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Almost everyone has heard that today, May 1, has been “unofficially/officially” dubbed “Day Without Immigrants.” Organizers of the event have asked immigrant workers to show solidarity in a variety of ways, including student walkouts, worker rallies, and business boycotts. Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York will certainly experience some impact–whether it be dramatic […]


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Almost everyone has heard that today, May 1, has been “unofficially/officially” dubbed “Day Without Immigrants.” Organizers of the event have asked immigrant workers to show solidarity in a variety of ways, including student walkouts, worker rallies, and business boycotts. Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York will certainly experience some impact–whether it be dramatic […]

Day Without Immigrants

Almost everyone has heard that today, May 1, has been "unofficially/officially" dubbed "Day Without Immigrants." Organizers of the event have asked immigrant workers to...

Happy Birthday, Empire State Building

(Photography of Empire State Building comes from Harry Orr.)From WNYC in New York, this piece by Richard Hake "marks the 75th Birthday of a...

Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission

Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford, ME.

Sustainable By Design: Energy Efficient LEDs Show Promise

This lighting source is making inroads in practical building installations.

Free 3D sketching tool for facility professionals: now available from Google

For professionals and amateurs alike, Google SketchUp has two great things going for it...it's FREE and it's supported online by Google. So if you...

Friday Funny: Cubicle Etiquette

This post comes from Jill Bremer, AICI, CIP of Bremer Communications. For more etiquette tips, visit her Web site.Is your current workspace a cubicle?...

More Cube News

Last month, Fortune magazine posted an interesting retrospective on life in the cube farm. It looks at how a good concept like the cubicle...

Bonus Funny: The Ultimate Concept Car; Facilities related “clip art”

Short but sweet, just like your latte. Follow this link (and remember to keep tongue firmly in cheek)...And then there's this "Perfect" clip art...

Bonus Funny: The Ultimate Concept Car; Facilities related "clip art"

Short but sweet, just like your latte. Follow this link (and remember to keep tongue firmly in cheek)...And then there's this "Perfect" clip art...

Albuquerque hikes minimum wage throughout city

Albuquerque, NM became only the fourth city in the country to enact a citywide minimum wage law higher than the state or federal level,...

Concerns over Green Guidelines for New York Public Schools

Recently, the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) posted for public comment its proposed guidelines and specifications for the procurement and use...

Four noteworthy news items: Death to FEMA; Today’s Gas Rumors; Ken Lays it on the Line; Construction...

It's a busy news day today, with several headline stories of interest for the facility management profession. Here are the highlights.Death to FEMA?!The AP...

Four noteworthy news items: Death to FEMA; Today's Gas Rumors; Ken Lays it on the Line; Construction...

It's a busy news day today, with several headline stories of interest for the facility management profession. Here are the highlights.Death to FEMA?!The AP...

Real Estate Industry Announces Call for Participation: Work on Unique Property Identifier Standard Begins

A standards development organization for the real estate industry recently announced a Call for Participation for the launch of a new project designed to...

AIA selects top 10 green projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green...

Google resident physician Blogs about Repetitive Stress Injuries

In the land of Google, where technology is king, Resident Physician Taraneh Razavi, M.D., has taken time to write about one of the concerns...

Professional Development: Reduce Change Orders To Add Resources

Columnist R. Don Hensley explains how Quality Management Plans can help minimize expensive changes. From the Ap-ril 2006 issue.

FM Frequency: AH-CHOO! Indoor Air Quality Revisited

Spring is in the air, but from Columnist Crane, it isn't such a pleasant time for facilities that suffer from poor ventilation. From the April 2006 issue.

New Web site reveals the worst practices of America’s largest companies

Co-op America launched its new ResponsibleShopper.com Web site today to help consumers discover corporate America’s worst players and most destructive practices. The site...

New Web site reveals the worst practices of America's largest companies

Co-op America launched its new ResponsibleShopper.com Web site today to help consumers discover corporate America’s worst players and most destructive practices. The site...

Asbestos on the Hill

This article comes from Jackie Kucinich, and it was posted on The Hill.Asbestos, apparently from crumbling underground utility tunnels, has been discovered near an...

I scream, you scream…

Ok, so it's only indirectly work related as an interesting exercise in positive corporate/customer relations. Yes, Ben & Jerry's has declared today (April 25)...

EPA’s ENERGY STAR® and BOMA Showcase Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International are pleased to announce their partnership to present The BOMA...

InfoComm Certifies 4,500 AV Professionals

More than 4,500 experts in the audiovisual industry have achieved the designation of Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) from InfoComm International. The CTS program...

Course Created to Help Employers Prepare for Electronic Discovery Rules

Interactive Employment Training Inc. (IET) and LitigationProofing, LLC have released Think Before You Send: A Practical Guide to E-Mail in the Workplace. The...

Friday Funny: This is what happens when you get caught goofing around at work

This poor woman needs to spend more time working and less time playing computer games. See for yourself what happens to her.

Services & Maintenance: Can’t Touch This

Facility managers planning new or renovated rest rooms have many more choices than in years past.

Free software, training, and consulting for k-12 participants in roofing study

Digital Facilities Corporation (DFC) has announced it will conduct a two-year study of K-12 schools throughout North America to determine which roof management processes...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Why is safety important to a building owner

This Web exclusive comes from Jim Emmons, Safety Director of Structural Group, based in Baltimore, MD.Today’s owners face a variety of risks when they...

10 Addenda Proposed to ASHRAE Energy Standard

Fan power limitation requirements for complex HVAC systems, such as those in hospitals and laboratories, would be improved under a proposed change to ASHRAE’s...

Haworth releases 2005 corporate sustainability report

Haworth Inc. has issued its 2005 corporate sustainability report, setting forth both short- and long-term environmental objectives and performance goals for the company. The...

Funding Accelerates Brownfield Redevelopment From Niche to Industry

Brownfields Capital, a specialty lending and investment management firm, has announced the closing and funding of its first project, Gold Hill Mesa, a prime...

Directions: Asbestos In The Building

Facility managers can protect occupant health by requiring proper management of this material.

Safety Trends: Holding Down The Fort

Disaster planning requires a straightforward approach to the threats a building faces.

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