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Research from Signify and Boston University show the SARS-CoV-2 virus could no longer be detected after seconds of exposure; company will share its UV-C lighting technology with other lighting companies.


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Research from Signify and Boston University show the SARS-CoV-2 virus could no longer be detected after seconds of exposure; company will share its UV-C lighting technology with other lighting companies.

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Signify’s UV-C Light Sources Effective In Inactivating COVID-19 Virus

Research from Signify and Boston University show the SARS-CoV-2 virus could no longer be detected after seconds of exposure; company will share its UV-C lighting technology with other lighting companies.
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Pest Management For Vacated Schools

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Most Americans Won’t Use COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Based on a June survey, 71% of Americans say they don't plan to download a contact tracing app, citing digital privacy concerns as the main reason.
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Back to School Facilities Tool Kit

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) launched the “Back to School Facilities Tool Kit” through a partnership with Urban Projects Collaborative (UPC) and five leading design firms—Gensler, PBDW, PSF Projects, SITU, and WXY—to serve as a visual guide for schools preparing to reopen after COVID-19 closures.
Santa Fe LEED

City Of Santa Fe Earns LEED Gold Certification

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Facility Safety Protocols For Outside Contractors Amid COVID-19

It's important to consider updating the safety precautions required by external teams as they enter and exit your property.
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Rainscreen Systems Provide Moisture Protection, Insulation To Building Facades

In addition to water infiltration, rainscreen systems also manage air infiltration, negative wind pressures, heat transfer, and vapor transmission into and out of a building.
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National Safety Council: OSHA Must Protect Workers From COVID-19

Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.
LaGuardia

LaGuardia Airport To Open Terminal B Arrivals And Departures Hall

Marking the largest milestone in this redevelopment project overseen by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the 850K SF facility is set to open June 13.
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Are Employers Required To Provide Cloth Face Coverings To Workers?

OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators in the workplace.
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Better Buildings Initiative Partners Save $11B In Energy Costs

The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.
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New LEED Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.
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Carpet America Recovery Effort Releases 2019 Annual Report

Progress was made in carpet recycling rates and technological advances.
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Alabama Automakers Adopt COVID-19 Safety Measures

In Alabama, automakers have been ramping up production following the COVID-19 outbreak, with strict new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
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FDA Revises Rules Regarding Decontamination, Reuse Of Respirators

Based on an increased understanding of the performance and design of certain respirators, the FDA has decided that they should not be decontaminated for reuse by healthcare personnel.
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Collaboration Spaces: Are They Working?

Effectively planning for collaboration spaces now will pay off later.
green lease

2020 Green Lease Leaders Announced

A program of the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Alliance, Green Lease Leaders recognizes landlords and tenants who take action toward sustainable leasing terms.
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Emergency Towers Add Layer Of Facility Security Outdoors

For outdoor security, emergency stations installed around facilities and other spaces can serve as a beacon to people in distress.
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NYC Real Estate Leaders Issue Guidelines For Reentering Office Buildings

As New Yorkers head back to work, business and labor union leaders from the real estate industry have created comprehensive office protocols to put public health and safety first.
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Hurricane-Resistant Fenestration Should Combat Both Wind And Debris

Proper specification and installation of windows, skylights, and related products protects facilities during extreme weather events.
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Keep Workers Safer When Transferring Flammable, Combustible Liquids

The dangers of transferring flammable liquids are very real, but protecting workers from harm can be relatively straightforward with proper training, PPE, and engineering controls.
teleworking

Execs Expect More Teleworking, Even One Year After COVID-19

A new survey reveals the majority of human resources executives expect the shift toward teleworking to continue, even one year after COVID-19 substantially subsides.
commercial flooring

Starnet Announces 2020 Commercial Flooring Design Award Winners

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green cleaning

USGBC Emergency Pilot Credit Addresses Green Cleaning And COVID-19

USGBC has introduced a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system to support facilities as they work to respond to COVID-19 through sustainable, healthy practices.

Fire And Life Safety Insights For Reopening Buildings

To help building industry stakeholders navigate all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Fire Protection Association has responded with a variety of resources.
social distancing

Six Social Distancing Tips To Keep Employees Safe At Work 

OSHA has issued an alert listing steps employers can follow to implement social distancing in the workplace and help protect workers from exposure to COVID-19.
facility management

IFMA Foundation Introduces Facility Management Scholarship For Sustainability

The Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional Scholarship is open to young facility management professionals. Applications are due by June 30, 2020.
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Contemporary Art Adaptive Reuse Project

The Momentary, designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, opened in Bentonville, AR in February. This satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art saw a decommissioned cheese factory turn into a multidisciplinary space for visual, performing, and culinary artists.
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Preparing Buildings For Hurricanes, And Other Extreme Weather

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says above-normal hurricane activity is expected.
Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms Shares CDC Report Following Virginia Facility Tours

Perdue Farms recently gave the CDC a tour of its Accomac, VA poultry processing facility to share the safety measures the company implemented to protect its workers from COVID-19.
cleaning tax credit

Cleaning Tax Credit For Businesses Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

The Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit for businesses would offset the costs of cleaning services, purchasing cleaning products, and sanitary-related equipment, as well as training.
COVID-19 Decontamination

Cleaning Industry Research Institute Issues Guidance For COVID-19 Decontamination

The technical document outlines best practices for COVID-19 decontamination, including cleaning, disinfection, worker safety, and post cleaning measurement.
waste operation

Did You Miss “The Business Case For Smart Waste Technology” Webinar?

View this free video webinar as we discuss the advantages for using smart technology to better manage your waste operation.
return to work

Physician Group Joins COVID-19 Worker Safety Task Force 

The National Safety Council SAFER program guides employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-pandemic environment.
restroom upgrades

Five Restroom Upgrades To Improve Hand Washing, Minimize Germs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, here are several considerations for keeping restrooms clean, maintained, well-equipped and prepared for a healthy hand washing experience.
pump system

Discover Energy And Cost Savings With A Pump System Evaluation

By re-evaluating current pump systems and implementing more energy-efficient solutions, companies can generate long-term savings without sacrificing reliability.
Pioneer Hall

UMN Pioneer Hall Project Receives PCI Design Award

The renovation and expansion of historic Pioneer Hall at the University of Minnesota was honored with a design award from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

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