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Being the office clown may be more beneficial than you thought, according to CFOs. As long as you follow these five simple rules.


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Being the office clown may be more beneficial than you thought, according to CFOs. As long as you follow these five simple rules.

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Friday Funny: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

Being the office clown may be more beneficial than you thought, according to CFOs. As long as you follow these five simple rules.

New Asphalt Roofing EPDs Will Aid Green Building Projects

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has completed a multi-year effort to develop Environmental Product Declarations for five types of asphalt roofing.

International Water Stewardship Standard In Use

This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.

ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio

The Building Information Management (BIM) software plugin lets you define secure openings, set standards across your future facility, and keep everyone in the loop for the seamless integration of Door Security Solutions.

Beyond The Task Of Illumination

There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.

Task Tuning In Commercial Buildings: A Field Study

This lighting controls strategy is used to reduce energy use while maintaining occupant comfort.

Virtual Window Solution For Elevators By Panoramia

Interior design technology startup Panoramia launches the world’s first 3D visualization solution for elevator interiors.

Lighting Efficiency Changes On Horizon

Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.

Friday Funny: Companies Align Against The Mobile Office

From paper clip providers and break room suppliers to desktop tchotchke manufacturers, companies adversely impacted by the rise of the “free range” office are joining forces to protest the trend.

Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial Gets LED Retrofit

Revolution Lighting Technologies’ high performance Buy American Act Compliant LED tubes installed into world-renowned battleship turned museum; LED solutions improve lighting energy use by 72%.

Concrete Tips For Flooring Success 

Here are some mistakes to avoid when preparing concrete floors for a new coating, courtesy of National Flooring Equipment.

Cybersecurity: Most Organizations Ill-Prepared For Insider Threats

Despite increased spending on deterrence and detection, new survey finds insider attacks are increasing in frequency and in cost of remediation.

FM Alert: Green Cleaning Guide Released

IFMA has released a how-to guide on green cleaning, the latest update in its series on sustainability for facility managers.

Expanded LED Highbay, Canopy Offerings By Barron Lighting Group

The company has introduced its new LPC LED low profile canopy series and ALH series of LED architectural linear highbays.

EPA Adds Green Label Plus Program To Buying Guidelines

The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.

Facility Management Needs New Blood

The $1 trillion profession is facing a critical shortage of professionals as career paths in the industry undergo “significant change,” according to a new report from IFMA and RICS.

Flexibility For The Future

For Wisconsin-based microbrewery Barley John’s, choosing a building envelope that offered flexibility, durability, energy efficiency, and adaptability was integral to the company’s long-term success.

FM Alert: Guidance On International Symbol of Accessibility

Some cities and states have adopted a different symbol that was created to be more dynamic and suggestive of movement than the ISA.

FM Alert: NSC Accepting Nominations For Safety Awards

New for 2017, an award will be presented to employers dedicated to the health and safety of employees and community members on and off the job.

Friday Funny: What Does Your Messy Desk Say About You?

While a sloppy or disorganized desk can be annoying or distracting, a desk that’s too clean can also raise red flags.

New Wallcoverings Collection By Wolf-Gordon

Inspired by printmakers and their centuries-old processes, Wolf-Gordon’s new Contract 02 collection has been released in conjunction with the company’s 50th anniversary.

Inappropriate Repairs for Historic Stone Masonry

As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”

Reducing Noise Distractions And Achieving Speech Privacy In The Modern Workplace

This free webinar video demystifies the topic of speech privacy and sound masking, shows you how to set goals for levels of speech privacy, and addresses how privacy performance is measured.

FM Alert: Most Ramps Do Not Meet ADA Requirements

A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.

Workplace Design Trends: Make Way For Millennials

Millennials thrive on competitive collaboration. With this in mind, companies have redesigned their spaces with open, transparent working environments

Did You Miss Our Impact Of Allergies On Building Occupants Webinar?

View this video webinar and learn how to address allergy concerns in your facility, removing the source of suffering—the allergens themselves.

FM Alert: Wired Certification Guidelines For Commercial Facilities

WiredScore’s Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments provides standards for designing buildings to meet tenants’ current and future technology demands.

Friday Funny: Who’s The Best School Janitor?

It’s up to you! Cintas has announced the top 10 finalists in its nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest and the polls are open.

Energy Resilience Bank Supports New Jersey Hospitals

The first public infrastructure bank in the nation to focus on energy resilience will help four New Jersey hospitals stay up and running during outages.

New York City Celebrates First WELL Certified Project

Structure Tone’s new office in Manhattan achieves WELL Certification at the Silver Level; marks first WELL Certified Project in New York.

How Brick Stacks Up

When stacked up against common commercial building exteriors, brick costs less than precast, metal and glass, according to a new BIA study.

Ignition 2.0 By The HON Company

Updated seating collection introduces ergonomic and aesthetic enhancements designed to boost productivity and collaboration in today’s evolving office.

Maryland Opens Its First Net Zero Energy School

Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.

FM Alert: International Private Sewage Disposal Code

The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.

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