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Green Retrofitting, Part Two: Cool Metal Roofing

July 12, 2017

This is part two in an ongoing series that will explore ways in which facilities can affordably retrofit to recoup energy costs and help the environment. This month we are focusing on cool metal roofing.   Metal roofs have been …

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New approaches to controlling infections

May 17, 2017

Drug resistant bacteria are a consistent concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. No matter how well your cleaning crew cleans, there are still going to be bacteria and spores left behind. Studies show that less than half of surfaces are …

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Fitwel, the new GSA program

March 22, 2017

We have already discussed the WELL building standard, which aims to improve the physical health, mental health, and productivity of employees by encouraging healthy lifestyles and reducing occupant exposure to harmful pollutants. This month, we will discuss the General Services …

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What is your score ?

Quantify your facility’s energy efficiency

January 18, 2017

The Department of Energy (DOE) has a wealth of resources on its website for facility managers to improve their energy efficiency. One of the best tools available is the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score, which is a voluntary national scoring …

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How to start green cleaning

December 21, 2016

One of the jobs of a facilities manager is to ensure a clean and healthy work environment. Unfortunately, many of the traditional products used for cleaning can cause tremendous harm to the environment, as well as to vulnerable employees. Pregnant …

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Measure The Safety of Your Chemical Footprint With CFP Tool

Measure The Safety of Your Chemical Footprint With CFP Tool

July 29, 2015

Once upon a time, you considered starting a green cleaning program to protect the health of your facility, tenants, patients and team members. Shifting from cleaners made with harsh chemicals to those containing greener, more environmentally friendly ingredients just seemed …

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