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VESTA focuses on providing lease and sale options to organizations that need modular building solutions.

School Restroom Maintenance During Summer Months

While school is out, it’s a good time for facility management teams to conduct inspections and evaluate fixture updates.

Guidance Offered To Schools For Handling Potential PCB-Containing Dust

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Fire Ants 101 Tools from FMC Professional Solutions

Several online tools help facility managers take a proactive approach to controlling fire ants.

Soap Donated To Green Bay, WI Schools

Georgia-Pacific Professional donated an estimated two year supply to the city's school district.

Flooring & Ceiling Design Competition

Armstrong, in conjunction with the IIDA, recently conducted a contest seeking innovative floor and ceiling projects.

Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in Green Schools

The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in "poor" shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in "excellent" shape.

New Service Spotlight: Solar Power Purchase Program from Siemens

Focused toward public sector facility managers, Siemens has a program offering solar energy projects without having to make an initial capital investment in solar equipment.

Service Company Donates Time For Green Cleaning

Employees at a New Jersey firm recently donated time and products to clean a school in nearby Newark.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Management For Churches

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives advice on finding energy management solutions for multi-purpose facilities

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,

Study: Students Avoid School Toilets

Nearly 40% of secondary school girls reported ''holding it in'' so they didn't have to go to the toilet. And 16% of secondary school boys reported "bad things" happening in the toilets, making them wary of going in there.

New Guidelines for Green Cleaning Products in Schools

Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.

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: 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 Monitors Air Outside Schools

The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.

K-12 Schools And IAQ Awards

The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.

Preventing Lead Exposure In Renovations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22.

Construction & Operations Lessons In The Field

In New Haven, CT, 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to gain experience with architects, construction managers, and tradespeople through Kids Build, a program developed by architecture firm Svigals + Partners, in conjunction with the New Haven School Construction Program.

Two School Districts Win Safety Device

Through its Traffic Safety Grant awards, All Traffic Solutions is providing radar speed display systems to two facilities.

New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due to Rising Energy Costs

Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PlanSCAPE By Virco

This service, provided by Virco Mfg. Corporation, is designed to assist facility professionals in schools with large scale furniture and equipment acquisitions.

Removing Unneeded/Dangerous Chemicals From Schools

Working with EPA’s Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3), 11 organizations helped to remove an estimated 70,000 pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals from approximately 300 schools.

Wash Your Hands!

For National Clean Hands Week (September 20-26) Georgia-Pacific Professional has made a poster available online to promote good hand hygiene practices among elementary school children.

Is Your School A Breath Of Fresh Air?

Give your facilities a chance to be recognized by the EPA's IAQ TfS Awards Program.

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