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    Reducing Energy Intensity: Why Performance Contracting is Worth a Look

    June 18, 2019 / by Trane posted in Facilities, Energy & Power

    Comfortable, healthy and cost-efficient facilities play an important role in organizational outcomes: Buildings that use energy efficiently and keep occupants comfortable are assets. Those that operate inconsistently and inefficiently are liabilities. Over time, aging systems can turn any facility into a burden. But when budgets barely cover immediate maintenance and repairs, what are the options? Some organizations are taking a look at Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC).

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    5 Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices to Follow

    June 15, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing

    Cooperative purchasing helps public agencies, educational institutions and nonprofits stay on budget while delivering efficiencies. All procurement professionals strive to stay on top of procurement best practices and get the most out of their resources. These five tips will help you get the most out of your cooperative purchasing partnership.

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    The Importance of Vehicle Safety

    June 3, 2019 / by Columbia posted in Fleet, Utility, Transportation & Golf Vehicles

    Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on raising awareness and improving safety practices. Making safety a priority on the roads and in our community can start with vehicle safety. Don't underestimate the value of choosing a work vehicle that is built for safety. Utility vehicles are available through OMNIA Partners and provide a safe and sustainable alternative to a work vehicle. 

    Here are a few reasons to choose a work vehicle that is built with safety in mind. Columbia, who provides electric utility vehicles, shares the many safety features that help ensure operator safety, injury prevention, reduced time due to incidents, and the resulting legal and economic impact of adverse events. 

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    5 Ways Cooperative Purchasing Improves the Procurement Process

    May 31, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing

    Public entities like state and local government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofits all face ever-tightening budgets and constant expense pressures. Cooperative purchasing is a well-known strategy for reducing costs and adding efficiencies.

    Here are five ways cooperative purchasing improves the public procurement process.

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    Heat Stress Signs and Prevention

    May 23, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities

    Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it. 

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    How to Create Spaces that Empower Mothers in Your Workplace

    May 14, 2019 / by Haworth, Inc. posted in Furniture, Office Furniture

    Originally posted on SPARK by Haworth, Inc.
    Balancing the responsibilities of being a new mother and rejoining the workforce can be challenging. According to the US Department of Labor, 58% of women with children under age 1 participate in the labor force. Employers who use the work environment as a tool to promote well-being and, more specifically, provide dedicated spaces for nursing moms are helping mothers balance both their career and family passions.

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    Athletic Equipment That Rises Above the Competition

    February 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in K-12 Education, Local Government

    In a time where fitness, sports, and promoting the physical well-being of our communities is at the forefront, educational and governmental segments are leading the way. These entities are updating and renovating their athletics endeavors by incorporating sustainability and safety, as well as bringing modern technologies more into focus. And when it comes to knowing the latest athletics trends to help guide these efforts, OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers are in a league of our own.

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    Are Your School Supplies and Technologies Getting Straight A’s?

    February 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in K-12 Education, Higher Education

    K-12 schools, colleges and universities are surrounded by technology that would have been unthinkable even a decade ago. Interactive tools have transformed online and blended learning from passive experiences to active, engaging environments that allow students to work together on projects tailored to their specific needs and interests. Next-generation education emphasizes collaboration and interactivity, whether students are in the classroom, learning from outside experts or working on their own time. But this new learning environment will only be as effective as the supplies and tools educators have at their fingertips. And no one knows this better and can deliver upon these modern education needs than OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers.

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    Tactical Facility Management is Good - But Strategic Facility Management is Next Level

    February 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities

    OMNIA Partners knows exactly where facility management is, and more importantly, exactly where it’s going.

    We stay plugged into every trend so we can deliver the largest and most experienced network of industry-leading suppliers known to the facilities world. Are you ready to take advantage of your participation with OMNIA Partners and reach the next level?

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    Protect Your Business and School from the Consequences of Influenza

    February 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Medical, K-12 Education

    Prevention is better than cure when it comes to any illness, and influenza is no exception. Each year, on average, 5-20% of the U.S. population gets the flu, tens of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illness. The physical consequences can be as dire as it gets, but the monetary ramifications suffer from intense infection as well. The flu costs businesses an estimated $10.4 billion a year in direct medical expenses and an additional $16.3 billion in lost earnings annually. OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers can help companies protect employees’ health and reduce losses in productivity and revenue.

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