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USGBC’s LEED Safety First credits are helping facility management teams provide healthy spaces and assisting with building reentry.


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USGBC’s LEED Safety First credits are helping facility management teams provide healthy spaces and assisting with building reentry.

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


USGBC Develops New Pilot Credits In Response To COVID-19

USGBC’s LEED Safety First credits are helping facility management teams provide healthy spaces and assisting with building reentry.

Register Now! New Challenges For Managing The Hybrid Workplace

Join us for this free webinar and learn how the shift to a hybrid workplace impacts your employees, your workplace, and your role in managing it.

Did You Miss Our “Best Practices To Extend The Life Of Your Fire Sprinkler Systems” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to learn about fire sprinkler systems vulnerabilities, why components fail, and how protect them from corrosion and freezing.

Origami Risk Launches Four Online Safety, Risk Management Tools

Origami’s new online tools support environment, health, and safety professionals in four areas: Job safety analysis, chemical management, lockout/tagout, and safety meetings.

University Of Arizona Cuts Carbon Footprint With All-Renewable Power

In a partnership with Tucson Electric Power, the campus will obtain all of its grid-based electricity from renewable sources, cutting its greenhouse gas footprint by nearly one-third.

New Guide To Building Analytics Shows Power Of FDD

Download the Building Analytics Comparison Guide and learn how facility teams are leveraging Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) for more proactive maintenance.

Did You Miss Our 5 Ways To Better Strategic Capital Planning Webinar?

This free video webinar features an expert panel discussing five concrete ways to improve your capital planning processes.

Get The Message: Reduce Water Use

In facilities, communicating conservation efforts and results to occupants makes a difference. Plus, water management Q&A.

A Look At Energy Benchmarking Options

For organizations that want sustained improvement in energy performance—and sustained cost savings—EPA recommends energy benchmarking as a first step.

ADA Design Feature: Accessibility And Facilities

Finding ways to make a direct difference in the world can be a challenge, but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts it within reach of every facility manager.

Best Practices For HVAC Retrofits That Deliver

Equipment that minimizes repairs, saves energy, and improves health will help ensure that HVAC retrofits provide efficient performance and comfort.

Register Now! Advancing Cleaning & HVAC Tools For Disinfection

Join us for this free webinar and learn about workplace cleaning and disinfection solutions, and how effective they for removing coronavirus.​

Sprinkler Systems And Freezing Weather

Proper maintenance and using available equipment can help facility management prevent flooding caused by frozen auxiliary drains.

Sprinkler Systems And Maintenance

Keeping up with regular inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems in buildings is vital to ensure proper operation.

UV-C Lighting For Healthy Facilities

Already in use to combat pathogens, ultraviolet tools are now deployed against COVID-19.

Trends In Lighting Controls

A recent study examines current costs to install luminaire level lighting controls in facilities.

Building Information In The Built Space: ARC Facilities Fills Missing Category

Fast access to building information is a critical component of facilities management that has never been addressed — until now.

Labor Department Opens Dialogue On Teens In The Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor has opened a national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, and discrimination.

President Biden Invites Johnson Controls’ CEO To Address Climate Issues

During the Leaders Summit on Climate, George Oliver will address the business community's role in supporting climate action and policy, creating jobs, and economic growth.

Higher Education Facilities: COVID-19 On Campus, One Year Later

The efficacy of higher education facilities services remains in the spotlight, while budgets tighten.

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For The Industry’s Future

From indoor air quality to a lack of flexibility, COVID-19 has exposed how buildings are falling short in providing livable, healthy, and sustainable spaces.

Data Center Trends To Watch In 2021

Uptime Institute has identified factors expected to impact data center facilities management this year and in the future.

OSHA To Solicit Public Input On Whistleblower Program

The May 19 teleconference meeting will be the seventh in a series of meetings on how OSHA can improve its whistleblower program.

WalkingPod Mesh, Portable Bug Screen Protection

Under the Weather's newest product protects outdoor workers from a variety of insects and pests, including cicadas and mosquitos.

Maintaining The Value Of Your Real Estate In The Post-Pandemic World

Smart, connected technologies and advisory services help owners and operators meet the challenges of the "new normal" of today and tomorrow by ensuring occupant well-being, simplifying space management, and offering a more engaging experience, while facility teams remotely manage building systems for greater efficiency and reliability.

Does Your Public Restroom Rule?

If your public restroom is exceptional, Cintas is seeking nominations for its 20th Annual America’s Best Restroom nationwide contest.

GBAC Responds To Updated COVID-19 Cleaning, Disinfecting Guidelines 

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council's response addresses newly revised CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2.

Six Critical Maintenance Actions To Prepare For Natural Hazards

These maintenance measures can improve the safety and resiliency of your facility during a natural hazard.

Facility Leaders Plan To Maintain Or Increase Protocols For Next Phase Of Pandemic

In new surveys, facility executives shared their plans to maintain or boost current protocols for disinfection, cleaning, and moving forward.

Four Most Common Parking Lot Maintenance Missteps

Before you begin your next asphalt repair or sealcoating project, save yourself valuable time and resources by avoiding these common maintenance mistakes.

VoltServer Powers Cutting Edge Technology At Westfield Public Schools

The K-12 public school district found a safe, reliable, expandable, energy saving power solution in Digital Electricity™ technology from VoltServer.

One In Three Workers Frustrated With Job-Related Technology

Tech aggravation can lead to bigger issues impacting employee engagement, customer experience, and business results, according to new Eagle Hill research.

More Than 1-in-5 Companies Plan Reduction In Office Space

AICPA survey finds a rise in remote work adds pressure to reconfigure office space, but long-term leases limit changes for now.

UL, SafeTraces Launch Program To Help K-12 Schools Reopen Safely

Indoor air quality, ventilation and filtration verification, and infection control program helps enhance student, teacher, and staff safety.

Watch Our “Next-Level Technology For Facility Management” Webinar Video

View this free video webinar and learn how next-level technology is fundamentally changing how humans interact with buildings and inside spaces.

How Federal R&D Should Expand To Transform Our Buildings

ACEEE’s Dr. Esram testifies that we need federal research and development to quickly retrofit a large share of buildings to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Return To The Classroom: Combining Health Safety And Security

Many schools are asking themselves: How do we return children to the classroom in a way that is both safe and secure? The answer can be quite complex.

IREM Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of The AMO

The first Accredited Management Organization firms were certified 75 years ago. Today, more than 500 firms hold AMO accreditation.

Airlines Approve Restart Of Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Project

After pandemic pause, Pittsburgh International Airport will restart a critical infrastructure project that will build a modern, health-conscious airport.

Tips For Preventing, Minimizing Mold Risk After Prolonged Shutdown

Mold and hazard mitigation should be a top priority ahead of reopening a previously inactive property, especially if you plan on welcoming back employees.

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