Space heaters Safety 101

November 9, 2022


The use of space heaters in offices is common in the winter. Even in warmer climates, winter mornings can bring on a chill. While these seemingly harmless devices may be an efficient way to heat a cold or drafty space, …

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Under the Sea: Why an Aquarium just might help your facility

October 25, 2022


Fish tanks are popping up in more and more facilities, offices, and waiting rooms across the country. While this may appear to be a new design trend, studies show that aquariums offer actual health benefits for employees. Here are some …

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Go Green: Plant life at the Office

October 11, 2022


Plants and workspaces are a good match. The benefits we experience around plants include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress levels, and feelings of revitalization. Plants can add organic character to an office environment, improve productivity and creativity. What is horticulture? This …

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Daily Breath of Fresh Air

October 4, 2022


The daily hustle bustle of the new office environment remains the least favorable Lifestyle. This is due largely in part to most employees remaining desk bound from morning till the evening. Long periods of sitting, according to the Mayo Clinic, …

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Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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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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