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Take a Deep Breath: Is Your Air Healthy? The Value of High Air Quality in Commercial Buildings

Air pollution remains a critical concern for millions, and according to The Guardian, a recent review of air quality in buildings and its impact on health revealed significant correlations between deteriorating quality and poor mental health. In fact, the adverse effects of poor air quality are associated with an increase in indoor air pollution. Unfortunately, …

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A Necessity: Successful Energy Management System Implementation

The right tools and steps enable success in energy management system implementation. As explained by the U.S. Department of Energy: Better Buildings Solution Center, a practical implementation must draw on best practices from around the globe. As more companies turn to energy management system implementation to derive higher value and reduce costs, Facility Managers have …

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Why Preventive Maintenance Is Now a Must-Have & Not a Hope to Have

Preventive maintenance was once considered a practice for companies with more available resources and ample time to handle extras. As time progressed, demands on facilities have risen. The average age of commercial buildings in the U.S. is 32 years old, and after years of neglect, maintenance costs have skyrocketed, notes FacilitiesNet. The time for reactive …

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Treehuggers Unite! Reducing Carbon Footprint in Facilities Management

Facilities management faces a crisis. As reported by PR Newswire, recent research surrounding talent availability in facilities management indicate the industry sits on a precipice. The average age of a Facility Manager today is 51, and trade associations tend to have more members in their 70s and up than under 30. Meanwhile, employment in facilities …

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The Path to Success: ESG in Facilities Management

The application of environmental, social, and governance factors and risk management strategy in facilities management is relatively new. The idea first arose in the early 2000s when investors began to think about how nonfinancial factors could influence return on investment, and specifically, facilities have faced increasing pressure in recent years to implement sustainable initiatives. This …

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