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Sustainability | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

Nominate Someone BOLD, Until September 7

Five industry members will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards in the built environment.

SIF Partners With Tuntex Carpet

Summit International Flooring will bring Tuntex Carpet’s dedication to sustainability and green products, along with a plethora of designs, to the U.S. market.

Nominations Open: 2nd Annual BOLD Awards

Members of the real estate industry will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards for their organizations.

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.

Amazon Brings Sustainability To Seattle HQ Campus

Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.

Tide® Professional Coldwater Laundry System by P&G Professional

The on-premise laundry program can help a 150-room hotel save as much as $8,700 per year.

Facility Retrofit: Keeping Cool With Lower Energy Costs

In central Florida, a county library facility employs thermal energy storage via ice for space cooling during peak demand hours.

Roofing Maintenance, Dollars And Sense

A well-defined proactive roofing maintenance plan delivers value by maximizing roof performance and service life.

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.

Question Of The Week: What Is A High Performance Building?

To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.

FM Alert: UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule

Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

LED Lighting Case Study: Buy-Low Foods

From concept to grand opening, LED lighting proves to be a reliable solution that delivers on better visibility and energy/maintenance cost savings while adding comfort to the grocery shopping experience.

Dual Technology Occupancy And Vacancy Sensors By Intermatic

Intermatic’s sensors provide reliable ON/OFF sensing no matter the lighting technology, whether older magnetic models or new electronic drivers and ballasts.

Texas Campuses Win Sustainability Makeover Contest

The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University are the winners of the inaugural College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest.

CTBUH Names 2016 Tall Building Award Recipients

This year’s winners and finalists employ inventive solutions to challenges related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.

Sacramento Kings, Johnson Controls Team Up At Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

Landmark Skyscraper Will Be San Francisco’s First Hybrid Electric Building

Advanced energy storage system will improve efficiency, lower costs, and deliver cleaner power for landmark skyscraper One Maritime Plaza.

Planned Investment In Energy Efficiency Hits All-time High

2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals 72 percent of respondents will increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

Ecore Receives Two U.S. Product Patents

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, recently received two United States product patents.

Renewable Energy: Financing Geothermal HVAC

Facility leaders have options to install or retrofit geothermal energy systems cost-effectively to reduce operating costs.

FM Alert: BREEAM Green Building Tool Arrives In U.S.

Designed by BRE (Building Research Establishment), this rating system was established in 1990 to drive efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings around the world.

Integrated LEDs By ILEX

Four new fixtures from ILEX balance thoughtful, modern design with the convenience of LEDs.

Workplace Design: Four Trends

Facility management executives are in the position to bolster organizational goals via workplace design.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

Question Of The Week: How To Implement A Successful Campus Recycling Program

One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.

Carpet Recycling Recognized By CARE

Since 2002, CARE and its members have diverted more than four billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States.

Bones And Shells Inspire Stronger Concrete

Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.

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