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Managing The Generational Gap

Facility management staff could include four generations of employees. Learn insights for a thriving age-diverse workforce

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When Switching To LEDs, Plan Long-term

Retrofits and new luminaires will last a decade or two. Although expensive, it’s an opportunity to invest in new lighting capabilities for the future

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COVID-19: Maintenance On The Frontlines

Engineering and maintenance at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help the organization respond to the coronavirus pandemic

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LED Relamping: An Inexpensive Way To Cut Energy Bills

One-for-one relamping using existing ballasts and type A TLEDs is the easiest and cheapest option, but it’s not without its drawbacks

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Cybersecurity: How To Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Developing operational technology policies can protect facilities from external threats and self-inflicted wounds

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Five Ways To Retain Middle Managers

Failure to acknowledge these employees leads to a decrease in commitment and higher turnover

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Healthy Buildings: Understanding Fitwel Certification

COVID-19 escalated occupants' desire for healthy workspaces. Fitwel gives facility managers a blueprint to follow.

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8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

Avoid power failures in your critical facilities by watching out for these eight problems

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Improving Employee Engagement And Team Morale

This overlooked, but critical, aspect of the facility manager’s role can reap long-lasting benefits

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Gap Analysis: Teach Your Employees The Skills They Lack

Train staff on the skills they need. These programs help facility managers identify what's missing

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How COVID-19 Will Affect Future Office Design

Learn about the permanent changes facilities may implement to keep occupants healthy and avoid future shutdowns

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Preparing Higher Education Facilities For Reopening

Short- and long-term facility solutions that allow students and staff to return to campus safely

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Successful Onboarding Starts Here

Follow this onboarding checklist to integrate new hires into the organization. Assign a mentor to help employees feel connected even faster.

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WELL Certification Provides Financial And Occupant Benefits

Building occupants are beginning to demand that their indoor environment contribute to their own health and well-being. The WELL rating system can help

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Know Before You Buy: Boilers

This guide can help facility managers save thousands of dollars by making educated purchases with practical advice about the features worth paying for, key questions to ask, and pitfalls to avoid.

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Resilience: The Facility Manager’s Role

Managers play a central role in building a resilience team, setting priorities and protecting an organization’s in-place assets

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Attracting Millennials To Facility Management

Making the industry appealing to Millennials requires new strategies and a different mindset

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Preparing For A Hurricane

Facility managers need to safeguard their roofs, windows and equipment against damage from strong winds and water

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6 Ways To Boost Building Envelope Performance

Improve performance and reduce costs with a range of technologies in use

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Facility Management Salaries and Compensation

Pay scales broken out by geography, individual titles, market type, facility size and more.

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Budgets And Staffing Report

Analysis of 2019 capital budgets, operating budgets and staff sizes, as well as projections for 2020

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11 ADA Problem Areas In Open Offices

Compliance still matters, even without walls

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17 Steps To Lower Your Electric Rates

Most facility managers know how to trim electricity costs by upgrading lighting, HVAC, and controls. But if the goal is to reduce power costs, facility managers also need to know how to reduce their average electric rate

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Energy Star Score Action Plan

In late August 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency made significant changes in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. Realign with refreshed metrics