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On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.


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On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.

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Latest: U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps - On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.

U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more efficient.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cats At Work

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$10,000 Gift Available For One Lucky School

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IFMA Board Member to Serve on U.S. State Department Advisory Panel

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dreamwalls Color Glass

This back painted glass from Gardner Glass Products adds color to any facility.

BONUS WEIRD WEDNESDAY: That Stinks!

Firefighters had to evacuate a building in downtown San Jose on Tuesday (5/12/09), after the noxious fumes prompted someone to call 911. A hazmat team was also called in.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Probably Not A First Date Place

A restaurant in the Ukraine provides an unusual ambiance for its patrons.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Go! Travel Adjustable Keyboard

Weighing just over one pound, this keyboard from Goldtouch provides comfort and functionality to the mobile professional.

Lighting Project Earns GE Edison Award

The participants have been recognized for their work on lighting the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (c.1927) in California.

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Suicidal Lunch

Let's cap off this week with a dumb blonde GUY joke! Why not? It's the Friday Funny, after all.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blastec From CINTEC America

This system is designed to reinforce a variety of masonry wall types in either solid or windowed panels.

IFMA's Spring Symposium: May 12-15, 2009

Held at the Renaissance Charlotte, NC, SouthPark Hotel, the 2009 Spring Symposium will offer five of the nine core competency courses necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the profession.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What’s That Smell?

Whatever it is, an odor eliminator inventor claims his product can rid you of it.

Managing Document Management

A survey report on strategies being used by organizations in this economic downturn has been issued by Oce Business Services.

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, and the International Facility Management Association will release the results of the third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) on May 6 at 10 a.m. (CST) via Webcast.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SVR Pro Series

This line of solid state voltage regulators from Falcon Electric features three models.

Renewable Energy Goal Reached

Dow Chemical, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Interface Inc., and Pitney Bowes Inc. are among the group of corporate energy buyers that reached a collective goal of purchasing 1,000 megawatts of power generated from renewable energy sources.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Incredible Edibles!

CANstruction allows local architects, engineers, and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods while using their design skills to fight hunger in Chicago.

IFMA Goes to Washington

Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives from IFMA met to discuss energy efficiency and high performance federal buildings last week during IFMA Advocacy Day.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Heavyweight Scrub Brush System

This product line from Heavyweight Solutions eases the pressure on cleaning staff.

Crate Ideas! | Attractive Applications For Repurposed Egg Crates

Federico Otero has created a clever, attractive application for repurposed egg crates.

Swine Flu: Key Facts for Facility Professionals

On Sunday (4/26/09), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared a public health emergency in a bid to stop the spread of a swine flu virus. As of today (4/28/09), the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert level based on newly gathered data.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Biodegradable Trash Bags

Perf Go Green offers bag products designed to biodegrade within two years.

Campbell Soup Building Topped Off

The company marked the completion of the steelwork phase of an expansion of its world headquarters facility last Friday.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some More Funny Facilities

Here are some more of the most crazy, crooked buildings from around the world. Not so sure about the cats and mice, but one can only venture to guess what it would be like to live and work on one of these buildings.

The State Of Solar Photovoltaics

Two recently released reports examine the growth of this market for buildings.

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LD1500 From RLE Technologies

This leak detection panel is used to identify problems in data centers and other critical areas.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Signage Spelling Scandal!

What's the good of being photographed next to a sign with spelling mistakes?

AHRI Moves Certification Marks Under One Umbrella

The association will use a unified mark to identify HVAC/R products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance ratings.

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

The survey found that overwhelmingly, almost 70% of the Americans surveyed say they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen compost.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LadderUP Safety Post

This product from The Bilco Company is now available in safety yellow.

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