As with most things in life, an offensive position yields better results than a defensive one. The same holds true in facility management. Plant operations and maintenance personnel encounter reactive situations on a daily basis, but the wise FM professional who...
It appears from various studies that 70 percent of building users are dissatisfied with the indoor climate, and climate installations use up to 30 percent more energy than expected. Sustainable design and construction do not always seem to lead to an optimal result. That...
Las Vegas-based Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino realized a double payoff when it gambled on saving water. By cutting back on washing, lawn-sprinkling and plain old waste, the hotel and gaming conglomerate saved both water and energy.
America's building sector often gets criticized for being an inefficient drain on the country's electricity system. At the same time, the natural gas industry gets held up as an economic miracle for the grid. But does that perception match reality?
A hospital study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE shows that paper medical charts carry germs that can cause patient infections. The Taiwanese study covered 681 hospital wards, including medical, surgical, pediatric and...
Once the Zero Waste program details were hashed out, it was time for implementation. In Spring 2013, Brown and his team began piloting the Zero Waste program. It was launched in one of their smaller, contained sporting venues on campus, where they could control the materials...
The winter months are when schools, healthcare facilities, offices, and many other types of locations become very concerned about infection control. Fortunately, cleaning professionals can play one of the most important roles in helping to reduce illness and infections.
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