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Environment | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Morrison Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won Energy Star's first National Building Competition.

EPA's National Building Competition Winner

EPA's National Building Competition Winner

Morrison Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won Energy Star's first National Building Competition.

Revisit Or Launch Recycling Programs

Today is America Recycles Day, an event aimed at having individuals and organizations focus on their recycling actions.

College Putting Food Waste To Use

Since Fall 2009, Elizabethtown College has been using a food waste treatment strategy that saves water and reduces waste hauling costs.

Siemens Earns ENERGY STAR In Maine

The company's office building in Scarborough, ME now uses about 30% less energy than office buildings of similar size.

Aircuity and Siemens Sign Channel Sales Agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, certain Siemens branches in North America can undergo training to become certified to sell, install, and service Aircuity OptiNet systems.

Guide To Water Conservation Solutions Now Available

The IFMA Foundation and ASBE have produced a free white paper titled A Comprehensive Guide to Water Conservation: The Bottom Line Impacts, Challenges and Rewards.

Conservation Efforts Make WaterSense

The U.S. EPA has recognized four WaterSense partners for exceptional efforts in promoting water efficiency and WaterSense labeled products during 2009.


The DEFINITY PAR38 LED lightbulb from Lighting Science Group is the industry's first LED bulb to receive the ENERGY STAR label. The bulb is...

Rubbermaid Partners With Recycling Group

The company is the first commercial-sector sponsor of the Recycling Organizations of North America.

Forbo Flooring Expands Production Capacity

An recent expansion to its Kirkcaldy, Scotland facility aims to reduce lead times for its MCT product significantly.

ASHRAE Competition Gives Students Practical Experience

Engineering practices such as building information modeling (BIM), geothermal, and combined cooling, heating, and power were highlighted in the winning entries in the 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.

Closed Loop Paper Use

TD Bank is participating in a program to ensure a portion of paper used at its facilities is recycled and reused.

Standard For K-12 Products Under Development

NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) are working on this tool to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment for educational settings.

On The Road To Zero Waste, $20 At A Time

GAF’s Cobra® Ridge Vent plant, located in the northern Atlanta suburb of Cumming, GA, is a bright, highly automated, state-of-the-art facility — the type...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Surface Reaction From Patcraft

This carpet collection is Cradle to Cradle certified and can help to earn LEED points.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Matting Advice from EcoPath

The company has put in place a team of specialists to counsel facility managers on how its recyclable entryway matting solution can serve their buildings.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Waste Management, Recycling, and Diversion from IEA

The International Environmental Alliance (IEA) provides full service waste management, recycling, and diversion services for facilities of all types and sizes.

FM Landscape Professional Recognized

The Professional Grounds Management Society will present its E. Earl Wilson Award to Jeffrey Bourne of the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Recreation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Adhesive & Ink Remover From Daimer Industries

Daimer Industries Inc., a Woburn, MA- based supplier of cleaning products, has introduced Eco-Green® Adhesive & Ink Remover for Public Works operations. This industrial...

Trendway Garners SCS Certification For Pack

Pack, a desking, filing, and storage system, has achieved the Indoor Advantage Gold indoor air quality certification.

EMCOR Recognized By EPA

The company's Construction Services in Indiana was recently named an Energy Star Service and Product Provider (SPP) partner.

Cooling Cleanup Volunteers

Kohler Rental is providing air conditioning and power generation equipment to assist wildlife cleanup in the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Cutting-edge Online Campaign – 'My Gulf Action' – Allows Everyone to Take Direct Action to Offset Gulf...

SmartPower, the nation's leading non-profit marketers of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency, announced today the launch of My Gulf Action, an online campaign for individuals who are deeply concerned about the BP oil spill and want to help reduce our nation's collective reliance on fossil fuels.

NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Greenpipe By Aquatherm

This recyclable piping system is designed specifically for potable water applications.

Kimball Office Recognized For Sustainable Action

The furniture company has been accepted into the Indiana DEP Environmental Stewardship Program.

EPA Monitors Air Outside Schools

The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.

Water Leaks Can Add Up

Toilets, sinks, and landscaping fixtures should be checked to identify unnecessary water costs.

K-12 Schools And IAQ Awards

The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Reseller Of Packaging/Containers

Container Exchanger resells folding bulk containers, metal storage bins, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets, and used gaylord boxes throughout the U.S.

Protocols for Performance Measurement Offered by Leading Building Groups

Protocols are developed at three levels for each of six performance categories: energy, water, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics.

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