Energy management and environmental performance have become integral parts in managing commercial buildings. To meet demand, software developers have launched a range of apps performing energy-related tasks and consumption assessments. Here’s three affordable (and free) apps your organization should know about.
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One in five Americans has a disability, and only about half of Americans with disabilities are employed. Organizations like PRIDE Industries, Goodwill Industries, and Melwood provide training and employment to individuals with disabilities often in facility roles. Why should your organization tap into this employment resource?
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires all federal facilities become net zero by 2030, and all commercial buildings achieve net zero status by 2050. Experts shed light on how to achieve net zero in new or existing buildings, and weighed-in on whether net zero is universally attainable, or wishful thinking.
With so many colleges working towards sustainability, we’re seeing highly creative solutions come about. We’d appreciate your nominations for colleges that are leading the change. Once we compile responses from students, faculty and industry professionals, we’ll publish a report profiling these schools’ innovative achievements.
Today there are more than 7,000 unique job titles in the facility management industry, according to an IFMA report. With input from several industry experts, I have narrowed down a list of the top 5 career opportunities you should know about, along with the degrees and accreditations necessary to achieve these roles.
For those of you who manage a facility, you know the myriad pain points that contribute to your environmental footprint can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there’s an emerging branch of facility management software – environmental sustainability software – that’s geared toward creating smarter, more energy efficient buildings.
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