Sick building syndrome is a condition recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
CIMS-certified FSPs display the same dedication to work whether they are performing routine maintenance checks or handling a major operational problem.
With winter on the horizon, it’s time to finalize your maintenance strategy for the coming cold weather.
Too often, maintenance is perceived and employed as a purely reactive task. Fixing things only after they fail is human nature – but at a personal and institutional level, this approach creates a lot of problems.
In order to meet LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance standards, building owners need to ensure that even their cleaning products are sustainable.
The savings associated with green buildings are normally considered to be the result of energy efficiency, but now there will be direct financial benefits as well – namely reduced interest rates for property refinance acquisitions and supplemental mortgage loans.
One of the best ways that a company can commit to social responsibility is to avoid the use of harmful chemicals. Oftentimes, toxic substances are found in everyday items and can have a negative effect on people’s health and the environment. A recent press release indicated that toxic chemicals may be prevalent in more items than previously understood. As a result, companies and facilities should rely on green cleaning supplies instead.
New studies show that sustainable buildings offer the best of both worlds – environmental preservation and significant return on investment.
Sustainable building designs offer businesses several advantages. Increasingly, companies are using green building materials to magnify the cost-saving effect of sustainable energy technology. Environmentally minded companies enjoy the financial benefits of being green.
Sustainable workplace facilities result in healthier, happier and more productive staff.