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The city-wide ordinance in Madison, WI will require new large construction and expansion projects to use modern strategies and materials that allow birds to see glass.


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The city-wide ordinance in Madison, WI will require new large construction and expansion projects to use modern strategies and materials that allow birds to see glass.

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First Bird-Friendly Building Ordinance In Wisconsin Passed

The city-wide ordinance in Madison, WI will require new large construction and expansion projects to use modern strategies and materials that allow birds to see glass.
Reopening The Office

Seven Necessities For Reopening The Office: A Checklist

The risk of spreading COVID-19 remains relevant as facilities reopen. These proactive measures will help ensure the safety of your visitors and staff.
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How Mass Notification Plays A Part During COVID-19

Currently the need is pressing, but during a pandemic is not the only time a robust communication system helps to keep facility stakeholders informed about evolving conditions and protocols.
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OSHA Encourages Employers To Mark National Safe + Sound Week

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Facility Repurposing Best Practices

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Chicago’s First Public Hospital Transformed In Historic Rehab

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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls Rescheduled

OSHA has rescheduled the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction for September 14-18, 2020.
disinfecting

ESPC: The Remedy Schools Need During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The ESPC approach to facility retrofits is the ideal method to implement disinfection strategies in funding-strapped government and educational buildings.
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Ready Or Not, Disaster Can Strike Facilities Anytime

Whether it's a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan?
UVC light disinfection

Lighting Industry Leaders Team Up To Offer UVC Light Safety Guidance

American Lighting Association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and UL bring ultraviolet-C light application risks to the forefront with new position paper.
Green Cross Safety awards

NSC Announces 2020 Green Cross Safety Award Finalists

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Crary Bear Cat

ECHO Bear Cat® Is Now Crary® Bear Cat

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utility usage

What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs?

Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.
data center

Survey Of Data Center Operators: Increasing Complexities, Outages

In its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, Uptime Institute finds this growing sector is adapting to rapid change on multiple levels.
Student Design Competition

ASHRAE Announces Winners Of 2020 Student Design Competition

The 2020 Student Design Competition and Applied Engineering Challenge encourages students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.
fitness

Reopening Fitness & Recreation Centers

Safety policies and protocols for reopening public spaces such as fitness and recreation centers will need to be implemented to keep these environments safe for all staff and facility users.
Shotcrete

ACI Adds Shotcrete Inspector Certification

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cleaning

Retain Corporate Tenants With Cleaning They Can See

When the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping the world, clean office spaces were already important to employees. But now, workers are even more likely to expect and value clean workplaces.
COVID-19 pandemic and work

A Pandemic At Work: Employee Anxiety And Return To Work Demands

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retailers

The COVID-19 Impact: Are Consumers Still Afraid To Shop In Stores?

Even as more retailers require shoppers to wear masks, a growing number of consumers feel unsafe in shopping malls, warehouse clubs, and big box retailers, according to a new survey.
Boston

Iconic Milk Bottle Outside Boston Children’s Museum Gets Facelift

The last renovation of this 40-foot tall structure was completed in 2007.
waste

BOMA International Announces W2 Challenge Champions

More than 2,000 commercial properties participated in two-year water and waste benchmarking initiative

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identity

Identity Is The Only Perimeter And Security Needs To Adapt

In today’s workplace, be it on location or remote, the identity should define where we can go, what we can do, and what we can log in to. Learn how to unify identity management across both cyber and physical access in one place for maximum efficiency.
employees

Workplace Sentiment Survey Measures Employee Concerns

DeVry University’s study of workplace sentiment reveals significant uncertainty about career stability, with 25% considering job changes due to COVID-19 crisis.
HVAC resilience

Did You Miss Our “HVAC Resiliency For COVID-19 And Beyond” Webinar?

As buildings prepare for reopening it’s clear that most HVAC systems are outdated. View this free video webinar and learn how a science-based approach can enable a more strategic approach to COVID-19.
supply chain

Change is Coming to Your Supply Chain

Disruptions in the MRO supply chain, reduced revenues, and higher cost of goods are all part of the fallout from the pandemic; now it's time to think about your supply chain in post-pandemic terms.
crisis management

Employees Say Organizations Don’t Have Resilience To Navigate A Crisis

An Eagle Hill Consulting poll reveals only 25 percent of U.S. employees say their workplace culture fosters employee innovation and collaboration to deal with a crisis.
return-to-office

How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed The Future Of Work?

A new Cisco report uncovers forward-looking lessons for leaders navigating return-to-office strategies.
thermal imaging

Effective Use Of Thermal Imaging Camera Systems

Thermal imaging camera systems require considerations critical to accuracy of the readings, optimal throughput, and quick alerts when the system detects a person with an elevated temperature.
school HVAC systems

ASHRAE Provides Updated Reopening Guide For Schools, Universities

New guidance on the operation of HVAC systems helps mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year.
Impact of Design

ASID Selects Newest Impact Of Design Case Study

M Moser’s “Living Lab” puts evidence-based design into action with a flexible, agile workspace that continually accommodates for client and employee needs.

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Interface flooring

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residence hall design

COVID-19 Impacts Residence Hall Design Trends

With careful planning, residence hall design can balance health concerns while providing a nurturing environment for students.
staging

New Reality of Staging & Seating Design

COVID-19 has led to a new norm of social distancing that will undoubtedly play a major role in how people gather at events in the coming months and years.
infection prevention

New Facilities Achieve Gold Standard Of Cleanliness

GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations.
senior housing

Center For Active Design Launches Fitwel Viral Response Module For Building Certification

Five leading real estate companies commit to prototyping the module, informed by a Fitwel Academic Advisory Group comprised of health experts from world-renowned institutions.
green building

USGBC Announces 2020 European Leadership Awards

These awards recognize those advancing the development of sustainable, healthy, resilient, green buildings, cities, and communities.
University Of Oklahoma Residence Hall

OU To Install Microbe-Fighting Devices In Residence Hall Rooms

The University of Oklahoma will install 2,300 antimicrobial devices in residence hall towers on its Norman campus in an effort to provide students the cleanest possible campus living environment.

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