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FRIDAY FUNNY: Playing Hooky

For those of you who need a morale boost, check this little gem out for the perfect excuse. And for anyone stuck playing truant officer, well, this resource is essential!

The Top 10 Green Building Trends to Look for in 2010

While much of the last decade had all of us focused on shiny new green buildings as the silver bullet for the many environmental challenges in the built environment, the virtual collapse of new development has helped the industry to refocus on the real solution: greening existing buildings.

New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due to Rising Energy Costs

Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.

New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations

The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their thermostats higher or lower by an average of one degree Fahrenheit, compared to data from three years ago, in an effort to minimize energy use and cut costs.

Services & Maintenance: To Perform And Maintain

Contributor Joann Davis Brayman addresses the performance criteria facility managers should evaluate in acoustical ceiling selection.

Lighting Upgrades And Facility Management

Increased efficiency in this sphere is more important then ever. Results from a survey sponsored by NEMA/EnLIGHTen America examine facility managers' attitudes on their plans to proceed.

The HVAC Factor: Watch Out For Roadblocks

Guest Contributer Karl Decker discusses three scenarios that can throw a construction project off track.

Services & Maintenance: Quality, Cost, Sustainability

Can fms have the best of all worlds with pre-owned furniture?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Breaking The "Sound Barrier" For Enhanced Classroom Learning

In this Web Exclusive, Christopher Lawton explains how one HVAC product is helping children in today’s classrooms improve their understanding by overcoming excessive ambient background noise.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Breaking The “Sound Barrier” For Enhanced Classroom Learning

In this Web Exclusive, Christopher Lawton explains how one HVAC product is helping children in today’s classrooms improve their understanding by overcoming excessive ambient background noise.

New Environmental Information Center From GE Debuts

Web site will help specifiers and customers cut speedier path to greater sustainability, bottom line gains.

Fire Management Trends: Escaping The Ring of Fire

During a fire, facility managers need to evacuate employees and protect the building's future.

Lighting Trends: Reinventing Light

New economic and environmental realities are pushing lighting technology into the next generation.

Services & Maintenance: Maximizing The Data Center

Migration to a holistic, preventive maintenance approach can improve performance and reduce costs.

Services & Maintenance: Ultimately Green

Refurbishing furniture is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to shrink a facility's footprint.

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does this 19th century writer have to do with recycling?

The Facility Technologist: The Wireless Facility

Unfettered communication technologies can offer more.

Special Report: Expert Panel Addresses TOP Facility Challenges

How do the top names in the profession answer the question,

Professional Development: Heading Up A Move

Columnist Marty Chobot admits churn is a fact of life. Managers can use technology to keep the process under control.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Are You Protected?

Today's Web Exclusive is from Steve Jones, the executive vice president and Chief Operations Officer of Universal Protection Service, located in Santa Ana, CA....

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

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