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Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.


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Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.

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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. Professional-Development articles below.


Real Estate Industry Should Adopt Health, Social Equity Practices

Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.

Blackline Collective Unites Organizations Committed To Workplace Safety

A cross-industry partnership, Blackline Collective gives leaders a forum to share experiences, best practices, and strategies that improve worker safety, efficiency, and quality.

Working Weekends A Reality For Most Professionals Working Remotely

Tampa, Miami, and Raleigh top list of U.S. cities where employees often log over eight hours a day at home, finds Robert Half research.

FEMA Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600B By 2060

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.

How To Create COVID-Safe And Sustainable Learning Environments

ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.

USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

AIA Chicago Presents 39 Design Excellence Awards

Attended virtually by hundreds of industry leaders, the online award program honored 36 projects by Chicago architecture firms found locally and worldwide.

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

USGBC To Fund 500 LEED Professionals In Underserved Communities

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.

IREM Accepting Grant Applications For Elaina’s Sustainability Fund

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.

OSHA Guides Employers On COVID-19 Inspection Standards

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.

Return-To-Work: Moments Of Change Define Normal

View this free video webinar and learn how to to chart a successful post-COVID-19 return-to-work strategy.

NIBS Rebrands Council To Focus On Building Information Management

The BIM Council will lead the development of U.S. information management standards and building processes.

GBCI Announces 2020 LEED Fellows

The 2020 class of LEED Fellows includes 25 green building leaders who represent the top of their field and are committed to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities.

Yale New Haven Health Recognized For Facility Management Excellence 

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has awarded Yale New Haven Health its 2020 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award.

Is Flexibility The Future Of Work?

Both workers and companies will demand flexibility, not only relating to work activities but also in terms of space and location, finds a new survey of real estate professionals.

The Way Forward With WELL Certification

The new WELL Health-Safety Rating expands on IWBI focus for healthy facilities.

Facility Executive: October 2020 Issue

The October 2020 issue looks at healthy, sustainable, resilient facilities, including mass notification, HVAC, green buildings, and more.

Reduce COVID-19 Risks In Commercial Buildings Without Wasting Energy

As offices, schools, and retail stores reopen, ACEEE’s Steven Nadel discusses how to reduce COVID-19 risks without wasting energy.

Before The Storm: Alternative Construction Procurement For Your Disaster Prep Kit

View this free video webinar and learn how to proactively plan for catastrophic situations by having an alternative procurement program in place before disaster strikes.

OSU Receives Facilities Management Industry Award

Oklahoma State University finds innovative learning potential in facilities management, receives industry award.

COVID-19: Impact On Work, Opportunities For Innovation

The Work Survey finds executives and employees in 11 countries, across multiple industries, agree the pandemic offers an opportunity to rethink how work happens.

2020 Custodian Of The Year (Finally) Celebrated In Albertville, AL

The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed a big celebration, but it couldn't stop Albertville Kindergarten & Pre-K from honoring Howell Beasley in a big way!

Women In Green Building Face Challenges In Wake Of COVID-19 Crisis

While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.

ANSI Board Can Now Recognize Apprenticeship Programs

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.

Edge Computing Design And Operation Guide Released

ASHRAE has created a technical bulletin to help mitigate the adverse environmental conditions that can compromise reliability and uptime of IT equipment. 

Webinar: Streamline, Simplify Workplace Access For Employees, Visitors

View this free video webinar and learn about common workplace access control challenges, cyber and physical access, and physical security system requirements.

Fauci, Gupta, Branson To Keynote COVID-19 Virtual Symposium

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.

OSHA Awards $11M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants

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 Webinar To Kick Off National Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

OSHA will host a webinar on September 14 to kick-off its 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Seven Necessities For Reopening The Office: A Checklist

The risk of spreading COVID-19 remains relevant as facilities reopen. These proactive measures will help ensure the safety of your visitors and staff.

OSHA Encourages Employers To Mark National Safe + Sound Week

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.

Eight Questions To Ask Before You Choose A Disinfection Provider

Outsourcing is a strategic win during COVID-19 (but only if you choose a reputable provider).

ACI Adds Shotcrete Inspector Certification

The American Concrete Institute developed the program to certify personnel who prove they have advanced knowledge of shotcrete inspection practices.

A Pandemic At Work: Employee Anxiety And Return To Work Demands

A new report from Udemy provides a look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on American workers and the workplace.

Workplace Sentiment Survey Measures Employee Concerns

DeVry University’s study of workplace sentiment reveals significant uncertainty about career stability, with 25% considering job changes due to COVID-19 crisis.

Did You Miss Our “HVAC Resiliency For COVID-19 And Beyond” Webinar?

As buildings prepare for reopening it’s clear that most HVAC systems are outdated. View this free video webinar and learn how a science-based approach can enable a more strategic approach to COVID-19.

Employees Say Organizations Don’t Have Resilience To Navigate A Crisis

An Eagle Hill Consulting poll reveals only 25 percent of U.S. employees say their workplace culture fosters employee innovation and collaboration to deal with a crisis.

Federal Employees Who Telework Are More Productive, Motivated

Nearly 70 percent of federal employees who telework want to increase telework, only three percent want to telework less than they did prior to COVID-19, finds a new survey from Eagle Hill Consulting.

Many Employees Feel Less Productive During COVID-19 Pandemic

Companies are adjusting to the new work-from-home world with mental health support and workday changes.

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