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Air Cleaning

An Air Cleaning Alternative for the 21st Century

While effective indoor air filtration technologies have long been a necessity, COVID-19 brought the need for safe air to the forefront. However, the pandemic also revealed the limitations of traditional options. This led researchers to develop a filtration technology that presents a viable alternative for air cleaning in the 21st century.



Preventative Maintenance Plan Benefits

A facility’s HVAC system is one of the most important components of the building; it provides vital defenses against airborne pathogens, particulates and allergens. Thanks to its three major functions – ventilation, filtration, and dehumidification – commercial facilities can ensure their occupants are comfortable and breathing safe air.



AI Security Takes a Proactive Approach

Last year, there was a 71% increase in physical attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure, according to a U.S. government report. Whether it’s manufacturing, processing, or energy production, operational continuity is paramount. The alarming increase in the number of physical attacks that target these facilities is putting uptime in jeopardy.


Sustainable Buildings

Cutting-Edge Tech Leads to Sustainable Buildings

Technology is enabling facilities managers to move from solving tasks reactively with manual processes to being proactive with automated tools, helping them and their buildings be more efficient than ever before. As such, this is the perfect time to optimize facilities operations and cement the role of buildings in achieving net zero.



Selecting the Right Heating Solution for Your Facility

For facility managers and business owners, production and services don’t stop when temperatures drop. While it may be chilly outside or snow on the ground, individuals still must commute to work and operate inside buildings. For warehouses, regular heating is required for these facilities to operate at maximum levels.



Guide to Smart & Efficient Waste Management After Remodeling

Remodeling facilities can result in a significant amount of waste, ranging from construction debris to discarded materials and fixtures. Proper waste management is crucial to minimize the environmental impact of remodeling projects and ensure that waste is handled efficiently and responsibly.



Prepare Your K-12 HVAC for Flu Season

It’s no secret that the flu virus can be a headache for school systems. There are several ways leaders can take advantage of the summer to better equip their schools for the fall. From retrofitting equipment to installing upgrades, being proactive can go a long way in providing clean air for students to breathe once summer break is over.


Pipe Supports

All About Plumbing Pipe Supports

When it comes to plumbing systems, proper support for pipes is essential to ensure their longevity and prevent potential failures. Plumbing pipe supports prevent them from sagging, bowing, or breaking due to excessive weight or pressure. This article covers everything you need to know about plumbing pipe supports.



Let’s Join the Pizza Box Revolution

If you are eating more pizza – and having it delivered more often to your home or office – join the crowd. What’s not to like, especially now that we are all addicted to pizza? Well, for facility managers, there are several things not to like. For one thing, they do not like all those pizza boxes tossed into trash cans and filling dumpsters.



CMMS Improves Preventive Maintenance

Computerized maintenance management systems have become an integral part of several businesses. They are a boon when it comes to scheduling preventive maintenance and monitoring performance. Your equipment needs to be maintained well in order to perform to their best ability and CMMS lends a helping hand in achieving that.