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10 Costly Return-to-work Mistakes

May 3, 2010

Coupled with the impact of the recession, the sweeping changes in the newly enacted ADA Amendments Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act have severely altered the economic and legal landscape for facilities management. These are two major reasons why, even in difficult economic times, a strong return-to-work focus in facilities management improves your bottom line.

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What to Expect from HVAC Cleaning

HVAC cleaning obviously has a positive effect on IAQ, but this service might also shave a few decimals off of your building’s utility bill. Ensuring HVAC system cleanliness system is a simple, effective way to increase energy efficiency.

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Teachers Incorporate School’s Sustainable Architecture/Engineering into Curriculum
A unique K-12 magnet school allows teachers to incorporate the building’s many sustainable architectural/engineering features into their lesson plans.
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New Research Predicts a Rebound in Energy-Efficiency Spending
Following a decline last year, 52 percent of North American executives and managers are planning to make capital investments in energy efficiency this year.
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Changes Will Boost the ENERGY STAR Program
Modifications accelerate and bolster the verification, testing, and enforcement aspects of ENERGY STAR.
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5 Legal Factors in Green Construction
While the benefits of owning and operating green certified buildings are often discussed, the legal implications of their design and construction can be overlooked.
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Training to Prevent Building Liabilities
Identifying and fixing facility hazards isn’t always easy; that’s why it’s important to have well-trained employees who are able to identify potential hazards, and who conduct their tasks in a safe manner to prevent liabilities.
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Clean HVAC System Coils Save Energy
One of the easiest, most cost-effective green things you can do for your building’s energy efficiency is to have your HVAC system’s condenser and evaporator coils inspected yearly and cleaned as necessary.
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EnerLogic window film by Solutia
EnerLogic window film adds up to 92-percent more insulating power to existing windows.
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CarbonCast by AltusGroup
CarbonCast Insulated Architectural Cladding is engineered to deliver insulation values of R-8 or more in addition to lowering a building’s carbon footprint.
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TURBOPOWER 99 gas water heater by PVI Industries
These water heaters are available with inputs from 500,000 to 2 million BTU, and store 330 to 1,200 gallons of water at setpoint temperature.
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