Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Research articles below.
First ever use of control group to measure effectiveness of workplace flexibility program shows increased job satisfaction, reduced burnout and stress, say U Minnesota and MIT Sloan co-authors.
Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.
In new research, JLL acknowledges the challenge to ensure critical global compliance goals across multiple dimensions are achieved.
Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants' scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.
A new wave of robotic software is revolutionizing the way businesses approach staffing and changing the services demanded of outsourcing providers, according to a new research report from Mindfields Consulting.
Of the 15 firms profiled, three emerged as Market Leaders and 12 followed closely as Contenders.
Zero energy commercial buildings are cropping up across the United States according to a report released earlier this year.
A life cycle assessment conducted by a Massachusetts-based university found the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer to be the most sustainable way to dry hands.
The facility was chosen for the study due to its already energy efficient operations.
New report from IFMA and TFM estimates that there are a total of 408,000 facility professionals working in the U.S. In addition to staffing tables, the report delves into factors that drive staffing, such as industry sector, facility size/type, and outsourcing practices.
The U.S. DOE announced the 17 projects selected for solid-state lighting core research, product development, and domestic manufacturing. This is the first time the DOE has funded manufacturing projects in this realm.
Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.
The odor in a room is enough to elicit a stronger impulse towards fairness, claim researchers from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
MIT has announced the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research center established in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association and Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation.
The recent death of Yale graduate student Annie Le and the subsequent arrest of lab technician Raymond J. Clark III — who is alleged to have murdered her — has thrust the topic of workplace violence back into the national headlines.
The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their thermostats higher or lower by an average of one degree Fahrenheit, compared to data from three years ago, in an effort to minimize energy use and cut costs.
When MSNBC workplace and career columnist Eve Tahmincioglu began her recent story on corporate layoffs resulting in “cubicle graveyards” full of unused office space, she looked to the International Facility Management Association for research to back up her claims.