Window Safety Week

April 5, 2021


  Window Safety Week, which is observed the first full week of April, focuses on raising awareness for the prevention of accidental window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escapes. While we’re naturally inclined to open windows …

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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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Long-Term Landscaping Tips and Tricks

November 13, 2020


Good groundskeeping is truly an art. It takes a special balance between understanding the needs of the humans, the wildlife and the land to craft an ideal, comprehensive plan. Here are a few pointers we found useful when thinking about …

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Why your dirty sheets could be hazardous to your health

November 27, 2019


How often should sheets and bedding be washed? The appropriate answer to this question can vary, but most experts agree that to keep dust mites and other allergens at bay, it should be done once a week. We spend a …

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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 problems of scale

February 28, 2018


Facility managers (FM) in charge of maintaining chillers, boilers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, compressors or condensers know it’s not a matter of if they’ll have to deal with scale buildup, but when. Scale is the buildup of minerals (calcium, iron, …

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It’s time for a facility condition assessment

January 24, 2018


This is part one in a series on preventative maintenance.   Although you can never totally prevent all emergency repairs, a preventative maintenance program is a good way to head off most danger. The first step is to run a …

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ASHE Commissioning: Creating Efficiencies in Facility Management

July 3, 2013


In a recent blog post, we urged facility managers to demonstrate value and efficiencies to their customers by taking advantage of the latest Benchmarking Health Care Facility Management Report. Commissioning is another approach that enables facility managers to bring more …

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Why Your Health Facility MUST Improve Its Cleaning Practices

June 21, 2013


Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the bane of any facility manager’s existence, and for good reason: Roughly one out of every 20 patients who are already being hospitalized for a medical condition will contract another illness due to contact with one, …

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