FM Articles


Neutralize the Condensate

If your property makes use of high-efficiency, condensing water heaters, boilers or furnaces, you should be treating discharge coming from this equipment with some sort of neutralization in order to neutralize the condensate. That’s the only way to protect your plumbing from the potentially harmful side effects of the condensation process.



Success With 360-Degree Sustainability Reporting

New climate reporting regulations in the will dramatically impact non-financial reporting for publicly traded companies. While these developments are positive trends for verifying environmental claims, they are bringing to light the fact that many businesses are still at the beginning stages of their sustainability journeys.


Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors Stabilize Pressurized Environments

Interior sliding doors can reduce air turbulence when operated correctly, which helps air exchange systems maintain sterile fields as well as limits the amount of cross-contamination between spaces. Both qualities can help improve patient outcomes and enhance the quality of care a medical center can provide.



ESSER Funds Can Protect Your HVAC

From the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 to the rise of RSV in the latter parts of 2022, the use of HVAC solutions to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in K-12 schools has become a major priority in school districts across the nation. HVAC equipment offers excellent solutions to help prevent the spread of airborne illnesses.



Rethinking Cleaning & Disinfection

Pathogens, like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, aren’t going away, but we can take steps to mitigate their impact. It’s time to rethink cleaning and disinfection in U.S. facilities to reduce our exposure to and spread of harmful pathogens that can cause illness and carry associated costs. Filtered Far UV-C light is a new tool to help facility managers keep students, teachers, healthcare workers, and patients safe.



Looking for Intruder Protection

A school district in Australia wanted to guide its schools and child service facilities on preventing, mitigating, and responding to an intruder threat during operation hours. Fortunately, such incidents are still rare in Australia. However, based on international events, particularly in the United States, administrators know that the past does not indicate what might happen in the future.



Let’s Make Sure Surfaces Are Really Clean

When ATP monitoring systems were first introduced into the professional cleaning industry, most industry leaders breathed a sigh of relief. It cannot be denied that ATP monitoring systems have helped the professional cleaning and facility management industries considerably. And their aid has become even more valuable today as facilities worldwide struggle to reopen.



Outsourcing FM Can Be a Mistake

One way of ensuring cost-effectiveness in an establishment is outsourcing facility management.. But despite its numerous advantages, outsourcing facility management may not always be the optimal choice for every business. So under what circumstances is outsourcing facility maintenance a mistake?



Protecting VFDs from Overheating

The latest VFDs pack more semiconductor components into smaller form factors resulting in intense heat generation. Elevated temperatures degrade performance and shorten service life. A variety of cooling methods have proven effective, including passive air cooling with fans and heat exchangers, and active cooling with air conditioning and water cooling.


Evaporative Cooling Towers

Leadership in Evaporative Cooling Towers

Evaporative cooling towers play an important role in green buildings by reducing energy consumption when they replace traditional air conditioning systems, reducing carbon footprint and operating costs. Although evaporative cooling is great at saving energy, it does consume some water but the benefits on energy savings outweigh the water usage.