Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle June 2007 E-Newsletter

Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following e-newsletter:

Group Relamping: All Together Now

Replacing all lamps in a space at the same time, even though most haven’t burned out, often provides multiple benefits

Building Operating Management

Bulb Eater Video

At many facilities, when a lamp burns out, all the following steps are taken as part of spot relamping. A technician determines the lamp type, possibly by a visit to the site, gets a lamp, carries a ladder to the site, opens the fixture, replaces the lamps and then arranges for disposal.

The entire process may well distract employees near the lamp. And without close oversight, the last step is often truncated by simply dropping the lamps into the nearest dumpster where they are quickly covered — and probably smashed — by other trash, releasing their mercury. The labor involved in this process may be a significant hidden cost, especially when compared to alternatives.

More Relamping Tips and Disposal Options »

Updated Recycling Pickup Form!

Please download the latest pickup request form.

AEE Survey: Lighting Technology Top Priority

FacilitiesNet.com

Nearly one-half of respondents to a new survey by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) say that new lighting technologies are the top priority for their facilities. About 42 percent of the 410 AEE members surveyed report interest in the technology, more than double the priority level for the next most-cited technology - metering equipment, with 20 percent.

Survey Results »

CFL Bulbs Have One Hitch: Toxic Mercury

NPR.org

Green Building

The Environmental Protection Agency and some large business, including Wal-Mart, are aggressively promoting the sale of compact fluorescent light bulbs as a way to save energy and fight global warming. They want Americans to buy many millions of them over the coming years.

"The problem with the bulbs is that they'll break before they get to the landfill. They'll break in containers, or they'll break in a dumpster or they'll break in the trucks. Workers may be exposed to very high levels of mercury when that happens," says John Skinner, executive director of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the trade group for the people who handle trash and recycling.

Safely Dispose of CFLs »

Earn FREE Recycling Dollars For Referrals

Please forward this enewsletter to friends and colleagues that may have an interest in Air Cycle products and/or services. Have your friend mention your name and earn $200 in free recycling for every $1000 they spend. Larger credits may be negiotated for corporate wide contracts.

E-Waste Spotlight

e-Cycling

Environmental Protection

In the past, electronics typically began their lives in manufacturing facilities and ended them in landfills -- their version of going from womb to tomb. However, because the volume of discarded computers, cell phones, televisions, and other electronic gadgets has exploded in recent years, there is a growing movement aimed at diverting electronic waste (e-waste) from landfills and giving it a new life through recycling.

The Dark Side of Digital »

Mercury Spotlight

Researchers: Mercury's Link to Heart Disease Begins in Blood Vessel Walls

Environmental Protection

Heavy metals and other toxins have been linked to many humandiseases, but determining exactly how they damage the body remains a mystery in many cases. New research focusing on a relatively obscure, misunderstood protein suggests mercury's link to heart disease can be traced to activation of this enzyme, which triggers a process leading to plaque buildup in blood vessel walls.

Read More Research »

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