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the Sustainable Sites Initiative has released the first rating system in the U.S. for the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.


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the Sustainable Sites Initiative has released the first rating system in the U.S. for the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.

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Sustainable Sites Rating System Released, Pilot Projects Sought

the Sustainable Sites Initiative has released the first rating system in the U.S. for the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.

EPA's WaterSense Releases First Commercial Building Product Spec

This first specification focused on identifying water efficient flushing urinals.

MIT Research Focused On Concrete, Sustainability

MIT has announced the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research center established in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association and Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hotels Can See Green with LEDs

Through a program from Efficiency Vermont, the Holiday Inn Express in Brattleboro, VT retrofitted its parking lot and access road with LED luminaires.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: GHG Inventory

Honeywell has introduced a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory service that measures and provides a comprehensive snapshot of an organization's verifiable GHG emissions.

Handling Mercury Containing Lamps

In an exclusive interview with TFM, Mark Tibbetts, who directs NEMA's recycling initiatives through www.lamprecycle.org, answered questions about developments in lamp recycling.

Houston Airport Receives Grant, Will Tackle Emissions

Two grants awarded through the FAA's Airport Improvement Program will allow for the purchase and installation of new solar panels, heaters, and chillers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

EPA Looks At Airport Deicing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that would make deicing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally friendly while maintaining operational safety.

Hospitality Group Joins EPA Program

Accor North America has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).

U.S. Postal Service Gets Green Award

The government agency then recognized Cleanwise LLC, a division of Network Services Company, for contributing to its winning the award.

Kimball Products Certified To BIFMA Standard

Products can be awarded a level 1, level 2, or level 3 compliance mark based on their contribution and points achieved.

Is Your School A Breath Of Fresh Air?

Give your facilities a chance to be recognized by the EPA's IAQ TfS Awards Program.

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on City Infrastructure

The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate positive.”

Jury Splits Verdict in Duke Energy Environmental Case

In this case, the EPA alleged that Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy in 2006, undertook six power plant upgrades in Indiana and Ohio without installing modern pollution controls.

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more efficient.

Milliken & Company Participates In Tree Plantings

The floor covering company is a member of the Georgia Forestry Commission's Making the Shade partnership.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Biodegradable Trash Bags

Perf Go Green offers bag products designed to biodegrade within two years.

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