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Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

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This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.


Permeable Pavement: A Sustainable Stormwater Solution

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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.


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

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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).


Energy Conservation, Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools

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More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.


Greener Living, One Parking Lot At A Time 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Buildings Improve Cognitive Function 

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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.