Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Standards articles below.
The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
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.
Changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 standard for drinking water products in U.S. and Canada further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products.
OSCRE, a non-profit focused on the benefit of standards and data governance for real estate asset life cycle, is providing free access to the OSCRE Industry Data Model™.
Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.
The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.
Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world
For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.
To assist decision-makers, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association is creating a registry of commercial furniture that complies to BIFMA standards.
Both NIST and and IEC have adopted the ONVIF Export File Format specification for the export of video from security surveillance recording platforms, as part of their published guidelines.
The proposed facility certification would be a natural extension of the ISASecure® program.
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This industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products announced a new specification, Profile T.
Several programmatic updates to the LEED green building rating system were announced during the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held last week in Chicago.
EasyCare Ultra Premium Acrylic Latex Paint from True Value Company will now be added to the certification product database (CPD) and eligible to join asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Programs in association with the relevant national patient advocacy group.
A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.
Proprietary testing program from the Noise Abatement Society offers support for nation’s health and well-being by helping to find the quietest solutions in over 50 product categories.
Experts from around the world will share their insights on the impact of 10 WELL concepts on human health.
Fresh air is healthier than stale or polluted air, and while increasing ventilation may increase energy use, research shows the benefits of doing so outweigh costs.
We hear so much about intelligent buildings, you’d think they were everywhere. But when you look at the data, it seems that most buildings are as dull-witted as ever.
A new briefing paper from BRE And IWBI outlines how projects can achieve joint certification of BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.
As the pace of technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability: Will the buildings industry be ready?
In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.
BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement reflects changes within the commercial real estate industry since the standard’s prior release in 2010.
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The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.