Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. schools articles below.
The April 2019 issue features an in-depth look at intelligent lighting's impact on your facility, plus HVAC, flexible furniture, pest control, safer schools, and more.
The polls are now open for the third-annual SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for your favorite!
The school year has just started, but it's never too early to plan ahead: Deep cleaning over the winter break can help create a healthy and safe learning environment.
Working with U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge, K-12 districts incorporate solar energy for conservation and education.
The second annual video contest taps into the imaginations of students in grades 9-12 to find out how they would end littering.
NSF International offers resources for school administrators and facility directors to ensure the plumbing products used in schools meet EPA lead-free requirements.
VESTA focuses on providing lease and sale options to organizations that need modular building solutions.
While school is out, it’s a good time for facility management teams to conduct inspections and evaluate fixture updates.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.
CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.
Several online tools help facility managers take a proactive approach to controlling fire ants.
Georgia-Pacific Professional donated an estimated two year supply to the city's school district.
Armstrong, in conjunction with the IIDA, recently conducted a contest seeking innovative floor and ceiling projects.
The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in "poor" shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in "excellent" shape.
Focused toward public sector facility managers, Siemens has a program offering solar energy projects without having to make an initial capital investment in solar equipment.
Employees at a New Jersey firm recently donated time and products to clean a school in nearby Newark.
TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives advice on finding energy management solutions for multi-purpose facilities
The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs. The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,
Nearly 40% of secondary school girls reported ''holding it in'' so they didn't have to go to the toilet. And 16% of secondary school boys reported "bad things" happening in the toilets, making them wary of going in there.
Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.
NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) are working on this tool to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment for educational settings.
These Systems from GE Lighting and Lithonia Lighting combine high light output, full spectrum fluorescent lighting with a ballast system to deliver customized lighting levels.
The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.
The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22.
In New Haven, CT, 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to gain experience with architects, construction managers, and tradespeople through Kids Build, a program developed by architecture firm Svigals + Partners, in conjunction with the New Haven School Construction Program.
Through its Traffic Safety Grant awards, All Traffic Solutions is providing radar speed display systems to two facilities.
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.
This service, provided by Virco Mfg. Corporation, is designed to assist facility professionals in schools with large scale furniture and equipment acquisitions.
Working with EPA’s Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3), 11 organizations helped to remove an estimated 70,000 pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals from approximately 300 schools.
For National Clean Hands Week (September 20-26) Georgia-Pacific Professional has made a poster available online to promote good hand hygiene practices among elementary school children.
Give your facilities a chance to be recognized by the EPA's IAQ TfS Awards Program.