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The plan: Distractions
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Why is it that, so often, we end the day with a stack of tasks left untouched? The litany of reasons is endless. Some of the reasons are blatantly obvious, but we simply don't see them. Yet, even though we aren't consciously aware of these seemingly innocuous time-wasters, we are in control of them and we are, therefore, responsible. Here are three common "distractions" and how to deal with them. MORE from glt & associates



Spending on building energy efficiency to boom in next 5 years
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Building energy efficiency may not be sexy, but it is big business. And, according to a recent report, it's going to get a whole lot bigger. Pike Research predicts the building energy efficiency market will soar more than 50 percent between now and 2017 to $103.5 billion. Among the leading factors: an active stable of energy service companies and aggressive efficiency policies being enacted around the world. More

Study finds green federal buildings far outperform typical commercial buildings
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A report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory makes clear to what extent sustainably designed federal buildings outperform typical commercial buildings. The U.S. General Services Administration commissioned PNNL to conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of 22 "green" federal buildings from across the country. In the report, PNNL found that, on average, green federal buildings outperformed commercial buildings in maintenance costs, energy and water use, carbon dioxide emissions and satisfied occupants. More

NAILD offers a preconference LC prep course
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NAILD is pleased to once again offer a study class for those who are anticipating sitting for a future NCQLP LC Exam. This prep class will be held April 20–22 prior to the NAILD 35th Annual Conference at the PGA Resort in West Palm Beach, Fla. This two-and-a-half day course will help prepare participants for the LC exam in November 2012. The course will not only cover the practical subject matter required for the exam but also provide preclass evaluation, study materials, breakfast and lunch for the two full-days with a bonus of follow-up online training. More

Osram Opto introduces Oslon Square LED line for a variety of applications
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Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced the Oslon Square line of LEDs, which has been designed to address applications ranging from indoor luminaires to street lights. The Oslon Square LED product line from Osram Opto Semiconductors features a range of operating currents and a highly reflective package, making it suitable for applications ranging from office and home luminaires to LED street lights. The reflective package in the LEDs is designed to increase overall system efficiency. More

PowerSecure introduces LED lighting to replace fluorescent tubes
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PowerSecure has introduced its new SuperTube LED lighting fixtures, which are designed to replace overhead fluorescent tubes in commercial applications, increasing energy efficiency and cutting costs. The UL certified lighting solution is specifically designed for indoor T8 and T12 retrofit applications and offer 75 percent greater efficiency over traditional lighting. Another benefit is that they reduce maintenance costs due to a long lifespan of 10 years. More

1st stage of Louvre LED overhaul complete
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Toshiba has completed the first stage of renewing the external lighting at the Louvre in Paris. When fully complete, 3,200 LED light fittings, which include high beam-lamps, will have replaced 4,500 xenon lighting fittings. It is expected the switch to LED will cut the annual power consumption for the exterior lighting at the museum by 73 percent, from 392,000 to 105,000 watts. More

Webinar: Quick Tips for Taming the E-mail Beast Using Outlook — Dec. 7
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In this quick, 30-minute program, Randy Dean, MBA, shares his favorite "quick tips" for effective email management using Microsoft Outlook, including strategies for handling, prioritizing and organizing every new email, reducing the distracting nature of email, using tools to automate a few key email actions, and reducing the impact of junk and spam in your personal and professional email accounts. The webinar will start at 2:30 p.m. EST Dec. 7. Click here to request more information.

The why, when, who and how of social media background checks
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In an interview, you have at least some control, but when you go online, you have no control over what you'll find. However, you can take steps to minimize your risks, says attorney Eric Meyer. Here, Meyer covers managing social media background checks, plus introduces a unique, 10-minutes-at-a-time training program for supervisors and managers. More
 


 
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