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Three organization reach an agreement to develop and market an online training program for BOMA International’s 2010 Office Floor Measurement Standard, Office Buildings: Standards Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010).

Online Office Measurement Standard Training In The Works

Online Office Measurement Standard Training In The Works

Three organization reach an agreement to develop and market an online training program for BOMA International’s 2010 Office Floor Measurement Standard, Office Buildings: Standards Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010).

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: DEFINITY PAR38 By Lighting Science Group

The DEFINITY PAR38 LED lightbulb from Lighting Science Group is the industry's first LED bulb to receive the ENERGY STAR label. The bulb is...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: SeriousEnergy Manager

This software-as-a-service from Serious Materials provides continuous monitoring, analysis, optimization of energy use.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Cyber Theft Solutions

Three service providers have joined forces to provide comprehensive cyber theft prevention, detection, and response mitigation services.

Cooling Tower Study Results Released

New research supported by ASHRAE indicates that non-chemical devices (NCD) marketed to control the growth of biological agents may not materially reduce biological growth.

Smarter Kitchens For McDonald’s

The company's Smart Restaurant initiative involves creating interoperability standards for its networked kitchen equipment and building automation systems.

ASHRAE Competition Gives Students Practical Experience

Engineering practices such as building information modeling (BIM), geothermal, and combined cooling, heating, and power were highlighted in the winning entries in the 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.

November 16-18, 2010: BACnet Interoperability Workshop

This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Which Came First? The Dopey Question or the Incomprehensible Answer?

Ever since computers became part of the workplace, users have struggled to keep their machines up and running. So what's a user to do? Call tech support. Easier said than done, as illustrated by this collection of "real" tech support nightmares.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofHelpUSA From MemcoGlobal

This emergency and/or non-emergency roof leak response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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.

LonMark International Announces New Board Members

LonMark International, a non-profit association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users, has announced new representatives to its Board of Directors.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Schindler ID Destination-Dispatch

This human interface system enables facility managers to control elevator traffic by personalizing passenger access.

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Interactive Spec Tools From American Seating

The Focus Configurator and Spec Builder aim to facilitate choosing the ideal seating products for a project.

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...

Finalists In Smartest Building Challenge

A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Broadened Security Options Through AlliedBarton

This provider of trained security personnel has launched a Strategic Partnership Program to offer clients access to related products and services.

Development In Organic LED Lighting

Scientists from GE Global Research and Konica Minolta have demonstrated illumination quality white OLEDs essential for producing products at lower costs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Photo Index Of Maintenance & Renovations

ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.

Can IT Outsourcing Come Back to the U.S.?

Many IT services providers are reconsidering U.S. locations as potential sourcing destinations, including lower cost, mid-sized metropolitan areas and rural communities.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofGenuity From Firestone

Facility managers can use the RoofGenuity modeling tool to discover the optimal roofing configuration for their buildings.

BICSI Releases Design Standard For Data Centers

Written to complement existing standards, BICSI 002 includes requirements, recommendations, and additional information—such as site selection, layout, thermal systems, and security—that should be considered when planning and building a data center.

ANSI Approves Second InfoComm Standard

Last month, ANSI approved InfoComm's standard that is focused on designing and coordinating audiovisual systems in a facility.

Solar Powered TV Brings World Cup To 36 Villages

More than 2,000 residents of remote African villages, formerly without access to electricity, are viewing the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer competition due to...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: iCOMM Monitoring By A.O. Smith

The iCOMM system allows facilities to manage and monitor their A. O. Smith water heaters and boilers remotely.

Smartest Building In America?

Siemens is looking for the a few good buildings—those that use its APOGEE or TALON building automation systems in the most intelligent ways.

Free Green Computers For Schools On Earth Day

The goal of the program is to help schools improve student-to-computer ratios and reduce their eco footprints at the same time.

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