LED Lighting and Building Codes

December 7, 2021


Facilities management is focused on increasing sustainability and decreasing energy usage not only to help the environment but also to save your company money. With progressively stricter commercial building energy usage codes like the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1, however, reducing …

School Options for Security Personnel

December 2, 2021


In 2021, there have been 28 school shootings across the United States resulting in injury or death. Back in February, we published a blog about how facilities can benefit from security guards who can monitor who comes in and out …

Data-Driven Planning for Energy Efficiency in Facilities

November 23, 2021


While investing in energy efficiency may help reduce maintenance backlogs, it may not address all aging systems and space within a building facility. About a fifth of maintenance costs happen during the initial stage of construction, so using data analysis …

Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Buildings in 2021

November 16, 2021


The World Economic Forum recently published a report in October entitled, The Green Building Principles: The Action Plan for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings. This report addresses the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and offers a roadmap to help steer organizations to …

Attracting Employees During a Labor Shortage

November 9, 2021


With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many factors are contributing to the current labor shortage, including an aging, retiring workforce, smaller organizational budgets for continued education/training, lack of trade skill training options, supply chain disruptions, and increased options for employees to …

Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

November 2, 2021


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 27 to protect workers from hazardous heat conditions in indoor and outdoor work settings. With this release, OSHA begins the rulemaking process for …

Cloud Surveillance for Healthcare Facilities

October 26, 2021


The healthcare industry is increasingly turning to the cloud for security measures in safeguarding facilities. In particular, IT departments and the healthcare C-suite are opting for VSaaS (video surveillance as a service) for monitoring operations, patients and property. As a …

Password Security Best Practices 2021

October 19, 2021


In today’s digital age, keeping your workplace passwords secure from hackers is important. Passwords are basically the “front door” for hackers to illegally enter your workplace’s digital space. However, many individuals use predictable, easy-to-guess passwords which expose companies to the …

Tips on Customer Retention during the Pandemic

October 12, 2021


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its impact on the economy, especially the supply chain, all areas of B2B are facing production hurdles. How can companies adapt business practices and hold on to customers in this current reality?  Being perceived as …

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Best Practices for Business Facilities

October 5, 2021


With the COVID-19 pandemic causing more people to stay inside, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue that has taken on a greater significance in the public consciousness. Besides concerns about viruses and other airborne pathogens, the Environmental Protection Agency …