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More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months, finds Johnson Controls' annual survey.


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More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months, finds Johnson Controls' annual survey.

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Smart Buildings Driving U.S. Energy Efficiency Spending

More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months, finds Johnson Controls' annual survey.

GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities

Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.

Friday Funny: Sleep With The Fishes

It may have cost The Godfather’s Luca Brasi his life to sleep with the fishes, but if you’ve got $50K a night you too can sleep with the fishes... and live to tell about it.

Energy Savings Possible With Window Film

Professionally installed window film can help reduce cooling and energy costs, improve comfort for occupants, and eliminate the need for expensive window upgrades.

Workers In LEED Green Buildings Are Happier, Healthier, More Productive 

Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.

Have You Gone Beyond Green?

The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!

AASHE 2018 Sustainability Award Winners Announced

These prestigious awards recognize the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Eighth Annual Recycle-Bowl

The incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

The flooring company has recycled 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials through its On&On™ Recycling Program.

Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs

The world’s largest 3-D printed reef was installed at a resort in the Maldives last weekend with the hope of growing a new coral reef ecosystem.

Facility Executive | August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.

Greenhouse Grower Earns Incentive For Energy-Saving Cogen Engines

SunSelect Produce’s new high-tech, natural gas-powered combined heat and power technology cuts 12,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year and conserves over 7,000 gallons of water per day.

Friday Funny: If You Can’t Stand The Heat…

…stay out of these 10 moist metros. A new ranking reveals this year’s America's Sweatiest Cities.

McDonald’s Opens New Global HQ In Chicago

The new nine-story building in Chicago’s West Loop exemplifies the company’s commitment to become a better McDonald’s, more closely connected to its customers.

USF System Earns First LEED Platinum Certification

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Warehouse Laboratory, which houses biology, chemistry, and physics labs, is the fourth building on campus to receive LEED certification.

IWBI Launches Global Network Of Concept Advisories

Experts from around the world will share their insights on the impact of 10 WELL concepts on human health.

Six Tips For A Green Cleaning Program

Look at both products and processes when evaluating this initiative for healthy buildings.

Facility Executive | June 2018 Issue

The June 2018 issue features a look at workplace design, including productivity, breakrooms, furniture, and natural light. Plus, green cleaning, energy efficiency, healthcare facilities, and more.

CARE Names 2017 Person, Recycler of the Year

Mike Tinney and CarpetCycle accepted their awards at the Carpet America Recovery Effort's 16th annual conference in Orlando, FL.

Texas Manufacturer Recycles 90% Of Water

Texas Nameplate transformed itself from a company that was often cited for water discharge violations to one that sets an example in water management for other manufacturers.

Bentley University Ice Arena Is Nation’s Most Sustainable

The 76,000-square-foot Bentley Arena is the first standalone ice arena to earn the LEED platinum certification from the USGBC.

Grant Places More Than 900 Recycling Bins In Public Parks Across U.S.

Thanks to 34 grants from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful, recycling efforts in public parks throughout the nation will be improved.

American University First In U.S. To Become Carbon Neutral

In 2010, AU pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The school reached its goal two years early, making it the first carbon neutral university in the nation.

New WorldGBC Report Urges Companies To Make Green Improvements

The World Green Building Council report highlights the economic benefits of green building and showcases improved occupant satisfaction when health, wellbeing, and productivity features are implemented in existing green structures.

LEED Platinum Children’s Hospital Is First On West Coast

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the West Coast's first LEED Platinum children's hospital and only the second children's hospital in the world to earn that status.

Friday Funny: Happy 4/20, Bud!

This year’s 4/20, the high holiday of marijuana culture, comes at a time of robust growth for the cannabis industry. A look at a budding opportunity for energy efficiency, courtesy of ACEEE.

2018 Top 10 Worst Cities For Weeds, Lawn Disease

In honor of National Lawn Care Month, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has forecast the cities that will be most affected by lawn threats this spring and summer.

School District To Save $15.3M With New Energy Efficiency Program

California’s Escalon Unified School District recently completed a 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic and integrated energy efficiency and STEM education initiative.

Question Of The Week: Zeroing In On Waste Reduction

Achieving a zero waste operation does not come without challenges, but the benefits are many: cost savings, energy savings, reduced air and water pollution, and more.

Question Of The Week: Ways To Prevent Cigarette Litter?

Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities

A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully...

Northwestern University Makes Buildings Bird-Friendly

Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows.

World Water Day 2018: Four Promising Technologies Inspired By Nature

On World Water Day 2018, Frost & Sullivan explores this year's theme, "Nature for Water," by acknowledging the influence and inspiration natural filtration and treatment processes lend to water technologies.

New Compostable Takeout Containers From Eco-Products

Made with sugarcane, WorldView™ Naturals offer a nice green vibe for environmentally friendly restaurants and facilities.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.

Call To Reduce Waste Is Renewed

As China suspends its acceptance of foreign waste, how might waste management at facilities be impacted?

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

Philadelphia, Baltimore Schools Replace Polystyrene In Cafeterias

The cities’ public schools are now using compostable round plates designed by the Urban School Food Alliance in their lunchrooms, diverting 19 million polystyrene food service items from landfills.

Leaf Living Wall From Nevins

Leaf Living Wall is a vertical garden of living plants that infuses interior spaces with greenery and promotes a healthy mental and physical environment.

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