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The U.S. Green Building Council will use the Bank of America grant to support its LEED for Cities and Communities Program.


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The U.S. Green Building Council will use the Bank of America grant to support its LEED for Cities and Communities Program.

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$500,000 Grant Will Help 15 U.S. Communities’ Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Green Building Council will use the Bank of America grant to support its LEED for Cities and Communities Program.

Historic Bell Tower Restored At Little Rock, AR Church 

Restoration experts with Western Specialty Contractors used a stippling method to match the bell tower's original terra cotta appearance.

Why VESDA? Leveraging Air Sampling Smoke Detection Within Your Fire Alarm System

A VESDA “Aspirating Smoke Detector" alerts a facility’s fire safety system before an emergency unfolds, giving you time to evaluate and eliminate the potential hazard before it becomes a true safety issue.

Langley Events Centre Upgrades Lighting To LEDs

Echoflex Solutions provides a top-shelf lighting control solution for the multi-purpose sports arena in British Columbia.

Friday Funny: Californian Custodian Wins The Crown

The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”

New Restroom Occupancy Indicator Viewable From Multiple Locations

The new Parent/Child restroom light from Heads Up Lock Co. offers the same features as existing models, but is geared specifically for viewing in two or more locations.

DOE Celebrates Better Buildings Initiative Partners’ Progress

More than 900 organizations participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Better Buildings Initiative have achieved the equivalent of $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings.

2019 Zero Energy Buildings Count Nears 600

The official 2019 count is 580 certified, verified, and emerging projects, according to the newly released 2019 Getting to Zero Project List from the New Buildings Institute.

After Hurricane Harvey, Hospital Focuses On Power Resiliency

Learning a lesson from the impact of power failure during a natural disaster, Citizens Medical Center added emergency power to its emergency room and beyond.

Co-workers Are Biggest Distraction In Open Offices

A new survey finds Gen Z employees are most productive when working around noise, while Baby Boomers need quiet to get work done.

Osram, FSG Form Partnership For Smart Building IoT Solutions

Osram and Facility Solutions Group (FSG) are joining forces to offer turnkey smart building IoT solutions to the commercial, industrial, and retail industries.

Which Summer Benefits Do Workers Really Want?

Flexible schedules and early fridays top employees' summer wish lists, according to a new survey from Accountemps. What's offered at your facility?

Friday Funny: Escherian Stairway To Nowhere

Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.

Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction

A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.

BrainBox AI Launches First AI Technology For Autonomous Buildings

BrainBox AI has unveiled its patent-pending technology enabling buildings to reduce energy costs by 25-35% and their carbon footprint by 20-40%.

OSHA Aims To Keep Young Workers Safe This Summer

#MySafeSummerJob educates young workers about safety rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions, and how to protect themselves on the job.

Employees Would Choose Job Happiness Over A Bigger Paycheck

Most employees in France, Germany, and the U.K. work in open office layouts; the U.S. is slightly behind with 30% working in private offices and 25% in open floor plans.

Bringing Rooftop Gardens To Ground Level

In Columbus, OH, building a green roof into an existing structure provided an innovative solution for parking needs and open space for an urban park.

Seasonal Maintenance Tips For Commercial Properties

Thinking about maintaining your commercial property seasonally provides an effective blueprint for keeping your property looking good.

$10.5M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants Available

Nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, and colleges and universities can apply for OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grants.

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.

Live Moss Wellness Walls From Verdure

Using biomimicry, the Moss Walls system uses flowing water, misters, fans, and specialized lighting to create an idyllic environment for live moss... and a healthy workplace.

College Opens New Location With Job Order Contracting

Tarrant County College opted to use Job Order Contracting (JOC) for its major renovation, allowing multiple projects to be completed through a single contract.

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