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LEED | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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

New Employment Partnership Supports Diversity

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.


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.

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial buildings?

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future

This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable energy.

New Service Spotlight: Guardian’s SunGuard Building Energy Calculator

The Calculator allows for comparison of building energy costs for multiple glazing options in prototypical buildings based on multiple variables.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Power Of Energy Data

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge extols the virtues of energy data.

Directory To Demand Response Programs In U.S.

A Los Angeles energy consulting firm has created a reference guide of commercial and industrial demand response programs.

Services & Maintenance: Have A Seat

When considering purchasing pre-owned furniture or reusing existing items, there are pros and cons.

Updated LEED Demand Response Pilot Credit

Launched in 2010, the enhanced pilot credit establishes guidelines anticipated to increase participation in automated demand response.

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.

Earth Day Employee Engagement

Earth Day is April 22, 2011, and businesses around the world are commemorating the occasion in many different ways. Some employers are going so far as to reward proactive staff members through incentives that encourage environmental awareness.

Professional Development: Getting Your Money’s Worth Out Of Commissioning

In part two of this commissioning feature, find out how savings can come from systems and equipment optimization.

Services & Maintenance: Planning Green Cleaning

Protecting occupant health and the environment are twin goals when evaluating products and methods.

Professional Development: Commissioning No Longer Optional

Guest Columnist Paul Liesman provides the first part of a two part series on building commissioning.

Update of LEED Opens for First Public Comment 

The proposed update builds on the foundation of LEED 2009, including the alignment and weighting of credits and further advances the “bookshelf” framework where credits are applied to specific building types.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pura Finish On Kimball Office Products

Nearly all the company's wood furniture product lines now feature its water based finish, which contributes to healthy IAQ.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Surface Reaction From Patcraft

This carpet collection is Cradle to Cradle certified and can help to earn LEED points.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Role Of Submetering In LEED v3

This Web exclusive comes from E-Mon, LLC, manufacturer of submetering and automatic meter reading hardware and software systems and services.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Waste Management, Recycling, and Diversion from IEA

The International Environmental Alliance (IEA) provides full service waste management, recycling, and diversion services for facilities of all types and sizes.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Shark Attacks In Downtown Silver Spring!

The Silver Spring, MD-based headquarters building of the Discovery Channel has experienced an upgrade in honor of its "Shark Week" programming—the structure was transformed into a gigantic shark.

LA Airport Authority Receives Award

The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce presented the authority with its Sustainability Award.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LEED Calculator

The online calculator is aimed at determining how the company's products may contribute to LEED credits.

Recycling At Vancouver Convention Centre

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

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 BOMI International Course Approved for LEED Hours

BOMI International’s class entitled Electrical Systems and Illumination has been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The course is the seventh BOMI International class approved recently by the USGBC.

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