Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. FM Alert articles below.
As the frequency and severity of natural hazards continue to increase year-over-year, a new FEMA study reaffirms that building codes continue to be the best first line of defense.
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.
Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.
Flagship properties One Penn Plaza, The Kennedy Center and Merchandise Mart are among those serviced by Green Seal-certified cleaning services.
The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.
Elaina's Sustainability Fund grants encourage innovation or adoption of sustainability and occupant wellness initiatives that impact the buildings where we live, work, shop, and play.
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 American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has awarded Yale New Haven Health its 2020 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award.
The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.
While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.
The SPIRE™ Smart Building Program is the world’s first-and-only comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings.
As a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE), the ANSI National Accreditation Board can now evaluate and recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, including those in facilities management.
Cintas invites you to vote for your favorite restroom in its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest.
ASHRAE has created a technical bulletin to help mitigate the adverse environmental conditions that can compromise reliability and uptime of IT equipment.
The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speakers at Everbridge’s COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) Virtual Symposium.
The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.
OSHA will host a webinar on September 14 to kick-off its 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
Schools and universities are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting their facilities by using only products on EPA’s List N.
Cintas' distribution centers have earned Gold level under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system for zero waste.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new policy principles guiding the development and deployment of facial recognition technology.
The IFMA Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making facility management a career of choice, has announced appointments to its board of trustees.
Held August 10-16, Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.
The 2020 Student Design Competition and Applied Engineering Challenge encourages students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.
The University of Oklahoma will install 2,300 antimicrobial devices in residence hall towers on its Norman campus in an effort to provide students the cleanest possible campus living environment.
New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.
Summer has arrived, and OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.
Based on a June survey, 71% of Americans say they don't plan to download a contact tracing app, citing digital privacy concerns as the main reason.
Based on an increased understanding of the performance and design of certain respirators, the FDA has decided that they should not be decontaminated for reuse by healthcare personnel.
As New Yorkers head back to work, business and labor union leaders from the real estate industry have created comprehensive office protocols to put public health and safety first.
OSHA has issued an alert listing steps employers can follow to implement social distancing in the workplace and help protect workers from exposure to COVID-19.