Content related to ‘sustainability’

Students Benefit From One Of World’s Only Living Buildings

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A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.


Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green

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Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.


New Guide Offers Tips For Building A Sustainability Program

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If you need help garnering support for building a sustainability program at your facility, you might want to check out the new “Sustainability 101″ Quick Guide from Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI).


Green Gigawatt Partnership Boosts Renewables in Higher Education

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AASHE has launched the Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP), which seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who purchase green power and help more campuses do the same.


Green Buildings Improve Cognitive Function 

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Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants’ scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.


Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

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2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.


The Internet Of Things And Water Management

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With water rates up more than 41% since 2011, a growing number of businesses are using smart irrigation with IoT technology for water management at their facilities.



Motorized Shades Reflect Well On LEED Gold HQ

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Intelligent motor controls and best-in-class RB 500 motorized roller shades helped shape the look of the Hub Group’s new headquarters, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.


Chicago’s Merchandise Mart To Install Distributed Energy Storage Technology

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Chicago’s iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world’s largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls’ distributed energy storage technology.