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02/21/2017

When businesses concentrate on wellness efforts for their employees with specific goals, real results have occurred. 

02/21/2017

Insulation r-values could be improved by the DOD installing vacuum installation panels in its existing 2-by-6 wood framed walls with fiberglass. 

02/20/2017

The American Ladder Institute's survey on ladder safety training led to the creation of National Ladder Safety Month, debuting March 2017.

02/20/2017

A report shared at the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference showed that Standard 90.1-2016 cost savings are 34.2% more compared to the 2004 standard. 

02/17/2017

The new Golden 1 Center is the world’s first LEED Platinum certified indoor sports arena, setting a new standard for energy efficiency and water conservation.

02/17/2017

Improving employee satisfaction is at the forefront of FM responsibilities, a trends report from Sodexo found.

02/16/2017

The standards, GS-11 (Standard for Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers) and GS-43 (Standard for Recycled Latex Paint), make it easier to identify paint properties

02/15/2017

The results of the survey show the commercial refrigeration industry continues to see CO2 as a viable mainstream technology for refrigeration.

02/15/2017

BSRIA announced it has released the 2017 version of The BSRIA Blue Book, including annual building running costs, key contacts, conversation data and maintenance key performance indicators. 

02/14/2017

The ORNL team transferred 1.67 bits per qubit, or quantum bit, over a fiber optic cable, edging out the previous record of 1.63 per qubit.

02/14/2017

A new test method and standard from ASTM International intends to prevent air leakage in and around roofs, helping improve energy efficiency, reduce moisture problems, and prevent pollutants from entering the building. 

02/13/2017

A survey from Firefly Community shows the importance of stores, restaurants, and work facilities including extra toilet stations for children with special needs.

02/13/2017

The bipartisan legislation addresses an unintended consequence of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — the practice by certain attorneys of filing “drive-by” lawsuits with the primary objective being a monetary judgement. 

02/10/2017

The infographic includes information to help ensure that a healthcare facility is as safe, secure, navigable, sustainable and versatile as possible.  

02/09/2017

A new ASTM International test method aims to prevent air leakage in and around roofs, helping improve energy efficiency, reduce moisture problems, and prevent pollutants from entering the building

02/09/2017

These strategies can minimize operating costs, achieve energy code compliance and support workspaces that are more productive.

02/08/2017

The state of Illinois hosted the Smart State Roadmap Workshop, a two-day workshop to reach toward becoming the first “smart state” in the country. 

02/08/2017

About 1,300 slides sold between November 2000 and October 2016 are affected by this recall.. 

02/07/2017

The white paper from Microsoft and Smart Cities Council outlines five specific ways Internet of Things (IoT) delivers value to building owners and facility managers. 

02/07/2017

Limited financing options are often cited as a major barrier to investing in energy efficient systems and this tool helps FMs identify potential solutions. 

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