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One member will receive the Bernard H. Falk Award, and five others NEMA's Kite and Key Award.


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One member will receive the Bernard H. Falk Award, and five others NEMA's Kite and Key Award.

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NEMA Awards Recognize Members

One member will receive the Bernard H. Falk Award, and five others NEMA's Kite and Key Award.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Computers Possessed By Evil Spirits

Now this prank has been knocking around online for more than a year, but I'm sure some people have never heard of it. It's pretty funny and purely harmless.

Bold Thieves At Security Event

At the ASIS 2010 security trade show this month, members of the night cleaning crew helped themselves.

Siemens Earns ENERGY STAR In Maine

The company's office building in Scarborough, ME now uses about 30% less energy than office buildings of similar size.

Win A Trip To The "Big Game"

Industry professionals are eligible to enter the Fluke football BIG GAME SWEEPS, which includes two tickets to attend Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Refrigerant Safety Standards

The 2010 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 14 new refrigerant blends added.

Aircuity and Siemens Sign Channel Sales Agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, certain Siemens branches in North America can undergo training to become certified to sell, install, and service Aircuity OptiNet systems.

Online Office Measurement Standard Training In The Works

Three organization reach an agreement to develop and market an online training program for BOMA International’s 2010 Office Floor Measurement Standard, Office Buildings: Standards Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010).

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.

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...

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.

Free Download of Energy Code Available

Free digital copies (registration required) of the International Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: SeriousEnergy Manager

This software-as-a-service from Serious Materials provides continuous monitoring, analysis, optimization of energy use.

Study Shows Salary Increases for Certified Property Managers®

Maintaining a history of steady salary growth, real estate management professionals holding the CPM designation earned a median base salary of $94,000 in 2009, up from $90,000 in 2006; $81,256 in 2003; $72,300 in 1999; and $42,000 in 1984.

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).

Smarter Kitchens For McDonald’s

The company's Smart Restaurant initiative involves creating interoperability standards for its networked kitchen equipment and building automation systems.

ASHRAE Competition Gives Students Practical Experience

Engineering practices such as building information modeling (BIM), geothermal, and combined cooling, heating, and power were highlighted in the winning entries in the 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.

November 16-18, 2010: BACnet Interoperability Workshop

This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Which Came First? The Dopey Question or the Incomprehensible Answer?

Ever since computers became part of the workplace, users have struggled to keep their machines up and running. So what's a user to do? Call tech support. Easier said than done, as illustrated by this collection of "real" tech support nightmares.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofHelpUSA From MemcoGlobal

This emergency and/or non-emergency roof leak response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

LonMark International Announces New Board Members

LonMark International, a non-profit association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users, has announced new representatives to its Board of Directors.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Schindler ID Destination-Dispatch

This human interface system enables facility managers to control elevator traffic by personalizing passenger access.

Conference Room Trends: Video Conferencing Comes Of Age

IP enabled equipment is finally bringing the conference room into the modern age.

FM Issue: Transforming Technologies

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the latest tools to be optimized for maintenance and operations applications.

Services & Maintenance: Web Based Energy Information Systems

Systems designed to monitor consumption are available with an array of features.

Keeping Data Centers Up And Running

Emerson Network Power offers a list of "Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Failure by Human Error."

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dinion and FlexiDome IP Cameras from Bosch

Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.

OSHA Cites SeaWorld for Killer Whale Accident

OSHA has cited SeaWorld of Florida LLC for three safety violations, including one classified as willful, following the death of an animal trainer in February.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Role Of Submetering In LEED v3

This Web exclusive comes from E-Mon, LLC, manufacturer of submetering and automatic meter reading hardware and software systems and services.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Waste Management, Recycling, and Diversion from IEA

The International Environmental Alliance (IEA) provides full service waste management, recycling, and diversion services for facilities of all types and sizes.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products.Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan's Time & Life...

Finalists In Smartest Building Challenge

A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Broadened Security Options Through AlliedBarton

This provider of trained security personnel has launched a Strategic Partnership Program to offer clients access to related products and services.

Untapped Resource: “Cash For Clunkers” Lighting Program

By qualifying for the Commercial Building Tax Deduction (CBTD), commercial lighting system owners can derive a tax benefit to help offset the cost of a new lighting system or lighting system improvement, up to 60¢ per square foot.

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