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The NSF-funded project will help researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute study how factors such as classroom temperature, ventilation, and lighting impact students.


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The NSF-funded project will help researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute study how factors such as classroom temperature, ventilation, and lighting impact students.

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Grant Will Help Find Best Classroom Environment For Learning

The NSF-funded project will help researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute study how factors such as classroom temperature, ventilation, and lighting impact students.

MetLife Recognized For Energy Efficiency Leadership

MetLife Investment Management's 910,000-square-foot building in Washington, DC is a Better Buildings showcase project and saves 31% annually on energy costs.

Facing Facility Management Challenges After An Expansion

For a facility manager, the challenges that come with a major expansion include issues associated with organizing larger spaces, plus additional workforce, equipment, and maintenance.

Post-it Introduces Removable Whiteboard Surface

3M's new Post-it Flex Write Surface transforms work surfaces into whiteboards, bringing more flexibility to the workplace.

Colorado Leads Nation In LEED Green Building

USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED recognizes current leaders committed to more sustainable and resilient buildings, cities, and communities.

What Are The World’s “Most Hated” Office Tasks?

Over 75 percent of office workers say employees shouldn't spend time on tasks that can be automated, according to Automation Anywhere survey.

How To Ace Your Inspections And Maintain Building Compliance

Inspections don’t have to be scary or intimidating. Get helpful insight, a list of action items, and free tools to guide your organization to a constant state of compliance today.

PepsiCo To Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity In The U.S.

PepsiCo's efforts in the U.S. will build upon its global progress in switching to renewable electricity in Europe and Mexico.

Infection Control Program Reduced Bacteria By 95% In Athletic Training Rooms

University Hospitals Sports Medicine partnered with GOJO on a study that eliminated influenza, MRSA, and VRE through an Infection Risk Reduction Program.

Friday Funny: Valentine’s Day At The World’s Most Romantic Building

From An Affair To Remember to Sleepless In Seattle, the Empire State Building has played a starring role in many on-screen romances. Could it be part of your love story?

Bacharach Refrigerant Management Software Now Available For Free

Parasense Refrigerant Tracking software is designed for facility managers and compliance officers who support multi-site organizations like supermarkets, food processing plants, cold storage warehouses, hospitals, universities, or K-12 schools.

thyssenkrupp Elevator Introduces MAX Digital Service Packages

MAX Plus, MAX Pro and MAX Premium offer varying levels of real-time predictive maintenance service protection, ensuring smarter and safer building management.

Top Seven IT Challenges For 2020

Targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions, and data privacy are the top three IT challenges for businesses this year, according to Netwrix.

Are Your Facilities Ready For 2020?

A new guide from Aramark identifies the top 20 trends that will influence the future of facilities management.

NSC Introduces Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship

The $2,000 tuition award will go to female student interested in pursuing a career in the environment, health and safety, or related field.

ASHRAE Breaks Ground On Global HQ Renovation Project

The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.

Friday Funny: Take Me Down The Construction Road

UPCO and hip hop recording artist Chingy produce “Old Town Road” song parody to promote careers in construction to Millennials and Gen Z.

MetLife First Life Insurance Company To Earn Fitwel Building Certifications

Fitwel measures the health impact of a building based on how it promotes occupant safety, how it increases physical activity, and how it affects the health of the surrounding community.

Data Specialties Inc. Launches Electrical Assessment Service

Data center owner/operators can now get a comprehensive assessment of their facilities’ electrical system and backup capabilities.

Dynamic Energy Completes Rooftop Solar Project For Wacoal America

The 965 kW system is expected to generate 1.2 million kWhs of electricity annually, avoiding the emission of 935 tons of carbon dioxide per year, while contributing to New Jersey's renewable energy targets.

How Have Companies’ Views On Sustainability Changed?

Over the past decade, more companies have come to realize that sustainability, cost savings, risk aversion, and business growth all go hand in hand.

Friday Funny: Your Potty Mouth Is Not OK (The Blue Hair Is Fine)

A new office etiquette survey from Accountemps reveals that bad language, pets, and political décor are the biggest workplace offenses.

Mapping Geothermal Potential In NYC

Research into New York City’s geology has produced a geothermal ground source screening tool to assess sites for this energy resource.

Wayfinding: Guide The Way With Color

Wayfinding through a facility can be enhanced with intentional choices of varied hues.

Smart Buildings In Real Time

In an evolving landscape, smart buildings dynamically respond to the immediate and future needs of facility management and occupants.

Budgeting For Roof Maintenance

At Broward College in South Florida, roofing condition assessments drive planning for this building component.

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.

Fatal Overdoses At Work Increase For Sixth Consecutive Year

Unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent in 2018—the sixth consecutive annual increase and a reflection of the broader opioid crisis facing the nation.

Protect Through Building Façade Inspections

Safety ordinances in major U.S. cities are prompting renewed focus on building envelope inspections.

OSHA Updates Amputations In Manufacturing Industries Program

The National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment.

Emerging Energy Services Opportunities

Recent research on Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) indicates commercial and industrial customers can benefit.

R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout Arrives In 2020

The move to ban R-22 refrigerant is nearly complete. What happens next?

Why Flexible, Open Office Furniture Is Vital For Quickly Growing Companies

When done right, an open office can help the financial health of a business, and also enhance productivity and engagement for its hardworking employees.

Facility Executive | December 2019 Issue

The December 2019 Issue looks at HVAC, smart building technology, and the building envelope. Plus green restrooms and wayfinding with color.

Friday Funny: Don’t Be A Bad Santa

If your weekend plans include shopping for your facility's holiday gift exchange, here are 12 Secret Santa presents you should not add to your list, courtesy of FitSmallBusiness.com.

Draper Introduces Smart Shade Automation

IntelliFlex I/O is a highly customizable solution for motorized shades that is flexible and expandable to the size and complexity of a project.

2019 Sets New Record for Supertall Building Completion

Around the world, 126 buildings of 200 meters' height or greater were completed in 2019, including 26 "supertall" buildings of at least 300 meters' height, a new record.

Color Of The Year Captured In Bendheim Glass Projects

The 2020 Color of the Year — Pantone “Classic Blue” — comes to life in projects featuring Blue Glamir™ laminated architectural glass.

ASHRAE Releases Revised Data Center Energy Standard

The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.

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