Such Great Finds!

Recycle.  Repurpose.  Reuse.  Check out some of the deals via Craigslist as featured by California Home & Design:           Source:  10 Hottest Craigslist Finds in the Golden State

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Signing That Lease

Highly recommended read.  So many things raised on this article that are great guidelines – from making sure that the basic lease terms are clearly written… considerations for shorter lease terms… importance of being able to sublease… who is responsible for various types of repairs or whether your company is obligated to comply with local

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Hand Dryers vs. Paper Towels

“Studies have shown automatic hand dryers can save companies up to 99 percent in operation costs as compared to paper towels — removing much of the maintenance involved in restroom upkeep, including restocking and disposal. Additionally, discarded paper towels cannot be recycled or reused and therefore end up in landfills unless they are composted. In

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Insights on Emergency Preparedness

Great insights on preparing for emergencies:  “From fires and floods to power outages, infections and workplace violence, institutional and commercial facilities need to be prepared for the worst possible emergency scenarios. For maintenance and engineering managers, this challenge includes ensuring they have the resources, staff and plans in place to effectively protect both occupants...

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Have Fun With White

Lots of offices have white walls.  But white doesn’t have to be boring.  Here are some ideas to create some fun with white. You can play it up with bold lighting… colorful furniture…  huge art piece…  bright accent on a door or partition… taking advantage of the natural landscape.  Check-out some of these ideas. Source:

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Server Cooling Factors to Think About

“”People sometimes will go in and determine the amount of heat given off by all the servers, but they won’t even look at the UPS system,” Michel says. “In some cases, the UPS system gives off more heat than the servers do, particularly in smaller rooms. It’s not anything particular about the UPS. It’s that

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Improving Lighting Quality?

“In fact, it’s one element of a four-step process Graf outlines for improving lighting quality: working with a specialist who is aware of new standards; designing a high performance system; not allowing substitutions that adversely affect design; and training employees and management staff. In a new environment, says Hasan, a mockup may be done of

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Planning for Access Control

“Here are five pitfalls that facilities managers will want to avoid as they work to choose, design and install access control systems. 1. Neglecting to properly assess current and future needs, and technical capabilities. 2. Overlooking code compliance. 3. Working in a vacuum. 4. Choosing components that don’t work together or are incomplete. 5. Forgetting

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Exciting Potentials on Lighting

“Color, control and function are all being reassessed, and new players have emerged like a wave of Silicon Valley start-ups. Light’s potential to heal, soothe, invigorate or safeguard people is being exploited to introduce products like the blanket, versions of which are offered by General Electric and in development at Philips, the Dutch electronics giant.

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Playful Decor

“The headquarters of social marketing startup Social Envi may only fit a handful of employees, but it still packs a major punch. Located in Los Angeles, the firm’s space was designed by design firm MFEO and is decked out with vintage furniture and accented with modern pops of fuchsia and shades of slate blue.” Source:

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