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Building Owners and Managers Association
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The past few months have highlighted the importance of having a detailed, extensive emergency preparedness plan. When the next disaster strikes, make sure you have emergency procedures in place that you can rely on—including everything from how to communicate with local authorities to what emergency supplies should be kept in the building.
September is National Preparedness Month, which makes right now the perfect time to revisit and update your building’s emergency preparedness plan. With BOMA International’s Emergency Preparedness Guidebook, you can be sure your building is prepared for everything from elevator failures to natural disasters. Filled with user-friendly instruction and extensive checklists, this essential guide will help you through emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

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Many factors go into the decision to invest in the repositioning of office space from Class B to Class A. Here are some tips and advice. 
Pandemics, Healthy Buildings, and the Role of Maintenance
As healthy buildings are more in the spotlight now than ever before, it's crucial for managers to help the public better understand the roles their departments play. 
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Watch for Upcoming Events
BOMA Georgia is hosting an Indoor Air Quality Webinar from 1-2 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 10. 

With buildings increasing in utilization, tenants may question if indoor environments can provide some measure of protection from COVID-19 exposure and airborne diseases. In this webinar, Bill Palmer and Bob Wilson with the National Air Filtration Association will give a deep dive into indoor air quality and how to create safeguards for your facility. Palmer and Wilson will explain how to plan environmental improvements, discuss the benefits and differences between air filtration and germicidal UV irradiation and give an overview of the importance of indoor air quality.
Palmer and Wilson each have almost 40 years in the air filtration industry and have helped create the best practices for the air filtration industry. They will help property professionals understand their key objectives when it comes to indoor quality and offer tips to help in the reduction of airborne transmission of viruses. They will offer potential solutions that are to the mutual benefit of tenants and property/facility managers and building engineers.

Upcoming Webinar
Reopening Commercial Buildings
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Reopening Commercial Buildings:
Evaluating Your HVAC System’s Readiness to Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2
Thursday, September 10 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
As businesses navigate reopening and resume operations, building owners, managers, and facilities teams across New York are working hard to develop safe reopening plans amid changing standards and requirements for their buildings. At this time, experts indicate that ventilation, filtration, and air cleaning provided by HVAC systems can reduce the airborne concentration of SARS-CoV-2, and thus reduce the risk of transmission through the air.
In collaboration with NYSERDA, ASHRAE will be hosting an educational webinar to expand the information and details provided in the online ASHRAE COVID-19 details for reopening buildings and the Building Readiness Plan for HVAC systems. The purpose of this webinar is to further explore available mitigation strategies and help identify the best approach for your specific building, its systems specific arrangement, and your needs.
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 8 and on Thursday, September 10. You only need to register for one session.
Join us for this webinar to learn:
  • How to develop and implement a Building Readiness Plan
  • Different engineering controls that can be applied to systems typically found in buildings 
  • How to address concerns about your current and future designs 
This webinar is being offered at no charge
NYSCAR and CCIM, Upstate NY Chapter,
Monday, Sept 28
at The Cavalry Club in Manlius, NY
We hope you are Healthy & Safe!
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