and electric scooter use is on the rise, and the fires associated with them are posing a potentially deadly challenge for facility managers.
Workplace Safety, NACOSH

Department Of Labor Seeks NACOSH Nominations

Six National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health members have been appointed: Two vacancies still need to be filled.
CODAawards

Community Artwork: Vote For Your Favorite!

You have until July 31 to cast a vote for your favorite community artwork in the 2023 People’s Choice CODAawards.
World FM Day 2023

World FM Day 2023: Facility Management Makes A Difference

This year's theme, Making A Real Difference, recognizes the adaptability, collaboration and steadfast commitment facility managers have to the built environment.
NBIMS-US

National BIM Standard-US Version 4: Open For Public Comment

Three years in the making, NBIMS-US V4 will be unveiled at Building Innovation 2023 in September.
Tampa International Airport

Does Your Facility’s Restroom Rock?

If your facility's public restroom is exceptional, Cintas is seeking nominations for its 2023 America’s Best Restroom nationwide contest.
building technicians

Academy Aims At Closing The Skills Gap

Launched by Lincoln Tech and Johnson Controls, career pathways program is designed to tackle the skilled-labor gap through hands-on training.
Happy Hands Contest

Happy Hands Are Clean Hands

You have until the end of the month to vote for your favorite student-designed soap/sanitizer dispenser in SC Johnson Professional’s Happy Hands Contest.
Kohn ULI KPF

Gene Kohn Is First Architect Named ULI Life Trustee

Kohn is co-founder of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which is contributing $1 million to fund activities in the ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate.
Cleaning Service Provider Certification

EPA Considers Cleaning Service Provider Certification

U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program may implement a certification program for cleaning service providers who use Safer Choice and Design for the Environment (DfE) certified products.
SEAM Certification

CRE Industry Launches World’s First Social Impact Certification

SEAM Certification, a measure of corporate real estate social sustainability, will provide guidance, resources, and certification for achieving positive social impact in the built environment.
LEED energy performance

LEED v4 Updates To Increase Energy Performance Requirements

To better address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, updates will elevate LEED v4’s requirements for energy performance closer to those of LEED v4.1.
real estate industry

Remote Work, Climate Change Impact Real Estate Industry

Pandemic-related structural changes continue to be among the most significant factors impacting today's real estate industry.
ULI Global Awards

Six Developments Win ULI’s 2022 Global Awards For Excellence

ULI 2022 Global Awards For Excellence winners include two developments each from North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
blog

3 Key Takeaways From IFMA’s World Workplace 2022

Taking place in the Music City, Work Workplace 2022 gave FMs ample opportunity for professional and operational development.
Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) webinar

Did You Miss Our “Building Analytics, Skilled Labor Shortages & Decarbonization” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to learn how fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) has become a critical part of the resilient facility team’s tech stack.
Optimizing operations, Hybrid Office

View Our Free “Optimizing Operations In The Hybrid Office” Webinar

In this free video webinar, learn how optimizing operations in an office building has taken on newfound significance in the era of hybrid work.

[VIDEO] Capital Planning Advice for Facilities

Creating a sustainable and adaptable capital plan will take a coordinated effort among decision-makers and a tactical plan of attack. Learn more.