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Flint, MI Schools Launch Water Bottle Recycling Initiative

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This builds upon a partnership forged in 2016 that provided for storage and delivery of bottled water to Flint schools.

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Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.

Eye Protection Can Prevent 90 Percent Of Work-Related Eye Injuries

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Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment, but 90 percent of these accidents could be avoided by wearing eye protection.

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower Earns Energy Star Certification

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The high-rise office building is a participant in the Pittsburgh 2030 District challenge, a public-private partnership to create a high-performance and energy-efficient building district in downtown Pittsburgh by the year 2030.

Preliminary Energy Savings For ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

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According to recent analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program, more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the new version — compared to the 2004 baseline.

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The Facility Manager Of Tomorrow

Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.

TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Simplifies Rooftop Retrofits

The TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Packaged Cooling and Heating Units allow building owners to replace outdated 3 – 12.5 ton rooftop units simply and affordably.

Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of Date

Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.

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Upgrade Traditional Directional Lighting to SYLVANIA LED PAR Lamps

The SYLVANIA retrofits and replacement lamps provide industry exclusive first-to-market ULTRA LED Glass PARs and a price-sensitive value line for contractors, delivering high quality, efficient light while reducing maintenance and energy costs.

Flint, MI Schools Launch Water Bottle Recycling Initiative

This builds upon a partnership forged in 2016 that provided for storage and delivery of bottled water to Flint schools.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Reflects Musical Heritage

In both its exhibits and its design, the museum focuses the spotlight on Mississippi's deep musical roots and impact on modern music.

R-Mer Force From The Garland Company

This new, flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for penetrations to be made on the roof surface.

Western Reserve Hospital Deploys Germ-Zapping Robot

The robot, nicknamed “Violet” by hospital employees, enhances patient safety by destroying superbugs that can cause infections.

Eye Protection Can Prevent 90 Percent Of Work-Related Eye Injuries

Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment, but 90 percent of these accidents could be avoided by wearing eye protection.

NCMS Report Finds Exoskeletons Prevent Injury

Productivity and safety improvements were revealed when the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences studied use of Lockheed Martin's FORTIS exoskeleton at a U.S. Navy shipyard.

RSS Business Facilities – Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

  • LG Electronics Building New Manufacturing Plant In Tennessee March 1, 2017
    The home appliance manufacturer will invest $250 million, create 600 new jobs in Clarksville, TN at its first U.S. washing machine manufacturing operation. Read LG Electronics Building New Manufacturing Plant In Tennessee on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.
  • Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, Tampa, FL February 28, 2017
    Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL, discusses his city’s fast-growing job market, highly-ranked business tax structure, infrastructure improvements, and efforts to become a leader in STEM-oriented manufacturing. Read Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, Tampa, FL on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.
  • Potato Chip Company Growing In Pennsylvania February 28, 2017
    Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. plans create up to 100 new jobs at its new 188,000-square-foot potato chip manufacturing facility and warehouse in Bethel Township, PA. Read Potato Chip Company Growing In Pennsylvania on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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R-Mer Force From The Garland Company

This new, flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for penetrations to be made on the roof surface.

SolarOne Solutions Acquires Inovus Solar

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells commercial-scale, solar powered lighting and LED technology for use in outdoor applications.

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High Bay Lighting | Configurability and Efficiency Like Never Before

The I-BEAM® family of LED high bays from Lithonia Lighting® is among the most recognized and respected brands in the industry, with a proven track record of value and performance. This legacy continues with the IBG LED.

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Flint, MI Schools Launch Water Bottle Recycling Initiative

This builds upon a partnership forged in 2016 that provided for storage and delivery of bottled water to Flint schools.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Reflects Musical Heritage

In both its exhibits and its design, the museum focuses the spotlight on Mississippi's deep musical roots and impact on modern music.

R-Mer Force From The Garland Company

This new, flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for penetrations to be made on the roof surface.

The Facility Manager Of Tomorrow

Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.

SolarOne Solutions Acquires Inovus Solar

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells commercial-scale, solar powered lighting and LED technology for use in outdoor applications.

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PPG Teams Up With NHL

PPG has formed an exclusive paint partnership with National Hockey League to become the “official paint of the NHL.”

Webinar: Addressing The Impact Of Allergies On Building Occupants

Learn how to address allergy concerns in your facility, removing the source of suffering—the allergens themselves—in this dynamic and informative webinar.

DensElement Barrier System Passes Drainage Efficiency Test

This integrated system from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has passed testing as a substrate in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) with drainage.

NCMS Report Finds Exoskeletons Prevent Injury

Productivity and safety improvements were revealed when the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences studied use of Lockheed Martin's FORTIS exoskeleton at a U.S. Navy shipyard.

FACILITY EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE

Setting Waste Management Goals

A new tool within ENERGY STAR Portfolio enables facility executives to quantify waste.

Choose Flooring Wisely

Specific facility conditions dictate proper commercial flooring selection.

School District Tracks Space Use

Cloud-based tool provides third largest school district in Oregon improved insight and control into its facility and room scheduling operation.

Bring In The Sun With Daylighting

The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.

What's popular

Setting Waste Management Goals

A new tool within ENERGY STAR Portfolio enables facility executives to quantify waste.

Choose Flooring Wisely

Specific facility conditions dictate proper commercial flooring selection.

School District Tracks Space Use

Cloud-based tool provides third largest school district in Oregon improved insight and control into its facility and room scheduling operation.

Bring In The Sun With Daylighting

The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.

November / December 2016 Issue (Volume 29, Number 6)

The November / December 2016 issue looks at smart buildings, building automation, the Internet of Things, HVAC, energy management, sustainable restrooms, lighting, and ceilings. Plus, Solutions 2017: Advancements in Products & Services.

September / October 2016 Issue (Volume 29, Number 5)

Our annual "green" issue looks at sustainability trends including green cleaning, water conservation, LEED, green building programs, and energy storage. Plus, security, space planning strategies, HVAC and more.

Past Issues

Facility Executive | September / October 2016 Issue

Our annual "green" issue looks at sustainability trends including green cleaning, water conservation, LEED, green building programs, and energy storage. Plus, security, space planning strategies, HVAC and more.

Education

Facility Case Study: Sylvania | The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (LED Retrofit)

When considering upgrading its halogen lamps to LEDs to save energy, the museum wanted to ensure that any new light maintained a true rendering of the art, and as the mediums were illuminated, the artists’ message or creation were not dulled.

Webinar: Addressing The Impact Of Allergies On Building Occupants

Learn how to address allergy concerns in your facility, removing the source of suffering—the allergens themselves—in this dynamic and informative webinar.

Did You Miss Our Budget and Operational Challenges Webinar?

View this video webinar and learn about facilities management professionals' most pressing challenges, ways to achieve budgetary and operational goals, and how to leverage logistics and workforce services to maximize efficiency and control costs.

Did You Miss Our Industrial LED Lighting Webinar?

View this video webinar and find out what the recent explosion in LED options means for industrial lighting at your facility.

Did You Miss Our Construction Industry Webinar?

View this free webinar video and explore the current state of the construction industry, trends and updates in construction cost data.

Did You Miss Our Green Cleaning Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn the importance of green cleaning and new trends, buttressed by hard facts and statistics about changing your practices and cleaning for health.

Upgrade Traditional Directional Lighting to SYLVANIA LED PAR Lamps

The SYLVANIA retrofits and replacement lamps provide industry exclusive first-to-market ULTRA LED Glass PARs and a price-sensitive value line for contractors, delivering high quality, efficient light while reducing maintenance and energy costs.

White Papers & Case Studies

The Open Office: What’s Working And What’s Not?

This workplace design approach continues to appeal to many organizations. A recent survey examines motivations and results.

LEED Case Study: Surpassing The Mark

In Marlborough, MA, Boston Scientific pursued LEED Silver for its new headquarters facility, ultimately reached LEED Gold.

Hotel Case Study: A Vision By The Sea

In Gloucester, MA, the site of an old factory is transformed with the construction of the full-service Beauport Hotel.

Facility Case Study: Sylvania | The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (LED Retrofit)

When considering upgrading its halogen lamps to LEDs to save energy, the museum wanted to ensure that any new light maintained a true rendering of the art, and as the mediums were illuminated, the artists’ message or creation were not dulled.

Healthcare Case Study: Opportunity For Innovation

Allegheny Health Network leveraged design-led construction to fast track construction and elevate patient care at a new healthcare facility.

Education Case Study: Wellness In Action

At The George Washington University, LEED Platinum facility design fosters its mission of public health education.

Case Study: Senior Living Transformation

With its roots in healthcare, Sun Health formed a partnership with the Banner Health system that eventually led to a new focus for the company—from that of an acute care provider to a healthy living provider.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

Sponsored Content

The Facility Manager Of Tomorrow

Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.

TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Simplifies Rooftop Retrofits

The TempMaster® OmniCore™ 200 Series Packaged Cooling and Heating Units allow building owners to replace outdated 3 – 12.5 ton rooftop units simply and affordably.

Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of Date

Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.

Facility Case Study: Sylvania | The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (LED Retrofit)

When considering upgrading its halogen lamps to LEDs to save energy, the museum wanted to ensure that any new light maintained a true rendering of the art, and as the mediums were illuminated, the artists’ message or creation were not dulled.

SmartStart Program Incentivizes Hotel To Upgrade To LED Lighting

After learning about financial incentives provided by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands realized that substantial improvements to the hotel’s energy efficiency would be cost effective.