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Interface Consolidates Sustainability Goals With “Mission Zero”

Interface Consolidates Sustainability Goals With “Mission Zero”

Interface Flooring Systems, based in LaGrange, GA, recently announced its name change to become InterfaceFLOR Commercial™. In addition to announcing its new name, the modular flooring company has also launched “Mission Zero™,” which names the company’s promise to eliminate any negative impact the company may have on the environment by the year 2020.For TFM’s coverage of setting...Read More...

TFM Show Speaker Named An Entrepreneur Of The Year By Ernst & Young

TFM Show Speaker Named An Entrepreneur Of The Year By Ernst & Young

Michael Gordon, founder and president of ConsumerPowerline, has won the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for the New York Metro Region’s emerging business category. ConsumerPowerline is an energy asset management firm located in New York City that helps commercial and industrial energy users strategically reduce consumption while generating newfound revenue for its larger consumer...Read More...

Johnson Controls Receives Supplier Award From AT&T

Johnson Controls Receives Supplier Award From AT&T

Johnson Controls, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, was recently recognized as an outstanding supplier to AT&T Inc., provider of data, voice, wireless and Internet services. “We are proud of our longstanding tradition of providing unparalleled products and services to our business and residential customers,” said Maureen Merkle, president, AT&T Procurement. “We’re successful on that front in...Read More...

tomsofmaine

Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission

Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford,...Read More...

Frost & Sullivan Offers Analysis Of Integrated Facility Management Market

Frost & Sullivan Offers Analysis Of Integrated Facility Management Market

According to analysis by Frost & Sullivan, North American Integrated Facility Management Services Market, environmental concerns among end-users and implementation of new government policies—such as the Energy Conservation Policy in 2005—is making some opportunities open in the Integrated Facility Management (I-FM) services market in North America. The opportunities are included in various end-user segments...Read More...

Child’s Play: New Ground Surfaces Help Spruce Up Playground

Child’s Play: New Ground Surfaces Help Spruce Up Playground

A team effort recently brought to fruition a new playground setting for children with special needs. To a child in a wheelchair, a playground has to be more than some swings and a slide. It has to be designed to stimulate all five senses. The ground has to be smooth enough for wheelchairs to roll on. And, most of all, it has to be fun. At the Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh, NC, a facility for children and adults with...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: What You Don’t Know About Grounding Can Hurt You

WEB EXCLUSIVE: What You Don’t Know About Grounding Can Hurt You

Aging or unchecked grounding raises the risk of data/equipment loss, process anomalies, plant shutdown, and more. The Smart Ground Testing method can minimize these risks while overcoming traditional grounding test flaws. The following article discusses this method and how it can help facility managers address potential problems. By Del Williams Thirty years ago, Hank Aaron was still playing baseball, the first...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Save Water While Quenching Cooling Towers

Sustainable By Design: Save Water While Quenching Cooling Towers

With proper infrastructure and treatment in place, reusing water can be a viable option for a facility....Read More...