Sustainability Articles

LEED, sustainable design, Greenwashing, Green Globes, and other sustainable facility management concepts are included in this section.

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Keep Cool, With Proper Cool Roof Maintenance

Proper maintenance plays a significant role in maximizing the energy benefits of a reflective... [...]

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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... [...]

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Question Of The Week: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Waterless Urinals And Eco-toilets?

Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing... [...]

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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... [...]

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Friday Funny: Hanging Ten … In Austin, Texas?

North America's first inland surf park, NLand Surf Park, will bring waves to Austin,... [...]

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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.... [...]

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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... [...]

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Question Of The Week: Parking Garage Solutions?

Concerns around security, sustainability, ADA, and technology impact management... [...]

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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,... [...]

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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... [...]