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Organic mattress maker refocuses part of the cut and sew department at its Los Angeles factory to produce face masks in light of COVID-19 mask shortage.


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Organic mattress maker refocuses part of the cut and sew department at its Los Angeles factory to produce face masks in light of COVID-19 mask shortage.

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Avocado Green Mattress Repurposes Factory To Make Face Masks

Organic mattress maker refocuses part of the cut and sew department at its Los Angeles factory to produce face masks in light of COVID-19 mask shortage.

Art, Light, And Nature Inspire New Home For Yale Child Study Center

The biophilic approach at YCSC, shown in studies to produce positive behavioral changes, is designed to instill a sense of calm and comfort.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: New Year, New Space

Ten years in the making, a modern headquarters facility for a Breese, IL construction firm takes shape.

Friday Funny: A Change Of Heart

Valentine’s Day conversation hearts disappeared last year, but they've been revived for 2020. They're also being custom printed, with interesting results.

Coronavirus Spurs Construction Of Emergency Hospitals In Wuhan

The building of Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital and Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital is an emergency measure in response to the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

Minnehaha Academy Brings Nature Indoors With ASI Architectural

The installation of custom ASI Ceiling Grids at the school’s new facilities focused on the importance of space and ambiance, with an emphasis on bringing nature into the buildings.

Global Dow Center Earns LEED Silver Certification

Sustainability was at the forefront of the project with green construction and demolition practices employed throughout Dow Chemical Company's new Midland, MI headquarters. 

Facing Facility Management Challenges After An Expansion

For a facility manager, the challenges that come with a major expansion include issues associated with organizing larger spaces, plus additional workforce, equipment, and maintenance.

ASHRAE Breaks Ground On Global HQ Renovation Project

The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.

Dynamic Energy Completes Rooftop Solar Project For Wacoal America

The 965 kW system is expected to generate 1.2 million kWhs of electricity annually, avoiding the emission of 935 tons of carbon dioxide per year, while contributing to New Jersey's renewable energy targets.

2019 Sets New Record for Supertall Building Completion

Around the world, 126 buildings of 200 meters' height or greater were completed in 2019, including 26 "supertall" buildings of at least 300 meters' height, a new record.

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Providence College 1M kWh Annually

The LED lighting and advanced controls retrofit at the Rhode Island college’s library qualified for a $250,000 subsidy through National Grid’s incentive program.

Designated Space For Gamers Important In Student Housing Designs

With esports on its way to becoming the next football league to today’s students, and recreational gaming a given, student housing must take both the casual and avid gamer’s needs into consideration in its design.

An Historic Arena Renovation

In Kansas City, MO, HyVee Arena’s modern, multi-level sports complex repurposes an historic, single-story building.

Boring Machine Begins Tunneling Las Vegas’ First Underground People Mover

The Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground people mover will transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles.

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observatory Renovation Completed

The centerpiece of the 102nd Floor renovation was replacing the old windows with 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed, panoramic views of the city.

Friday Funny: Hotel To Put All Its Guests In One Basket

Following up on one of our favorite facilities, the iconic former Longaberger Basket Company headquarters in Newark, OH will become a luxury hotel.

Warehouse Design And Storage: Seven Tips And Tricks For A Growing Warehouse

Need more space but adding a whole new warehouse to your business isn't on the table? Consider a redesign focused on optimization of storage and racking.

Stanford Health Care Dedicates New Stanford Hospital

The new state-of-the-art hospital will accommodate the most advanced medical technology, increase capacity, and bring Stanford Hospital's facilities up to California's stringent new seismic safety standards.

Simple Solutions For Impactful Renovations

3M has developed a portfolio of Architectural Finishes and Window Films that are designed to improve the renovation process and help extend the time between costly and impactful full remodels.

Facility Executive | October 2019 Issue

The October 2019 Issue looks at sustainability for buildings and grounds. Plus sensor technology, keeping facility grounds safe, and lighting retrofits.

Fixing The Fish Bowl

In keeping with the architecture and engineering firm’s practice of using the latest products, CSHQA solved a small meeting room’s acoustic and lighting issues with Focal Point’s Seem 1 Acoustic system.

Partnership Offers Boston Students Eco-Friendly, Live-Learn Environment

A public-private partnership between Northeastern University, the City of Boston, and American Campus Communities offers eco-friendly apartments to students while freeing up housing for local workers.

Children’s Hospital Opens New Bone Marrow Transplant And Cellular Therapies Unit

The eight-room unit at Atrium Health's Levine Children's Hospital features a specialized air filtration system that allows vulnerable patients to leave their rooms.

$28.5M Update Earns Whiteman AFB Clinic LEED v4 Certification

The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

Facility Executive | August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 issue looks at workplace violence, security trends, and fire safety.Plus HVAC controls, roofing maintenance, energy storage, and more.

Dallas Architecture Organizations Merge Into New Space

The American Institute of Architects' and Architecture and Design Foundation's Texas-size project inspires local Dallas architecture and design community.

Bank Of America Tower Earns Nation’s 1st Leed V4 Platinum For Core and Shell

Bank of America Tower was one of 100 projects selected for the pilot program of LEED Version 4, and was the only one to attempt the Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBCLA) credit.

Vanderbilt University Residence Hall Safely Imploded

Close to students and a major roadway, implosion of a Vanderbilt University residence hall required months of careful planning. Watch how it all came down.

Canon Canada HQ Earns LEED® Gold Certification

The 180,000-square-foot, five-story building includes elements that encourage collaboration, foster well-being, and promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint.

Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy?

HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”

Chicago’s Willis Tower Unveils Lobby Sculpture

The sculpture by Jacob Hashimoto features a nearly 16-foot tall and 42-foot wide cloud built from nearly 7,000, nine-inch individual kite-like disks.

Coil Anodized Aluminum Paneling Makes Korean Heritage Shine

When Gyeongju City decided to build a showpiece structure for the center of the Gyeongju Cultural Expo Park, the team knew it would have to be exceptional.

Data Analysis And Its Strategic Role In Higher Education Facilities Management

Data analysis helps higher education facility managers better understand their facilities, so that their campuses can be positioned to thrive tomorrow.

Porous Pave Completes New Pooch Play Areas

The Humane Society of Elkhart, IN installed Porous Pave XL Permeable Pavement in eight new outdoor play areas for dogs awaiting adoption.

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

Physical Activity, Sustainable Materials Create Healthy Residence Halls

Residence halls can be designed to promote physical activity and healthy habits, while using healthy materials and building systems to provide a healthy environment.

Contractor, Community Team Up To Transform Youth Football Fields

The D.C. Housing Authority opted for Job Order Contracting to solve storm water drainage challenges and get community sports fields ready for football season.

Facility Executive | June 2019 Issue

The June 2019 issue looks at the impact of workplace design on productivity, plus smart buildings, green cleaning, energy management, and more.

Unilever North America HQ Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The sustainably-built, energy-efficient Unilever headquarters was also named Commercial LEED Project of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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