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The robot, nicknamed “Violet” by hospital employees, enhances patient safety by destroying superbugs that can cause infections.


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The robot, nicknamed “Violet” by hospital employees, enhances patient safety by destroying superbugs that can cause infections.

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Latest: Western Reserve Hospital Deploys Germ-Zapping Robot - The robot, nicknamed “Violet” by hospital employees, enhances patient safety by destroying superbugs that can cause infections.

Western Reserve Hospital Deploys Germ-Zapping Robot

The robot, nicknamed “Violet” by hospital employees, enhances patient safety by destroying superbugs that can cause infections.

The Impact Of Flooring On Nurse Wellness

More comfortable, ergonomic flooring material can improve productivity and patient quality of care, reduce absenteeism and workman comp claims, and lead to an overall improvement in quality of life for dedicated healthcare providers.

Smarter Facility Management With Smart ID Badging

Smartphones and mobile apps are enabling facilities to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the use of physical access cards for building security.

Insulation: Mineral Wool Or Polyiso?

Choosing the ideal roofing insulation material for a facility project depends on several factors.

First Buildings In Singapore Register For WELL Certification

Paya Lebar Quarter is the city’s first project to register for the new global building standard focused on occupant well-being and productivity.
Green Building

Massachusetts Earns Top Spot In Green Building Ranking

Massachusetts moves from the third to first; New York rejoins ranking in USGBC’s annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

Lower Lighting Use, Raise Spirits On Shorter Winter Days

Updated lighting control systems help to support facility management goals — meeting building codes and providing effective illumination for building occupants.

Delos, HKS Partnership To Study Built Environment, Health Impacts

The two firms will collaborate to discover, evaluate, and improve upon the effects of the built environment on occupant health and well-being.

Spaces For Collaboration, Always In Fashion

Beijing-based MAD Architects introduced open floor plans and multipurpose layouts to encourage collaboration through a recent project, the Xinhee Design Center.

Centerpiece From The Hon Company

New veneer collection of office suite essentials makes a statement with a range of desk configurations and storage solutions.

A Day In The Life Of Office Management

Six ways to improve office facility management operations — and the employee/tenant experience in the meantime.

New Lighting Saves Food Bank 48% On Energy Usage

LED lighting technology delivers better light quality and energy savings to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s new warehouse and office space.

SL Green’s Energy Retrofit Wins IREM Sustainability Award

The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Lands Best Restroom Title

The votes have been tallied and the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport came out on top in Cintas Corporation's 15th annual contest.
workplace recycling

FM Alert: “Trash Madness” Toolkit Available

In an effort to promote proactive recycling and waste reduction practices within workplace environments, Legrand is offering a free “Trash Madness” toolkit.

If Sitting’s The Problem, Is Standing The Solution? | Technology Meets Ergonomic Comfort

Thanks to research from heavy hitters like The Mayo Clinic, most of us are aware that excessive sitting is a serious health risk. That’s why VARIDESK made their products affordable and accessible to everyone - whether you sit in a cubicle or a corner office.

Facility Design To Support Clinicians

In an evolving industry, healthcare facility managers are on the front lines in creating spaces conducive to the work of caregivers and their patients.

FM Alert: BOMA 360 Program Continues Global Expansion

The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

Friday Funny: Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse

The odds for survival are best for Boston residents. New Yorkers? Not so much. Plus a Halloween Bonus: Haunted houses for sale!

Citi Facility In Hong Kong On Track For WELL Certification

Having achieved precertification toward the WELL Building Standard marks a milestone for the global bank as it hones its focus on workplace wellness.

Better Workplace, Better Workforce

Companies are increasingly taking a “lead-with-labor" approach when it comes to the location of their workplace, according to CBRE.

Customize Coalesse Chairs With New Web Tool

The LessThanFive Customizer tool enables furniture buyers to virtually view the LessThanFive chair with their choice of imagery applied.

The Power Of Choice In The Workplace

The degree to which people can express their independence at work is influenced by the environment they're in and how they make use of the facility.

FM Alert: 7 Steps To Protect Elevators During A Flood

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.

Hack To The Future: Amping Up The Traditional Office

Your office doesn’t have to be boring, but it probably is. While not every facilities team can implement these five office hacks to jazz up their spaces, take them as inspiration.

The Well Living Lab Announces First Alliance Members

The Well Living Lab leverages and expands upon the principles of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which focuses on seven concepts relevant to indoor health—air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

San Diego Padres Win Energy HERO Award

Renovate America honors the team’s significant investments to improve water and energy efficiency at PETCO Park as part of its Go Green Initiative.

Productivity, And The Power Of Place

To boost employee engagement, facility executives focus on creating spaces that accommodate physical, cognitive, and emotional demands.

BOLD Award Nominations Close September 7, 2016

These 2nd annual awards recognize "Building Optimizers, Leaders, and Disruptors" who use technology to further green building efforts.

Clif Bar Opens One-Of-A-Kind Sustainable Bakery

The sustainability-focused facility uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides.

Boston Consulting Firm Invests In New HQ Space

Within the same building, Charles River Associates moved from a 30 year old space to one that supports 21st century work processes and technology.

Nominate Someone BOLD, Until September 7

Five industry members will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards in the built environment.

Executives, Workers Differ On Ideal Creative Environment

Managers and employees don't see eye to eye when it comes to the ideal work environment for creativity, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.

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