Recycling Articles

Corporate recycling policies, waste management, and relamping strategies for facility managers are among the topics covered in this section.

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Updated Green Globes Building Certification Program Now Built On ANSI Standard

Green Globes is used as an alternative to...Read More...

After a renovation of the BWI Airport Marriott in Hanover, MD, LEDs were installed throughout. This provides an estimated 84% savings in energy consumption, with total annual savings estimated at $21,078. (Photo: LED Source.)

Service & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs

Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013...Read More...

IFMA Releases Sustainability Guide For Waste Management

IFMA publishes a free educational resource produced in association with the IFMA Foundation as part of popular how-to...Read More...

All material from the Deerfield Academy clean out on June 3, 2013, was shipped to relief efforts in Nicaragua.

IRN Provides 4.3 Million Pounds Of Surplus Furnishings To Charity

Since 2002, IRN has placed more than 40 million pounds of surplus with charities. Apart from environmental and social benefits, the cost of placing surplus for reuse is typically 20% to 40% less than the cost of throwing the same material in...Read More...

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FM Issue: Surplus Furniture

Creative alternatives to landfill disposal are available to facility managers. From the June 2013...Read More...

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CFL Safety Issues An Urban Myth, Says NLB

In some cases, the ballast’s plastic housing can melt slightly where the glass coil connects to the ballast, the Green Guide states, noting that this “is simply a sign that the heat is escaping as intended in the design of the...Read More...

Facility managers have many choices when considering ceiling products. Beyond traditional panels, “free floating” canopies reduce distracting noise while also adding a design element. (Photo: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings.)

Services & Maintenance: Minimal Overhead

Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue....Read More...

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Davies Office Earns Ninth BIFMA level Furniture Sustainability Certification

The level conformance mark ensures a comprehensive, independent, and impartial assessment of the environmental and social impacts of a product’s manufacture....Read More...

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Lighting Trends: Lighting Decisions

A survey of TFM readers provides insight on current and future system upgrades. From the April 2013...Read More...

Trendway’s Zero Waste To Landfill, BIFMA Certifications Announced

Trendway Corporation celebrates Earth Month 2103 with two significant announcements demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability....Read More...