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The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.


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The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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FRIDAY FUNNY: 2009 Chicago CANstruction Winners

The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: RPM10 Tachometer

Extech Instruments, a supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, has introduced a new photo/contact tachometer.

IFMA Announces New Religious Facilities Community of Practice and Hosts Introductory Webinar

The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Religious Facilities Community, a new community of practice devoted to those who work as full-time, part-time or volunteer facility managers in their houses of worship. IFMA’s communities of practice are organized special interest groups that unite members of specific industries not represented by the association’s councils.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Vacation On A Shoestring

Travelers taking advantage of a deal in San Diego need to pack more than usual.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: OctaGuard XT

Carlisle SynTec has introduced this new weathering package for all of its Sure-Weld TPO roofing membranes.

FRIDAY FUNNY: When Jargon Turns to Babble

From the BBC Web Site, published on 16 June 2008 (by way of Peter SJF Bance).

Are Google’s Images a Security Threat, Invasion of Privacy or Useful Tool?

Google is often revered (and reviled) for its Street View images, which offer anyone with an Internet connection direct access to detailed photos of homes and buildings around the world.

IT Up or Down These Days?

The slowing economy is having very little effect on demand for IT services, while driving improvements in energy efficiency and resource utilization, according to a recently released report.

FRIDAY FUNNY: You're LATE!

For some employees, knowing they are running late for work does absolutely nothing except stimulate their creative juices in order to make up the latest excuse as to why they are late for work—again.

Arc Flash Hazards Quiz

Ferraz Shawmut challenges industry members to test their knowledge.

Report Shows Hotel Guests Prefer Green

A recently released report by J.D. Power and Associates, the 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, showed, among other things, that green hotels made great strides in awareness, guest satisfaction, and participation in sustainable programs since the previous reporting period in 2008.

Improved Efficiency and Citywide Wi-Fi Come to Hollywood

Dubbed Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation, the free outdoor Wi-Fi system will improve the efficiency of numerous city departments including Public Utilities, Police, Code Enforcement, and Building.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: M-Pact T/M Glove

This product from Mechanix Wear, Inc. helps protect facilities maintenance staff.

Friday Funny: Racial Harmony For Fun And Profit

Long before Obama proposed a Happy Hour Diversity Summit, a local furniture store in High Point, NC area embraced the concept as a way to drum up business during the down economy.

College Athletic Departments Playing Catch-up on Sustainability

New report shows that the commitment to sustainability is lower among athletic departments than compared to their institutions as a whole and to professional sports teams.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: InteLite Sensor

"Smart" sensors have the ability to adapt a facility's lighting schedule based on occupancy patterns.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MUTAFLEX SYSTEM

This flexible system from Figueras International Seating helps facility managers to handle special event seating with ease.

Existing Buildings Highlighted at ASHRAE Summer Meeting

“The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today,” said Gordon Holness, ASHRAE president. “If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use, it is through renovation of existing building stock.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Laws of Life

Oh, how true they are...these laws of life are brought to you by Peter SJF Bance.

Survey: Candidates With Strong Resumes Often Fail to Meet Expectations in Interview

For many hiring managers, evaluating a job applicant may feel like going on a blind date: the applicant looks good on paper but disappoints in person.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Powerlink G3 System

A Square D® Powerlink® G3 intelligent lighting control system can be a critical part of a demand response strategy.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bird-B-Gone Mist

This hazing system releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large open spaces.

IFMA Foundation Executive Committee and Board

Members of the IFMA Foundation board of trustees serve a two year term and are tasked with managing the foundation and guiding it in its efforts to serve the facility management profession through education, research, and scholarships.

Kimball Products Certified To BIFMA Standard

Products can be awarded a level 1, level 2, or level 3 compliance mark based on their contribution and points achieved.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Gates vs. GM

While this originally circulated as a true story, it is really an Urban Legend that evolved out of a simple three line joke that has been around since the late 1990s.

Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere is Renamed Willis Tower

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was renamed Willis Tower in a changing of the guard that underscores Chicago’s increasing importance as a major global financial and business center.

IFMA Announces New Chapter in Trinidad and Tobago

The chapter was formed to promote the facility management profession and educational opportunities to IFMA stakeholders throughout the Caribbean island nation and surrounding areas.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Beacon™ Exit Device

This product from SARGENT is designed to create a clearer pathway to safety during an emergency.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: EYE 400W Metal Halide Lamp

This lamp from EYE Lighting is rated for both vertical and horizontal mounting.

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and cogeneration).

Chipotle Mexican Grill First Restaurant Ever to Receive Platinum Level LEED® Certification

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it has been awarded Platinum level LEED® certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Gurnee, IL.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Waste Not, Want Not

Can this machine reduce restroom supply orders?

World FM Day Reminder: August 28, 2009

Facility management associations around the world will recognize the contributions facility management makes to the workplace as they celebrate the first ever World FM Day on 28 August, 2009.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CLED Series Exit Signs

The CLED Series provides self-diagnostic electronics as standard equipment.

IFMA And TFM Request Responses To FM Staffing Survey

Responses should be submitted by Monday, July 13, 2009.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: TRACTION TREAD™ GLOW

This product from ZERO International is designed to guide occupants during evacuations.

IFMA Announces 2009-2010 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

IFMA has announced its 2009-2010 executive committee and board of directors, which began their terms July 1.

World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo Brings Latest Workplace Trends and Innovations to Orlando

Workplace professionals from around the world will meet in Orlando, Fla., to analyze the trends and new products impacting today’s built environment during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.

American Clean Energy and Security Act Passes

The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which just passed the House in a close vote, is being seen by many energy and environmental advocates as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United States.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: DC FlexZone

The ceiling grid system from Armstrong Ceilings distributes safe, low voltage direct current (DC) power in facilities.

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