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The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.


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The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.

Professional-Development

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.


SL Green’s Energy Retrofit Wins IREM Sustainability Award

The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

How To Navigate The Property Condition Assessment Industry

Are all Property Condition Assessment (PCA) reports the same? How do you navigate the PCA consulting world to find the scope of services you are looking for?

Cyber Monday: More Employees Shopping Online At Work

Survey finds 53% of employees are using time at work to shop online, up from last year; nearly one in four employers say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity, down slightly from last year.

Question Of The Week: To Gift — Or Not To Gift — At Work?

As the holiday season kicks off, many workers are starting to wonder if it’s appropriate to exchange gifts at work. What works and what doesn't?

Is Your Organization Prepared For An Active Shooter?

Learn what your organization can do to be prepared for the evolving active shooter threat with a new eBook from Everbridge.

Organizations Remain Unprepared For Cyberattacks

A two-year study by IBM and Ponemon shows a decline in cyber resilience in 2016:  66 percent aren’t confident in their ability to recover from cyberattacks.

BluPrint App From Staples Business Advantage

New app helps customers better visualize what facility enhancements can do for their workplace, while helping them save money, and increase efficiency and productivity.

Veteran Job Satisfaction Takes A Dip

A new survey finds that 57 percent of veteran employees say they are satisfied and enjoy their work, down from 65 percent in 2015.

Build And Sustain A Successful Ergonomics Process

A new e-book shows companies how to implement and sustain a world-class ergonomics process.

2016 Find It-Fix It Challenge Winners Announced

Humantech's annual Find It – Fix it Challenge recognizes effective workplace solutions that increase productivity and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.

FM Alert: New Concrete Building Guide Available

The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.

FM Alert: BOMA 360 Program Continues Global Expansion

The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

Green Offices Improve Productivity

Keeping staff healthy and happy improves productivity and boosts businesses’ bottom line, according to the World Green Building Council.

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

Better Workplace, Better Workforce

Companies are increasingly taking a “lead-with-labor" approach when it comes to the location of their workplace, according to CBRE.

Did You Miss Our “Get Smart About Smart Buildings” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn the definition of a "smart building," the latest trends in technology, benefits of smart building technologies, and steps to assess and create a smart building.

FM Alert: OSHA Meeting On Construction Safety And Health Scheduled

In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.

Friday Funny: Blame It On The Llama

Faking a cough and claiming to be ill isn’t enough these days. Here are the year’s craziest excuses for calling in “sick,” courtesy of CareerBuilder.

FM Alert: New Workplace Wellbeing White Paper Released

Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.

Excellence in Energy Efficiency Recognized

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.

Transforming The Future Of Work: Top Five Trends

Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!

Question of the Week: Keeping Workers With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Safe

A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

FM Alert: OSHA Proposes Respiratory Protection Changes

OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.

New Survey: Out & Equal On The Job

About two-thirds of Americans agree that appropriate restroom access should be available for transgender adults at work and in public, without requiring medical transition.

IFMA Honors 2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The recipients of IFMA’s 2016 Awards of Excellence—including the new FM Innovation Award—were announced at the World Workplace Conference & Expo in San Diego last week.

Green Building Programs: Toward High Performance Facilities

In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.

15 Steps To Centralize Facility Management

Organizations have distinct needs, but this roadmap to Centralized Facilities Management (CFM) may be effective for many facility executives.

Friday Funny: Ridiculous Resumes 

CareerBuilder's latest survey reveals outlandish mistakes employers have found on candidates’ resumes.

Free Zika Virus Prevention Course Available Online

In light of Zika outbreaks worldwide, organizations are urged to train and educate their workforce.

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

FM Alert: OSHA, Health Canada Update Workplace Chemicals Work Plan

The plan is part of ongoing efforts between OSHA and Health Canada to reduce regulatory barriers between U.S. and Canadian systems responsible for chemical safety.

FM Alert: APPA Plans Second ANSI Standard

The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.

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