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To do lists: How good are they?
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Maintaining a simple "to do list" as a reminder of what needs to be done each day or month seems to be a fundamental business criterion. For some of us, using such lists does not produce the ongoing benefits we hoped to achieve. Typically, these shortcomings are not caused by a deficiency of the list, but by the owner of the list. MORE from glt & associates



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

Consumers face a new twist on light bulb rules
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If ever a political squabble has shed light on differences over the role of government in people's lives, it's the one that led to a temporary ban on enforcing light bulb efficiency standards set to go into effect Jan. 1. A budget bill recently passed to avert a federal government shutdown includes provisions that prevent the Department of Energy from using its funding to enforce energy-efficient light bulb standards for another nine months. More

Light work
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The promise of being "first" is always seductive and for some companies, the decision to use LED lighting in their offices might be made for that reason alone, regardless of whether the technology is right for the application. Indeed, being first can come with a huge price tag. Early adopters can pay a premium to cover research and development. In the case of LEDs, there is also the matter of future-proofing manufacturers against an inevitable reduction in unit sales. Why a reduction? Put simply, LEDs last too long — and they could easily become a victim of their own success. More

Green expert lists sustainable megatrends for 2012
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Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson released his annual list of green building megatrends for 2012. Yudelson says, "What we're seeing is that more people are building green each year, and there is nothing on the horizon that will stop this megatrend or its constituent elements. However, in 2010 and 2011, the continuing slowdown in commercial real estate and the end of federal recovery funding put a crimp in new green building projects." In putting together his top 10 trends for 2012, Yudelson took advantage of conversations with green building industry leaders across the world. More

Switch to LED lighting pays off for Benson Stone, Rockford, Ill., airport
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If lights can be energy hogs, then the 1,000 new bulbs at Benson Stone Co. and those shining along taxiways at Chicago Rockford International Airport are green piglets. Fixtures at both places now hold LEDs. More

United Natural Foods' distribution center wins LEED Gold
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United Natural Foods' distribution centre in Lancaster, Texas, has bagged LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility spans 590,000 square feet and incorporates a host of eco-friendly features. It has been equipped with solar panels to serve a pair of dock levelers. It also imbibes various energy-efficient features such as ammonia-based refrigeration system, and energy-saving lighting fixtures which reap 18 percent energy cost cuts. More

NEMA: Business conditions improve for 2nd straight month
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Results from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association's latest business conditions survey showed the economic environment facing the North American electroindustry improved for a second straight month in November. Though the Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current slipped to 56 from 57.4 in October, it nonetheless cleared the 50 mark, above which more panelists than not see an improvement in the business environment. More

The distribution center manager's secret weapon: Order execution systems
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Order execution systems have been around since the beginning of time, but their importance has somehow been lost as progressively more sophisticated software systems have been developed. The reason that order execution systems are so important is simple — the systems themselves are simple. They provide 60-80 percent more of the labor savings realized in a traditional distribution center, and they do this with much less disruption to your operation and much lower implementation risk. More

Change your passwords
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Most people tend to use the same, easy-to-remember password for most of their accounts. A recent hacking, though, of Gawker's user database illustrates the importance of regularly updating your passwords. More

7 things highly productive people do
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You probably don't want to admit it, but you love distractions. In fact, just like monkeys, you get a shot of dopamine every time something pulls you in another direction. Why do you think you check your email so much? Want to be more productive and get your focus back? There are no secret tricks here — do one thing at a time. Stop multitasking — it's just another form of distraction. Here are tips for staying productive. More
 


 
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