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Spring is here and that means warmer weather, blooming trees, bright flowers and…cleaning. While a good practice for offices, spring cleaning can also be a catalyst for modernization.
Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind.
Operating a facility in another country can require some study, especially when it comes to cultural references and matters of measurement. From the March 2013 issue of Today’s Facility Manager.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today’s Facility Manager.
Apparently, folks have already started gearing up for St. Patrick’s day, which means some employers are preparing for productivity slumps later in the day. These will begin with Friday afternoon liquid lunch lags and stretch into Monday hangover “sick day” call outs.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International passed two new policy positions and reaffirmed its position in opposition of mandated luminous egress path markings.
“Setting The PACE: Commercial Retrofit Financing,” is a new white paper offering an overview of the commercial PACE market that is geared towards the commercial building owner community.
Common definitions for terms found in ASHRAE standards and other publications can now be found at a new website from the Society.
At the university, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are markedly lower and environmentally friendly methods of waste management have significantly increased the percentage of solid waste material that is recycled and kept out of the landfill.
Check out Ravi Fernando, aka “Sir Ravi the Juggler,” a Standford University mathematics undergraduate student who can solve a Rubik’s Cube while juggling.