LEED Certification and Resilience Planning

December 14, 2021


The severe Winter Storm Uri in Texas in February 2021 caused both devastating loss of life as well as a financial fallout to the state of up to $130 billion, as estimated by the Federal Bank of Dallas. The power …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Post-pandemic Building Design Trends

September 28, 2021


The impact of COVID-19 and its variants have prompted several notable design trends in commercial and healthcare building facilities related to social distancing, touchless tech and enhanced HVAC systems. However, this isn’t the first time in history that disease has …

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Retrofitting Existing Facilities for Energy Efficiency

September 21, 2021


Rather than building or leasing a new facility, retrofitting an existing building can often be more cost-effective in terms of energy efficiency for businesses. Energy efficiency can lower business operating costs, while also improving businesses’ brand image by being more …

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Texas Constitutional Carry and Business Facilities

September 1, 2021


What should business facilities know about Texas “Constitutional Carry,” House Bill 1927, which goes into effect September 1? Although Texans 21 or older without a felony will no longer need a state-issued license to carry a pistol (either openly or …

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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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National Health Center Week

August 10, 2021


This week is National Health Center Week (NHCW)! This year NHCW honors front-line providers, staff and patients who have lost their lives during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. In commemorating lives lost, let us take a moment to recognize the important …

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