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Sustainable Retail Environments
The PRSM Sustainable Retail Environments program includes resources that can assist you in adopting eco-friendly and energy efficient business practices in your retail stores. When it comes to site management, the retail facilities management professional is positioned to have influence over everything from storm-water quantity control and heat-island reduction efforts to pest management, erosion control and parking lot maintenance, among others. While these areas are often overshadowed by energy efficiency and water conservation, site management tactics that improve and protect local habitat, waste infrastructure and the water table are becoming increasingly important sustainability topics.

PRSM Repair & Maintenance Manual
This book was prepared as a tool to help you create a customized manual for the maintenance of each of yourstores. The instructions included in this document provide the framework upon which you can modify/add/delete information as needed based on the unique aspects and materials in your stores, as well as the policies and procedures of your company. This guide can also help you establish procedures that currently may not exist inyour department. It is encouraged that you add as many pictures as possible to illustrate your examples and objectives. (Repair, Maintenance, Manual)

Hazards in Store: A Waste Handling Primer for Retailers
(PRSM White Paper, 2014) Big box stores generate hazardous waste. So does every other retailer or pharmacy in the country that sells everyday items such as fertilizer, bug spray, nail polish, bleach or some over the counter medications. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state governments have recently shone the spotlight on retailers’ role as hazardous waste generators, hitting these companies with tens of millions of dollars in fines based on violations of state and federal hazardous waste laws. As a result of various civil and criminal cases that culminated in May 2013, a major retailer is obligated to pay more than $110,000,000 in fines and other expenses to resolve violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).

2011 November/December Best Practices: Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget

2011 November/December Maintenance: Better Cleaning For Less Money?