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MIT research finds the reconstruction of this building during the late 19th century was so hindered by pollution that the British government convened scientific inquiries into the effects of the atmosphere on the new building.

Britain’s Houses Of Parliament Rebuild Spurred Clean Air Laws

Britain’s Houses Of Parliament Rebuild Spurred Clean Air Laws

MIT research finds the reconstruction of this building during the late 19th century was so hindered by pollution that the British government convened scientific inquiries into the effects of the atmosphere on the new building.

KMC Controls’ FlexStat Digital Control

The FlexStat is a (B-AAC) BACnet advanced application controller and sensor in a single package.

EnviroPure Commercial Food Waste Disposal Systems

EnviroPure Systems commercial food waste disposal systems offer a one-step solution for converting food waste into safe gray water.

Denver Now Requires Building Energy Benchmarking

The capital city of Colorado joins a growing list of U.S. cities requiring buildings of certain sizes to track and report energy use.

Roof Primer A504 By National Coatings

This low VOC primer is designed to provide superior adhesion capabilities for silicone roof coatings.

Green Cleaning Webinar: Improving Cleaning for Health in Three Easy Steps

In this wide-ranging, spirited and informative session, you’ll learn the importance of green cleaning and new trends, buttressed by hard facts and statistics about changing your practices and cleaning for health.

Examining The Nexus Of Sustainability And Safety

In new research the Campbell Institute examines the need for more equal distribution around environmental, social, and economic factors.

Sustainable Restroom Operations

When creating green restrooms, examine opportunities related to surfaces, air quality, and conservation.

MWRD Of Greater Chicago Pilots Water Conservation Program

Restrooms in the government agency's main headquarters will be outfitted with hybrid urinals, with the aim of saving more than 500,000 gallons of water annually.

MetLife Recognizes Enterprise Rent-A-Car For Service, Sustainability

For business travel activities, the two firms work toward helping MetLife achieve its corporate sustainability goals.

FM Alert: Roof Coatings Product Category Rule, From NSF Int’l

In cooperation with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA), NSF develops first Product Category Rule in North America for roof coating materials.

New Lighting Saves Food Bank 48% On Energy Usage

LED lighting technology delivers better light quality and energy savings to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s new warehouse and office space.

Data Center Infrastructure Trends For 2017

Find out about six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017, courtesy of Vertiv.

Quiet-Tech Insulation Batts By CarpetCycle

Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.

Sustainable Exterior Surfaces, Study Quantifies Benefits

Cool roofs and porous pavement are among the strategies touted in "Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, DC," authored by Capital E — focused on citywide adoption of smart surface technologies.

New Thin-Film Solar Capability From Sunflare

Ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, Sunflare is over 65% lighter than Silicon modules, allowing the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.

Green Seal Proposes Cleaning Product Standards Revisions

Feedback from industry professionals and other interested parties is welcome, and a webinar offers an opportunity to learn more.

Building Safety, Innovation, Energy Efficiency Advanced In Gulf Countries

The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Installs Musco Lighting

The New Orleans Saints take a step towards sustainability with a new LED lighting system that reduces energy consumption at the stadium by 82%.

Friday Funny: A Workout-Powered Cruise Of The Seine River

It's amazing what humans can do when they harness their energy: The Paris Navigating Gym travels the Seine River with energy from passenger workouts.

Microsoft HQ Earns Zero Waste Facility Certification

The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.

SL Green’s Energy Retrofit Wins IREM Sustainability Award

The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

EPA 2016 Food Recovery Challenge Winners

Participants in the most recent Challenge included grocers, restaurants, educational institutions, sports and entertainment venues and more.

At Lab Facility, Chilled Water Plant Improvements Boost Energy Efficiency, Maintain Required Environment

A state mandate along with an internal commitment to reduce energy consumption spurred a plant optimization project at Maryland's Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research.

Integrating Nature And Cities

A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.

FM Alert: “Trash Madness” Toolkit Available

In an effort to promote proactive recycling and waste reduction practices within workplace environments, Legrand is offering a free “Trash Madness” toolkit.

A Day In The Life Of Stadium Management

Here are six ways to improve stadium facility operations — and the guest experience in the meantime.

Friday Funny: This Guy Doesn’t Know Who Won The Election

No, really. Over a week later and he has no idea that Donald Trump is our president-elect. Plus, can the wind predict who will win an election?

Updated Envision2 NXW Reversible Chiller

The Envision2 Series NXW Reversible Chiller has been updated with new features.

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