The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formed a task force on reducing the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.
New provincial regulations will ensure the demand for crucial supplies is visible and trackable.
Building owners, managers and occupants can be assured that life-safety systems, telecommunications, elevators and HVAC can be maintained and repaired as necessary, and that janitorial and security staff are permitted on-site.
Advocates have appealed to U.S. government officials for exemptions from any mandated business closures, arguing that the industry provides important support for effective cleaning procedures.
A newly released message to consumers underscores the critical role the industry plays in the viability of indoor environments and in safeguarding food, medical supplies, data and other strategic services.
A North American facilities management association for retailers with multiple locations is marshalling resources to assist with a spate of store shutdowns.
Five newly announced initiatives are promised $92.7 million, aimed at improving recycling, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Don Gilpin has been named president and chief operating officer of IFMA.
He comes to the role as an experienced manager in the associations sector and a United States Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.
A growing number of industry organizations are providing their membership with online guidance related to COVID-19.
A new study reveals that Roundup, the popular glyphosate-based herbicide, is making ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) ) has opened public review for the draft of its BSR/IICRC S220 Standard for Professional Inspection
The funding was announced as part of a $150-million package of green initiatives aligned with Manitoba's climate change strategy.
Researchers applied a range of filtering criteria to categorize 659 pesticides as highly hazardous, high-risk or lower risk, and support comparisons of risks posed to human and environmental health.
Health care intake areas and waiting rooms, shelters and other facilities where crowds may assemble are identified as vulnerable occupancies where a heighten level of controls is recommended.
The provincial government plans to allocate about $2.7 billion to capital maintenance and renewal over a three-year period, but year-over-year investment will drop 7.7 per cent from the first to third fiscal year.
Saskatchewan currently ranks second among Canadian provinces for per capita disposal, equating to 842 kilograms of waste per resident every year, but the provincial government is aiming for a 30 per cent reduction from 2014 levels by 2030.