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Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.


FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

2016 Building Safety Month.

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year’s Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.



China’s First Green Skyscraper

China’s First Green Skyscraper.

Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.



Illinois Is USGBC’s Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois Is USGBC’s Top State For LEED Green Building.

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.


Institute for Special Education Gets NY’s First Solar Schools Project

Institute for Special Education Gets NY’s First Solar Schools Project.

The New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state’s first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity.


FM Alert: United Nations HQ Wins 2015 Beyond Green™ Award

FM Alert: United Nations HQ Wins 2015 Beyond Green™ Award.

Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.



Tackling Productivity In The Building Industry

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The National Institute of Building Sciences has developed an infographic to identify the major themes that will help the industry address productivity challenges.