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Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.


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Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

COVID-19

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. COVID-19 articles below.


Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

In Pursuit Of Healthy Indoor Air For Buildings, Tech Tools Will Help

Employees and other occupants are expressing pointed concerns about how building systems are helping to ensure indoor air quality.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Office Space Decisions

Decision makers are reassessing space needs, but in-person offices are still operationally vital to their businesses, long-term growth, and future success.

Energy Focus Launches UV-C Disinfection Products

Energy Focus launched a portfolio of germicidal UV-C Disinfection (UVCD) products formulated with patent-pending technologies designed to destroy 99.9+% of pathogens in the air and on surfaces.

Real Estate Industry Should Adopt Health, Social Equity Practices

Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.

Facilities Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

More than 100 new facilities have achieved GBAC STAR accreditation for their comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building.

Automated UV Disinfection

Nexos Intelligent Disinfection connects with UVC lighting, sensors, access control, and other hardware to create an automated process to disinfect spaces safely.

Blackline Collective Unites Organizations Committed To Workplace Safety

A cross-industry partnership, Blackline Collective gives leaders a forum to share experiences, best practices, and strategies that improve worker safety, efficiency, and quality.

CO2 Traffic Light Ensures Proper Ventilation

The CO2 Traffic Light helps to ensure "correct" ventilation in enclosed spaces to avoid high concentrations of CO2 and aerosols in the room

Working Weekends A Reality For Most Professionals Working Remotely

Tampa, Miami, and Raleigh top list of U.S. cities where employees often log over eight hours a day at home, finds Robert Half research.

Why The Time Is Right To Consider Touchless Elevators

Historically, the focus of elevator improvements has been on reliability and efficiency. With COVID-19, these still important aspects have given way to a focus on touchless elevator technologies.

7 Unique Ways To Deploy Mass Notification In Your Facility

View this free video webinar and learn about game-changing use cases that can help you get more value from your mass notification system as well as other technology.

Proximity Trace From Triax Technologies

Proximity Trace is a contact tracing software and social distancing technology, and TraceTag is its wearable device.

How To Create COVID-Safe And Sustainable Learning Environments

ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.

Natural Cleaner To Combat COVID-19

White Paper shows EZ Safer Surface is an all-purpose cleaning solution supercharged with active oxygen molecules to combat COVID-19.

TerraCycle Recycles PPE Waste

PPE EasyPak Containers allow business owners or property managers to recycle used gloves and masks on-site to prevent littering this plastic waste in the environment-at-large.

Joint Initiative Promotes Best Practices In Fight Against COVID-19

International WELL Building Institute acknowledges GBAC STAR accreditation from ISSA to fulfill the cleaning and sanitization credits within the holistic WELL Health-Safety Rating.

Cleaning Protocols Increase Consumer Confidence In Businesses

Ahead of the upcoming holiday shopping season, a new survey shows Americans are ready to return to stores, as long as proper cleaning protocols are in place. 

Pure Air Controls Works With SPENGA Fitness Studio For Improved IAQ

SPENGA in Seminole, FL implemented the Pure Air Indoor Environment program, a combination of services focused on healthy indoor air — and is the first Certified Pure Air fitness studio.

McCarthy, Construction Manager At Risk

McCarthy Building Companies oversees Parkway School District's bond program as construction manager at risk and has successfully completed the first phase of a three-year program for the district.

Green Seal’s Safer Disinfecting Practices Service 1 Billion Square Feet

Flagship properties One Penn Plaza, The Kennedy Center and Merchandise Mart are among those serviced by Green Seal-certified cleaning services.

How IAQ Can Spark Or Stall Recovery For CRE

Building owners should not only determine the best indoor air quality measures for their buildings, but also effectively communicate actions to their occupants.

Envoy Desk Reservation System

Envoy Desks allows employees to reserve a desk to collaborate with teammates while keeping a safe distance in the office.

Wollaston Development Announces Outdoor Conference Room Concept

Businesses are utilizing outdoor spaces for meetings to keep employees safe throughout COVID-19. The Boston-based firm has previously introduced outdoor classroom spaces.

First Sporicidal Solution for Clorox Total 360 System Announced

Clorox Healthcare Spore* Defense Cleaner Disinfectant is a ready-to-use, low odor bleach that kills C. difficile in five minutes.

Gordian’s 2021 RSMeans Data Released With COVID-19 Modifiers

In addition to the latest material, equipment, and labor prices, new biohazard remediation line items and infectious disease precaution line item costs and modifiers have been added to 2021 RSMeans data.

OSHA Guides Employers On COVID-19 Inspection Standards

The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.

The Fourth Utility: Upgrading Wireless Connectivity

An updated wireless infrastructure provides flexibility for facility management to meet business needs even after COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Universities Adopt Everbridge “Return to Campus” Solution

University of Denver, College of Charleston among schools to leverage COVID-19 Shield: Contact tracing software to help reintegrate students onto campus during Coronavirus threat.

Acrylic Block Rolling Privacy Panels

Acrylic Block Rolling Privacy Panels are made of architectural-grade acrylic blocks that allow light to flow through, while protecting privacy.

Return-To-Work: Moments Of Change Define Normal

View this free video webinar and learn how to to chart a successful post-COVID-19 return-to-work strategy.

Platform Helps Meet Sanitization Challenges

Provider of biodegradable solutions curates safe, simple, and effective high-performance cleaning and sterilizing protocol to meet sanitization challenges for public spaces.

ICC Insight For Businesses With Outdoor Seating Spaces

Before setting up your tent or other enclosures, consider these four questions to ensure code compliance and life safety.

Eliminate Infectious Germs & Viruses

SecureWatch24 now offers a new line of cleaning and personal sanitization products designed specifically to fight the spread of infection.

Surfacide, iCleanse Join Forces To Combat COVID-19

Med-tech companies partner to provide chemical-free hospital-grade UV decontamination technology to protect healthcare and frontline workers.

Userful Announces Virtual Video Wall

Virtual Emergency Operations Center supports remote workers and allows collaboration with a virtual video wall capable of sharing secure data, KPIs, and other critical visual information sources in real time onto any display.

Innovative Building Mask Brings Cleaner Air To Schools, Daycare Centers

Patent-pending Airotrust Building Masks™ are visible air filters that use a magnetic filter housing for easy installation.

Use Owner-Architect Partnerships To Help Bring Tenants Back To Buildings

While conditions in tenant spaces are key to returning occupants, improved shared spaces for comfort and convenience are also important.

Green Cleaning For Safety

New guidelines from USGBC focus on facilities reopening safely while preserving sustainability efforts.

50 Facilities Join GBAC STAR Accredited Sites

This week, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council announced 50 facilities have achieved this accreditation for creating and maintaining proper cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.

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