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“Maintenance Performance Measures” Webinar To Be Held December 12

“Maintenance Performance Measures” Webinar To Be Held December 12

The educational seminar, sponsored by Eagle Technology, is geared for those with maintenance management, plant operations, or facilities management responsibilities. Presented by Dr. Joe Jacobsen, operations manager/Buildings & Fleet for the City of Milwaukee, the webinar will address: * How to keep your budget intact* Coping with budget cuts* Defining your region of optimal performance* Using data to support...Read More...

Cummins Power Generation Receives Award From Frost & Sullivan

Cummins Power Generation Receives Award From Frost & Sullivan

Cummins Power Generation, a business unit of Cummins Inc., has received the “2006 North American Diesel Engine Technology Leadership of the Year Award” from Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company. In granting the national award, Frost & Sullivan noted it was in recognition of “impressive advancements and market leadership in emissions technology and presence as a major environmentally...Read More...

ABB Earns Award From Frost & Sullivan For Low Voltage Drives

ABB Earns Award From Frost & Sullivan For Low Voltage Drives

ABB recently earned the Frost & Sullivan “Growth Excellence in Market and Product Leadership of the Year Award, for 2006 Low Voltage Drives.” Technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development were contingencies Frost & Sullivan included in its evaluation. “In the drives space, this Award goes to the company that demonstrates excellence in the fields of...Read More...

Construction & Demolition Recycling Web Source Available To Facility Professsionals

Construction & Demolition Recycling Web Source Available To Facility Professsionals

Facility managers looking for construction and demolition (C&D) debris recyclers can access a new database, free of charge, to locate service providers in their areas. For TFM’s coverage of C&D debris recycling, read “Construction Conservation” from the March 2006 issue. The Construcion Waste Management Database appears online at the Whole Building Design Guide at www.WBDG.org; a link to...Read More...

Tufts University To Open First “Green” Dorm

Tufts University To Open First “Green” Dorm

When Tufts University Trustee Bernard Gordon lived in Tufts’ West Hall in 1944 during his officer training for the Navy, he bunked four to a room. This September 3rd, when students at the Medford, MA university move into the new Sophia Gordon Hall, named in honor of Bernard Gordon’s wife, they will live four to a suite in a “green” dorm with single bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens and bathrooms, and a host...Read More...

Portland State University Designated “Salmon-Safe”

Portland State University Designated “Salmon-Safe”

An organization that recognizes businesses and farms for environmentally sustainable practices has certified Portland State University (PSU) as the nation’s first “Salmon-Safe” university campus. The Salmon-Safe organization certifies ecologically sustainable land management practices that protect agricultural and urban watersheds so that native salmon can spawn and thrive. In November 2005, a team of experts...Read More...

TAC Recognized By Frost & Sullivan For Integrated Building Systems

TAC Recognized By Frost & Sullivan For Integrated Building Systems

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has selected TAC (a company of Schneider Electric) of North Andover, MA for the 2006 Excellence in Technology Award in the field of integrated building systems. According to Frost & Sullivan: TAC received this award for understanding the pulse of the building automation industry and exercising its expertise to develop systems such as Andover...Read More...

ASHRAE Joins Former President Clinton To Reduce Cities’ Carbon Emissions

ASHRAE Joins Former President Clinton To Reduce Cities’ Carbon Emissions

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced it will join with former President Bill Clinton in an initiative to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency in the world’s largest cities. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is a Clinton Foundation program dedicated to making a difference in the fight against climate change in practical and measurable ways....Read More...

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...