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Facilities Management articles for the week of 1/24/2021 - 1/30/2021

In California, 2024 Looms Large for Facility Managers

Among the world’s leaders in proactive climate legislation, California passed SB 1013, the California Cooling Act, in late 2018 to accelerate reductions of harmful emissions by targeting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The accelerated phaseout has been welcomed by environmentalists and some building owners and managers, yet it also posed a challenge for facility managers, engineers, and manufacturers: To meet use restrictions of HFCs adopted and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, but on a faster schedule. In addition to the Montreal Protocol, California’s new law aspires to cut HFC emissions by 40 percent from 2013 levels by 2030.

Read This » Effective Training is Key to MEWP Success

Whether a manager decides to rent a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) or purchase one, the key to a successful, long-term experience is effective safety training for operators and mechanics.

Read This » Planning Restroom Upgrades in the COVID-19 Era

Restrooms and plumbing systems have rarely been under as much scrutiny as they are right now.

Read This » A New Perspective: Facilities and Inclusion

A news story a few years ago featured a hand soap dispenser that didn’t operate if used by someone with brown skin.

Read This » Alternative Refrigerants: What Can Facility Managers Do?

Savvy facility managers in leading organizations are finding ways to elevate this important HVAC challenge.

Read This » Touchless Doors Strategies to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

What began as a seemingly localized endemic in Wuhan, China, rapidly evolved into the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Read This » Forever Changed: The Pandemic's True Influence on Buildings

Entering a new year with the coronavirus pandemic, facility managers have distilled best practices for health and safety from the hard-learned lessons of 2020.

Read This » 4 Crucial Lighting Design Considerations for a post-COVID world

When we think about offices of the future, a realm of images come to mind: Computer screens projected whenever and wherever we want them.

Read This » 4 Steps to Creating an Action Plan for Asset Inventory

An asset inventory is a long process, so it is crucial that the team collects, identifies, and inventories the essential information.

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