Ergoweb

Extensive information and news on ergonomics, including a forum, numerous case studies, reference materials, and the Ergobuyer buyer’s guide [see FMLink listing above] for ergonomically designed products. The organization offers consulting and training services.

EU ENERGY STAR

The EU ENERGY STAR program follows an agreement between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Community to coordinate energy labeling of office equipment. The Web site targets three groups: private consumers, businesses, and public sector institutions. It offers information for office equipment manufacturers who want to register their ENERGY STAR-qualified equipment, and for large institutional and private business buyers interested in becoming ENERGY STAR Partners. The site provides news, links, downloads, FAQs, a Technical Library (including Glossary), and hints on how to select the most energy-saving configuration of office equipment and how to use it most efficiently.

European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE)

A nonprofit, membership-based European nongovernmental organization (NGO) with the goal of promoting energy efficiency through information exchange and cooperation. eceee provides information through its Web site and e-mail newsletter, arranges workshops and conferences, and takes an active role in the European policy-making process. The site offers news, information on energy efficiency, columnists, a calendar, and updates on various EU directives.

European Facility Management Network (EuroFM)

A network of numerous organizations focused on facilities management in several European countries, whose mission is to advance the knowledge of facilities management in Europe and its application in practice, education, and research. The network offers the europeanFM insight magazine, the annual European Facility Management Conference (EFMC), and the EuroFM Students Newsletter, and more. The site offers news and information about EuroFM groups, publications, and other projects.

Eye and Face Protection [OSHA]

This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) addresses eye and face protection in the workplace. OSHA recommends the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in conjunction with guards, engineering controls, and sound manufacturing practices. The site contains relevant OSHA standards, potential hazards and possible solutions, training, and other resources, as well as OSHA’s Eye and Face Protection eTool.

Facility Protection [NIOSH]

Site from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that offers steps businesses can take to protect against and minimize the effects of a terrorist attack, in addition to planning for emergencies (see Business Emergency Management Planning [NIOSH] above). The site describes modifications that can improve the protective features of physical facilities in the areas of air protection, security, high-rise protection, and chemical plant protection.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Part of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), this government agency’s mission is to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. The site offers information on specific disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, terrorism, and tornados; recent disaster declarations by the US president; a map of active disasters and emergencies; an information resource library; and more.

FindAnyFloor.com

This site links flooring customers and flooring professionals and aims to give consumers the most comprehensive information source available for purchasing or maintaining virtually any kind of floor surface. It includes buying and installation guides, as well as a “find it locally” tool that lists flooring pros.

FindSolar.com

Findsolar.com is a joint partnership between the American Solar Energy Society, Solar Electric Power Association, Energy Matters, and the US Department of Energy. The site informs businesses about incentives and the economics of solar energy, and connects them to solar manufacturers and qualified professionals who can install and service systems. Online energy calculators allow consumers to estimate solar system costs and output.

Fire Science Online

Under the Resources tab, this site offers Fire Science and Safety Education, 50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources, and Worst States for Fire Danger. The site also offers comprehensive career and education guides focused on public service and safety careers including: Homeland Security, Forestry, Public Administration, Cyber Security, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, and Paramedics.

First Source

Produced by Reed Construction Data, this site provides (A/E/C) professionals free access to a comprehensive, up-to-date library of formatted commercial building product information, plus lists of manufacturers and distributors. Products are organized according to CSI’s 50-division MasterFormat 2004 (or 1995) numbering system. The site also offers the RSMeans Quick Cost Estimator, the Reed Design Registry of architecture firms, and a topic search with links to industry organizations, as well as various other services for subscribers.

FlexJobs

FlexJobs is an award-winning job service said to provide legitimate, hand-screened work-from-home job opportunities, including telecommuting, part-time, freelance, or flextime jobs. FlexJobs is an advocate for flexible work options, work-life balance, and the environmental benefits of embracing alternative work arrangements. The site also offers skill testing, resume and job search tips, and a comprehensive Guide to the Best Companies for Flexible Jobs interactive map.

Flood and Tornado Recovery [OSHA]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a Web site aimed at keeping disaster site workers safe during cleanup and recovery operations after floods and tornadoes. The site includes numerous fact sheets and easy-reference QuickCards in English and Spanish, along with links to other workplace safety- and health-related Web pages. These resources provide response and recovery crews with information about ways to recognize and avoid injury from cleanup and recovery hazards.

Flu.gov [HHS]

This site from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is the official U.S. Government site for information on avian and pandemic influenza. It offers general information on the influenza virus; planning and response instructions for businesses, schools and others in case of an outbreak; news; and monitoring of outbreaks.

Fresh Energy’s Resources page

Offers numerous links to online reports, news stories, legislation, and related companies, sorted by topic. Topics include: biomass energy, clean fuels, cogeneration, distributed generation, energy efficiency, energy justice, environmental costs, fuel cells–hydrogen, global warming, green power, hydropower, mercury pollution, nuclear energy, solar energy, sprawl, transmission lines, wind energy and legislative resources.

GE Consumer and Industrial Lighting

General Electric’s lighting site contains a section on Commercial Products & Solutions for lighting distributors, OEMs, designers, and engineers. It offers a regulatory update on the 2005 Energy Policy Act and tax incentives related to lighting, a literature library, lighting applications for specific industry segments, a glossary of lighting terms, and GE’s Lighting & Electrical Institute conference schedule.

General Services Administration (GSA)

The U.S. government’s acquisition agency. It provides products and services to other federal agencies, and simplifies citizen access to government information and services. Information is directed to either: government employees and agencies, contractors and vendors, or citizens. The site offers access to travel resources; GSA contracts and schedules; a forms library; and publications, resources, and reports. Main topics include buildings, products, services, technology, and policy.

Geoexchange: Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium

Information about geoexchange (geothermal, ground source) heating and cooling systems, which are said to be energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective. The site includes news, case studies, information on federal and state incentives, training, “Find a local contractor,” and specific information for geoexchange use in schools, commercial and government facilities, and historic structures.

Global Green USA

The US affiliate of Green Cross International, Global Green USA is a national environmental organization addressing: eliminating weapons of mass destruction; providing clean, safe drinking water; and stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities. The site includes resources, tools, and information on green building materials and green building strategies for government buildings, schools, and other facilities.

Government Technology

The online portal for Government Technology magazine, which covers IT’s role in the business of running modern state and local governments. The site offers news, publications, events, digital communities, and resources. Includes such topics as: e-government, health and human services, homeland security, new products, security and privacy, storage, and telecom.