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3 Things Your Business Should Consider Outsourcing

August 3, 2022


Your business can handle most operations internally, but as your company grows, in order to continue providing quality services, outsourcing may be necessary. Outsourcing is the practice of enlisting the help of outside organizations not affiliated with your company to …

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Clinical Engineering Helps Reduce Costs

May 23, 2022


Clinical engineering equipment is often one of the most expensive things for a healthcare facility to maintain. The consequences of machine failure can range from inefficiency to a compromised patient, so it’s important to make sure every machine is working …

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Allowing Space Heaters In The Workplace

March 1, 2022


With the temperatures fluctuating drastically each day, you may be finding that it’s becoming harder to stay warm at work. Thermostat wars begin, and pleasing everyone is nearly impossible, so you might be wondering what as a business you can …

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Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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LEED Certification and Resilience Planning

December 14, 2021


The severe Winter Storm Uri in Texas in February 2021 caused both devastating loss of life as well as a financial fallout to the state of up to $130 billion, as estimated by the Federal Bank of Dallas. The power …

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LED Lighting and Building Codes

December 7, 2021


Facilities management is focused on increasing sustainability and decreasing energy usage not only to help the environment but also to save your company money. With progressively stricter commercial building energy usage codes like the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1, however, reducing …

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Data-Driven Planning for Energy Efficiency in Facilities

November 23, 2021


While investing in energy efficiency may help reduce maintenance backlogs, it may not address all aging systems and space within a building facility. About a fifth of maintenance costs happen during the initial stage of construction, so using data analysis …

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Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Buildings in 2021

November 16, 2021


The World Economic Forum recently published a report in October entitled, The Green Building Principles: The Action Plan for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings. This report addresses the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and offers a roadmap to help steer organizations to …

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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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Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

June 22, 2021


Today is National HVAC Tech Day! HVAC techs are in high demand as energy efficiency continues to be a top priority in 2021 in business and industry. Facility managers often spend a significant amount of time monitoring and managing temperature …

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