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3 Tips for Avoiding HVAC Failure During Summertime

When summer arrives, staying comfortable takes more than simply setting the office thermostat to “cool.” In fact, maintaining temperatures in commercial buildings requires months of preparation and ongoing maintenance, which demand a lot from HVAC systems and maintenance staff. High heat can age some of the most important components of the system, such as the coils, pumps and chiller condensers, and degradation can occur rapidly, sometimes in as little as a three month span.  For building owners and property management, maintaining ideal indoor environments for lease paying tenants is a critical area of focus. When leasing an office space, tenants prioritize a problem-free environment provided by, among other factors, optimal HVAC conditions.
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Culture

Integrity & Respect with Charo Flores

Since 1979, Senior District Manager, Charo Flores has made an impact in Orange County California's janitorial industry. 
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Engineering

Commercial Building Water Sustainability: Benefits of Gray Water

Sustainability practices in commercial buildings are becoming increasingly important as officials implement new sustainability legislation. The Climate Mobilization Act is in full force in New York, the California Water Plan addresses water conservation with proactive responses, and green initiatives are popping up all over the U.S.  With water shortages expected in 40 states by 2024, it is critical that more sustainable practices related to water usage becomes a standardized practice across the commercial real estate industry. Research in the Journal of Environmental Engineering recommends commercial buildings adopt more diversified and reusable water portfolios because they tend to use a significant amount of domestic, or potable, water for irrigation systems. Not only is this unsustainable, but the expenses accrued are no longer necessary with the ability to reuse gray water. technology.
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[VIDEO] Why Multifamily Residences Choose Able Services for Building Operations and Maintenance

At Able Services, we provide high-rise residential services and building operations to create the best possible living environments for your residents. We keep communities operating efficiently through our comprehensive service offerings and equipment—it’s what we do best. 
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Facility Management

Converting commercial real estate offices into a lab space?

From 2018 to 2020, demand for life science and lab facilities has grown dramatically. In fact, a record $70 billion in capital was invested in American life science companies in 2020 (2021 Life Sciences on the Rise). Paired with a changing demand for office space and a redefined labor market, many commercial real estate stakeholders feel there is an opportunity to pivot their investment.
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Culture

Able's 2021 Northeast & Midwest Summer Interns

Every year Able Services provides early-stage career opportunities in the form of paid internships to students studying facilities. Our internship programs are demanding yet rewarding for students seeking hands on experience in the operations and maintenance of the built environment. From job shadowing, to building audits, our interns gain valuable exposure to various aspects of the commercial building maintenance industry. This Summer's interns from our Midwest and Northeast regions attend the following schools: Temple University Massachusetts Maritime Academy Illinois Institute of Technology SUNY Maritime Academy University of Wisconsin
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Facility Management

NYC Local Law 152: Recurring Gas Piping Inspections

As New York City strives to meet the standards set in its Green New Deal, new laws aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions are continuously being implemented. Part of New York’s Climate Action Council’s comprehensive plan seeks to make New York State carbon neutral by 2040 by reducing emissions from all major sources, including transportation, electricity, industry, commercial activity, agriculture and buildings.
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Janitorial

Cleaning Coalition Janitorial Recommendations for Tri-State Area

In a recent press release, the Cleaning Coalition of America (CCA), a group which represents the country’s largest facilities services and janitorial companies, has provided several helpful recommendations for Tri-State businesses as the Northeast moves swiftly into a post-Covid reality.
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Engineering

The Benefits of Having a Preventative Maintenance Plan for Your Building

A run-to-fail methodology, where maintenance is performed after a problem is discovered, is like refusing to visit the dentist for a cleaning and then only going in once you have a painful cavity. Instead, servicing a building's equipment with a standardized preventative maintenance program will help you avoid an unnecessary service interruption. In the long run, this program can improve the performance and extend the life of the equipment at your property.
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Culture

Katie Fraher Spotlight with CREW SF

Katie Fraher, Director of Business Development, was recently 'spotlighted' by CREW SF on their blog. Read the original here or view the reproduction below.
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