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U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement...Read More...

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more...Read More...

IFMA Board Member to Serve on U.S. State Department Advisory Panel

IFMA Board Member to Serve on U.S. State Department Advisory Panel

William A. Rodgers, Jr. has been selected to advise the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations with information on the latest concepts, methods, best practices, and ideas affecting facility and property...Read More...

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering...Read More...

IFMA's Spring Symposium: May 12-15, 2009

IFMA's Spring Symposium: May 12-15, 2009

Held at the Renaissance Charlotte, NC, SouthPark Hotel, the 2009 Spring Symposium will offer five of the nine core competency courses necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the profession....Read More...

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, and the International Facility Management Association will release the results of the third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) on May 6 at 10 a.m. (CST) via...Read More...

IFMA Goes to Washington

IFMA Goes to Washington

Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives from IFMA met to discuss energy efficiency and high performance federal buildings last week during IFMA Advocacy...Read More...

Swine Flu: Key Facts for Facility Professionals

Swine Flu: Key Facts for Facility Professionals

On Sunday (4/26/09), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared a public health emergency in a bid to stop the spread of a swine flu virus. As of today (4/28/09), the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert level based on newly gathered...Read More...

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500...Read More...

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

The survey found that overwhelmingly, almost 70% of the Americans surveyed say they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen...Read More...