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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).

Renewable Energy In North Carolina

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: HEAR From Honeywell

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

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CM25 From MovinCool

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."

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Energy Services From UGL Unicco

A new Energy Services practice consolidates and enhances the Boston-based company's previous portfolio of energy management offerings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Accustat Independence By PSG Controls

These mercury-free thermostats use preset electronic fixed temperature set points to maintain desired comfort settings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: GreenShield® Module Roof System

The Garland Company, Inc. recently updated its GreenShield® vegetative roof technology by introducing movable, interlocking container modules.

Facility Professionals Recognized By Zeftron nylon

The first annual Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award recognizes facility, architect, and design professionals who employ and use sustainable practices at work, at home, and in their communities.

Removing Unneeded/Dangerous Chemicals From Schools

Working with EPA’s Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3), 11 organizations helped to remove an estimated 70,000 pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals from approximately 300 schools.

ATAS Awarded For Part In Green Project

The manufacturer of metal roofing and wall and ceiling panels was honored by the state of Virginia with a 2009 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in April.

Sustainable Sites Rating System Released, Pilot Projects Sought

the Sustainable Sites Initiative has released the first rating system in the U.S. for the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.

EPA's WaterSense Releases First Commercial Building Product Spec

This first specification focused on identifying water efficient flushing urinals.

MIT Research Focused On Concrete, Sustainability

MIT has announced the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research center established in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association and Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hotels Can See Green with LEDs

Through a program from Efficiency Vermont, the Holiday Inn Express in Brattleboro, VT retrofitted its parking lot and access road with LED luminaires.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: GHG Inventory

Honeywell has introduced a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory service that measures and provides a comprehensive snapshot of an organization's verifiable GHG emissions.

Handling Mercury Containing Lamps

In an exclusive interview with TFM, Mark Tibbetts, who directs NEMA's recycling initiatives through www.lamprecycle.org, answered questions about developments in lamp recycling.

Houston Airport Receives Grant, Will Tackle Emissions

Two grants awarded through the FAA's Airport Improvement Program will allow for the purchase and installation of new solar panels, heaters, and chillers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

EPA Looks At Airport Deicing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that would make deicing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally friendly while maintaining operational safety.

Hospitality Group Joins EPA Program

Accor North America has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).

U.S. Postal Service Gets Green Award

The government agency then recognized Cleanwise LLC, a division of Network Services Company, for contributing to its winning the award.

Kimball Products Certified To BIFMA Standard

Products can be awarded a level 1, level 2, or level 3 compliance mark based on their contribution and points achieved.

Is Your School A Breath Of Fresh Air?

Give your facilities a chance to be recognized by the EPA's IAQ TfS Awards Program.

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on City Infrastructure

The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate positive.”

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