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The Foshay Tower remains one of the most iconic and historic landmarks in the Minneapolis skyline since its erection in 1929. Standing 447 feet tall, with an attached 160 foot antenna, the Foshay Tower was the first building to rise above the Minneapolis City Hall at 607 feet and was not surpassed until the creation of the IDS Tower in 1972.
In association with The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), Verisae attended the Facilities Show 2014 at the ExCeL Center in London. The Facilities Show has a growing international presence and is recognized by many leading industry associations. There is a diverse and multidisciplinary presence of professionals across the security, safety, facilities, energy, environmental, and service management fields. The exhibition revolved around the Protection & Management Series 2014, offering extensive educational and networking opportunities.
On June 10, 2014, Verisae signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobile Workforce Management Company ViryaNet Ltd. headquartered in Westborough, MA. ViryaNet delivers mobile workforce management solutions that intelligently guide, automate, and optimize both fundamental and complex field service work, resulting in measurable business benefits. The partnership with ViryaNet will support Verisae in their mission to lower the cost of operating facilities and connect the service supply chain around them.
The “buzz” around sustainability has changed in the last few years due to several global trends. Stabilized (and sometimes falling) oil and natural prices, the growing availability of shale gas, and the lack of agreement on international GHG (Greenhouse Gas) markets and controls all contribute to a changing public consciousness around sustainability. While there are examples of sustainability leadership in many sectors, such as sustainable seafood and improving supply chains, few organizations are investing in the capabilities to systematically drive improved operational sustainability. The most progressive companies are engaging sustainability initiatives, but typically on a piecemeal or project basis. Sustainability still lacks the broad, high-impact action that the early 2000’s promised.
While food service operators typically focus on managing food and labor costs, they often dismiss energy costs as an uncontrollable “cost of doing business”. However, with a few easy actions, you can reduce your energy use and improve bottom line profits.
There has been considerable effort to restrict the use of F gases within the UK in particular and the European Union in general. F gases are found primarily in refrigeration and air conditioning units and laws governing their regulation are coming under particular focus during 2009.
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The McKinsey Report was compiled by a research team from the company of the same name with input from a variety of environmentalists, government agencies, and industry experts.
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