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Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue.

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Services & Maintenance: Minimal Overhead

Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue.

Davies Office Earns Ninth BIFMA level Furniture Sustainability Certification

The level conformance mark ensures a comprehensive, independent, and impartial assessment of the environmental and social impacts of a product’s manufacture.

Lighting Trends: Lighting Decisions

A survey of TFM readers provides insight on current and future system upgrades. From the April 2013 issue.

Trendway’s Zero Waste To Landfill, BIFMA Certifications Announced

Trendway Corporation celebrates Earth Month 2103 with two significant announcements demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Green Seal Publishes Standard On Laundry Products

GS-51: Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use addresses life cycle impacts and specifies performance, environmental, and health requirements.

Texas A&M Attaining Multi-Million-Dollar Savings Efficiencies, Recycling Efforts

At the university, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are markedly lower and environmentally friendly methods of waste management have significantly increased the percentage of solid waste material that is recycled and kept out of the landfill.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Cigarette Recycling by TerraCycle

Cigarette waste is recycled free of charge through a program launched by TerraCycle and facilitated by funding from Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.

January 24, 2013: New Electronics Recycling Law Hits Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Decorative Sawgrass Waste Receptacle from Witt

Featuring laser cut designs, this decorative sawgrass waste receptacle is the newest member of Witt's Covington Collection.

Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous proposition.

P-433 Ship Shape from Meese Orbitron Dunne Co.

This UN Certified container is suitable for collecting and transporting oil-based paints and stains, paint thinner, degreasers, aerosol paints, household batteries, and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

NLB Reports Jump In NEMA Lighting Systems Index

The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: VaporShield from Air Cycle

For lamp recycling, this new mail-back box design provides a simpler, safer approach for facility managers.

U.S. EPA Names Facility Electronics Champs

The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cool In So Many Ways

The main goal of 2012Architecten is to re-purpose discarded materials in an attempt to divert trash from the waste stream. As architects and designers, they have the talent and creativity to fabricate truly fantastic things, like transforming old refrigerators and washing machines into a mobile ice cream stand!

Services & Maintenance: The Right Fit

When seeking pre-owned furniture, a little research can go a long way toward finding a suitable dealer.

ORGATEC 2012: Green Offices In The Passing Lane

Ecology and sustainability are among the central themes that will be examined during ORGATEC 2012 in Cologne, Germany.

Renewable Energy: The Power Of Reclaimed Cooking Oil

Making biodiesel for vehicles has been a focus for this material, but when properly treated, this waste product can be used to fuel a facility’s boilers.

Retail Case Study: Purchase Power

In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don't stop!

Stadium Case Study: Going To Bat For Green

Home of the Washington Nationals, the newest MLB ballpark earns LEED silver. The director of ballpark operations plans to maintain the momentum.

Services & Maintenance: Breaking It Down

A pile mentality doesn't cut it when it comes to handling waste. Ensuring materials do not unnecessarily end up in a landfill is a prime goal of a waste management plan.

Services & Maintenance: Incandescent Lamp Phase Out

A 2007 federal law calls for manufacturers to cease making these products beginning January 1, 2012.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Rosie The Robot Meets Her Match!

Charged with keeping the Jetson household neat and tidy, the fictional Rosie has essentially met her modern day match: Dr. R.E. ("robotic environmentalist") Cycler—an educator AND a machine with a true purpose: to explain the ins and outs of recycling.

Webinar: Implementing Efficient Lamp Recycling

Tune in at 12:00 pm CST on Wednesday, June 22 for a free webinar as Joe Day, senior account executive at Air Cycle, explains...

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.

Services & Maintenance: Options Abound Above

Choosing the best ceiling materials for a space should consider appearance and performance.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Roppe & ReSource Recycling Rubber

Roppe Corporation is partnering with the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network, LLC to support the network’s environmental initiative, Ecollect™ in conjunction with Roppe’s IMPACT rubber...

BONUS Professional Development: Focus On Large Scale Lamp Recycling

In this final piece in the series, Columnist Krall looks at how recycling programs at large facilities can have big benefits.

Services & Maintenance: Getting A Handle On Waste

Managers can optimize their facilities' waste streams with diversion and recycling.

Professional Development: Lamp Recycling Still Matters

Columnist Daniel Krall reveals how lamps in landfills carry financial, environmental, and public relations risks.

BONUS Professional Development: Lamp Recycling Logistics

In this followup article, Columnist Daniel Krall explains lamp recycling options, especially for smaller facilities.

Air Cycle Corporation launches the "Recycling Channel" on the TFM website

Air Cycle Corporation has launched the "Recycling Channel" on the Today's Facility Manager website. This informative web portal is designed for facility management professionals...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Organics Composting By Waste Management

Opening this spring, the operation will serve the South Florida region.

Tips on Making the Holiday Season More Sustainable

"There are lots of ways to make this a more sustainable holiday season," says Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group. "And just remember, every sustainable gift we give is also a gift honoring our planet."

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