Industry Trends

Elliott’s Industry Trends features forward-thinking ideas on where the industry is heading, including addressing best practices, design considerations, productivity enhancements, and other ideas that will shape how owners and occupiers of commercial real estate plan their best practices. These articles are intended to stimulate ‘out of the box’ thinking about how to deliver the optimum environment for each industry’s unique needs.

Building Services Management (December 2022 Edition)

The December 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses the handling lithium-ion batteries (P. 14-16), maintenance of hard floors (P. 22-23), concrete surfaces (P. 28-29), and potential sources of odor and volatile organic compounds (P. 30-31).

School IAQ Top Priority of Federal Funds

This FacilitiesNet article mentions a November 2022 report from the Center for Green Schools, which analyzes how K-12 schools in the US are planning to use ESSER III funding to "manage indoor air quality (IAQ) and upgrade facilities."

Facility Cleaning Decisions (November / December 2022 Edition)

The November / December 2022 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses restroom cleaning equipment (P. 6-9), carpet care (P. 10-13), the results of the 2022 Facility Cleaning Decisions Complaints Survey (P. 14-19), and the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program (P. 20-21).

The 2022 Carpet Cleaning Benchmarking Survey Report

The 2022 Carpet Cleaning Benchmarking Survey Report by the Cleanfax magazine provides a snapshot of the current state of carpet cleaning industry in North America.

Building Services Management (November 2022 Edition)

The November 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses seasonal respiratory viruses (P. 12-13), hearing protection for workers (P. 18-19), HVAC upgrades for K-12 schools (P. 24-25), restroom cleaning (P. 28), and contamination risk of commercial ice machines (P. 30-31).

How Sustainable Initiatives are Changing Grounds Management at University of Michigan

FacilitiesNet article on the transition toward batter-powered and smaller grounds management equipment (e.g. snow removal) at the University of Michigan

3 Keys to Successfully Transition of Commercial Office Spaces

FacilitiesNet article on how facility managers can adapt their office spaces to a hybrid workforce

Building Services Management (October 2022 Edition)

The October 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses indoor air hygiene (P. 12/14), the usage of AI for building maintenance (P. 24/26-27), and equipment considerations for floor cleaning (P. 30-31).

Cleaning Maintenance & Management (October 2022 Edition)

The October 2022 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine includes the 2022 Building Service Contractor Benchmarking Survey Report (P. 18-22) and discusses hand hygiene (P. 24-26) and electrostatic technology (P. 36-38, 40).

Specific WELL Building Solutions for Higher Education

FacilitiesNet article on addressing the indoor air quality aspect of WELL building standards in higher education facilities
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