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EPA | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

America’s commercial and institutional facilities use 17% of the water provided by the nation’s public water supplies, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Facility professionals need to optimize their usage of this precious resource.

EPA Guide Offers Workplace Water Best Management Practices

EPA Guide Offers Workplace Water Best Management Practices

America’s commercial and institutional facilities use 17% of the water provided by the nation’s public water supplies, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Facility professionals need to optimize their usage of this precious resource.

WaterSense Suggests Sprinkler Spruce-Up For Spring

A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. As the weather warms up and facility managers concentrate their attention on landscaping, sprinkler systems should come under scrutiny.

Texas A&M Attaining Multi-Million-Dollar Savings Efficiencies, Recycling Efforts

At the university, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are markedly lower and environmentally friendly methods of waste management have significantly increased the percentage of solid waste material that is recycled and kept out of the landfill.

EPA Recognizes Healthcare and Higher Ed CHP

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, simultaneously produces electricity and useful heat from a single energy source — increasing energy efficiency.

Water Is Your Business

The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce launch a campaign for leaders, businesses, and the public to make the case for water infrastructure investment.

Sick Building Syndrome May Be Linked To Migraines

Office workers may suffer more intense migraines and more frequent headaches due to an uncomfortable indoor environment, more commonly known as sick building syndrome, says a new report from Ball State University.

Pac-12 Takes Top Honors In EPA Energy Competition

The Pac-12 had an annual green power usage of more than 228 million kWh annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electricity use of more than 19,500 average American homes for one year.

Inaugural Climate Leadership Awards

The U.S. EPA, ACCO, C2ES, and TCR have recognized one individual and 20 organizations for pollution reduction efforts.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Formaldehyde & VOC Testing From LA Testing

LA Testing is a provider of formaldehyde and volatile organic compound (VOC) testing services and products to professionals and the general public.

Professional Development: Greenhouse Gas Audits

EPA's requirement to report emissions may be coming to your facility.

EPA Approves Latest Refrigerant Substitutes

The three hydrocarbon substances can be used in small commercial refrigerators and freezers.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Take A Deep Breath

There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?

EPA WaterSense Turns Focus On Outdoors

Irrigation controllers will be the first outdoor product eligible to earn the EPA program's label.

October 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 10)

Water conservation measures are no longer the stuff of science fiction books or disaster films. The pressure is on for large consumers to cut back.

New Service Spotlight: Refrigerant Reclaim Centers from DuPont

The Refrigerant Reclaim Centers offer programs that are flexible and convenient to help facility managers (fms) manage their recovered refrigerants.

EPA Recognizes Strides In Green Chemistry

The 16th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards seek out chemical technologies that further pollution prevention.

Poor Brownfields Assessments Could Lead To Revoked Funds

The EPA OIG reviewed a random sample of 35 brownfield-assessment reports prepared under the EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant program and found that not even one report complied with all AAI requirements.

Highlights From The TFM Forum: Energy And Sustainability

After the ENERGY STAR discussion, TFM Forum attendees participated in one-on-one meetings with a select group of product and service providers to discuss the solutions available to improve upon their energy and sustainability goals.

Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures, Pre-1979

The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs. The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,

Game Day Challenge To Reduce Waste

In October 2010, 77 colleges and universities took up the EPA's challenge to reduce waste at one of their home football games.

EPA Advises On Bedbug Pesticides

The federal agency is involved in activities to assist in managing the bedbug problem.

EPA Lists Its Top 50 Green Power Purchasers

Top purchasers in the EPA Green Power Partnership program are using more than 12 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually.

EMCOR Recognized By EPA

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

EPA Monitors Air Outside Schools

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

EPA Announces WasteWise Winners

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

Preventing Lead Exposure In Renovations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22.

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.

OSRAM SYLVANIA Recognized by EPA and DOE for Ninth Year

The 2010 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.

Kimberly-Clark Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

For the second consecutive year, K-C will be recognized for its energy management practices and commitment to sustainable operations, resulting in significant energy and financial savings.

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.

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