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Schools, Green Buildings, and Historic Preservation are among key initiatives.

Schools, Green Buildings, and Historic Preservation are among key initiatives.



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AIA Releases Rebuild and Renew Plan

Schools, Green Buildings, and Historic Preservation are among key initiatives.

Tracking Litter In The Streets

Keep Britain Tidy has released its findings on what type of fast food litter was most likely to be found strewn about the streets of the country.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Recognizes Efforts

Six individuals and organizations were presented awards by the Chicago based collaborative network.

FMA Australia Adopts IFMA’s CFM, FMP Credentials

International partnership is next step in expanding Partners in FM excellence agreement.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Makeover Transforms NYC Bureau from “DMV Dull” to “LUV Lovely”

Second only to Las Vegas as a nuptial destination, the Big Apple is hoping to lure away romantics with the $12 million makeover of its Marriage Bureau.

Restaurant Uses Vegetable Oil To Help Meet Energy Needs

Finz Seafood & Grill in Dedham, MA has installed a system that generates on-site electricity and hot water.

Energy Standard Open For Public Comment

Changes to the purpose and scope of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 as well as new lighting requirements are being proposed through public review.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association Surveys Members On Public Policy Issues

The biennial survey sought to identify topics that will affect that group and other occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals over the next two years.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Seasonal Jokes to Share at the Office Holiday Party

Today's Friday Funny just so happens to coincide with the holiday party for those of us who produce FacilityBlog. And in honor of the occasion, here are some "jokes" that should produce at least a groan among co-workers (and they're all clean, too)!

New Alliance Includes Focus On Campus Settings

Owens Corning has joined with two other companies to work toward reducing energy use by up to 50% and CO2 emissions by up to 80% versus standard developments.

The Next Step In Solar?

TFM's "Facility Technologist" addressed this development at the start of 2008.

Weird Wednesday: Climate Controlled Sand

Forget the flip flops. Just cool the sand. That's what the developers of Palazzo Versace Hotel and Condominiums in Dubai are planning to offer.

New Business Unit Launches With LEED Platinum Project

Shangri-La Industries introduced its newly formed business unit, Shangri-La Construction, at the unveiling of its inaugural project.

NSF Accredited As Greenhouse Gas Verifier

The group's Strategic Registrations arm has obtained Greenhouse Gas accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Theme Park Offers Learning Opportunity

Six Flags, Inc. is partnering with The Cornell School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University to launch The Six Flags Friends Apprentice Program.

Donation Of Time And Materials Creates Soothing Environment

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. of Newport Beach, CA recently completed reconstruction of the Ronald McDonald House Family Room inside Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital.

University Adopts LED Lighting For Holiday Tradition

Last week at the University of Virginia, students and faculty gathered for the eighth annual Lighting of the Lawn ceremony.

Special Report Investigates Impact of Industrial Pollution on America's Schools

The special project looks at issues such as why children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals and, using the government's own data and modeling software, points to schools which appear to be in toxic hot spots.

Friday Funny: The Collective Christmas Tree for the Hyperactive Office

FacilityBlog disclaimer: Do not try this creative holiday decoration technique in your facility. This post is purely for amusement purposes.

MicroMain Corp. Acquires Aleier Software

Included in the transaction is the company's acquisition of software for managing work orders using portable computing devices.

Habitat For Humanity Surpasses 300,000 Homes

Since 2001, ASSA ABLOY has helped to support the organization's mission to build houses for families in need and help eradicate homelessness from the world.

Weird Wednesday: Smelly Visitors A Thing Of The Past!

Another group besides tourists will appreciate the new climate controlled Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.

Airport Facilities Council of IFMA Announces 2008 Award Winners

Second annual awards handed out to honor facilities management at airports of various sizes.

AHRI Selects New Chairman Of The Board

The new association head, Keith Coursin, has been an active member of AHRI for more than 10 years.

Green Cleaning Program Expands LEED Focus

UGL Unicco has extended its cleaning services initiative to encompass a number of categories in the U.S. Green Building Council rating system.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Restrooms Back In Times Square For The Holidays

For the third year, Charmin has placed 20 deluxe stalls in the heart of this tourist area to make it a little easier for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Black Friday Countdown

The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering...

‘Hospital Of The Future’ Report Urges Major Changes

Joint Commission report proposes principles, actions to guide future hospital development.


For astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, gravity got the better of her and her tool bag during yesterday's maintenance mission in space.

One Out of Four Workers Have Encountered Employment Discrimination

More than one in four American adults – 27% – say they have encountered employment discrimination, and with unemployment rising and competition in the workplace increasing, it’s getting even tougher to get a job – or get ahead – in today’s market.

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled

The co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square (Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment) unveiled a new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball last...

FRIDAY FUNNY: New Office Policy As A Result Of The Credit Crunch

This offering is a tongue in cheek look at the drastic measures that could be put into place by the most desperate employer.

Emerging Property Market Downturn Accelerates Except in China

The property market in China is showing more resilience while India has been hard hit by the global economic downturn.

Weird Wednesday: Fire Protection… “Do You Smell Wasabi?”

Japanese firm SEEMS Inc. has developed the "Wasabi Fire Alarm".

"Dynamic" Architect Recognized

David Fisher has been honored as the worldwide Architect of the Year 2008 by The Developers & Builders Alliance.


Move over, dancing fountains of the Bellagio, there's another water wonder in the world.

Design Firm Changes Name

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates has changed its name to tvsdesign.

Further Softening in U.S. Warehouse Market During Q3

This ongoing notable weakness suggests that the industrial real estate market will continue to be impacted by recessionary conditions.

Pepperidge Farm Installs Second Fuel Cell Power Plant

The food manufacturer dedicated a 1.2 megawatt fuel cell power plant at its bakery facility in Bloomfield, CT earlier this month.

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