Building Operating Management
3 Steps to Decarbonize Buildings Here are three concrete and effective ways for facility managers to reduce their buildings’ carbon footprint.

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NFPA Eyes New Standard on Battery Safety No single standard provides the full spectrum of evolving battery safety requirements.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Unlocking a CMMS: Strategies and Tactics   For departments with no CMMS or an underperforming application, managers have opportunities to tap into the technology’s many potential benefits.

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Ferris State University Receives Major Technology Upgrade The architectural team specified Tubelite 400TU Therml=Block High Performance Thermal Curtainwall as the basis for the facility’s design.


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Brass Knuckle: SmartFlex 400 Series Gloves

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DEWALT: 20V MAX XR 2-1/4 Peak HP Plunge Router

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Prevent Costly Repairs with Envelope Maintenance Evaluations are often put on the back burner, which causes problems later.


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance: The Right Thing for the Environment  So here is yet another argument — maybe the strongest one yet — that funding maintenance and repairs is a smart move. 

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Biden Administration Releases Carbon Offsets Guidance The administration hopes to assuage skepticism in the voluntary carbon market.

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Department of Energy Announces Six Awards from RLF Program The six awards totaled around $45 million.


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Eaton: NetDirector KVM Over IP Switches

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Gotham Lighting: IVO Shallow Cylinder



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Nominate an Outstanding Facility Manager The 2024 Facility Champion Award honors personnel who exhibit strong leadership, take pride within the industry, and have proven success in improving operations


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Cordless Tillers Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard Poorly worded assembly instructions can result in part of the product being installed upside down, posing a danger to users.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Essential Drain Cleaning Tips for Emergencies From emergency response to common mistakes, drain cleaning manufacturers discuss the many facets of maintaining pipes.

Building Operating Management
Facilities Embraces Electrification for 2030 Goals Many facilities have set electrification goals by 2030.


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Barron Lighting Group: E110S Series Architectural Trapezoid Wallpack

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LEDtronics: PFS51-T2 Series



Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fall Protection Violations Dominate OSHA Top 10 Falls annually rank high on OSHA’s top 10 list of common violations, but managers can take steps to avoid incidents and injuries.


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Women in FM: Gender Stereotypes Plays Role in Job Safety Facilities management is already a hazardous job, but being a woman can bring on additional challenges.

Building Operating Management
Can Voice Fire Alarms Be Used for Other Purposes? Learn NFPA 72 requirements for voice alarm systems.

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US Swim Team Trials Taking Place in NFL Stadium Temporary swimming pools set up in Indianapolis stadium for Olympic qualifying event.


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Mean Green: EVO 96

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Raymond Elementary Combines History and Sustainability Raymond Elementary School renovated to meet LEED, WELL and net-zero goals.


Building Operating Management
Maintenance Considerations for Mass Timber Construction Projects When dealing with wood, moisture is always a primary concern

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