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Facilities Management articles for the week of 9/17/2023 - 9/23/2023

California Building Codes Emphasize Reducing Embodied Carbons

ith a recent update of its building codes, California has become the first state to set standards requiring the reduction of embodied carbon emissions.  The implications are significant for building owners and facility managers, signaling an increased urgency in addressing the reduction of carbon emissions and meeting climate goals.  Building emissions constitute about 40 percent of California’s greenhouse gas pollution.

Read This » What Steps Should Facility Managers Take to Decarbonize?

he numbers don’t lie: According to numerous sources, buildings are responsible for 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and of those, building operations are responsible for 27 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Read This » How to Prepare Facilities for Winter

hicago gets approximately 37 inches of snow per year.

Read This » Fire Protection System Challenges

hen Jim McHugh attends a trade show and hears that an institutional and commercial facility’s fire protection system needs regular maintenance, he says, “Don’t repair the problem.

Read This » 7 Practical Strategies for Onsite Solar Installation

s more companies execute climate-focused goals to limit greenhouse emissions, reduce their carbon-footprint, and lower energy costs, the use of solar power for commercial buildings is increasing.

Read This » College Esports Require a Tech-savvy Hub

olleges are often well-known for their sports teams.

Read This » Leaks and Pipe Burts: What Facility Managers Need to Know

f maintenance and engineering managers expect their investments in water-saving technology to deliver the intended benefits over their performance lives, they have to ensure that technicians regularly inspect and maintain the products.

Read This » The Durability of Low-slope Asphalt Roofing Systems

f facility managers have seen the movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” they may recall the scene of the prisoners “hot mopping” the prison roof.

Read This » 8 Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Facility Management

n the ever-evolving landscape of facility management, decision-makers continually seek ways to optimize operations, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.

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