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Sustainability | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.

Pfizer Inc. To Install 5.6 Megawatt Fuel Cell System

Pfizer Inc. To Install 5.6 Megawatt Fuel Cell System

Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.

Tips For Choosing Wallcoverings

An abundance of choices provides options for facility managers to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of their organizations.

FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.

U.S. Government To Save $5M With Solar Power Purchase Agreement

The multi-agency solar power purchase agreement for federal facilities in California and Nevada will save $5M and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

Permeable Pavement: A Sustainable Stormwater Solution

Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.

Colorado Launches Commercial PACE Program

Colorado’s New Energy Improvement District has launched a statewide commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program – providing commercial property owners a unique mechanism...

FM Alert: CABA Report Highlights Role of Controls In Zero Net Energy Buildings

Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

Clients, Tenants Worldwide Increasingly Demanding Sustainability

Clients and tenants worldwide are increasingly demanding sustainability – for both energy efficiency and occupant benefit — and green building continues to double every three years,...

Wyndham Worldwide Recognized As World Leader For Climate Change

Global hospitality company named to The Climate "A" List by the Carbon Disclosure Project, and beats carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule.

Greener Living, One Parking Lot At A Time 

A parking lot at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn campus in New York City is the site of a green infrastructure project that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and keep nearby plants lush and green.

Millennials Driving Sustainability In Small, Medium Businesses

Millennials will lead the way for small and medium businesses in future conversations and efforts around conservation, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship, according to the second annual Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey.

Students Benefit From One Of World’s Only Living Buildings

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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.

Maximizing Painting Projects

A multi-faceted approach to your next project will help ensure a long lasting result that delivers occupant satisfaction.

Motorized Shades Reflect Well On LEED Gold HQ

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

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.

Facility Executive | September/October 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at sustainable facilities, including green cleaning, water management, LEED certification, and energy efficiency. Plus, wireless technology and security.

LEED v4 Impact On Painting Decisions

The launch of LEED v4 has led applicators and specifiers to look for paints and coatings that meet updated requirements and provide top-notch performance.

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

Efficiency Award For Colorado Brewery

Energy engineer at the MillerCoors facility recognized for successful initiatives shares five keys to improve energy efficiency.

Teamwork Towards Energy Reductions

With the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellows Program, facility leaders execute operational improvements as part of Retrofit Chicago.

Look, Listen, And Learn To Find Leaks

Establishing an ongoing maintenance program to detect and address leaks in facilities is an important part of water management.

Facility Retrofit: Light It Up!

Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.

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