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Is energy storage right for your workspace?

October 2, 2019


Rechargeable batteries are the most common example of energy storage. This chemical energy is readily converted into electricity; a good example is a mobile phone battery. Basically, energy storage involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store, to …

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The Science Behind Pets at Work

September 23, 2019


Employees are beginning to bring their pets to work on a regular basis and companies are adapting to the trend. Traditionally, Americans have had family pets who either stay in a kennel at home or wandered freely, but these animals …

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Creating an Effective Hazardous Communication Program

August 28, 2019


Many industries can present hazards for employees in the form of toxic chemicals. Employers and managers can mitigate this risk is by implementing an effective communication program. Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by the Occupational …

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Prepare Your School for an Active Shooter

August 21, 2019


As students prepare to return to class, it’s important campus security personnel outline a plan to train faculty, staff and students for active shooter situations. To be adequately prepared, institutions must include everyone in training and drills, not just their …

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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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Ergonomic workstations ease unnecessary muscle strain

July 10, 2019


In a previous article, we looked at why standing desks and adjustable workstations are healthier, more productive options for employees. Today, we’re going to look at how to make workstations more ergonomic. Ergonomic design seeks to minimize strain on the …

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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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