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“It was hard to stay focused last Thursday, World FM Day, as I was teaching a class at IFMA HQ in Houston, TX. I kept wanting to sneak a peek at the Tweets or check the different event links across the globe," said Teena Shouse, Global FM chair. Check out these highlights from last week's event.
Maryland’s adoption of the IGCC, effective in March 2012, will apply to all commercial buildings as well as residential properties more than three stories high.
The IGCC applies to new and existing, traditional and high-performance commercial buildings in the Ocean State. It includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance option.
Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.
Citing the gap between existing construction codes and green rating systems has been filled, the ICC encouraged the U.S. government to reference the IGCC in an effort to apply sustainable design principals to the design and construction of new federal buildings.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.
Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges" – which is based on a survey of hundreds of colleges nationwide – profiles the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses.