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The Building Energy Quotient Portal provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.

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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. FM Alert articles below.


ASHRAE Launches New Building Energy Quotient Portal

The Building Energy Quotient Portal provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.

Smart Bathroom Design Controls Spread Of Hospital Infections

Smart bathroom design can be a big factor in preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Check out this infographic from Sloan to learn more.

OSHA Extends Compliance Date For Workplace Injury, Illness Reports

OSHA has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.

Seismic Design Training Courses Now Available On-Demand

The popular National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council webinar series—which covers some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis—is now available online.

IWBI Releases Manufacturer’s Guide To WELL

This new guide helps manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard.

Guidance On Buying Renewable Energy Available From RMI

The Business Renewables Center, an initiative of Rocky Mountain Institute, created its "Buyers Roadmap" to help corporate energy buyers better understand this transaction process.

Students Win Eco Concrete, Egg Protection Device Competitions

The American Concrete Institute’s annual competition explores the benefits and sustainable properties of concrete.

IFMA World Workplace Concludes With Member Recognitions

In Houston, TX, the International Facility Management Association closed out its 2017 conference with Awards of Excellence, a Chair Citation for Workplace Evolutionaries group, and new class of IFMA Fellows.

FM Alert: BOMA Releases New Office Measurement Standard

BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement reflects changes within the commercial real estate industry since the standard’s prior release in 2010.

Winter’s Coming: Now’s The Time To Prepare Your Facility

Routine inspections of your facility from roof to foundation in the fall can prevent costly repairs in the future.

New OSHA Alliances Protect Workers From Grain Handling, Chemical Hazards

The two new alliances with the National Grain and Feed Association and the American Chemistry Council will focus on preventing exposure dangers associated with the grain handling and polyurethane industries.

New Guide To Purchasing Snow Services Available

Winter’s not far off: Start planning for purchasing snow and ice management services now with SIMA’s free guide. 

Venture X Offers Free Workspace To Businesses, Employees Displaced By Harvey

Due the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, Venture X is offering free day passes for those from affected areas in its new, 20,000-square-foot flexible workspace in San Antonio, TX.

Over 10,000 Workers Working To Restore Power Due To Harvey Damage

As of Tuesday night, approximately 264,000 were without power in affected areas of Texas and Louisiana.

Employees Value Workplace Restrooms

Nearly 90% of American workers think the condition of workplace restrooms indicates how much a company values its employees.

ICC Launches New Cloud-based Testing System

PRONTO allows candidates to take professional certification exams securely any time of day.

As Facilities Roles Have Changed, So Has Recruitment

Jim Lord and Wes Miller, executive search consultants with Helbling & Associates, provide insight on skills currently sought in facility executives.

BOMA Elects 2017-19 Executive Committee

Serving two-year terms, six new members will collaborate in developing the strategic direction and policies for the Building Owners and Managers Association International.

Q&A: OSHA Regulations On Concrete Silica Dust

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Labor will begin enforcing its reduction in the amount of silica that construction workers can be exposed to in a workday.

How To Prepare Your Elevator For Harsh Summer Weather

Schindler offers advice to building and facility managers on how to protect elevator equipment and occupants before, during, and after a storm.

ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment On Guideline To Minimize Legionellosis

Until September 11, facility professionals and others can weigh in on Guideline 12-2000, a companion document to ASHRAE Standard 188.

ICC, SEIA Partner To Produce 2018 Solar Energy Tool

The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.

OSHA Revises Online Whistleblower Complaint Form

The revised online complaint form works to ensure a whistleblower can file a complaint with the appropriate federal agency for prompt action.

BOMA Shares 2017 Office, Industrial Property Benchmarking Reports

These Experience Exchange Reports (EERs) for building owners and property managers in those two sectors provide insight into data on income, operating costs, and taxes.

Are Americans Too Tired To Function Safely At Work?

In a National Safety Council survey, 97 percent of respondents report at least one risk factor for fatigue — a hidden but deadly epidemic.

Free Kit Helps Employers Stop Leading Cause Of Workplace Death

The free online safe driving tool from the National Safety Council aims to drive down crashes.

ISO Publishes Third Facility Management Standard This Year

IFMA joins facility management advocates around the world in celebrating the publication of a third standard impacting the facility management industry in under six months.

$10.5M Available For Workplace Safety Training

OSHA has just announced a $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support workplace safety and health training.

Seven Tips For Keeping Workers Safe From Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.

Are Reports That Trump Will Gut OSHA Rules Premature?

Don't expect a free ride on regulatory issues, veteran OSHA defense attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr. cautions in business publication blogpost.

Plan For Next Gen FM at Facility Executive Live!

Even as the scope of the profession expands, facility management faces a shortage of qualified new talent. Join the conversation on Next Gen FM at Facility Executive Live! in Chicago this October.

IFMA 2017-18 Board Of Directors Announced

The member-elected executive committee of the International Facility Management Association 2017-18 global board of directors went into effect on July 1st.

Need For Workplace Training In CPR And First Aid

American Heart Association survey finds many employees lack training to help during a health emergency — and at least half do not know where to find an AED in their facility.

FM Alert: Help Prevent Heat Illness From Striking Outdoor Workers

An OSHA campaign aims to raise awareness and educate workers and their employers about the dangers of hot weather work.

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