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Here is a look at what facility management leaders need to know about the 2020 CARES Act tax benefits and the efficiency improvements that qualify.


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Here is a look at what facility management leaders need to know about the 2020 CARES Act tax benefits and the efficiency improvements that qualify.

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CARES Act And Improvements For Critical Facilities

Here is a look at what facility management leaders need to know about the 2020 CARES Act tax benefits and the efficiency improvements that qualify.

Remote Operations Broaden Appeal As Enduring Workplace Option

Eighty-two percent of business executives say their companies will not be reducing office space in the coming year, according to a new AICPA survey.
Apprenticeship Programs

ANSI Board Can Now Recognize Apprenticeship Programs

As a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE), the ANSI National Accreditation Board can now evaluate and recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, including those in facilities management.
restroom

Survey On Public Restroom Hygiene Habits, From Dyson

The global survey found the main frustrations for restroom visitors are unclean toilets; lack of tissue paper; and unclean common areas.
best restroom

Ready To Vote? America’s Top 10 Restrooms For 2020 Revealed

Cintas invites you to vote for your favorite restroom in its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest. 
green power

EPA Awards For Green Power, Refrigeration Impact, And Safer Chemicals

The U.S. EPA announced notable projects by organizations and facilities making environmentally-friendly strides in green power, green refrigeration, and products with safer chemicals.
edge computing

Edge Computing Design And Operation Guide Released

ASHRAE has created a technical bulletin to help mitigate the adverse environmental conditions that can compromise reliability and uptime of IT equipment. 
energy efficiency

Energy Bill Includes Significant Measures To Improve Efficiency

The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.
Workplace Access

Webinar: Streamline, Simplify Workplace Access For Employees, Visitors

View this free video webinar and learn about common workplace access control challenges, cyber and physical access, and physical security system requirements.
BIFMA pods

BIFMA Releases Guide For Pods

BIFMA's new pods guidelines cover a range of product criteria including acoustics, electrical, emissions, ventilation, fire safety, stability, seismic, and more.
fawns

Orphaned Fawns Find New Home On Consumers Energy Land

The Michigan-based energy provider has collaborated with the state’s Department of Natural Resources and a wildlife rehabilitation group to provide three fawns a place to roam.
lead leaching

Plumbing Standard Revisions Address Lead Leaching In Drinking Water

Changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 standard for drinking water products in U.S. and Canada further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products.
design flooring

Designing For Resiliency

As we seek to build spaces that promote health and wellbeing, modular flooring will play an important role in promoting social distancing and safe collaboration within built environments.
disinfection plan

Four Common Mistakes To Avoid When Making A Disinfection Plan

RD Weis discusses the four most common mistakes made when creating a disinfection plan and how you can avoid them.
human-centric

Human-Centric Lighting For Buildings, Now More Than Ever

Human-centric lighting considers both visual and non-visual effects of light to enhance the comfort, health, and well-being of occupants in a facility.
fleet maintenance

Fleet Maintenance: Resource Highlights Advantages Of Propane Autogas

A new resource from the Propane Education & Research Council shows how propane autogas can improve fleet maintenance logistics and lower costs.
Fauci

Fauci, Gupta, Branson To Keynote COVID-19 Virtual Symposium

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speakers at Everbridge’s COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) Virtual Symposium.
solar area lighting

Six Trends In Solar Area Lighting

A growing outdoor lighting category is solar area lights. This environmentally-friendly solution saves significant money both in installation costs and electricity costs.
OSHA training grants

OSHA Awards $11M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants

The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.
Catalyst, Spokane, WA

Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Building Opens In New Spokane Eco-District

The five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute.
healthy builldings

Access Control For The Future Of Healthy Buildings

Before the pandemic, access privileges were determined and managed based on security. Now, occupant health considerations are part of the access control equation.
touchpoints

Electrical Industry Group Shares eBook On Limiting Touchpoints In Buildings

Powering Chicago, the voice of the unionized electrical industry in and around Chicago, highlights technologies to create "The Contactless Office".
building management systems

Three Essential Elements Of Next Generation Building Management Systems

Learn about the factors driving evolution of building management systems and essential elements necessary for solving management challenges of today and tomorrow.
documentation

The Accumulation Of Building Documentation: Growing Every Year

Streamlining record-keeping processes invariably leads to conversations about return on investment. What will be the cost in terms of money, time, and resources?
indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality A Top Concern Among People Returning To Work

Americans are worried about their health and safety when returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, according to a new study by Aeroseal, LLC.
Carrier China

Carrier/EMSI Facilities Are China’s First WELL Health-Safety Rated Workplaces

The WELL Health-Safety Rating helps organizations prepare their spaces to address health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
cough and sneeze

Cough And Sneeze Shields Help Prevent Spread Of COVID-19

Cough and sneeze guards have PPE qualities contributing to germ transmission slowdown—even if no masks are being worn.
plumbing

Importance Of Maintaining Drain, Waste, And Vent Systems In Buildings

The Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) piping system in a building is a crucial component of the overall plumbing infrastructure.
National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

OSHA Webinar To Kick Off National Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

OSHA will host a webinar on September 14 to kick-off its 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
parking lots

Maintaining Parking Lots In Late Summer Months

This time of year, facility managers in warmer regions may face parking lot damage from heavy rains, standing water, and intense sun.
Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs’ Stadium Earns GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

Facilities in all sectors are tackling COVID-19 and other infectious agents by demonstrating capability and compliance with 20 key program elements of this Global Biorisk Advisory Council program.
hand sanitizer

Green Seal Launches Hand Sanitizer Certification

Green Seal’s new hand sanitizer certification standard screens for carcinogens, reproductive toxins, skin irritants, phthalates, parabens and contaminants.
green building

USGBC Highlights 2020 Leadership Awards From Latin America

These eight green building award recipients include Pepsi World Trade Center, Prologis, and Nicaragua’s first LEED-certified project.
University of Arizona

University Of AZ Working With County, City To Slow COVID-19 Spread

University President Robert C. Robbin, along with Campus Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. surgeon general, provided an update on progress and procedures aimed at mitigating COVID-19.
List N cleaning disinfecting

Schools, Universities Urged To Use EPA-Approved Products, Disinfectants

Schools and universities are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting their facilities by using only products on EPA’s List N.
disinfecting

FAQs On Disinfecting Schools

Infection control in schools is always a concern because of influenza and bacteria such as MRSA and C. diff, but COVID-19 presents new questions.
remote inspection

NFPA Highlights Remote Inspection Steps

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an infographic emphasizing five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs: procedures, communication, technology, verification, and completion.
Greek Theatre

A Historic Restoration: L.A.’s Landmark Greek Theatre 

Los Angeles’ iconic Greek Theatre, a 5,900-seat outdoor music venue built 90 years ago, was recently rehabilitated and restored by the architects and historic preservation experts at Page & Turnbull.
healthcare facility

Are Trees A Focus For Your Healthcare Facility?

For the second year, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Healthcare program will recognize healthcare facility campuses fostering community wellness through tree planting, education, and engagement.
high school students

Most High Schoolers Concerned About Coronavirus, Returning To Class

Nearly half of high school students surveyed are worried there won't be enough time to wash their hands at school.

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