Welcome to Elliott Affiliates, Ltd.’s Knowledge Center, where you will find information relevant to owners, occupiers, investors, and contractors in the commercial real estate space. While Elliott’s core focus in the janitorial services segment is about creating clear performance- and outcome-based contract scopes of work and guiding their delivery using a continuous improvement process that delivers exceptional results. Organizations that engage contractors have a myriad of factors to consider when engaging and managing contracted services.
Facility Maintenance Decisions (February / March 2023 Edition)
The February / March 2023 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses the "green roof" at the Javits Convention Center in New York City (P. 8-13), the transition to electric vehicles for grounds maintenance (P. 14-17), addressing staffing challenges for maintenance and engineering at educational facilities (P. 22-24), and the evolution of restroom products (P. 25-27).
Improving Air Quality in Schools Goes Beyond COVID-19
FacilitiesNet article on why improving air quality in schools is still important even after the COVID-19 pandemic (and possible steps to address this issue)
Building Services Management (February 2023 Edition)
The February 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses routines in vacuum cleaning (P. 18-19), action plans for improving indoor air quality (P. 20-21), and floor cleaning equipment (P. 26-27).
Overcoming Facility Maintenance Challenges With Technology
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the applications of technology in facility maintenance
Improve Facility Safety by Lessening the Effects of VOCs on Lighting
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can affect indoor lighting fixtures (and thus pose a potential safety risk) and how LEDs can be a possible solution
How Product and Process Innovations Will Tackle Restroom Hotspots in 2023
This CleanLink article argues for the usage of touchless fixtures and people counters in restrooms for potential cost savings and efficiency gains
Contracting Profits (January / February 2023 Edition)
The January / February 2023 edition of the Contracting Profits magazine discusses the selection of floor cleaning equipment (P.6-9), usage of sealed hand sanitizer dispensers (P. 10-11), and sustainability considerations with facility management (P. 16-19).
Facility Maintenance Decisions (January 2023 Edition)
The January 2023 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses a Michigan high school's adoption of 405nm lighting for continuous disinfection (P. 8-11; note that the reference to "UV" in the print version is technically a misnomer, as 405nm is in the visible range); "operator safety and comfort" considerations when selecting grounds maintenance equipment (P. 12-15); and building automation systems (P. 16/18).
Protecting Your Workers From Cold Stress
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to keep outdoor workers safe at low temperatures
Reducing Your Use of Rock Salt
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the negative aspects of relying on sodium chloride (NaCl) for deicing and possible approaches for reducing its usage
Building Operating Management (January / February 2023 Edition)
The January / February 2023 edition of the Building Operating Management magazine discusses various approaches to energy efficiency (P. 6-13), usage of MERV 13 filters at a New York City high school (P. 14-17), and the water quality of facilities (P. 20-21).
Bring Your Buildings Back With Retro Commissioning
FacilitiesNet interview on "retro commissioning" for improving the energy efficiency of facilities