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LEED | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The following white paper from FiberTite looks at the current setup of the LEED program and examines what the program needs to do in order to reach its full potential for facility managers.

FREE WHITE PAPER: LEED Credits And Sustainability

FREE WHITE PAPER: LEED Credits And Sustainability

The following white paper from FiberTite looks at the current setup of the LEED program and examines what the program needs to do in order to reach its full potential for facility managers.

LEED Case Study: To Sustain And Support

At Seattle University, another LEED Gold facility boosts the campus green quotient. From the October 2013 issue.

The HVAC Factor: Keeping Steady With Geothermal

Temperature control was crucial for a research facility in North Carolina. From the October 2013 issue.

GSA Issues Recommendation For Green Building Certification Systems

LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.

One Coating Doesn’t Fit All

When it comes to coating different areas, whether inside or surrounding a commercial building, one coating does NOT fit all—and it's not even close.

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.

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