Automatic sprinklers watering grass

The advantages of irrigation

November 13, 2019


Water is vital for the growth of plants, but nature doesn’t always provide the amount of water they need. That’s why irrigation is useful and necessary to ensure your landscaping efforts are optimized. It is a simple process that can …

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The importance of exit routes

November 6, 2019


An exit route is defined as a continuous and unobstructed path of exit from any point within a facility to a place of safety. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least two exit routes must be …

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Green life at the office

October 30, 2019


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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Business lobby, a blend between aesthetics and safety

October 16, 2019


The reception area or lobby at your office or workplace is really like your business card, experts say. It can be big or small and it’s not necessarily for everyone, but the physical space could directly reflect your company’s values. …

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Battery pack in battery room in power plant for supply electricity in plant during shutdown phase, Rows of batteries in industrial backup power system.

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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