In Focus

Elliott’s In Focus features means and methods to improve specific performance related deficiencies that have been observed and noted in our inspections, or are recurring deficiencies over time. While not submitted as the definitive ‘solutions’ for specific problems, In Focus provides a library of potentially useful strategies for addressing performance shortfalls.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Your Facility

Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the usage of heating fuels

3 Strategies for Water-Efficient Restrooms

FacilitiesNet report on how commercial facilities can reduce water usage in their restrooms (and the possible financial implications of doing so)

Sustainable Guidelines for Snow and Ice Management

FacilitiesNet article series on "sustainable winter management"

Get Ready for Back-to-School with a Facilities Management Score Card

In this guest article on FacilitiesNet, UG2 representative Matthew Randall discusses the strategies that colleges and universities can take to prepare their facilities for the Fall 2022 semester.

Regenerative Buildings Represent the Future of Facilities

FacilitiesNet interview on "regenerative buildings" as the next step beyond environmental sustainability: "What if buildings could not only be resource-conscious now, but also actively help future generations with the resources they need?"

Ventilation 101 for Small and Mid-Size Commercial Buildings

Slipstream video on "the importance of proper ventilation and how to perform some simple tests on your system"

Indoor Air Quality 101 for Commercial Buildings

Slipstream video on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial buildings and how to measure it

ISSA Today (May / June 2022 Edition)

The May / June 2022 edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses "the impacts of floor on indoor air quality and health" (P. 8-13), identification of possible pest infestation (P. 16-18), and "the correlation between surfaces and the spread of disease" via respiratory droplets (P. 20-23).

Building Services Management (June 2022 Edition)

The June 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses the importance of restroom care (P. 12-14), safety considerations associated with electrostatic spraying (P. 16-18), robotic equipment for "improving employee safety" (P. 20-22), and maintenance of carpets and other types of floors (P. 26-27 / 34-35).

Addressing Potential Viral Infection Risk in the Workplace

How can organizations create a safe environment during and after the COVID pandemic as people gradually return to working in-person? This 2022 white paper discusses how a focus on indoor air quality can help achieve this goal.

ISSA Today (March / April 2022 Edition)

The March / April 2022 edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses "cleaning for health" (P. 8-12 / 24-25), "seven strategies for leading a custodial team" (P. 13-15), and "biological air quality considerations for non-health care, as-built environments" (P. 26-29).

CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Workplaces and Businesses

Oct. 2021 CDC Guidance "to prevent and reduce transmission and maintain healthy business operations in non-healthcare workplaces"
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