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Sustainability | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

An infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced treatment technologies can help save costs and reduce water usage in cooling towers.

Infographic: Cooling Tower Water Treatments Save Resources

Infographic: Cooling Tower Water Treatments Save Resources

An infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced treatment technologies can help save costs and reduce water usage in cooling towers.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Announces Awards of Excellence Winners

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced the eight winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.

LEED Updates Impact This Winter’s De-icers

As of January 2015, LEED has redefined the requirements for LEED-compliant de-icers.

Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification

Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.

Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.

Big Office Buildings Tops In Adopting Green Practices

There is a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to the newest Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University.

Beverly Hills Pays Businesses $500 for Every Waterless Urinal

In a rush to find ways to reduce consumption, the city of Beverly Hills, CA is paying $500 to any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal.

Question Of The Week: Parking Garage Solutions?

Concerns around security, sustainability, ADA, and technology impact management decisions.

New Service Spotlight: Second-Look Recycled Wallcovering Program

Reaching a recent milestone, the program is a resource for facility professionals during sustainable renovations.

2015 Seven “Best Places to Park” Announced

International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence winners reflect friendlier, more sustainable approaches to parking; winners hail from Las Vegas; Lexington, Ky.; Oklahoma City; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Ca.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.

Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.

Tips For Sustainable Landscaping

A new approach to landscaping suburban office developments that integrates natural areas and provides more open, collaborative spaces can meet the demands of this next generation of office workers.

Six Considerations For A Green (Vegetative) Roof

Structural factors and upkeep are among the leading items for facility decision-makers to evaluate.

BASICs Of Green Building Certification

Focus on five tasks to help simplify a potentially complex process.

Question Of The Week: Health And Wellness Strategies

This aspect of sustainable facilities is moving to the forefront.

Q&A: LEED Platinum Recertification Project

Jim Baker, facilities management director for Armstrong World Industries, shares insight into the recent recertification of his company's headquarters.

Green Guarding: A Dual Perspective

Facilities can benefit from hiring security guards trained in areas related to sustainability.

New Performance-Based Design Guide Now Available

National Institute of Building Sciences makes free tool available to the public via the WBDG.

Super Bowl XLVIII Facilities Staff Are Going Green at MetLife Stadium

The stadium's sustainable practices might not be the star of the show on February 2, but behind the scenes, the facilities staff will be carrying out a variety of green practices.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Landfill-Free Verification from NSF Sustainability

A partnership between NSF and Sustainable Waste Solutions helps facilities divert waste from landfills, ensuring the waste is reused, recycled, or processed as waste to energy.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Biobased Xorel by Carnegie

This textile features 60% to 85% bio content derived from sugar cane plant and can be used for wallcoverings, panels, or upholstery applications.

Energy Star Recognizes Aggregates Production Site

In Sunol, CA, Lehigh Hanson's aggregates production site is the first of its type to achieve the Energy Star Challenge for Industry.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LED Area Lights by MaxLite

These DLC approved products can replace metal halide and high pressure sodium outdoor lighting fixtures.

BIFMA Announces Over 40 Furniture Manufacturers With level Certified Products

Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

New Report on Role of Cities in Green Economy

The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC’s The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events and outlines clear action items for Rio+20

USGBC Announces Changes to LEED 2012

Changes address revised delivery and ballot schedule; due out in 2013, revision will become LEED V4 instead of LEED 2012.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dyson Airblade™ Hand Dryer from Dyson

A life cycle assessment conducted by a Massachusetts-based university found the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer to be the most sustainable way to dry hands.

Higher Ed Buildings Earn Top Green Globes Rating

The University of British Columbia is home to two classroom facilities recognized for elevated sustainability.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Overburden Removal Warranty from LiveRoof

This applies to removing and replacing vegetative roof modules when assessing and repairing roof membrane leaks.

McDonald's Shares Green Practices Reports

The restaurant company's 2012 report addresses projects in eight categories. Suppliers recognized in another report.

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