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Key Principles to Maximize Light Quality and Efficiency

Thursday, September 29, 2011
The goals of a typical lighting system seem straightforward: the facility should be well-lit and energy efficient.

But making it happen can be a challenge. This article from FacilitiesNet provides the key principles to remember when designing a lighting system, in order to turn these goals into reality.

The lamps of even the most-efficient lighting system eventually burn out. When they do, recycle them with an EasyPak™ prepaid mail-in recycling box. Every box includes access to online tracking tools and official Certificates of Recycling. Learn more » EasyPak™ lamp recycling boxes

Sustainability: The Great Differentiator

Friday, September 23, 2011
When a business thinks about going green with its facility operations, an important question is "How much will it cost?" Despite the upfront expenditures that facility greening can require, a growing body of evidence demonstrates that in addition to environmental benefits, sustainable commercial buildings make good business sense, too, according to this article from FMLink.

Difficult economy aside, green operational techniques such as implementing high-efficiency lighting systems and fluorescent lamp recycling programs can generate a financial return in the form of energy savings and a polished "green" image. Read full article »'s EasyPak™ mail-in containers make it simple to go green by recycling spent fluorescent lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronic waste. Learn more » EasyPak™ recycling containers

Free Webinar: An Introduction to Lamp Recycling Regulations

Monday, September 12, 2011
Tune in at 12:00 pm CDT on Thursday, September 29 for a free Air Cycle Corporation webinar, "An Introduction to Lamp Recycling Regulations" as Justin Hayes, account executive at Air Cycle, discusses the reasons for lamp recycling regulations, what they mean for facilities, and how to keep your facility regulatory compliant.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 12:00 pm CDT
Length: 20 minutes

Illinois Expands E-Waste Recycling Law

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Effective for calendar year 2012, Amendments to the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act adds to the list of electronics that are required to be recycled, according to this article from Waste & Recycling News.

The law also increases the and increases the fine for violations of the law from $1,000 to $7,000, according to the article.

The EasyPak™ Electronics Recycling Container from holds 69 pounds of e-waste, including any electronic components that power on and have any chip or board parts such as computers monitors, telecom gear, fax machines, and televisions. Complimentary online Recycling Reports make it simple to measure recycling impact.