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Guide To Water Conservation Solutions Now Available

The IFMA Foundation and ASBE have produced a free white paper titled A Comprehensive Guide to Water Conservation: The Bottom Line Impacts, Challenges and Rewards.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dry Foam Carpet Care From Diversey

This system makes for quick drying and keeps carpets cleaner longer.

FRIDAY FUNNY: That Noise? Oh, That Was Just My Chair…

A German inventor has come up with the Intelli Chair—a chair that emits sounds from seatbacks and cushions to suggest when users should make posture adjustments or take breaks from sitting.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Convia Commissioning/Maintenance Partnership

Convia/A Herman Miller Company has partnered with Sylvania Lighting Services (SLS) to provide customers streamlined servicing for their Convia energy management systems.

ASHE, IFMA Release Healthcare Benchmarking Report

The report provides relevant data that professionals can use to compare their operations to those of similar institutions and make the case to the boardroom for capital investment and resource allocation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: DEFINITY PAR38 By Lighting Science Group

The DEFINITY PAR38 LED lightbulb from Lighting Science Group is the industry's first LED bulb to receive the ENERGY STAR label. The bulb is...

World Habitat Day: October 4, 2010

The purpose of this event is to call attention to the current global state of the human habitat and push toward adequate housing for all.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Up?

This past week, there were two interesting elevator related news items. The first was a piece examining elevator rider body posture. The second explained the safest way to survive a free fall in an elevator.

Workplace Week To Raise Money for Children in Need

Workplace Week is run by leading workplace consultants Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). During the week, companies will open their doors and host visits to their offices during working hours; visits will earn money for charity.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: KD SideLight From Curries

This door product aims to ease installation during construction and retrofit projects.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Employee Training With Extra Cheese

In the 80s, certain industries went a bit overboard with employee training videos in a desperate attempt to train the largest number of people in the shortest period of time (and at the lowest cost). The results were cringe worthy.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Cyber Theft Solutions

Three service providers have joined forces to provide comprehensive cyber theft prevention, detection, and response mitigation services.

CSI And CSC Release 2010 Edition of UniFormat

CSI and CSC have released a 2010 edition of UniFormat, a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish them.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).

IFMA Foundation Names 2010-2011 Board of Trustees

The board will be chaired by Stephen Ballesty, the first person outside of North America to serve in that position for the foundation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CFR Retro-Seam From Metal-Span

This insulated metal standing seam roof panel system is designed to install over existing roofs.

Diversey Holds Freshwater Call to Action Event

Citing a looming freshwater crisis that could affect the nation’s economy, the livability of our communities, and the health of our ecosystems, a diverse coalition recently issued a landmark call to action aimed at heading off a national crisis in water quality and supply.

Friday Funny: IKEA Goes To The Cats!

How did the facilities and operations people get 100 curious cats out—from behind walls (with power saws, apparently), exposed ceiling rafters, and all sorts of other unlikely places—in time to open one London area IKEA store to the public the next day?

New Guidelines for Green Cleaning Products in Schools

Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.

IFMA Foundation to Award $112,000 in Scholarships at World Workplace in Atlanta

The IFMA Foundation will present $112,000 in scholarships to 33 facility management students during the World Workplace 2010 Conference & Expo, held October 27-29 in Atlanta, GA.
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From Prevention To Action: The Role Of Facilities Management In Handling Emergencies And Maintenance

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