Here is a one-stop shop for terrific blog posts, whitepapers, and case studies outlining tips and resources facility managers need to navigate healthy buildings in today's COVID environment.
Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog
The pandemic has thrown a lot of curveballs at retail. And facility managers have contended with their share of the challenges. There are many questions and speculations about indoor air quality, compliance, and how to safely manage building occupants with minimal mandated regulations to follow. FMs are left to balance the myriad of recommendations from ASHRAE, the CDC, OSHA, and local and state bodies.
At the height of the pandemic, PetSmart contended with an increase in hot calls nationwide and decided how best to keep employees, pets, and customers safe and comfortable. Now you can learn from their experience in a recorded webinar with their Manager of Energy & Sustainability detailing how they adjusted their energy strategy to achieve significant benefits, with surprising little increase in energy spend.
The pandemic has posed several left-field side effects, including a national coin shortage, businesses finding productivity spikes despite employees working from home, and unique challenges in maintaining fire safety in buildings–even though fewer people are in them!
COVID-19 has profoundly impacted retail. With the threat of the virus still present as we head into the last quarter of the year, some stores around the country are opening at reduced capacity. Top of mind for owners and managers are what recommendations to implement to maintain safety and comfort for staff and patrons–with indoor air quality becoming an increasing top priority.