Tag: facilities

ISSA and Howie Mandel Ask America to ‘Rethink What Clean Means’

ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, announced its partnership with popular comedian, actor, TV host, and known germaphobe Howie Mandel by launching the Rethink What Clean Means campaign. Together they’re working to educate America about the pivotal importance of cleaning and supporting businesses in elevating their standard of clean. “If there’s one thing everyone knows about me, it’s that […]

3 Ways Investing in EV Infrastructure Can Improve a Commercial Facility

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. If you’re thinking about investing in EV infrastructure for your commercial facility, there are several ways it can benefit you. Not only are EVs better for the environment, but they can also save you a lot of money in the long run. […]

OSHA Holding Excavation, Trench Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will co-host an excavation and trenching safety training event September 16 in Southlake, Texas, with the North Texas National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA North Texas). In July, OSHA announced plans for 1,000 site inspections to address a rise in trenching and excavation fatalities. In the first six months […]

Faces of Facilities: Liz Bishop from Bazaarvoice

Many seasoned facilities management pros retired during the COVID-19 pandemic or plan to soon, causing experts to warn that the industry may be facing a skills gap and worker shortage. Therefore, it’s encouraging to hear that relative newcomers like Liz Bishop enjoy being part of the FM space and are eager to learn. Bishop has […]

Should Your Facility Have an Indoor Positioning System?

Let’s face it: Nobody likes getting lost. But facilities professionals, their colleagues in other departments, visitors, and customers often get lost when navigating unfamiliar facilities or even unfamiliar parts of their own facilities. They might also be hesitant to ask for directions, or maybe they just can’t find anyone to ask. There is a strong […]

California Bans Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

On Aug. 25, California regulators approved the Advanced Clean Cars II rule requiring that, by 2035, 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in California must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the “nation-leading” regulation realizes and codifies the light-duty vehicle goals set […]

IIoT and Connected Devices: Perfect Partners that Help with Facilities Management

Advocates for using industrial internet of things (IIoT) technology in facilities management often cite room use, temperature, and air quality monitoring as examples of the technology’s benefits. Yet, multiple technologies are advancing rapidly, and while passive applications are useful to inform decisions, IIoT currently offers active and real-time benefits to optimize facilities, improve safety, and […]

Webinar Watch: Facilities Management in Economic Uncertainty

As inflation continues to rise, supply chain issues persist, and the economy is slowing into what could become a recession, Facilities Management Advisor’s free webinar will help facilities managers and directors prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tuesday, August 30 Webinar | Facilities Management in Economic Uncertainty Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by TMA […]

Campus Fire Safety Tips as College Students Return

As Labor Day nears, college students across the country have recently returned to campus or are gearing up to return as in-person learning resumes at many higher education institutions. Through their annual “Campus Fire Safety for Students” campaign in September, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) are working […]

Inflation Reduction Act Has Historic Climate and Energy Investments

On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), a comprehensive package that includes nearly $370 billion in historic climate and energy investments. “The Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion to take the most aggressive action ever—ever, ever, ever—in confronting the climate crisis,” said Biden. U.S. Environmental Protection […]