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The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and costs.

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Three Landscape Projects

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Three Landscape Projects

The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and costs.

OSHA To Focus On Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

OSHA is concerned about the alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower worksites. In 2013, 13 fatalities occurred in this industry, more than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of 2014.

New Association Advances Energy Management Services

The ACG board has created the EMA as a stand-alone association to administer the EMP program and other energy related programs.

London Retains World’s Most Expensive Office Market Title

Strong demand amid dwindling supply in London's West End pushes rents up by 5%; London confirms its position as the world's most expensive office market for the second consecutive year. Hong Kong ranks second after losing top spot to London last year for the first time since 2008; global office rents increase by 3% overall.

Today’s Facility Manager Names Ted Bielicky, CFM 2014 Facility Executive of the Year

Providing a dynamic and diverse workplace was a key driver for this senior director of facilities’ latest project.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Continues To Achieve Utilities Savings

Data from BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report reflects results of the industry's focus on energy efficiency.

Use Of Building Codes On The Rise Across The Country

Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local level.

Construction Employment Down By 16K Jobs

Industry added 122,000 jobs during past 12 months, but public sector and certain nonresidential construction sectors remain weak.

OSHA Extends Comment Period On Proposed Workplace Injuries And Illnesses Reporting

OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

What’s the Future Of Green Buildings In 2014? Industry Leader Offers Top 10 Megatrends

Green building consultant, speaker and author, Jerry Yudelson has announced his annual list of major green building trends that will affect the industry in 2014 and beyond.

ISSA Engages GSA On Federal Strategic Sourcing

While ISSA supports strategic sourcing, it is opposed to implementing it in a manner that would have an unreasonably burdensome economic impact on the JanSan community and the private sector generally.

AAAS Earns LEED® Platinum Certification

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) awarded one of 11 Platinum recertifications worldwide.

Group Announces Support Of The Green Hippocratic Oath

The nonprofit Renewable Cleaning group has announced its support of The Green Hippocratic Oath – Renewable Cleaning Edition.

IFMA Named A Top Workplace By Houston Chronicle

Overall workplace satisfaction in the new location is 80%, a significant increase from the previous location.

DBIA Honors Michael C. Loulakis With Lifetime Achievement Award

Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award is DBIA's highest honor.

AHRI Launches Certification Programs: Variable Frequency Drives And Datacom Cooling

These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.

Survey Shows Business Outlook Weakening For Landscape Architect Firms

Billings and inquiries for work drop; hiring plans on hold.

GSA Issues Recommendation For Green Building Certification Systems

LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.

New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action hearings.

Davies Office Receives Recognition For Sustainability From IFMA

Davies Office has won this award for the innovation displayed in designing, manufacturing, and delivering an environmentally conscious exhibit at World Workplace 2013.

IFMA Congratulates 2013 IFMA Awards Of Excellence Recipients

The awards were announced at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo at an event honoring those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the FM profession and the association.

BOMA International Joins Global Coalition On International Property Measurement Standards

With the implementation of global property measurement standards, properties will be consistently measured; creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability.

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter To Address Facility Managers At World Workplace

Mayor Nutter will be part of the opening World Workplace events with remarks at 10 a.m. on October 2, 2013.

BOMI International And Spring Arbor University Partner To Create New Facilities Management Major

The partnership incorporates three BOMI International Facilities Management Certificate (FMC) offerings into a selection of Spring Arbor University’s Organizational Management major and Business major courses.

BOMI International Announces New Board of Trustees Appointment, David Pogue

Prior to leading sustainability programs, Pogue oversaw service delivery for real estate properties totaling more than 250 million square feet.

IFMA Releases Sustainability Guide For Waste Management

IFMA publishes a free educational resource produced in association with the IFMA Foundation as part of popular how-to series.

IFMA Realigns CFM Credential; Two New Competency Areas Added

The updated CFM Exam accounts for the most recent Global Job Task Force Analysis which highlighted two new competency areas - emergency preparedness and business continuity and environmental stewardship and sustainability – bringing the total to 11.

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Eight New Landscape Projects

SITES™ is a voluntary, national rating system and set of performance benchmarks that applies to sites with or without buildings.

New Report Indicates Nearly 40% Of Non-Residential Construction Projects Delivered Via Design-Build Approach

Research finds continued growth of design-build since 2005; highest market share includes Pacific Region at 59% and military sector at 81%.

Latest AASHE Report Reveals Significant Growth In Campus Sustainability Staff Positions

Half of all 2012 survey respondents are in sustainability oriented jobs created or upgraded since 2010.

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