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April 19, 2022 | Sustainability

Interview with Interior Design Veteran Linda Moses About Sourcing The Best Materials for Client Projects. Two of the three pillars of the circular economy are to design out waste and keep products and materials in use. (Number three is to regenerate natural systems.) When combined, design and reuse can produce powerful results, such as long […]

February 24, 2022 | Workplace

And How Facility Teams Can Support Them In the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the workforce as we know it, one aspect has been stressed over and over: most workers want to go remote, even after daily life returns to normal. But there is one nuance that tends to get lost in […]

January 27, 2022 | Roles of the Building Industry

Project Specifier is a term that often goes unnoticed amongst the project team. With vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the building trade, expert advisers are key to the success of a large project. From selecting specific products to integrating and reviewing construction documents, the Project Specifier weaves together the different components of […]

January 27, 2022 | Industry Standards

A recent environmental law and policy review suggests a shift towards mandatory rather than voluntary, environmental-policy compliance. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores may become a required element in corporate reporting. Existing standards may become required as the world works to meet environmental goals. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provides a way to measure a […]

January 26, 2022 | Industry Standards

Over the past few decades, LEED has become a central standard for measuring how a given building impacts its surroundings and environment. But what about that same building’s impact on the people who live and work within it? This is where the WELL Building Standard comes into play. Any building owner or manager naturally has […]

January 26, 2022 | Sustainability

Sustainability is emerging as a top priority in the commercial property industry. As more and more businesses and investments recognize the need for safer, cost-effective, and more efficient workplaces, the need for a Circular Economy can no longer be wished away. Today, older buildings are giving way for safer, greener, and more sustainable buildings that […]

What comes next? This article was reprinted with permission from (International Facility Management Association) The great COVID-19 disruption sent home workers, and forced organizations to rethink how jobs could be performed remotely. Countless offices remained empty and countless facility managers were left managing empty spaces. Fast forward 18 months and (re)migration to the office […]

January 18, 2022 | Access Flooring

As more governments and industries consider the environmental impact of climate change, commercial construction is under scrutiny because it is responsible for 40% of annual global carbon emissions. About 29% of the CO2 emissions come from building operations and another 11% from materials and construction. For many in the industry, the need to be more environmentally […]

January 12, 2022 | Workplace

In this next generation of workplace design, space is precious. That is why meeting room configurations should offer unlimited options for adaptability. The potential for positive impact on workers rests in a meeting room’s inherent capability to respond to the needs of changing occupants over the course of a day.  Instead of attendees adhering to […]

January 6, 2022 | Raised Access Flooring

New technologies are appearing with greater frequency, especially since hybrid workstyles are becoming prevalent. The need to quickly and easily make changes to technology and floor plan configurations is at an all-time high. The moveability of the Gridd® low-profile raised access floor system makes these modern challenges easily manageable. Floors can be opened up to […]

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