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To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.

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High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.

Assessing Slip And Fall Risks In Facilities

Take the time to walk through your facility and find out where the potential for slips and falls may have increased as a result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 And Accessibility

Here are five practical areas for consideration to ensure that people with disabilities in your facility are respected, included in the planning process, and provided the required and appropriate safeguards.

Social Distancing In High-Traffic Facilities

Plan, quantify, reinforce—a strategy for keeping people moving in densely occupied spaces.

Listen Up: The Sound Of Security

Network audio solutions can be a critical element of facility security and safety systems.

Tech Tools To Keep Offices Safer

In looking at your Safely Back to Work strategy, it may help to break the challenges into three stages: Now, next, then.

Returning To Work: The New Office

There is a plethora of resources that facility executives can access to prepare their buildings for occupancy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Data Center Trends To Watch In 2020

Uptime Institute has identified factors impacting data centers for this year and beyond.

Simulating Natural Light With LEDs

To enhance visual comfort for building occupants, evaluate color rendering of LED lighting choices.

Networked Lighting Controls: Realize The Savings

Beyond energy savings, connected lighting is a pathway to intelligent use of space and better building diagnostics.

Plazas And Terraces: Construction Considerations

Building or improving these outdoor spaces requires attention to safety and performance.

Addressing Moisture Intrusion In Buildings

Examine facilities inside and out when investigating building envelope intrusions.

Hybrid HVAC Cooling

These types of systems help facilities balance water and energy usage goals and demands.

Tackling HVAC Deferred Maintenance

Work toward optimizing HVAC systems by implementing these practical solutions.

The Cycle Of A Circular Economy

Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.

Greening The Building Envelope

The road to a more sustainable future for building materials and products is multi-faceted.

The WELL Building Standard And Green Cleaning

Focused on human health and wellness in the built environment, WELL concepts support sustainable cleaning programs.

Pursuing Zero Net Energy Buildings

Whether for new construction or renovation, early recognition of five key aspects is important.

Security Trends And Facility Management

Here is a look at common issues facing facility executives when it comes to building security.

An Eye On Workplace Violence

Here are seven best practices to reduce your organization’s workplace violence risk and be better prepared if incidents do occur.

Duality Of Workplace Design Strategy

When it comes to workplace design strategy, consider the evolution in emerging big data design versus the traditional approach.

Factoring In Ergonomic Furniture

Benefits should exceed costs when office ergonomics is done right.

Designing For Innovation In The Workplace

A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration.

Safer Schools: Intelligent Lighting

Connecting lighting systems in educational facilities can help to light the way to safety.

Design For Daylighting

Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.

Upgrading Exterior Lighting To LED?

Don’t overlook opportunity for monetary and operational savings through a lighting control system.

Recladding From The Past

With certain energy efficient building envelope improvements, facilities go back to the future.

The Invisible Failure Of Facility Security Programs

The tactical elements of physical security programs often get the most attention, at the expense of strategic factors.

Resilience In HVAC Design

Whether internal or from outside the organization, changing conditions are demanding system flexibility.

Mapping Energy Management

Confounded by energy efficiency options? Rely on a process to move toward goals.

Lighting Controls Have Room To Grow

A new report from the DesignLights Consortium sheds valuable light on retrofit opportunities.

Utility Vehicles Are Multi-Faceted Tools

With new options, UTVs serve many practical purposes in a facility landscape management fleet.

Sustainable Winter Management Guidelines

For snow and ice management, environmental concerns join the long-held focus on cost, efficiency, and safety.

Keeping Facility Grounds In Top Shape

At commercial facilities, well-kept outside spaces are important to employees and visitors alike.

Bringing Biometrics Into Facility Security

Despite the benefits of this security technology, the potential for spoofing and hacking impedes user adoption of biometrics.

Video Plus Audio Equals Enhanced Security

Extend the reach and response of surveillance cameras with sound capabilities.

Strategies For School Security

From training and drills to access control, act with intent and purpose to combat active shooter and other threats.

Taking A Break

In offices that feature a variety of space types, breakrooms still remain a central draw.

Existing Furniture In New Spaces

When redesigning office space, blending new and old often yields valuable outcomes.

The Productivity Problem In Office Design

Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it?

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