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The company has certified its five California factories to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, spurred by shared water challenges in that state.
The company has certified its five California factories to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, spurred by shared water challenges in that state.



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Nestlé Waters CA Factories Certified For Water Practices

The company has certified its five California factories to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, spurred by shared water challenges in that state.

Four Severe Weather Communication Mistakes

Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.

Majority Of U.S. Employees Feel Distracted By Technology At Work

More than a third of millennials use their phones for personal activities up to two hours during the workday, according to a new report from Udemy.

Flexibility Has Positive Impact On Productivity

Companies that discontinue remote work and other forms of flexibility undercut productivity and collaboration gains, according to new research from the Flex+Strategy Group.

Question Of The Week: Preserve Energy Tax Deduction 179D?

In testimony last week, BOMA’s President explained the importance of 179D as the sole federal energy efficiency incentive for commercial buildings.

Friday Funny: It’s A Nice Day For A White (Castle) Wedding

Some couples plan big church weddings followed by elaborate receptions. Others dream of tying the knot under a palm tree with their toes in the sand. Then there are White Castle fanatics. 

Did You Get A Good Sleep Last Night?

Today is World Sleep Day, an event to highlight awareness of the impacts of sleep quality on health, including performance in the workplace.

Majority Believes U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable To Enemy Attack

A new poll reveals that 62 percent of Americans believe the nation's electric power transmission grid is vulnerable to cyber or physical attacks from foreign enemies.

Turn Up Tech By Turning Up The Lights

Facilities are taking advantage of smart lighting capabilities to piggy-back other innovations.

Office Design Decisions Can Make (Or Break) Your Budget

In a new report, JLL compares build out costs across three office styles in 59 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

Boeing Crowdsources Employee Ideas For Tax Reform Investment

The aerospace company’s investments focus on the future of employees and communities and include $100 million for "workplace of the future" facilities and infrastructure enhancements.

AI, Machine Learning Key To Cyber Resilience, Survey Finds

The study, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient, found that 77% of respondents state they do not have a formal cyber security incident response plan applied consistently across their organizations.

New California Workplace Safety Regulation Protects Hotel Housekeepers

This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from injury.

NCPC Focuses On School Safety And Security

There have been at least 200 shootings on school campuses—the most recent in Parkland, FL—and shooting drills are becoming as commonplace as fire drills.

Pest Prevention For HVAC Systems

Without effective pest control, a variety of critters can cause problems within a commercial HVAC system.

Join Us For A Free Webinar: Synergistic Buildings In The Era Of IoT

Join us for this free webinar and learn how interconnected technology enabled by IoT can be leveraged to make tangible improvements to building operation, people’s well-being, and outcomes through the collective use of information.

Question Of The Week: What Is A Safety Walk-Around?

A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.

Workforce Shortages Push Contractors To Efficient Building

Alternative construction solutions, including prefabrication and modularization, are becoming more popular with builders as they attempt to improve job site efficiency and labor productivity.

Friday Funny: Is HVAC Your Key To The Great Outdoors?

Open only to those who work with HVAC, Goodway Technologies’ 2018 Great Outdoors Sweepstakes will give two lucky winners Cabela’s gift cards just in time for fun outdoor activities!

Smart Cities Council Bestows Readiness Challenge Grants

The five entities chosen this week will receive mentoring for a year, as well as tailored products and services to accelerate smart city initiatives.

Daylight Saving Time: Watch For Tired Workers On Monday

National Safety Council warns that workers in certain positions and industries who already have a higher risk of being drowsy, may be even more tired than usual on Monday.

WRI, MIT Focus On Creating Water Management Database

World Resources Institute and MIT Sloan School of Management have proposed a method to help pinpoint where utilities and local governments may need to fortify water management efforts.

Sleepless In Miami

Survey finds professionals in Miami most often lose sleep over work-related issues; common culprits include workload, difficult business issues and interpersonal relationships.

Maximizing Natural Light In Facilities

With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.

Indoor Environments’ Impact On Wellness To Be Studied

Well Living Lab will undertake a three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments affect five facets of people’s lives.

8 Tips For Onboarding Employees

The days and weeks after employees join your facility management department represent a time of unique opportunity.

Clogged Toilets Negatively Impact Business Perceptions

More than three-fourths of Americans (76 percent) have experienced a clogged toilet in a public restroom, according to a recent survey from Sofidel.

High Definition Printing For Maximum Security Identification Cards

Download this white paper from HID and learn how HDP provides a reduced cost of ownership, the superior durability of HDP ID cards, why it’s more difficult to corrupt an HDP-printed image, and more.

Friday Funny: Is Snow White A Bad Influence?

The authors of a new study believe the influence of Disney films likely shapes the way children view the working world long before they enter the workforce.

Six Cities Earn LEED For Cities Certification Grants

The new grant program is designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification.

Green Parking Projects Recognized In OH And CA

GBCI’s Parksmart program for sustainability in parking facilities has certified a Proctor & Gamble site in Cincinnati, and is evaluating an automated parking structure in Oakland, CA.

Did You Miss Our Harness The Power Of Your Facility Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how smart building solutions are creating a new paradigm of connectivity and disrupting the building industry.

Keep Floors Clean, With Less Cleaning

Entrance mats in facilities help capture dirt and debris from foot traffic, but these items can also reduce negative impact on the environment.

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