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Critical HVAC Maintenance During Low-Occupancy Periods in the Hospitality Industry

Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent shelter in place orders, the travel and hotel industries were some of the first industries to experience economic setbacks. Without occupants, hotel management might assume shutting down the HVAC system would be a cost-saving solution. However, an underutilized HVAC system can cause potential short-term and long-term issues, poor indoor air quality and damage to the interior room and its furnishings.
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Community

Working Together to Clean-Up the NYC Firefighter's Museum

We’re focused on your facility so you can focus on your work. On May 7, 2021, the NYC Able Services team put on their Able shirts and got to work cleaning and performing basic maintenance tasks at the Official Museum of the New York Fire Department.
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Sustainability

Sustainability in Seattle: Two Awards at One Site

Recently on a Zoom call with engineering staff from an Able site in Seattle we discussed award-winning energy saving measures and how to make it as a building engineer. Here is a Q+A with Aubrey, Troy and Corben.
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Facilities Services

5 Questions to Ask on Your Facility Management RFP

Selecting a facility management provider is so much more than buying any other product or service. It is identifying a partner that will become a crucial part of your operations.
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Working With Unions 101: Everything You Need to Know

Over the decades, unions have been credited with introducing a number of work protections that have improved the overall work environment for not only their members, but also for those who work with them. However, working with unions to fill your key job positions can bring a number of new complexities and challenges to employers who are unfamiliar with their structure or who do not have the time to engage with them sufficiently. 
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Janitorial

7 Things to Look For in a Janitorial Services Partner

First impressions between people are often subtle, almost unnoticeable, yet they strongly influence our interactions. When it comes to buildings, a first impression is more quickly noticeable. A shining lobby, tidy office space or pristine hallway floor are clear reflections of your business to your customers or clients. 
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Kicking COVID-19: 8 Articles to Prepare Your Building Operations for the Return of Employees

As the world slowly recovers from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are beginning to see the shift from virtual work back to the physical workplace. This return has occurred, in part, because of a national decrease in cases and increase in vaccinations, yet accompanying this progress are variants of the virus. 
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Sustainability

3 Steps to Make Fitwel Certification a Reality

People spend at least 90 percent of their time inside, so it is understandable that organizations that want to keep employees healthy, productive and happy are willing to go the extra mile to make the most of their workspaces.
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Facilities Services

7 Ways Outsourcing With a Facilities Service Partner Saves Costs

If there is one thing the last year has taught us, it is the need to be flexible and prepared for anything. This is especially important in the facilities management field, where occupancy levels and building maintenance needs are fluctuating more than ever.
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Culture

Employee Spotlight - Brian from Philadelphia

Earlier this month Erica Overstreet, Engineering Coordinator, sat down with Brian Kemper to learn more about his role as a Assistant Chief Engineer at Able Services. Here is her conversation with Brian:
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