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What Flexible Office Space Means for Facility Management

Flexible office spaces are contemporary workspaces designed to accommodate the dynamic business needs of different companies while availing a mix of communal and private work areas. The demand for flexible office spaces is rising as companies find ways to reduce operational costs, increase employee productivity, and mitigate skilled labor shortages.



Sustainability: If You’re Still Using Spreadsheets, You’re Not Ready

Sustainability-focused investing has exploded in the past decade. The “sustainable investment universe” describes when portfolio investment decisions are based on companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. This approach weighs investment opportunities on how businesses contribute to positive social change rather than short-term financial gains.



Meet Peak Demand With Pallet Flow Rack

A pallet flow rack system is exceptional and can be a key tool in helping logistics professionals quickly and reliably meet peak demand whenever first-in, first-out (FIFO) product retrieval is required, while minimizing labor and forklift travel. On top of this, the racking can store up to 100 percent more product than selective racking and reduce aisle space by 75 percent.



Why FMs Should Consider Lemons & Limes

When it comes to citric acid cleaners, the takeaway is that they are effective, safe, and promote sustainability. They are also proving to be high-performing and cost-effective. If the buzzword of the 21st century is sustainability, then the time has come for facility managers – and cleaning contractors – to consider citric acid cleaning solutions.


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Technology Informs on Extreme Weather

Unfortunately, extreme weather cannot be prevented, but there’s technology to keep you informed about what’s going on with your property when it hits. Environmental monitoring and mass notification technology combined with an automatic alerting platform can help facilities communicate with staff and keep an eye on their property whether anyone is onsite or not.



6 Questions to Ask About Your EV Charging Program

The age of electric vehicles (EVs) is upon us. Passenger EV sales are set to increase from 3.1 million in 2020 to 14 million in 2025. And as demand for EVs skyrockets, it highlights the need for more widespread charging infrastructure. Respondents to a McKinsey survey cited inadequate charging availability as the top barrier to wider EV adoption. Forward-thinking companies are rushing to fill that gap.


Business Asset Management

Understanding Asset Management

Your assets are the most important part of your business and also the most costly. Businesses maintain a wide range of assets that include fixed and liquid assets; it is important to be able to manage your assets to get the maximum return on investment. Improper business asset management means unscheduled downtime, leading to additional costs that have a major impact on your bottom line.



Higher Education Embraces Climate Resilience

Colleges are facing increasingly disruptive climate-change impacts. One of the most tangible changes is more frequent extreme temperatures that strain campus district energy systems and power sources. As institutions work toward overall sustainability goals, long-term thinking relies on data-rich energy management tools to create an evolving climate resilience and adaptation framework.



FM Automation You’re Probably Overlooking

Facility management automation relates to technology that automates entire systems whereby data about machinery, equipment, and processes are instantly available and can be transferred to and processed by software for the purpose of facilities-related planning and management. Everything from security systems to temperature and lighting controls can benefit from automation.



Environmental Improvements: A Look at UVC & Other Technologies

With Americans spending about 90 percent of their time indoors, it could be beneficial to employees to know the facilities they work in are striving to support their well-being. Providing environmental improvements that support the health and well-being of occupants can also benefit facility managers and building owners by helping to improve tenant retention.