Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Question of the Week articles below.
Achieving a zero waste operation does not come without challenges, but the benefits are many: cost savings, energy savings, reduced air and water pollution, and more.
Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.
In testimony last week, BOMA’s President explained the importance of 179D as the sole federal energy efficiency incentive for commercial buildings.
A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.
More than a third of employees rank office food as one of their top three office perks, alongside vacation time and professional development, finds new research from ZeroCater.
The current automation delivery process often yields inefficient buildings. This second article in a series takes a closer look at why, and what facility management can do about it.
A new study by Schneider Electric shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape, but many aren’t taking the necessary steps.
Here are seven steps to help you prepare a response in case someone working at your facility becomes injured, incapacitated, or trapped in a space and has to be rescued.
A recent survey of facility end-users provided insight into the cleaning and maintenance products and processes being used more frequently.
Behind their walls buildings have long supported an interplay of systems that belies their static presence. Now, the ability for buildings to learn and proactively impact operations expands the horizon of possibilities.
Options abound for organizations that are shopping for artwork to grace their facilities. What is your involvement, and where do you find art that fits the bill for your buildings?
Based on its research and experience, BHDP Architecture finds that the best way to think about Millennials and their impact on workplace design may be to think about them a lot less.
With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention.
As the spookiest day of the year approaches, staffing firm Robert Half highlights the cities with the most hair-raising commutes.
Facility management can support local law enforcement by participating in video surveillance registration programs with their facility security systems.
As organizations continue to trim their budgets, so continues scrutiny of facilities operations dollars, particularly for facility maintenance.
The key to best in class facility management lies in these five habits of successful facility managers, according to QSI Facilities.
Training millennials as well as older employees to reach new heights in the facility management profession requires a new approach.
Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.
Getting off to a good start is important when hiring and working with a new vendor. Here are some tips and tricks from Segura & Associates, a consulting firm that works with both cleaning contractors and building managers.
If this U.S. EPA program is eliminated in 2018, what would it mean to energy efficiency efforts at your facilities?
A recent survey asked about to what extent facility maintenance departments are employing CMMS programs.
Marijuana is now legal in 28 states and Washington, DC, which is leaving many employers scratching their heads about drug testing and workplace safety.
WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.
A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.
The majority of U.S. businesses lease or finance equipment. A new infographic from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association highlights why this method of equipment acquisition is so popular.
With building occupants increasingly relying on mobile devices, facility management recognizes the imperative to provide reliable networks — among other technology amenities.
When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.
When building heating systems go into steady operation during cold weather months, do you ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?
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?
A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How many of these 10 key tactics do you employ in your energy management program?
For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.