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The U.S. EPA has released a free booklet that facility managers at houses of worship can reference to identify and mitigate potential health threats, such as lead and radon exposure.


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The U.S. EPA has released a free booklet that facility managers at houses of worship can reference to identify and mitigate potential health threats, such as lead and radon exposure.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. EPA articles below.


Houses Of Worship And Children’s Health

The U.S. EPA has released a free booklet that facility managers at houses of worship can reference to identify and mitigate potential health threats, such as lead and radon exposure.

ALDI Lauded As Industry Leader In Sustainable Refrigeration

The EPA's GreenChill Partnership has recognized ALDI as the grocery retailer with the most GreenChill store certifications in the past year.

U.S. EPA Highlights Federal Green Challenge Winners

With national and regional winners, this challenge is an effort held under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program.

EPA Recognizes St. Louis Cardinals’ Decade Of Reducing Food Waste

Last year, the Cardinals and concessionaire Delaware North diverted more than 226 tons of food from landfills and donated almost 10 tons of food equal to 13,000 meals to those in need.

EPA Recognizes 2018 WasteWise Winners

The 10 winning organizations collectively prevented and diverted over 356,000 tons of waste from entering landfills, saving them over $19.6 million in landfill fees.

A Fresh Look At Green Cleaning

With sustainability in mind, here are two facility cleaning materials to look at anew.

7th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners Named

The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.

100 Manufacturing Plants Earned ENERGY STAR Certification In 2018

Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors qualified, 15 of them for the first time.

Four Honda Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, plus a fourth in Greensburg, IN achieved U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy efficiency in 2018.

EPA Recognizes Efficient Federal Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently highlighted facilities with reduced environmental impact during FY17 through the Federal Green Challenge.

Branch Creek Launches Safer Play Turf And Lawn Products

Safer Play’s new products help lawn care professionals protect lawns and turf fields from weeds and insects, without the use of EPA-registered pesticides.

Question Of The Week: Designing For Stormwater Management

The EPA has chosen the winners of its 2017 Campus Rainworks Challenge. What stormwater management strategies have you implemented to reduce runoff from your facility sites?

EPA Food Recovery Challenge Names 16 National Award Winners

In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.

Using IAQ To Improve Academic Performance

The University of Miami improves indoor air quality and saves energy by installing HVAC Load Reduction Technology.

Antimicrobial Polymer Receives EPA Approval

Nouvex is an antimicrobial additive technology clinically proven to be effective against bacteria as well as select viruses and fungi.
materials management

Federal Facilities Conclude 5th Annual Green Challenge

Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.

Question Of The Week: Would You Miss ENERGY STAR?

If this U.S. EPA program is eliminated in 2018, what would it mean to energy efficiency efforts at your facilities?
Pittsburgh

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.

EPA Adds Green Label Plus Program To Buying Guidelines

The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.

Detecting Radon Gas In Schools And Commercial Buildings

January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.

Question Of The Week: What IAQ Myths Have You Encountered?

When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?

EPA 2016 Food Recovery Challenge Winners

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

EPA Urged To Level Energy Efficiency Playing Field

More than 50 groups join with ACEEE to ask that the EPA treat energy efficiency as equal to renewable energy in the Clean Energy Incentive Program.

EPA Grants For Urban Water Improvement Projects

Several K-12 and higher education facilities are among the 22 organizations receiving up to $60,000 each for water quality initiatives.
water conservation

Water Conservation, In And Around Facilities

Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.

On-Site Generation Of Cleaning Solutions

Learn about the difference between various terms describing on-site generation of cleaning solutions.

Ammonia Refrigeration: Increasing Regulatory Requirements

Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.

Are You A Stadium Facility Manager?

If you’re the facility manager at a stadium or arena, a new survey is seeking your input on your sports venue's energy and water performance.

FM Alert: GA Tech Studies Clean Power Plan Impact On Energy Costs

The paper examines an array of Clean Power Plan strategies related to buildings, ranging from incremental to transformational.

Sodexo School Facility Directors Complete EPA’s IAQ Master Class

Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.

Ensuring Generator Longevity

Regularly scheduled and preventative maintenance regimens are crucial for maintaining the health of your facility’s power systems.

EPA Honors Winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

DFW First U.S. Airport To Receive Climate Leadership Award

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the first U.S. airport to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award for Greenhouse Gas Management.

Seven Ways To “Green” The Landscape For Earth Day

Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.

Free Workplace Composting Guide Available

The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help workplaces divert organic matter from landfills through composting.

Go Green, Save Green: Sustainable Laundry Operations

Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.

ENERGY STAR Baseline Shift: How EMS Can Help Prepare Your Facility

Whether you want to identify cost savings, optimize energy usage, or monitor ENERGY STAR score fluctuations, energy management software offers an easy and effective method of adapting to the upcoming benchmarking shift.

FM Alert: Worker Endangerment Initiative Addresses Violations

Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.

U.S. Government To Save $5M With Solar Power Purchase Agreement

The multi-agency solar power purchase agreement for federal facilities in California and Nevada will save $5M and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

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