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Facilities Management articles for the week of 10/29/2023 - 11/4/2023

Lighting’s Role in Decarbonization Efforts

ccording to the European Union Climate Change Service, the summer of 2023 was the hottest on record, coinciding with extreme weather events that have increased in severity over the past 30 years.  Responsible for an estimated 39 percent of global energy-related carbon emissions, buildings present a significant opportunity for reductions.

Read This » Clean Your Data and the Benefits Will Follow

re we clear just how important it is to have clean, reliable facilities data? Because I don’t think we are.  For years if not decades, maintenance and engineering managers have heard the words: Accurate, comprehensive data is essential.

Read This » Overcoming HVAC Challenges in Healthcare Facilities

VAC replacement and upgrade projects are tough challenges for most engineering and maintenance managers.

Read This » The Importance of Fire Safety Systems in Buildings

s the devastating wildfires in Maui showed, the loss of life and destruction can affect a community or an institutional or commercial facility for many years.

Read This » How to Reduce Risk in Commercial Real Estate

he last three years have been unequivocally stressful for commercial real estate.

Read This » Understanding Design Considerations to Prevent Legionella

ater for building services isn’t entirely free from aquatic organisms; therefore, measures must be taken to guard against conditions that encourage the growth of water-borne pathogens such as Legionella.

Read This » Bird Safety Comes into Focus for Facility Managers

he story seemed too bizarre to be true: Nearly 1,000 songbirds had perished in just one night in early October after crashing into the windows of the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago.   The sheer number of dead birds was astonishing and highly unusual; the normal number in a night would be 15 or fewer.

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