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  • Senate Holds Hearing On Reform Of US Financial Market Regulations
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    SEC Chair discusses delay in climate risk disclosure rule amid public concerns

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler declined to estimate when the SEC will adopt a final regulation, but noted that rule revisions can take between 12 and 24 months. 

    By Jim Tyson • Sept. 18, 2023
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    Schroeder, Dennis. (2023). [Photograph]. Retrieved from U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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    NREL provides baseline data on building energy use, efficiency upgrade benefits

    The federal research center’s new End-Use Load Profiles dataset outlines possible shifts in buildings’ energy consumption under various “what-if” energy efficiency and electrification upgrade scenarios.

    By Sept. 18, 2023
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    Building codes aren’t climate ready, but changes are coming

    Climate change is outpacing building code updates, endangering lives and structures, according to National Institute of Building Sciences panelists who say building engineers and architects are relying on outdated guidance.

    By Julie Strupp • Sept. 15, 2023
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    Johnson Controls adds security device monitoring and management to OpenBlue

    The new security service connects devices to a centralized monitoring system and can notify facilities operators about device faults and performance degradation, the company says. 

    By Sept. 14, 2023
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    NYC emissions rule proposal offers leeway to building owners falling behind on net-zero compliance

    To qualify for the relief, building owners must submit a long-term decarbonization plan, along with their annual compliance report, detailing what kinds of emissions they expect to slash and how that work will be funded.

    By Sept. 13, 2023
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    California must ban gas in new buildings, local officials tell governor

    A letter 26 local government leaders sent to Gov. Newsom Friday pushes for the use of existing state authority to set "common-sense clean emission measures for buildings."

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Sept. 12, 2023
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    SecureOS from iLobby connects access control, visitor management

    The software automates identity lifecycle management and permission provisioning for facility visitors, the company says.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Overtime rule comment period opens; employers can weigh in through Nov. 7

    The Labor Department proposed a salary threshold of about $55,000 per year but suggested in a footnote that the final level could be more than $60,000.

    By Kate Tornone • Sept. 11, 2023
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    Navigating the uncertain path of the DOL’s overtime rule updates

    “It would be a mistake to assume the rule is going to be held up in court and do nothing,” one attorney said.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 7, 2023
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    CDC, ASHRAE discuss airborne infection risk guidance updates

    Experts from both organizations outlined methods to meet minimum ventilation requirements and maintain clean air in schools during a recent EPA webinar.

    By Sept. 5, 2023
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    ICC’s climate resilience initiative expected to aid facilities managers with decarbonization

    The International Code Council said the capacity-building program aims to speed up emission reduction efforts by supporting the enforcement and implementation of building codes and energy codes.

    By Sept. 1, 2023
  • A man installs WiFi network equipment on a building's roof.
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    Two smart building firms raise millions to meet system control and automation demand

    Clockworks Analytics and Andorix announced significant fundraising Aug. 22. Both plan to accelerate deployment amid growth in building automation systems and sensor technology.

    By Aug. 23, 2023
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    Colorado mandates new building energy performance standards despite criticism

    The ruling unfairly burdens existing buildings, operators and owners say. The state Air Quality Commission touts the rules’ flexibility.

    By Aug. 22, 2023
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    Modine targets Midwest school facilities managers with TMS Johnson deal

    The HVAC manufacturers’ partnership is expected to strengthen Modine’s Airedale indoor air quality solutions for K-12 schools amid code updates and federal funding programs. 

    By Aug. 18, 2023
  • Oklahoma City earns WELL health-safety rating for facility operations and management

    The city is the third in the U.S. to be awarded the certification, as the rating organization pushes for portfolio-level upgrades.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
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    For stretch energy codes, Massachusetts gets nearly $4M DOE grant

    The grant will provide field-based training to local building code officials and help communities share regional best practices.

    By Aug. 16, 2023
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    California becomes first state to mandate embodied carbon emission reductions

    In a bid to tackle climate change and meet decarbonization objectives, the state has voted for two building code changes targeting commercial buildings and schools.

    By Aug. 16, 2023
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    Anviz rolls out SME cloud-based security management platform

    The firm says the product does not use on-site hardware and reduces the cost of security measures for small- and medium-sized facilities.

    By Aug. 15, 2023
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    Johnson Controls enhances safety product to connect service across distant buildings

    The company’s updated device aims to simplify safety operations for large commercial facilities, removing the need for additional infrastructure investments.

    By Aug. 14, 2023
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    Wint clinches $35M to meet water tracking, leak detection demand

    Climate change and damage costs have led to a strong demand for water management solutions across the real estate, construction and insurance industries. 

    By Aug. 11, 2023
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    Insufficient data impacts return-to-office strategies, Envoy finds

    Eighty percent of business leaders and building managers surveyed said they would have approached their policies differently if they had better insight into office usage.

    By Aug. 10, 2023
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    Washington building codes lawsuit dropped by gas, building groups

    The litigation was an “aftershock” of a federal appeals court decision to overturn Berkeley, California’s first-in-the-nation ban on gas in new buildings, an Earthjustice senior attorney said. 

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Aug. 10, 2023
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    Department of Energy earmarks $46M for building technology, retrofit practice research

    The agency will release funds for 29 projects across 15 states to curtail energy consumption in the sector.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
  • Vaccines in a pharmaceutical factory's production line are shown in a 3D rendering.
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    The life sciences sector needs facility staff to match continued growth

    Good Manufacturing Principles and specialized processes are straining employers’ abilities to fill building service roles.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    ASHRAE seeks comments on refrigerant system safety standard modifications

    These addenda address standards for commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems and safety data on numerous zeotropic refrigerant blends.

    By Aug. 7, 2023