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Often overlooked, the simple act of hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. Here are some tips for making sure it happens.


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Often overlooked, the simple act of hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. Here are some tips for making sure it happens.

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Keep Your Facility Healthy And Staff Happy This Cold And Flu Season 

Often overlooked, the simple act of hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. Here are some tips for making sure it happens.

GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities

Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.

Only 15 States, DC Have Laws For Testing Lead In School Water

Despite health risks, 35 states lack specific legislation to ensure testing for lead in school drinking water, according to a new report from USGBC.

Friday Funny: Sleep With The Fishes

It may have cost The Godfather’s Luca Brasi his life to sleep with the fishes, but if you’ve got $50K a night you too can sleep with the fishes... and live to tell about it.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Prepare My Facility For Winter?

Fall is the ideal time to prepare your facility for winter weather. Routine inspections of your building from roof to foundation now can prevent costly repairs in the future

Ohio Cement Plant To Be Powered By Wind Energy

The Paulding, OH cement plant will be the first LafargeHolcim operation in North America to harness wind energy.

Data Governance: Driving Performance In The Workplace And Workforce

Data governance—the management of data quality, accessibility, usability, and security—is a critical component of facility management operations.

Protecting Data Centers Using Water Mist Fire Suppression

Water mist suppression uses less water than a traditional sprinkler system, minimizing damage to data centers in the event of a fire.

JVCKENWOOD Introduces KENWOOD POC LTE Devices

KWSA80K and KWSA50K extremely durable, submersion-resistant push-to-talk smartphone devices are designed for hazardous and extreme conditions.

Getting A Grip On Floor Maintenance Costs And Safety Risks

Keeping dirt and grime out of your facility starts with installing the right entrance mat. Here's why having the proper walk-off is critical to safety and savings.

Friday Funny: Here Come The Holidays!

Companies are full of holiday cheer this year: Most plan to host holiday parties to end 2018, and 41 percent will spend more than last year. (Don’t even think about skipping.)

The Toll Of Politics In The Workplace

Nearly all executives surveyed by Korn Ferry say they'll be happy when the U.S. mid-term elections are over. 

New ColorCore®2 Compact Line From Formica

This new series of durable compact grade laminate combines durability and style, now in three new colors.

One In Four Companies Never Test Disaster Recovery Plan

Nearly 30 percent of organizations lost business revenue due to an outage in the last 12 months, according to Spiceworks study.

Co-Working Expected To Rise Dramatically

Companies project nearly one-fourth of global workforces will use co-working spaces in five years, according to recent survey.

Modernizing Communication In The Workplace

Scandinavian Spaces and Lintex team up to offer Silk-glass, Wood Series, and Mood Fabric Mobile visual communication tools.

Energy Savings Possible With Window Film

Professionally installed window film can help reduce cooling and energy costs, improve comfort for occupants, and eliminate the need for expensive window upgrades.

5 Steps To A Successful Facility Condition Assessment

Facility managers should use an FCA as part of a technical investigation, to review assets or systems looking into the root causes of deterioration, and as a source for determining a building's replacement value.

Friday Funny: Nature Calls, For The Win!

Sanibel, Florida’s J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge earns the throne in Cintas America’s Best Restroom® Contest.

Cyber Security Readiness Requires Top To Bottom Commitment

Keeping data, devices, and networks safe and secure requires an all-hands-on-deck mentality, according to CompTIA security experts.

Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations Of 2018

OSHA released its list of the year's most frequently cited workplace safety violations at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

Workers In LEED Green Buildings Are Happier, Healthier, More Productive 

Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.

Guidance On Anti-Terrorism Security

Assessing facilities against Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) is a multi-faceted process.

LEED Case Study: Moving Up To LEED Gold

Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center’s achieved recertification via the new LEED v4.1 performance path.

Lighting Controls Have Room To Grow

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

Friday Funny: Will You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

If you live in California, the odds are in your favor. But if you reside in Nevada, you have our condolences.

Building Envelope Renovations To Enhance Sustainability

Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.

Tracking Occupancy For Improved Space Planning

Sensor technology is on the rise for use in workplace design and evaluation processes.

Commissioning Solar PV Systems

Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.

Expanding On Mass Notification

When it comes to mass notification, consider integration capabilities to provide for improved situational awareness and emergency response.

If A Tree Falls… Environmental Acoustics

From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.

Site Planning And Stormwater

Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.

Bring Your Facility Into The Future With EcoStruxure™ Building Advisor

Schneider Electric’s collaborative smart building IoT platform is a comprehensive service portfolio designed to improve occupant comfort and asset value while reducing operating costs.

Applying Insulation To HVAC Equipment

The University of Maryland Medical Center garners operational benefits by installing reusable HVAC insulation in its central plant facilities.

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