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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Texas Constitutional Carry and Business Facilities

September 1, 2021


What should business facilities know about Texas “Constitutional Carry,” House Bill 1927, which goes into effect September 1? Although Texans 21 or older without a felony will no longer need a state-issued license to carry a pistol (either openly or …

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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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Happy National Disability Independence Day!

July 26, 2021


Today is National Disability Independence Day, which honors the anniversary of the passing of the ADA act by Congress on July 26, 1990. The act is the first comprehensive law in the US that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities …

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CMMS for Facility Managers

July 13, 2021


In our last post, we explored the work order and how work order management is an essential part of being a facility manager. This role includes ensuring that the facility is operating as it should by completing daily inspections and …

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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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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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Reconfigurable Workspaces

June 8, 2021


In our last blog, we explored how employers should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid work environment. We also touched on how companies might approach striking a balance between employees’ desire for more flexible work schedules while retaining …

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Hybrid Workplaces

June 1, 2021


With businesses now fully opening their doors, there’s a difference in opinion between most workers and employers over flexible work schedules that were the norm during the initial COVID-19 pandemic. According to Harvard Business School, 70% of employers want employees …

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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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