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Bridging the Generational Gap in EHS

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Younger employees want more than just basic safety precautions.

 

There was a time when environmental health and safety (EHS) was intended to protect people in the workplace and elsewhere from egregious hazards and to comply with an ever-growing list of laws and guidelines, many of which were developed and championed by such entities as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From sawdust in the supermarket to handles by the toilets, EHS-related offerings took care of every possible incident and accident before they occurred.

 

Or so we thought. Read more

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This Brand-New Market drives Industry Consolidation

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Large companies are taking advantage of this emerging market, and changing the landscape of industry consolidation.

 

The fundamental drivers of industry consolidation range from harnessing growth and taking advantage of market opportunities to tax and expense savings; to environmental factors, such as global warming; to financing opportunities, such as strong company stock or low cost financing. 

 

Putting aside the other benefits – especially tax and expense savings – exploiting market opportunities is a major driver for industry consolidation. Today the environmental health and safety (EHS) industry is consolidating and it’s all about market opportunity. Read more

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Three Reasons why you should consider Clean Energy

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Clean energy has grown exponentially in the last decade and a half, maybe it’s time to consider new ways to power your buildings.

 

In recent years, clean energy/renewable energy has made large strides in market growth, consumption, and implementation in how people power their buildings. If you’re a property manager, here are three reasons why you should think about using clean energy in the future. It’s not a decision that has to be made today, but it is one that should be considered.

 

Here are some simple, but worthwhile reasons, why it’s time to start thinking about renewable energy:

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Common Sense Tips for the Cold Season

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The winter season is starting to get cold, so here are some tips to refresh your common sense for the chilly, snow-bound weather.

 

In what has been a relatively tame winter so far, now is the time to start seriously thinking about preparations. CrowdComfort has already discussed the starting for winterizing your facility, and now we have tips and tricks that you can use day-to-day to make operations in the cold season as smooth as possible:  Read more

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Operational Costs: Where to Save

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Virtually every facility manager has been faced with a similar dilemma at some point in their career: how to cut costs without injecting discomfort or inconvenience to tenants’ lives. But, in order to cut costs, one must first understand the root of building expenses and where potential exists for change.

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These are the Most Advanced Facilities to Date.


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Smart building tech, as a market, is valued well into the trillions. The potential to give facilities an artificial intelligence, to promote productivity, has already seen hard, current results. What are the best and brightest examples of these “smart buildings/facilities?” What applications, features, and platforms do these structures have that are lacking in less advanced facilities? 

 

Well, let’s jump in then, and learn about the Most Advanced Facilities to Date: Read more

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Why you shouldn’t take “lighting lightly”

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When talking about quick ways to immediately impact productivity—and make an office a more comfortable place to work—few things come to mind as influential as a building’s lighting. In fact, according to efficiency expert Andrew Jensen, there’s a full spectrum of problems light issues can cause around an office: Read more

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How to Climate “Change” for the better

 

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Yes, that is Pope Francis. That is in fact the leader of the Catholic church, in a blog post usually about mobile facility management trends, advantages, and ideologies. You also noticed the little speech bubble above his head, correct?

 

As Pope Francis’s papal legacy has unfolded, he has been a supporter of progressive social issues, and has especially been on top of global climate change issues. So if someone like the Pope is speaking about climate change awareness, does that indicate a pattern of increasing beliefs? Read more

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Temperature Issues at Work: Let’s Solve them!

Temp and Product.Having a comfortable temperature is key for people to concentrate and be productive. Think of all the times in your life where you had to get up and adjust the thermostat, or put on another layer, so that your body temp was just right. Maintaining proper temperature conditions is qualitatively, and quantitatively proven to improve productivity in the office. Read more