Corporate recycling policies, waste management, and relamping strategies for facility managers are among the topics covered in this section.
In the ongoing quest to reduce, reuse, and recycle, one aspiring furniture designer is expressing her artistic talent in the form of furniture made from factory waste—and nothing else. No screws, bolts—just wood waste. Amy Hunting, a London, UK-based designer and illustrator, has introduced The Patchwork Collection—lamps, chairs, and storage/book boxes made out of wood waste and off cuts produced in the Danish factories. These descriptions... [...]
This Web Exclusive comes from Mark A. Ceaser of OMNI/ajax Absolute Sorbent Technologies, Inc. Throughout the country, we have seen bans and regulatory control over the exposure of the public to hazardous risks. However, one of the most overlooked dangers surrounds each of us every day. It contains potentially dangerous amounts of mercury and can be found above your desk at work, in the lamp on your child’s nightstand, and even at your local... [...]
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By 2040 knowledge workers will decide where and how they want to work, according to a new report on the workplace of the future from Johnson Controls’ Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business. The Smart Workplace 2040 report describes how 25 years from now, work will be seen as something workers do, rather than a place they commute to each day. Work patterns will be radically different compared with today, with no fixed place or... [...]
Real estate and other industries that use aerial photography are leading the way in adopting unmanned aircraft systems, based on the first several hundred exemptions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted for commercial drone operations, reports Aviation Industry News. R.J. Carney, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation, right, and Mike Kennedy, the general counsel of the Associated General... [...]
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced the India Smart Cities Challenge, a competition designed to inspire and support municipal officials as they develop smart proposals to improve residents’ lives. Ultimately, 100 cities will compete for government funding through program that is being conducted in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Knowledge Partner to the Ministry of Urban Development. The public can... [...]