ENERGY MANAGEMENT // Software Advice has created the Estimated Energy Cost Calculator to help facilities improve energy efficiency. The free, embeddable tool can be used to quantify energy costs and identify potential inefficiencies. Using this data can help facilities to determine where energy is being wasted.
MAINTENANCE // Armstrong World Industries Inc. has released the Ceilings ID app for iPhone users. Users can use the app to take a photo of a damaged ceiling which is sent to an Armstrong Ceilings System Techline expert who can help to find a replacement within one business day.
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES // The Center for Health Design launched a new toolbox called The Perception of Cleanliness. The toolbox provides research findings, expert insights, strategies, tools and other resources that discuss environmental cleanliness and how it affects the patient experience.
DESIGN // Karndean Designflooring has launched a new website that allows users to search its complete range of wood and stone designs by product, as well as by room and interior styles. Large, close-up product images allow visitors to zoom in and out to view design details. The website also offers decorating ideas.