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Meet the winners of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which invites children from around the world to create cars fueled by their imaginations.

Friday Funny: Kids Create Dream Cars

Friday Funny: Kids Create Dream Cars

Meet the winners of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which invites children from around the world to create cars fueled by their imaginations.

Lenel Helps Protect 69th Annual Little League World Series

For the 17th year, Lenel is helping to protect players, coaches, officials and fans at the 2015 Little League World Series with its advanced security systems, including a new high-tech video management system.

Question Of The Week: Healthcare CMMS Recommendations?

Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications

Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification

Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.

Policing Trends Reflected in New Stations and Police Academies

A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today's police forces, according to Perkins+Will.

The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.

FM Issue: Flywheel-based UPS Systems

Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.

FM Issue: Powered For Performance

Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.

Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.

Trends Bonus Article: Effective Exterior Surveillance

When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility protection.

Organizations Increasing Investment in Data Center Facilities; Focus on Upgrades and Retrofits

Despite increased investment in cloud and colocation providers, 87% of data center operators surveyed from North America and Europe are maintaining or increasing their data center facility spending,

Telecommuting A Significant Job Perk For Knowledge Workers

Knowledge workers are increasingly moving away from traditional 9-to-5/Monday-Friday office life, according to the second annual PGi Global Telework Survey.

Free Web Tool Identifies Promising Energy Saving Measures

New Buildings Institute (NBI) is offering a free tool to help facility executives quickly evaluate the potential savings associated with existing energy saving measures.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Conference Call Nightmare

This amusing video from Leadercast captures all of the really annoying things about conference calls..."struggling with your access code, the dropped calls, the person on mute, the person not paying any attention, and of course everyone talking over everyone else."

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: S3 Series from Gamewell-FCI

This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.

January 2012 Issue (Volume 25, Number 1)

TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.

New Year, Better Work Habits?

Here are 15 strategies you can use to start the 2012 on the right foot—and stay on track as the year progresses.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Modular Elevators By MEM

These elevators do not require a separate equipment room and occupy less space than other types of elevators.

ASHRAE Announces Technology Awards

Five of the top six winning projects of the 2011 ASHRAE Technology Awards are located in Canada; the lone U.S. facility is in Kansas...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PwrSmart Service From New Boundary Technologies

Facility managers can monitor and control the power usage of the PCs in their organizations from a browser based application.

Tridium Launches TFM Intelligent Buildings Channel

Tridium has unveiled its new Intelligent Buildings Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website. Buildings have a profound impact on the quality of our lives...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Web Portal for HID Identity on Demand Services

HID Global recently extended the benefits of its HID Identity on Demand services to include a secure web portal that enables customers and channel...

OSCRE And CoreNet Collaborate To Advance Technology Adoption

OSCRE (the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate), announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding together with CoreNet Global, with the aim of...

KMC Controls Launches TFM Building Automation Channel

KMC Controls has unveiled its new Building Automations Channel on the Today's Facility Manager website. Many people wonder what exactly Building Automation is. By definition,...

FRIDAY FUNNY: An Outbreak Of Out Of Order Moles

When an unusual outbreak of Whac-A-Mole malfunctions forced amusement park operators to start making service request, did anyone think much of it? Well, yes, and no.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Audio Unlimited Maintenance Program

The program was developed in response to growing demand among end users for broader preventive maintenance and monitoring services


ITT has enhanced its Goulds Pumps line for increased energy efficiency and easier maintenance.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Remote Sensor Module From ecobee

This module works with the company's energy management system and gives facility managers more control.

CES: Consumer Technology Tradeshow Recap

Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, the 2011 CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, recently concluded in Las Vegas.


Designed for use with PCs in an organization, this product integrates Fujitsu biometric authentication technology with IBM Tivoli Access Manager to protect data.

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