FMLink Newsletter — Furnishings and Interiors — February 15, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Furnishings and Interiors — February 15, 2018

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This newsletter covers furnishings and interior news from January 11 through February 14, 2018.


Integrated prefab construction meets tight budget and schedule on renovation (Case Studies » DIRTT)
Existing, old building turns into totally different type of facility, complete with integrating the latest technology

Cutting costs and maintaining tenant comfort with 25-watt T8 lamps (Case Studies » BetterBricks)
Real Estate Firm Uses 25-Watt T8s as its Go-to Replacement Lamp

Building and office products, furniture, robotics, energy systems — guess which ones were voted best-designed for 2017 (Other » Products and Services)

What to look for in lighting controls, shading and building systems in 2018, according to Legrand (Surveys and Trends)

Looking for healthier, more sustainable carpet products? UL Environment has made them easier to find, on its online database (Products and Services » Publications)


sit-stand desktop converter

Need to get sedentary office workers or students more active and productive? Take a look at Ergotron’s compact sit-stand desks (Furniture & Furnishings » Products and Services)

Need to be able to set up a high-quality corporate presentation quickly and easily? See Epson’s new projectors (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)

If you want to make restroom cleaning easier and reduce the risk of breakage or injury, see what’s behind these back-lit mirrors (Other » Products and Services)

Power access wherever it’s needed — Legrand power units add outlets and USB charging capabilities to any furniture (Energy » Products and Services)

If you’re looking to upgrade fluorescent troffers to energy-saving LEDs, check out Litetronics’ easy-to-install retrofit lights (Lighting » Products and Services)

Look for toilet partition innovations such as hydraulic closure and color-changing smart glass from Bobrick’s latest acquisition (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Improve your building’s IAQ — check out these movable and built-in green walls (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

No more guessing on the status of shredding jobs — check out Swingline’s new smart shredders (Products and Services » Software & Technology)