Post-pandemic Building Design Trends

September 28, 2021


The impact of COVID-19 and its variants have prompted several notable design trends in commercial and healthcare building facilities related to social distancing, touchless tech and enhanced HVAC systems. However, this isn’t the first time in history that disease has …

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Retrofitting Existing Facilities for Energy Efficiency

September 21, 2021


Rather than building or leasing a new facility, retrofitting an existing building can often be more cost-effective in terms of energy efficiency for businesses. Energy efficiency can lower business operating costs, while also improving businesses’ brand image by being more …

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Green Cleaning Trends

June 15, 2021


In a past blog, we explored how green cleaning supplies can help facility managers significantly reduce costs while ensuring a clean and healthy work environment. We recommended strategies for choosing products, including buying concentrated solutions of higher-quality products in bulk …

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All About Attaining LEED Certification

All About Attaining LEED Certification

March 30, 2021


If you have been involved in a building design process, you are most likely familiar with LEED Certification. If not, you are still in the right place. In this article, we will take a look at what LEED certification is, …

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Find the Right Air Purifier for Your Office

December 10, 2020


Around allergy or flu seasons, air purifiers are particularly useful. Many businesses opt to utilize an air purifier in their building to keep their staff safe and healthy. Here are the top five types of air purifiers that we recommend. Ultraviolet …

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Cleaning Supplies: Save Money, Go Green

August 20, 2020


One of the jobs of a facility manager is to ensure a clean and healthy work environment. We know that many cleaning products can often rack up quite a bill. Additionally, many of the traditional products used for cleaning can …

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Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint, Save Money!

June 17, 2020


Looking for ways to save your business some money? Reducing your carbon footprint is a great way to start that’s mutually beneficial for your organization and your community. Many businesses throughout the nation—large and small—have been implementing these changes throughout …

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The Process Rule + Energy Standards

March 4, 2020


The Department of Energy has approved “The Process Rule” that dictates how energy efficiency standards for equipment are created and updated. They say the changes modernize the process, but other organizations have other opinions. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient …

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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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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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