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Facilities Management articles for the week of 7/30/2023 - 8/5/2023

Productivity Advantages to Using Time Off

just returned from a 10-day summer family vacation to New Mexico and nearby Mesa Verde National Park.

Read This » Denver Public Schools Embraces Net-Zero Plan

ounger generations are raising their voices about climate change.

Read This » Elevating Restroom Hygiene with IoT Innovations

eople who visit public restrooms in institutional or commercial facilities probably give little thought to how much consideration it takes to offer an attractive look and hygienic appeal, but it's certainly something maintenance and engineering managers must think about.  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shined the spotlight on hand hygiene, facilities were taking advantage of touchless technology in areas such as faucets, hand dryers, and soap and towel dispensers.   Today, automatic faucets “have become increasingly prevalent, if not standard” in almost all facilities, says Paul McLennan, Manager - Advanced Engineering, Delta Commercial.

Read This » Understanding the Benefits of C-PACE

ommercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is an alternative financing mechanism that enables property owners to access low-cost, long-term, fixed-rate capital to make energy related deferred maintenance upgrades in their existing buildings, support new construction costs, and make renewable energy accessible and cost-effective.   C-PACE is a public-private financing program enabled by state legislation, which classifies clean energy upgrades as a public benefit – the same way in which other public benefits, such as new roads, streetlights, and water mains are paid – allowing these measures to be financed with no money down and then repaid as a benefit assessment on the property tax bill.

Read This » The Shift in Access Control Systems for Education Facilities

pgrade projects to improve the security of institutional and commercial facilities are not what they once were.

Read This » Revisiting the HVAC-IAQ Connection

ince the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the general public has become much more aware of the potential threats posed by airborne illnesses.

Read This » From Teaching to Facilities Management: How Machion Jackson Found Her Calling

hen Machion Jackson first started teaching high school English, a career in facilities management was the furthest thing from her mind.

Read This » Stability Coming Back to Supply Chain

acility managers have likely experienced firsthand the tumultuous impact of supply chain challenges.

Read This » How to Successfully Integrate Electric Equipment

rounds management continues to evolve, and the rise in the use of electric equipment, either voluntarily or mandated, has managers pondering how they need to adapt their management practices to support electric equipment.  Successfully implementing electric equipment requires nimble and innovative managerial skills to simultaneously reward staff for changing their work patterns while also encouraging staff to proactively identify areas of improvement and acknowledging that there will be setbacks.

Read This » Getting Serious about Facilities Cybersecurity

our years ago, I attended a conference at which one of the keynote speakers was an expert in cybersecurity.

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