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Heating Systems

What To Consider When Selecting Antifreeze for Heating Systems

As temperatures drop during the winter, the last thing you want is for your property’s plumbing system to freeze and potentially cause extensive damage. Without anti-freeze, residual moisture in plumbing systems can freeze and expand, causing cracks in the pipes, joints, or other fittings in a heating system.

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Law

New York Local Law 97: Its Implications & Opportunities

Local Law 97 (LL97), which requires NYC buildings over 25,000 sq.ft. to significantly reduce their carbon emissions, will notably impact higher education campuses in NYC starting next year. There are potential costs to address these requirements and significant fines for noncompliance.

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Facilities Management

Sustainable Facilities Management: A Green Roadmap

Amidst the global emphasis on reducing energy consumption and mitigating environmental impact, Facilities Management Sustainability (FMS) has risen as a crucial element in organizational strategy. However, the journey to enhance the sustainability of your buildings and facilities may pose notable challenges.

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Disaster

Disaster Recovery 101

In the aftermath of a disaster, business owners are understandably laser focused on one thing: getting back to normal. Unfortunately, few business owners know the best way to make that happen, and the restoration and recovery process can take more than time: the journey is typically paved with challenges.

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Olympics

Achieving Sustainable Olympics Using Smart Technology

The Olympics and Paralympics are celebrated worldwide every two years, bringing millions of people together to admire the world’s best athletes and learn about the countries that host the Games. But alongside the celebrations of the Olympics are their environmental impact, which is becoming a point of contention.

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UV

UV Disinfection Stations Raise the Bar

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the increased awareness of maintaining proper hand hygiene. But do recommended hygiene efforts go far enough? It turns out the gaping hole in the equation is the cleaning and disinfection of the myriad of personal items we handle with our hands every day.

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Pizza Boxes

Do Pizza Boxes Need Influencers?

Do Pizza Boxes Need Influencers? It sure helps when it comes to inspiring people to recycle pizza boxes. Three years ago, during the height of the pandemic, Google and Domino’s teamed up. Behind the scenes was another company, WestRock, the second largest manufacturer of corrugated boxes.

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Size

Unit Heater Size: Why Does It Matter?

When the temperatures start to fall, having the right heating solution is paramount for your facility. Whether it’s to keep your workers warm and comfortable or to protect precious equipment and supplies, heating units are necessary to maintain optimal conditions. Finding the right unit can be difficult with so many options available.

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Drain Cleaning

Costly Drain Cleaning Mistakes To Avoid

Effective drain cleaning is crucial for maintaining the functionality and hygiene of commercial facilities. However, there are common mistakes that facility managers make when it comes to this critical task. By implementing proper drain-cleaning practices, you can prevent costly repairs and ensure smooth operation within your facility.

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Sign Labels

Damage-Free Sign Labels

Throughout hospitals and research labs, signs and sign labels are used virtually everywhere from the front door and patient rooms to the OR and ER, to research and test areas, to the routes and maps for emergency exits. Permanent signs may not be an option when the information changes and needs to be updated.

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