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Facility manager Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with a fishy, fragrant take on the classic Winter holiday song, Jingle Bells. 


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Facility manager Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with a fishy, fragrant take on the classic Winter holiday song, Jingle Bells. 

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Friday Funny: Jingle Bells, Jingle Smells

Facility manager Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with a fishy, fragrant take on the classic Winter holiday song, Jingle Bells. 

New Year’s Task: Building Envelope Check

With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.

Question of the Week: How Do You Support Productivity In Your Facilities?

Investing in workplace well-being supports productivity. So why do so many companies make it difficult for employees to concentrate with workplaces that are too hot, too cold, too loud, or too confining?

FM Frequency: Moving Targets

In the unpredictable arena of facility security, evaluating the organization and its physical attributes for a 360° view is an important starting point.

EPA Recognizes Combined Heat And Power Projects, Encourages Other Facilities To Consider

EPA Awards and reference materials highlight how efficient CHP (cogeneration) reduces energy use and pollution.

FM Frequency: The Free Range Office

Is the heightened focus on collaboration and interaction in the workplace causing occupants to lose their focus?

FM Frequency: It’s Not Easy Being Green(er)

Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling occupants.

FM Frequency: In-House Sociologist

Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.

June 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 5)

The articles in this issue address the broad overlapping aspects of operations, with a focus on the role facility managers can play in advancing organizational goals.

FM Frequency: Historic Sites – Challenges, Opportunities

Whoever said some things only get better with age probably was not a facility manager.

Question Of The Week: Who Watches The Generators?

As disaster recovery and business continuity become more important, organizations are investing in standby generators...but who is in charge of maintaining them?

FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Sustaining A LEED Rating

Are LEED ratings sustainable and are the policies worth enforcing?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Seeking Cloud Based CMMS Recommendations

One facility management professional is looking for recommendations on cloud based CMMS.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Are You The Fooler? Or The Fool?

So what kinds of pranks have you witnessed on the job? And did you trick or get tricked? April Fool's day is just around the corner; be on your toes!

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Dangerous Traffic Flow Around Shopping Centers

What measures can facility professionals take to address reckless driving in parking lots, particularly when it applies to delivery vehicles?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: WiFi Thermostats

With the increase in smart devices and wireless technology, one facility manager is looking for feedback from others who have used wifi enabled thermostats.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Nanoscale Silver – No Silver Lining?

Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Help Desk Help

Where can facility managers get recommendations on help desk software solutions?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: DIY Store Technical Due Diligence

Is there any such thing as a technical due diligence report for DIY stores?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Pink Noise Vs. White Noise

Pink noise is becoming more popular in business settings, potentially increasing productivity and concentration among employees. But is it superior to white noise?

Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are vacant.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Greening Of The Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly needed.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: BAS Optimization Methods

Building automation systems are extremely useful strategic tools, but one facility management professional needs input on their power saving capabilities.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: What’s The Verdict On Office Romance?

Economy up, economy down, one thing remains the same: love is in the air at the office. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) workers said they have dated a co-worker at some time during their careers, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. So happy Valentine's Day!

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Monk-E-Mail

Since Monk-e-Mail first launched in January of 2006, more than 50 million visitors have experienced what AdAge called the “third greatest human achievement, after only democracy and velcro.”

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Career Advancement Advice

For one facility management professional with an abundance of hands on experience, the path to career advancement is somewhat unclear.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Restaurant Uses Vegetable Oil To Help Meet Energy Needs

Finz Seafood & Grill in Dedham, MA has installed a system that generates on-site electricity and hot water.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Usage Patterns

Kevin Folsom makes energy management recommendations based on consumption, efficiency, and unit cost.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Maintaining Hazcom Compliance

Many facility managers are turning to solutions with a low environmental impact to achieve HazCom Standard compliance including the electronic management of MSDSs.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Top Problem For Facility Managers

One facility management professional attempts to zero in on the biggest problem faced by his peers.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Swine Flu—Key Facts for Facility Professionals

More cases of this fatal illness have been reported, and facility managers may opt to take precautions.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: De-Icing With Liquid Brine

Do facility management professionals have any feedback on the use of liquid brine for de-icing purposes?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Glycol Chiller Methodology

This week's question asks for specifics on glycol maintenance practices in chillers.

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