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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/5/2024 - 5/11/2024

3 Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

he quality of air in buildings in which we work, live, go to school and conduct business is important — not only for comfort — but for health as well.?  Poor indoor air quality has been known to cause headaches, fatigue, irritation, and certain diseases, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Read This » Preventing the ‘Silent Killer’: Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems

nlike smoke, which can be smelled and seen, carbon monoxide (CO) is odorless and colorless.

Read This » Accepting the Next Generation of Facility Professionals

recently hosted two discussions about recruitment challenges — one in-person at our NFMT conference in Baltimore, and another online during our fnPrime Doors Open promotion.

Read This » NFPA 72: Interconnectivity Requirements

FPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, is a widely adopted code for fire alarm systems.

Read This » Meet the Nation's First Zero Energy Outpatient Healthcare Facility

he first zero energy outpatient healthcare facility in North America is not a towering, gleaming architectural marvel.

Read This » Boston Public Schools Guided by Facility Condition Assessment

uring a distinguished career in education that’s taken her from Chicago to London and now to Boston, Teresa Neff-Webster has carried one valuable trait through her travels.  “Having the initiative to want to learn and grow was actually going to be kind of my superpower,” she says.  As the daughter of a father who was a mechanical engineer and a mother who was an actress, Neff-Webster, the interim chief operating officer for Boston Public Schools, is a combination of her parents’ personalities.  Her analytical mind comes from her dad through such activities as color-coding work lists.

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