Services & Maintenance

Facility managers are often required to take a reactionary approach when it comes to problem solving. This column provides proactive, “how to” solutions to some of the ongoing issues.

restrooms

Sustainable Restroom Operations

When creating green restrooms, examine opportunities related to surfaces, air quality, and conservation.
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.
pest control

Services & Maintenance: Key Pest Control Concerns For Facilities

Activities in and around buildings help determine where to look, and which pests may be attracted.
bird control

Bird Control: 10 Strategies

Taking a proactive approach to pest bird control is imperative for maintaining clean and safe facilities.
restroom tech

Improving Guest Experience With Restroom Tech

How can facility managers effectively and efficiently create a clean, fully stocked, and pleasant restroom without creating additional work for themselves or their teams?
window condensation

Windows: Preventing Condensation

More than simply a nuisance, moisture buildup impacts occupant comfort and facility integrity.
carpet and flooring

Choosing Carpet And Flooring That Meets Demand

Procurement standards help to maximize effective product selection and installation.
Assessing Cleaning Performance.

Assessing Cleaning Performance

With occupant satisfaction in mind, key performance indicators for quality maintenance include appearance and health.

Building Envelope: Energy Use And IAQ

Building envelope improvements often rank at or near the top of the facility team’s to-do list, since they generally provide an attractive return on investment.

Tapered Insulation For Low Slope Roofing

When designing a low-slope roof system over a substrate that is less than ¼:12, a properly designed tapered insulation system becomes the foundation for a sound roofing system

Designing Lobbies For Good Security

A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.

Services & Maintenance: Retail Maintenance

Analysis and tech tools strengthen facility management in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Bradford

Services & Maintenance: Carpet Care Procedures

ANSI/IICRC S100, a standard for cleaning textile floor coverings, has been recently revised.

Services & Maintenance: Emergency Notifications

Recent research from NIST examines what to say, and how to say it.

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management Strategies

Recycling the volume and variety of materials used in facilities requires planning and communication.

Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy savings.
Chipperfield is vice president of marketing and communications for Green Seal, Inc. (www.greenseal.org), a non-profit organization that is a standards developer and certification body. The original “Green Seal of Approval” was founded in 1989.

Services & Maintenance: All-Around Green Clean

Cleaning products have an impact on the environment and the workers, so an effective program must be executed carefully.
Clean water glass.

Services & Maintenance: For Safety’s Sake

A smart approach to water management protects occupant health and reduces costs.
Sonic repellents

Services & Maintenance: Customized Bird Control

Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence strategy.
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Maintenance Reliability

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