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 streamlined certification pathway for multiple existing buildings will leverage efficiencies and drive health and wellness improvements across portfolios.
These voluntary, consensus standards focus on vocabulary for FM and strategic sourcing for facility management professionals.
The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.
WiredScore’s Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments provides standards for designing buildings to meet tenants’ current and future technology demands.
According to recent analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program, more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the new version — compared to the 2004 baseline.
The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
Paya Lebar Quarter is the city’s first project to register for the new global building standard focused on occupant well-being and productivity.
Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council along with other nonprofits and government agencies recommend designating green as the color standard for organics collection containers.
The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.
Feedback from industry professionals and other interested parties is welcome, and a webinar offers an opportunity to learn more.
Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.
OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.
With a focus on global facility management, IFMA's president and CEO, Tony Keane, and RICS' CEO, Sean Tompkins, have released this open letter to the industry.
OSHA is seeking information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment; use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems.
Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.
The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.
The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.
Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.
New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
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A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.
OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.