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Five facility and real estate professionals who intertwine sustainability and technology are recognized for their work during the 2nd Annual BOLD Awards.


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Five facility and real estate professionals who intertwine sustainability and technology are recognized for their work during the 2nd Annual BOLD Awards.

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BOLD Building Innovators Receive Awards In Los Angeles

Five facility and real estate professionals who intertwine sustainability and technology are recognized for their work during the 2nd Annual BOLD Awards.
hurricane

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.
IFMA

From IFMA’s World Workplace: Open Letter On Global FM

With a focus on global facility management, IFMA's president and CEO, Tony Keane, and RICS' CEO, Sean Tompkins, have released this open letter to the industry.
space heating

Space Heating In High Bay Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy recently tested HTHV technology—High Temperature Heating & Ventilation—compared to traditional unit heaters.
hurricane preparedness

Question Of The Week: What Is On Your Hurricane Preparedness List?

Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.
solar energy

NREL Finds Solar PV Costs In U.S. Continue To Fall

In the commercial sector, modeled costs for the first quarter of 2016 were down 4% from the fourth quarter of 2015.

In India, $500 Million Made Available For Solar Energy

The Asian Development Bank announced financing that will help the nation's government with its goal to increase energy sourced from solar rooftop systems to 40 gigawatts by 2022.
PACE

Retailer Tackles Energy Retrofit With PACE Financing Tool

Florida-based BrandSmart USA carried out a $2 million+ energy retrofit by employing the Property Assessed Clean Energy finance tool. Facility management service firm ABM managed the project for the retailer.
HVAC ducts

Sealing Leaky HVAC Ducts

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) explored a way to help minimize construction disruption during facility renovations.
Boston Scientific

LEED Case Study: Surpassing The Mark

In Marlborough, MA, Boston Scientific pursued LEED Silver for its new headquarters facility, ultimately reached LEED Gold.
green building programs

Green Building Programs: Toward High Performance Facilities

In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.
energy storage

Renewable Energy: On-Site Energy Storage

While challenges remain, energy storage systems can provide tangible benefits for sustainable facility goals.
Sylvania

TD Centre Turns To Future With SYLVANIA LED Lighting

Due to its visionary design, unequaled size, and central location, this cultural landmark has played a significant role in the success of Canada's most innovative business leaders.
Centralized Facilities Management

15 Steps To Centralize Facility Management

Organizations have distinct needs, but this roadmap to Centralized Facilities Management (CFM) may be effective for many facility executives.

Higher OSHA Fines Loom For GHS Label Violations

Labeling options for facilities help cut complexity of compliance with Globally Harmonized System requirements.
resumes

Friday Funny: Ridiculous Resumes 

CareerBuilder's latest survey reveals outlandish mistakes employers have found on candidates’ resumes.
stormwater

Stormwater Discharge: Avoid Enforcement Actions

Constantly changing federal, state, and local rules governing stormwater discharges often increase both the complexity of compliance and cost of noncompliance.
water conservation

Water Conservation, In And Around Facilities

Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.
cleaning solutions

On-Site Generation Of Cleaning Solutions

Learn about the difference between various terms describing on-site generation of cleaning solutions.
green cleaning

Components Of Green Cleaning

Still evolving, the green cleaning approach to facility maintenance has been part of the discourse for more than 20 years.
space planning

Space Planning Strategies

Efficient facility layout and utilization help to deliver cost savings and occupant productivity. Would pursuing “Standards as a Service” promote these goals?
security technology

Can Security Technology Replace Guard Force?

Facility executives can work toward an effective balance for site security using these six steps.

Question Of The Week: Is Your LED Retrofit Safe?

UL1598C certification provides building owners and managers a safety standard when considering LED Retrofit.
video

Video: Minnesota Vikings Stadium Construction

Released September 25, 2016, the time-lapse showcases 32 months of progress—demo to completion—of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels

Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).
coffee break

Friday Funny: Let’s Go Streaking! For The Love Of Coffee?

In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.
global facility management

New Report: Global FM Market Tops $1 Trillion

New research from IFMA and Global FM showcases the factors contributing to the tremendous growth of the facility management profession.
higher education

AASHE Competition Highlights 20 Sustainability Semi-Finalists

Next month, the competition will award one higher education institution a $50,000 prize to be used toward a new or existing sustainability project on its campus.

Inspect Your Roof Before Winter Arrives

Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.
asphalt shingles

ASTM Wind Resistance Standard For Asphalt Shingles Updated

ARMA led the process to update the ASTM wind resistance standard for asphalt roofing shingles to ensure that it complies with the latest methods.
whistleblower

FM Alert: New OSHA Whistleblower Settlement Guidelines

OSHA has issued new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases.
energy management

EDF Reports On Energy Management Trends

The report explores how leadership in energy management has changed over time to deliver increased business value. Energy efficiency is just the beginning.
Kent State

Kent State Opens First Gluten-Free University Dining Hall

Sodexo, the food service provider at Kent State University, helped design and will manage the first entirely certified gluten-free university dining hall in the country.
office hacks

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.
best restroom

Friday Funny: Got A Radical Restroom?

You almost missed your chance: today is the last day to nominate your favorite potty for America’s Best Restroom.
World Trade Center

One World Trade Center Achieves LEED Gold

U.S. Green Building Council honors western hemisphere’s tallest building for construction, design, and operations standards.
PCBs

Managing PCB Chemicals In The Built Environment

Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.
workplace productivity

Workplace Needs: One Size Does Not Fit All

Staples Business Advantage 2016 Workplace Index reveals generational preferences in the office and how employers can improve happiness and productivity.
indoor health

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.
building envelope

Urban Air Quality, Green Building Envelope

A report from global firm Arup examines impacts of vegetation on the building envelope in cities. Is it more than "architectural window dressing?"

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