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Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Top 10 Worst Smells

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Top 10 Worst Smells

Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.

Bonus Friday Funny: The Saddest Offices in the World Contest Winners (or Losers)

This week's bonus FF post comes courtesy of Wired magazine, which runs an annual Saddest-Cubicle contest. And since Wired caters to the IT audience,...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Disaster Response by CORT and Blu SKY

The companies have partnered to provide rental furnishings immediately following a disaster.

Johnsonite Launches TFM Resilient Flooring Channel

Johnsonite has unveiled its new Resilient Flooring Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: "Greener" WypAlls from Kimberly-Clark

These cleaning wipers now feature more recycled content and less packaging.

Need An Office Makeover?

OFM, a furniture manufacturer based in North Carolina, is running a contest for a single office refurnishing.

Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures, Pre-1979

The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs. The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FireDefender By Georgia-Pacific

Facility managers can specify doors with these Temperature Rise Door Core components to enhance the fire safety standard of their facilities.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Creative Restrooms Revisited

So the next time you're considering a restroom facelift, why not get creative like these folks did?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Empower Occupants For Fire Safety

This article on fire safety measures comes from the director of training and technical support for ServiceMaster Clean.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Abby From Grand Rapids Chair Company

With its seamless steel frame, this banquet stacking chair is designed for high traffic use.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: CO Legislation Guidance

System Sensor has developed an online tool to help building professionals stay current on codes and legislation related to carbon monoxide detectors.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pura Finish On Kimball Office Products

Nearly all the company's wood furniture product lines now feature its water based finish, which contributes to healthy IAQ.

Stonhard Donates To TX Children's Foundation

The manufacturer and installer of flooring systems presented a $20,000 check to the Foundation in September.

Equipping Artistic Expression

Aggreko, a global company specializing in rental power, cooling, heating, and oil-free compressed air, recently played an integral part in what could have been an explosive piece of artwork.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dry Foam Carpet Care From Diversey

This system makes for quick drying and keeps carpets cleaner longer.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Convia Commissioning/Maintenance Partnership

Convia/A Herman Miller Company has partnered with Sylvania Lighting Services (SLS) to provide customers streamlined servicing for their Convia energy management systems.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: KD SideLight From Curries

This door product aims to ease installation during construction and retrofit projects.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Five Ways Birds Cost Your Facility Money

This article by Cameron Riddell, president of Bird Barrier America, highlights the threats birds pose to FM budgets.

CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy

the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.

Standard For K-12 Products Under Development

NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) are working on this tool to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment for educational settings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Surface Reaction From Patcraft

This carpet collection is Cradle to Cradle certified and can help to earn LEED points.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Matting Advice from EcoPath

The company has put in place a team of specialists to counsel facility managers on how its recyclable entryway matting solution can serve their buildings.

Keeping Data Centers Up And Running

Emerson Network Power offers a list of "Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Failure by Human Error."

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dinion and FlexiDome IP Cameras from Bosch

Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.

Seattle Seahawks Storage

Furniture and storage solutions from KI and Spacesaver Corporation scored primetime appearances on a recent episode of ESPN’s On the Road to Camp.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Class Pack Lighting Systems

These Systems from GE Lighting and Lithonia Lighting combine high light output, full spectrum fluorescent lighting with a ballast system to deliver customized lighting levels.

EPA Advises On Bedbug Pesticides

The federal agency is involved in activities to assist in managing the bedbug problem.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products. Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan's Time & Life...

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