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Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, it was tough to find a reason to laugh this week. But this collection of photos proves that even in the most challenging of times, we can almost always find a reason to smile.


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Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, it was tough to find a reason to laugh this week. But this collection of photos proves that even in the most challenging of times, we can almost always find a reason to smile.

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Friday Funny: Helping Hands

Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, it was tough to find a reason to laugh this week. But this collection of photos proves that even in the most challenging of times, we can almost always find a reason to smile.

J+J Flooring Certified As Zero Waste To Landfill Manufacturer

For the third consecutive year, the commercial specified flooring manufacturer has been certified as a Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturer by GreenCircle. 

Whirlpool Earns Gold, Silver LEED Green Building Certifications

Whirlpool Corporation was recently awarded LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both in Benton Harbor, MI.

Keep America Beautiful Launches 2017 Recycle-Bowl

The K-12 school-based competition helps communities improve their recycling efforts by educating students and community members on how and what to recycle, while providing an array of resources.

IFF Is Fragrance Industry’s First Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Facility

New Jersey operation is the first of its kind to earn GreenCircle Certified LLC, Zero Waste to Landfill facility status.

Cleaning Products And Sustainability

ACI Sustainability Report highlights progress made by cleaning product companies to decrease the industry’s environmental footprint over the last two years.

Reduce Energy Use, And Save Water

An emerging focus on the water energy nexus—the interplay of these resources in building systems—holds promise for conservation.

Top 25 Cities For Sustainable Workplaces

In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion In Energy Costs

The challenge aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.

Top 10 Energy Efficient U.S. Cities 

Boston, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Portland are among the leaders in ACEEE's City Energy Efficiency Scorecard of 51 large cities.

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List

For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top 50 Mosquito Cities.

Pittsburgh: A Leader In Sustainable Cities

Pittsburgh leads North American cities with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an initiative that challenges buildings to reduce their environmental impact.

nora Named Exclusive Rubber Flooring Supplier For Greenhealth Exchange

Greenhealth Exchange provides hospitals and healthcare teams with a trusted resource for environmentally friendly products to foster wellness in the built-environment.

Harvesting The Value Of Water

A new Urban Land Institute report explores the creative use of green infrastructure in real estate developments to manage stormwater, and enhance property values.

Friday Funny: The Sky’s The Limit

From a modular educational center for sub-Saharan Africa to a vertical stack of factory and recreational space, the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition are an impressive display of creativity.

Earth Day 2017: Five Ways To Spread Environmental And Climate Literacy

In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.

Restrooms Fixtures And Water Savings

Evaluate these items periodically to ensure conservation features are operating as expected.

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

The University of Iowa power plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.

International Water Stewardship Standard In Use

This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.

FM Alert: International Private Sewage Disposal Code

The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.

Shopping Center Is First To Earn New U.S. Green Building Standard

The new standard, BREEAM USA In-Use, measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.

Amazon Launches Global Solar Energy Initiative

Amazon will install solar systems on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020; 15 solar installations planned for completion by the end of 2017 will generate up to 41 MW.

Collection Containers: Green Means Organics

Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council along with other nonprofits and government agencies recommend designating green as the color standard for organics collection containers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Hospital Cleanliness Impacts Overall Patient Experience

Patients' perceptions of a hospital's cleanliness can have a major impact on their overall care and hospital experience, according to a new study.

New Freshpack Design From MARS DRINKS

New look, more sustainable packaging design for single-serve workplace drinks represents a 31 percent carbon footprint reduction.

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