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Environment | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The facility has been recognized by the Recycling Council of British Columbia.

Recycling At Vancouver Convention Centre

Recycling At Vancouver Convention Centre

The facility has been recognized by the Recycling Council of British Columbia.

Sustainable Landscape Guidelines Tested

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has selected pilot projects to test a rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Performance Contracts, PACE Bonds, And More

This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ID For Recycling Containers From MOD

Meese Orbitron Dunne offers permanent, molded-in company logos and other markings to promote cart security.

Cradle to Cradle Certification Process Gets New Home

The Green Products Innovation Institute (GPII) will focus on developing comprehensive metrics and standards for everyday products that are safe and healthy, with Cradle to Cradle as the framework.

BetterBricks 2010 Puget Sound Awards

These awards recognize facility managers and other building industry professionals for their support of high performance commercial buildings in the Northwest with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

10 Tips To Reduce Outdoor Water Use

FM professionals can reduce irrigation water use by 20% to 50% while still maintaining attractive landscapes.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gen 7 Modular Classroom

American Modular Systems manufactures these environmentally friendly, low maintenance environments with a variety of features.

AIA Top 10 Green Projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recently selected its 10 leading examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.

Arbor Day: The Last Friday In April

From March 28 to May 1, 2010, Banker’s Box will donate $1 for every carton of select products sold online, in one of Office Depot’s 1,100-plus North American stores, or through the company’s business-to-business division.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Rubber Flooring Recycling Partnership

Roppe has partnered with Starnet® Worldwide to accelerate rubber floor recycling through its IMPACT program, which was launched in 2009.

Green At Work, Home, And In Community?

Facility managers with sustainable actions in these three spheres can enter to win Zeftron nylon's 2010 Sustainable Practices Award.

Kimberly-Clark On "Green Patrol"

Employees from the company participated in Earth Day events in Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA.

EPA Announces WasteWise Winners

This past March, the U.S. EPA recognized achievements related to waste management and reduction with its 2009 WasteWise Awards.

Earth Day, 4/22: 40 Ways to Go Green in the Workplace

Looking for ideas for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday April 22? Check out these suggestions from Jones Lang LaSalle executives.

Whirlpool Distribution Centers Achieve LEED

Four new facilities throughout the U.S. were built by the appliance company with a reduced environmental impact in mind.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: UNO Reverse Vending Machines From TOMRA

These machines enable facility managers to ensure recyclable containers end up in the correct place.

Where Are The Most Energy Star Buildings?

The U.S. EPA has released a list of metro areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009.

CA Landscape Group Water Conscious

The California Landscape Contractors Association has received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. EPA for its Water Management Certification Program.

Renewable Energy In North Carolina

Solar and wind power can supply the vast majority of the state's electricity needs, according to a report from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER).

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Green Intelligence For Facilities

Planon introduces this energy management component of its software offerings that provides tools to measure, monitor, and act upon, collected property and asset data.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Green Genie From Armstrong Ceilings

Facility managers specifying ceiling, suspension, and wall system products can access this tool to evaluate their sustainable choices.

Student Involvement Reduces Energy Use On Campus

The Green Campus Program, administered by The Alliance To Save Energy, strives to bridge the divide between students and institutional energy costs.


The Honeywell Energy Analysis Report (HEAR) service can provide facility managers with detailed information on how their organizations are using energy.


This ceiling-mounted air conditioner from MovinCool is a self-contained unit that can provide 25,000 Btu/h of cooling.

Historic Buildings Energy Efficiency Guide

Available from Clean Air-Cool Planet is a publication created to help historic district commissions and other local organizations and facility managers make historic buildings...

NSA Facility Recycling Efforts

Armstrong World Industries has named the National Security Agency (NSA) in Ft. Meade, MD as its 2009 Ceiling Recycler of the Year.

HEI Hotels & Resorts' Energy Efforts

The Connecticut-based owner/operator of hotel real estate recently received the Corporate Energy Management award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Total Resource Management By Geocycle LLC

This service provides companies with a full suite of solutions focused on re-using, recycling and co-processing waste in the most beneficial manner.

EPA Looks At Use Of Recycled Tires

The Agency conducted a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material, or "tire crumb."

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