Showing posts from April, 2018

Fire Prevention in Your Building: What Facilities Managers Need to Know

The goals of fire prevention programs are to prevent loss of life, property damage, and downtime in use of a building. Fires often cause disruption of business activities, loss of business documents, loss of employee work hours, and liability claims resulting from the spread of fire to adjacent properties. Depending on the construction type or contents of the building and the occupancy type and number of occupants, fire prevention features should provide life-safety and property protection or a combination of both.

A fire prevention program can reduce or eliminate the occurrence of fires by training occupants in fire safety, as well as proper maintenance and care of fire protection and life-safety systems, and by controlling potential ignition sources and fuels. A successful fire prevention program is part of the day-to-day operations of every property. Fire prevention is the responsibility of the owner, the manager, and all occupants of a property. 

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3 Takeaways from the Energy Efficiency Custom Tech Expo

BOMI International exhibited at the first-ever Energy Efficiency Custom Tech Expo in Baltimore, MD, yesterday. BGE, Pepco, and Delmarva Power co-hosted the event and highlighted ways in which energy-efficient technologies are helping businesses of all types and sizes save energy and money.

Here are 3 takeaways from the expo:
Location, Location, Location: Reason enough to attend the expo. Whether or not you’re a Baltimore Ravens fan, M&T Bank Stadium is an experience in itself. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it’s also the first outdoor professional sports facility to earn a LEED Gold certification. A guided tour of the stadium was available for attendees.Relevant Speakers: There was a total of 18 sessions at the expo, providing many learning opportunities for attendees. Each speaker was an expert in energy efficiency and his or her respective fields. Session topics ranged from “Power System Optimization” to “How to Successfully Position your Project for Energy Efficiency and …

Environmental Compliance Audit: How Often and Why It's Needed

An environmental compliance audit (ECA) is needed whenever one of several situations occurs: regulatory inspection, complaint, or report; significant change in building operation or supply chain activities; an internal incident by owners or tenants; change in leadership and/or management; or the issuance of a new but related regulation to existing business methodologies. The ECA basically compares the specific regulations applicable to ongoing or proposed activities on the premises with the actual or potential environmental impact of those activities. Discrepancies will warrant immediate attention.

Audit activities, like ECAs, are commonly performed by outside consultants. The consultants may assist the property owner or manager in acquiring permits for operation. They may also assist in developing plans to help assure compliance with regulations. However, to ensure preparedness, the building owner or manager should directly perform audit activities on a regular ongoing basis, checking…

The Miami Foundation Appoints BOMI International Alumnus to its Board of Trustees

The Miami Foundation announces the appointment of five new board members with significant experience in finance, communications, and law. The new trustees are: Jose Antonio Hernandez-Solaun, president of The Easton GroupAlison Miller, shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Patricia M. Neal, president & CEO of Acies Strategy Group; Gary Ressler, principal of The TILIA Companies; and Isabel Santo Tomás, senior vice president/investments at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.

Gary Ressler, RPA® Gary Ressler is Principal of The TILIA Family of Companies. Originally from California, Gary moved to Miami in 2001 to assume operations over TILIA. He serves on the board of directors of The Kronish Foundation of Temple Beth Shalom, The City of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, and as president of the Board of Directors of The Downtown Miami Partnership (DMP). He is also an alumnus of BOMI International.