The recently introduced LEED® Green Building Rating System for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI), previously in pilot, is now a fully launched product. LEED-CI is the third Green Building Rating System that has been developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) following the LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) and LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) Green Building Rating Systems.
LEED-CI addresses performance areas including: selection of sustainable tenant space, efficiency of water usage, energy performance optimization including lighting and lighting controls, resource utilization for interior building systems and furnishings, and indoor environmental quality, including comprehensive emissions criteria. To find out more about LEED-CI, visit (www.usgbc.org).
IFMA’s Management Summit 2005
Looking to hone your leadership and management skills? IFMA’s Management Summit 2005 may be just what you’ve been looking for. This educational event, taking place March 10-12 in Orlando, FL, is open to both IFMA members and non-members. Attendees will discover cutting-edge management tools to help expand management strategies.
Covering topics such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Balanced Scorecard, management during change, project management, and finance, sessions will focus on examining leadership and management issues from a strategic and holistic viewpoint.
IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council will also provide innovative solutions to help you navigate the continuously changing real estate landscape.
To register, or to learn more, visit (www.ifma.org).
LED Central Takes Off
Rosemont, IL-based Advance Transformer Co. has launched a new Web-based information pool for industry professionals – LED Central. This online forum is designed to facilitate the sharing of information about solid-state lighting technology and its marketplace.
The site features functional tools to promote community interaction, knowledge sharing, information gathering, current events tracking, solution development, and issue resolution. Case studies, news, and white papers are also available. Other features include moderated forums and access to LED-related webinars.
Visit LED Central at (www.ledcentral.com).
Mercury-Containing Lamp Recycling CD Available
The Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR), along with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is pleased to announce the release of an educational CD promoting the recycling of mercury-containing lamps. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this CD was created to assist business and local governments with diversion programs to keep mercury-containing lamps out of municipal waste and mercury out of the environment. The CD contains:
A short video overview of mercury lighting and recycling issues.
Specific information targeted at many groups that handle mercury lamps.
Contact information for each state’s primary regulatory agency.
State-by-state recycling resources, guidance, etc.
A state-by-state comparison of stringency policies and federal regulations.
A comprehensive list of recyclers and recycling resources.
Copies are available on a limited basis at no cost by contacting ALMR, NEMA, or SWANA. Visit (www.lamprecycle.org), (www.almr.org), or (www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/id/univwast/lamp.htm) for more information.