How to Maintain an Eco-Friendly Campus

August 14, 2019


In recent years, colleges and universities have started taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. What and how colleges choose to repurpose and recycle plays an important role in a school’s sustainability and a facilities manager can help implement and …

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Clear the air with HEPA and ULPA filters

July 24, 2019


In health care facilities, cleaning instruments and surfaces may not be enough to achieve maximum cleanliness and maintain patient health. It is a good idea to focus on indoor air quality to keep facilities free of contaminants. Air that contains …

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Are Green Coatings Really Worth the Price?

July 17, 2019


The Truth Behind Low-VOC and Zero-VOC paints The growing popularity of environmentalism has led to the rise on ostensibly labeled green products. This practice has not spared the paint industry. In an industry notorious for producing toxic chemicals—from oils to …

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Green buildings can increase productivity by 100 percent

June 26, 2019


If you want your employees to perform better, you should improve your indoor air quality as much as possible. That’s according to a recent study by Environmental Health Perspectives about indoor air quality. The study found that subjects performed cognitive …

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Eliminating biofilm from your health care facility

March 27, 2019


Biofilms—the scourge of healthcare facilities everywhere—are colonies of microorganisms that form protective coatings for microbes. Biofilms shield these microbes from heat, ultraviolet light, cold, disinfectant chemicals, and antibacterial drugs—all the things health care facilities use in their ongoing efforts to …

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How to Safely Use Portable Generators

March 6, 2019


Even though spring is around the corner, March is the snowiest month of the year for many locations in the US. A bad snowstorm can often lead to loss of power that could lead to rise in the use of …

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Eco-friendly Roofing Options, Part Two: Blue Roofs

January 29, 2019


Last week we covered the benefits of green roofs; this week we’re going to focus on blue. The idea behind a blue roof is similar to a retention pond—except that the pond in question is on your roof. Also known …

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Eco-friendly Roofing Options, Part One: Green Roofs

January 23, 2019


Vegetative, or green, roofs have been around for years, and have long offered promises of energy savings, reductions in storm-water runoff, beautification, and LEED points. However, many facilities have hesitation going green. This is partially due to fear of the …

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The Smart Buildling Revolution

December 19, 2018


Smart buildings are no longer the future in building management.   Swedish research firm Meemoori’s new report on the market for big data in smart building sees “robust growth” worldwide. It predicts growth of $15.6 billion by the end of …

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