Environment Articles

Articles covering the broader concept of environmental awareness, including corporate social responsibility, climate change, and other news about how facility managers can impact the environment are included.

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Special Feature: Water Conservation – The Rising Tide

Historically, water efficiency has taken a backseat to energy efforts, but this is all changing... ...Read More...

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Boston Hospitals Reducing Energy Use

From January, 2011 through the end of 2013, this sector has cut its energy use by... ...Read More...

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Saint Paul RiverCentre And Xcel Energy Center Complex First In The World To Be LEED, Green Globes, APEX/ASTM Certified

When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each... ...Read More...

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Coalition Formed To Extend Research On Sustainable Roofing

ARMA, ERA, and PIMA collaborate to compare high-performance roofing systems in northern... ...Read More...

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Monitoring Confirms Efficiency Of Edberg’s Swedish Tennis Arena

Edberg acknowledges the importance of energy efficiency with regard to the construction of this indoor arena. The aim was to build a "tennis hall of the... ...Read More...

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Fetzer Vineyards Is First Wine Company To Receive Zero Waste Certification

Fetzer achieves top certification, highlighting the company's long standing position regarding... ...Read More...

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Green Guarding: A Dual Perspective

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

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Green Building Market Study Shows 250% Growth In Alternative Rating Systems

Recent Turner study shows significant growth in interest in Green Globes® and other... ...Read More...

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NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience At Agency Facilities

Many types of extreme events are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude in the future and pose hazards to NASA's mission, infrastructure, facilities, and... ...Read More...

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EPA Proposed Clean Power Plan Open For Comments

The three topics included: emission reduction compliance trajectories created by the interim goal for 2020 to 2029; aspects of the building block methodology; and the way state-specific CO2 goals are... ...Read More...