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HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.

HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.



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National Disaster Resilience Competition Launched

HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.

ConEdison Solutions Whitepaper

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New Association Advances Energy Management Services

The ACG board has created the EMA as a stand-alone association to administer the EMP program and other energy related programs.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Best Of The Rest…Room

The Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® Contest not only promotes a business, it also recognizes the effort made by facilities management teams around the country to put their best restrooms to the test.

Columbia Lighting Presents: LLHP BEATDOWN!

[video width="580" height="326" id="yeSxfyq64kw" type="youtube"] Columbia Lighting's LLHP is one tough LED High Bay Product! Watch as our team gives a serious beating to the LLHP with bats, metal bars and other sports equipment while the product continues to remain illuminated. LLHP is a long-life high-efficiency LED high bay product that meets the most restrictive lighting power density codes and typically qualifies for EPAct tax deductions. The LLHP uses individual specialized optics for each LED designed to provide precise control of light from the point source to the work plane. Three distribution choices ensure that each LED operates optimally and distributes the light where it's needed, whether for aisles or open areas. Learn more at http://www.columbialighting.com/products/llhp/

Free Subscriptions Available to Today’s Facility Manager Magazine

For a limited time, free subscriptions are being made available to Today’s Facility Manager magazine.

Survey: What App Would You Use?

What app is missing from your facility management toolbox? Is there some kind of mobile app you’d use on a regular basis that could help make the operations and maintenance process easier? Please fill out the brief survey and help the tech team at Today's Facility Manager design your ideal app.

LED Lighting Channel

LED Lighting Channel Sponsored by GE Lighting GE Lighting spans the globe as an industry leader in major lighting, systems and services for commercial, industrial and residential use. Technology innovation and the company’s ecomaginationsm initiative enable GE Lighting to aggressively bring to market products and solutions that help customers meet pressing environmental challenges. Visit TFM's LED Lighting channel today.

Building Automation Channel

Building Automation Channel Sponsored by KMC Controls Facilities are looking to achieve higher levels of indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by automating and controlling building systems. Visit TFM’s Building Automation channel to learn about pneumatic and electronic control devices for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.


Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents.

Maintenance Free…But Can You Paint It?

So, the next time you’re wondering whether a material that is touted as maintenance-free can be painted, wonder no more: The answer is almost always “yes."

Free Whitepaper: Crossing the Sustainability Chasm: Strategies and Tactics to Achieve Sustainability Goals

A recent study by Gartner, in collaboration with TRIRIGA, an IBM Company, surveyed 130 professionals responsible for the planning and implementation of sustainability initiatives across large corporations. This paper provides a thorough analysis of these survey results. Download the Whitepaper

New Product Flash: Ink Collection from KnollTextiles

The Ink collection follows in the footsteps of the grammar wall covering collection, which debuted five years ago and consisted of patterns based on a series of overlapping, intermingling letters.

Bird-B-Gone Launches TFM Bird Control Channel

Bird-B-Gone has unveiled its new Bird Control Channel on the Today's Facility Manager website.

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 who are looking for recycling solutions and guidance on the latest recycling regulations. To visit the "Recycling Channel" visit: facilityexecutive.com/recycling/.

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."

Update of LEED Opens for First Public Comment 

The proposed update builds on the foundation of LEED 2009, including the alignment and weighting of credits and further advances the “bookshelf” framework where credits are applied to specific building types.

25 Million Pounds Of Surplus Sent To Relief Efforts

IRN’s surplus property program has surpassed 25 million pounds of furniture, medical supplies, and other equipment sent to disaster relief and economic development projects.

Princeton Review & USGBC: “Guide To 286 Green Colleges”

Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges" – which is based on a survey of hundreds of colleges nationwide – profiles the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses.

Carpet Innovators Partner To Create Filler From Waste

The partnership between Mohawk Industries and Polar Materials, Inc. will result in a carpet backing filler created from recycled carpet waste—advancing post-consumer recycling efforts and reducing the amount of carpet waste sent to the landfill every year.

Building Enclosure Moisture Management Institute Forms

BEMMI is organized to represent manufacturers and suppliers of drainage space materials used in exterior walls in commercial building construction markets.


In northern Sweden, travelers will be able to escape to the trees later this year.

IRN Sends Relief Supplies To Haiti

On February 2, the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) shipped a 15,000 pound load of relief supplies, including 120 mattresses from Brown University, medical supplies from New England Baptist Hospital, and more than 2,500 liters of bottled water from Max's Blues Café in Brockton, MA.

GSA Awards Contract To Roof Express

The five-year contract is within the Facility Maintenance and Management schedule of the GSA.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Green Roofs And Commercial Environments

Guest Contributor Kelly Duke explains how green roofs can help bring nature closer to urban settings, improve insulation and air quality, and work to deliver both economic and social benefits to their communities.


Are unsightly garbage cans junking up your visual landscape? You can now camouflage your cans by dressing them up in an attractive covering!

Tecta Awards College Scholarships

This year, 36 scholarships were awarded, which includes 16 new awards along with scholarship renewals.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Blame it on the GPS

One minute your childhood home is there. The next minute, it's gone. So are family heirlooms and other personal items. Why? Faulty GPS coordinates.

New Look In New Orleans

The city's Morial Convention Center exterior change follows up major interior renovations.

Partnership For Greening Hotel Housekeeping

The American Hotel & Lodging Association and the International Executive Housekeepers Association are working to increase sustainability.

Grants To Combat Graffiti

Eligible communities and groups can use the funds to address graffiti prevention and education, rapid removal, or help to enforce local anti-graffiti laws.

Survey Results: India’s Troubling Development Concerns

The survey revealed that 93% of respondents believe there is a significant gap between international design practices and onshore construction realities for large-scale developments in India, characterized by the many challenges facing the development community today.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Are Your Curb Ramps Really ADA Compliant?

Most municipalities have implemented features required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but many of these features fall short of ADA compliance.

Missouri Campus Implements Second Use For Cooking Oil

Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO has announced several environmental initiatives at its 328-acre campus.

New Product Flash: Bamboo Tiles From pinta acoustic, inc.

pinta acoustic, inc. (formerly illbruck acoustic) offers bamboo tiles as part of its BIOLINE Wood Ceiling Tile product line.

Award Launched To Recognize FM Green Actions

Zeftron nylon is sponsoring its first annual Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Awards.

New Product Flash: Starline Plug-In Raceway By Universal Electric Corp.

The Starline™ Plug-In Raceway from Universal Electric Corporation was designed to address the everchanging power distribution and datacom needs of university, hospital, research, pharmaceutical, and data labs. The product’s design offers flexibility, providing facility managers the ability to add or relocate electrical outlet plug-in modules anywhere on the raceway quickly and easily.

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Insulated copper bus bars are preinstalled in the raceway sections. The user snaps the pre-assembled electrical outlet plug-in modules into place on the raceway backplane and the connection to power is made automatically without having to interrupt power. An optional datacom channel is available for data, video, and audio applications. Computer and phone jacks can also be placed at any location on the cable channel

The Plug-In Raceway system is tested to meet NEC and UL standards and carries the ETL mark. Joints and plug-in units require no maintenance.

The system is relocatable and scalable, allowing facility managers to expand, reconfigure or relocate the system anywhere they need power. It also helps to reduce installation time and related costs. In terms of safety and convenience, the Plug-In Raceway system allows the user to avoid large panel boards in a remote location and has greater flexibility without the confusion of determining which breaker corresponds to which outlet.

Available in 20, 40 or 60 Amps bussing; 120/208Vac or 277/480Vac; customizable lengths of raceway sections up to 10 feet; optional isolated ground; various plug-in modules are available complete with breaker and receptacle, and can be relocated anywhere on the raceway; plug-in modules are available in single phase and three phase configurations up to 30 amps; a variety of power feeds, elbows and fittings are available; field-cutting of elbows for precise jobsite fit; optional steel EMI shielding separator between channels.

The raceway is built with a smooth aluminum finish and its compact design requires minimal space.  Available in white or metallic silver finish.  Custom colors are available.

New Product Flash: Sortasaurus Trux From Meese Orbitron Dunne

This line of recycling collection carts was developed to promote recycling in the workplace.

New Product Flash: Flexi-Mount Wall Bracket

A flexible mounting bracket has a hidden spring that allows urinal screens to flex just the right amount.

New Product Flash: Smart Fan From Strobic Air

The patent pending Strobic Air® Smart Fan™ maintains safe ventilation levels while minimizing facility energy costs and carbon footprint.

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