A set of three standards which can be used to manage any assets, from railway sleepers to brand reputation to telecommunications networks, have been published by ISO.
Intelligent, sustainable design and construction and the latest energy-saving appliances are helping retirees living at Stockland’s Selandra Rise Retirement Village in Cranbourne, Victoria, save more than $700 per year on average on their water and energy bills, according to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Part of Aussie Pumps’ state-of-the-art ‘Scud’ range, this single-phase electric drive pressure cleaner is built to provide longevity, performance and heavy duty design. The Aussie Scud BB100E, built in Sydney’s Norwest business district, uses a combination of a heavy duty, triplex, professional pump, slow-speed four-pole squirrel-cage motor and robust galvanised frame.
The Ingersoll Rand IQV20 Series cordless tool line has been expanded with the addition of the durable L5110 LED task light. Ideal for garage, industrial and maintenance applications, the L5110 provides excellent illumination and mobile lighting on the job.
Registrations are now open for the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) Solar Cooling Workshop 2014, which will chart various aspects of solar cooling, including case studies, industry applications, policy and industry development, components and mechanisms, and innovations.
Facility managers at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey – the home of this weekend’s NFL Super Bowl XLVIII – are making sure the catering and associated activities are the greenest possible.
The world’s largest solar bridge, opened at London Blackfriars train station last week, has 4,400 photovoltaic panels which span the River Thames and are set to produce 900,000 kWh of energy annually. That’s enough to provide 50 percent of the station’s energy or, in typically English fashion, “to make almost 80,000 cups of tea a day”.
Alicia Simpson, property manager at Melbourne’s Castlerock Property, is the lucky winner of an indoor plants and container package from Ambius, as featured in the December/January issue of Facility Management magazine.
Reece’s Australian-designed Milli Axon tap has won an iF Product Design Award, standing out among over 3000 entries from 55 countries.
For a bit of light-hearted news on a Friday, the UK’s Ladder Association has announced the winner of its second annual Idiots on Ladders competition.
The association, which is a trade body for the safe and correct use of ladders, says it was inundated with entries from around the world highlighting the worst ways to work at height.
Not-for-profit e-waste recycling service TechCollect is focusing its efforts on the corporate world this year in an effort to cut the unsafe and environmentally unfriendly disposal of large volumes of computer and IT e-waste.
Dulux Professional DryErase is a high-performance whiteboard paint that transforms any smooth, painted surface into an interactive and collaborative write-on surface. It can be applied in a single-coat roller application and erases clean without leaving any shadows.
Standards Australia has published three Australian Standards and an Australian Technical Specification that provide the means for healthcare providers to exchange documents securely via the internet.
As Australians continue sweltering through one of the hottest periods on record, the Climate Council is warning that heatwaves in Australia are becoming more frequent and lasting longer, and the hottest days are becoming even hotter.
The health implications of building and renovating to both professionals and DIYers are being highlighted by the National Asthma Council Australia though its new Sensitive Choice program.