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Register for the Mattress Hygiene/Encasement Makes Good 'Cents' webinar
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Don't miss out on NAHLE's educational webinar on Sept. 5. Hosted by Protect-A-Bed, the webinar includes a panel of experts discussing mattress hygiene and how to get the most out your property's No. 1 asset. Register for free at NAHLE's website, compliments of Protect-A-Bed. Learn what other GMs know. Register here.
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Customize lighting control with wireless flexibility
Buildings
Running wires: It's expensive, invasive, and labor-intensive. The cost alone can be prohibitive to otherwise valuable projects. It's no wonder that wireless technology continues to gain popularity for applications like lighting controls, where it offers a simpler strategy for intelligent lighting management.
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Developing an energy master plan
Facility Management Journal
While master plans are often devised for construction, renovation and demolition projects, they are typically overlooked in the world of energy efficiency and sustainability: An energy master plan is a key element of planning that many facility managers ignore. An energy master plan provides a holistic, comprehensive methodology of planning for a facility's current and future energy needs, instead of a one-off approach to fixing inefficient or broken systems.
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Culture of workplace safety can deliver bottom line results
Today's Facility Manager
While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science group, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions — both through formal and informal processes — before a crisis hits.
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Roof coatings: Ensuring performance and savings
FacilitiesNet
Many institutional and commercial facilities have embraced the use of roof coatings to protect roofing systems, extend their performance lives and control energy costs by lowering rooftop temperatures. But maintenance and engineering managers can miss out on the benefits roof coatings offer if they select the wrong coating, misapply the product and avoid follow-up maintenance checks.
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Services and maintenance: Customized bird control
Today's Facility Manager
Commonly seen defacing the structures that facility managers work so hard to build and maintain, pest birds can cause serious problems. From office buildings to schools and hospitals to food manufacturing facilities and restaurants, birds and their droppings create unsanitary conditions and add expense to facility maintenance.
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Tornado strength increasing in severity
Buildings
Researchers have found a link between climate change and the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the U.S., according to a study in the journal Climate Dynamics. James Elsner, an expert in climate and weather trends, points out that while tornadoes are forming during fewer days, their density and strength are increasing.
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Sustainable schedules for custodial services
By Jeannea Jones
Sustainability has been around for a while, and the most common connection is energy. We spend energy with most every task during a workday, and custodial services are no exception. Past trends have been to have janitorial services arrive as the tenant leaves for the day. However, the trend to clean unoccupied space is being overtaken by the need to reduce energy consumption. Therefore, many businesses are re-evaluating their custodial schedules to incorporate more daylight hours where natural light can be expended rather than artificial.
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