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

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Eight New Landscape Projects

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.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Target Market

In Cambridge, MA, the headquarters of Forrester Research exudes a creative vibe. From the June 2013 issue.

FM Issue: Surplus Furniture

Creative alternatives to landfill disposal are available to facility managers. From the June 2013 issue.

Furniture Trends: Productive Provisions

In choosing furnishings, facility managers are aware of the way today’s occupants are working. From the May 2013 issue.

LEED Projects In Southern California Adopt Auto DR In DRPP

Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping Stone.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.

IMS Research Trends In Intelligent Buildings

IMS Research has recently released its annual intelligent building trends white paper. These predictions for 2013 and beyond serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings industry.

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, GreenWizard Form Partnership

GreenWizard’s Product Management Workflow™ will now include level® certified furniture eligible for LEED credits.

Professional Development: A Step Above The Rest

Facility professionals with strong leadership skills are increasingly in demand at healthcare and higher education institutions.

FM Issue: Eyeing The End Result

An integrated project delivery approach to facility projects—during the construction phase—works to reduce life cycle costs.

LEED Case Study: Front And Center

A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.

FM Frequency: Green Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Any effort to increase sustainability is positive, unless it’s not. What defines sustainability for an organization depends on a variety of factors.

Renewable Energy: The Air We Breathe

The relationship between the chemical content of building materials and occupant health is gaining renewed attention. This installment of "Renewable Energy" shifts its focus from alternative power to conversations about "chemicals of concern."

Green Roof Trends: From LEED® To RoofPoint

There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific characteristics.

Green Operations At National Office Furniture

Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certified.

Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.

LEED Case Study: Pacific Platinum

The Vancouver Convention Centre uses innovative environmental solutions in its award winning expansion.

Headquarters Case Study: Tasty Amenities

A new building at the Campbell Soup Company combines employee services and a new main entrance.

Government Facility Case Study: All In One

Blue Earth County in Minnesota steps up security, service, and sustainability with its new Justice Center.

Roofing Trends: Roofing In The Spotlight

Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.

Government Case Study: Fluid Movement

As a manager of water resources for the federal government, the Bureau of Reclamation incorporates efficiency into its new Boulder City, NV office.

FM Frequency: How Green Is Green?

Despite sustainability's established foothold, Carpenter has some issues with its definition.

TFM Names Todd Finders Facility Executive of the Year

Broad minded and methodical, this IT professional brings a fresh approach to facilities.

New Employment Partnership Supports Diversity

NSBE and Johnson Controls join forces to advance the environmental goals of both organizations and support future employment opportunities for diverse engineering talent.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bike Racks from PipeGuardsBollards.com

Facilities can encourage occupants to bicycle, rather than drive, by installing bike racks that are convenient and secure.

Green Expert Lists Sustainable MegaTrends for 2012

Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson, CEO of Yudelson Associates, has released his annual list of green building trends for 2012, in what he calls MegaTrends.

LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpass New Construction

In 2009, projects certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M surpassed those certified under its new construction counterpart on an annual basis, a trend that continued in 2010 and 2011.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: App Lab for LEED from USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced the online App Lab as part of its LEED Automation Program.

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?

New Product Flash: Quiet Clean® Series Vacuums from Sanitaire

A line of quiet vacuum cleaners from Sanitiaire can assist facility managers and cleaning professionals with day cleaning operations.

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