Category: Energy Management and Lighting

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Universal Waste: How Long Do You Have to Remove Fluorescent Bulbs After Facility Closure?

Day in and day out, facility managers have to deal with waste generated in their buildings. Of all the refuse that facilities create, none presents as many questions regarding handling than fluorescent light bulbs. Experts at Enviro.BLR.com® recently responded to the question of how long an organization has to remove fluorescent bulbs from its facility […]

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Demand Response (DR): Reduce Costs; Stay Productive

As a facilities manager, you know that decreasing the energy consumption of your building is good for the planet and the bottom line. You may have already deployed effective strategies, including purchasing energy-efficient equipment and promoting a culture of conservation within the workplace. But did you know that there may be additional incentives for businesses […]

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Get Your Facility Ready for the EV Boom

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining in popularity at a staggering rate. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s EV Outlook, “Over 2 million electric vehicles were sold in 2018, up from just a few thousand in 2010, and there is no sign of slowing down. We expect annual passenger EV sales to rise to 10 million […]

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Is Your Building Energy-Efficient?

Are you doing everything in your power (pun intended) to improve the efficiency of your building? Aside from environmental benefits, implementing energy-efficient practices and technologies in your facility can result in big savings down the line. Read on for a look into six effective ways to reduce your building’s energy usage. Whether you execute them […]

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Get Started Today on Benchmarking Your Building’s Performance

Are you benchmarking your building’s performance yet? For facilities managers, collecting building performance data and benchmarking it makes good business sense because this process can reveal inefficiencies and wasted resources at your facility. By benchmarking energy and water consumption and waste generation data, you will be able to not only understand your building’s performance and […]

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5 Considerations for Your Facility’s Lighting

Light is a force that has a powerful impact on the human body. Studies have shown that dedicated applications of lighting can have an effect on all aspects of a worker’s experience, including reduction in eyestrain, illness, accidents, and even absenteeism. Here are 5 key considerations when evaluating and optimizing the lighting in your facility.

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How Facilities Managers Can Help Create Agile Workspaces

The environment where people work can have a huge effect on their morale, motivation, and performance. An office’s physical design can make a big difference for employers, and it’s up to facilities managers to help their tenants create the best possible workplace. Here are some tips for creating a more agile workplace at your building.

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How Green Buildings Promote Health and Performance

To make buildings more comfortable, functional, and efficient, facility management professionals should consider how people think and feel. Research shows that investing in green buildings not only helps the environment but also has a positive impact on our psychology. From improving decision-making ability to minimizing depression, green buildings enhance your organization and contribute to your […]