Kimberly-Clark Filtration offers a free smart phone tool that allows facility managers to obtain operating cost data for HVAC filters at any time and location. Users can compare the energy costs and environmental impact of any two similar HVAC systems using different filters by entering data into an easy-to-use form. The tool is available at


The Johnsonite EcoScorecard online tool immediately provides sustainability data on flooring products to help with purchasing decisions. It includes information on pre-and post-consumer recycled content, rapidly renewable materials, and NSF 332 and FloorScore certifications. Access the tool at


Siemens Financial Services Inc. has a new white paper with executives from five hospitals who discuss the financial and health care benefits of stand-alone ambulatory surgery centers. View the white paper at


Emerson Network Power announces the results of its 2010 survey on hospital IT management and operation. The survey also covers IT's impact on patient care and on the use of power and cooling. Access the survey at