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Updated Green Globes Building Certification Program Now Built On ANSI Standard

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Green Globes is used as an alternative to LEED.

IRN Provides 4.3 Million Pounds Of Surplus Furnishings To Charity

All material from the Deerfield Academy clean out on June 3, 2013, was shipped to relief efforts in Nicaragua.

Since 2002, IRN has placed more than 40 million pounds of surplus with charities. Apart from environmental and social benefits, the cost of placing surplus for reuse is typically 20% to 40% less than the cost of throwing the same material in dumpsters.

CFL Safety Issues An Urban Myth, Says NLB


In some cases, the ballast’s plastic housing can melt slightly where the glass coil connects to the ballast, the Green Guide states, noting that this “is simply a sign that the heat is escaping as intended in the design of the bulb.”

Services & Maintenance: Minimal Overhead

Facility managers have many choices when considering ceiling products. Beyond traditional panels, “free floating” canopies reduce distracting noise while also adding a design element. (Photo: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings.)

Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue.