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Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.


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Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

Sustainability

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


Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

DaVinci AE1932 Scissor Lift From JLG

The new 19-foot scissor lift is purpose-built for applications where stringent environmental regulations must be met.

LightView Achieves Boston’s First Private Student Housing LEED Platinum Certification

LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.

Vicinity Secures 20-Year Steam Contract

Vicinity Energy has secured a 20-year steam contract with Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, a key element of its $39 million theater expansion.

AI Gains Traction In Commercial Buildings

Facility management increasingly sees the benefits of artificial intelligence implementation throughout building operations.

Avison Young Office In Dallas Is WELL-Certified

Design firm Perkins&Will announced that the Avison Young Dallas office is WELL-certified, a designation for advancing health and well-being in buildings.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.

Blue Shield Of California Achieves Carbon Neutrality

The nonprofit health plan has integrated environmental sustainability as part of its public health strategy; latest milestone equates to taking 6,300 cars off the road each year.

Academy Museum Receives LEED Gold Certification

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC for Building Design and Construction.

Housing Retrofit Project Earns Canada’s First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.

Higher Education Sustainability Recognized With 2020 AASHE Awards

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced 11 winners and an honorable mention for this year’s annual Sustainability Awards.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

DOE Recognizes State of Maryland For Energy Efficiency Leadership

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.

Georgia-Pacific Facility Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Top Project 

A water use reduction project has earned Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products mill in Palatka, FL the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Top Project for 2020.

Upcycle Office Furniture, And Spare The Landfill

Workplace strategy firm Dyer Brown works with its corporate and other clients to help them sustainably dispose of and procure office furniture and related assets.

How To Create COVID-Safe And Sustainable Learning Environments

ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.

USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

Bezos Earth Fund Awards Rocky Mountain Institute $10M

Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.

Recycling Program Diverts Plastic Waste

Project expands longstanding recycling partnership which has transformed more than 200 million pounds of plastic film into durable, sustainable building material

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

Green Seal’s Safer Disinfecting Practices Service 1 Billion Square Feet

Flagship properties One Penn Plaza, The Kennedy Center and Merchandise Mart are among those serviced by Green Seal-certified cleaning services.

USGBC To Fund 500 LEED Professionals In Underserved Communities

The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.

IREM Accepting Grant Applications For Elaina’s Sustainability Fund

Elaina's Sustainability Fund grants encourage innovation or adoption of sustainability and occupant wellness initiatives that impact the buildings where we live, work, shop, and play.

Sentosa Golf Club Named “World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility”

Singapore’s premier club wins big again at the 7th annual World Golf Awards, unveils environmental documentary film.

ASHRAE Moves To New Net-Zero Energy Global HQs In Metro Atlanta

ASHRAE’s new headquarters uses technology integration to increase efficiency, protect people and property, and enhance the occupant experience, and is a model for net-zero energy building design.

GBCI Announces 2020 LEED Fellows

The 2020 class of LEED Fellows includes 25 green building leaders who represent the top of their field and are committed to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities.

Aramark Global HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

Located in Philadelphia, the Aramark headquarters includes a wellness center, biophilia rooms, outdoor terraces, and a showcase state-of-the-art dining facility and test kitchen.

Cargotecture: Green Office Solution Reduces Carbon Footprint

Cargotecture is the architectural practice of using and refurbishing old shipping containers and transforming them into various habitable structures

GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisor Professionals

GBCI's TRUE Advisors help facilities achieve TRUE certification, as well as support and implement zero waste policies and programs.

Second Act For Office Furniture

Develop a reuse plan for workplace furnishings to reduce environmental impact.

Green Cleaning For Safety

New guidelines from USGBC focus on facilities reopening safely while preserving sustainability efforts.

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.

Delivering On The Gift Of Solar Energy

Global Links, a Pittsburgh non-profit that helped others through the COVID-19 crisis, received its own relief through solar energy financing.

Green Buildings, Safety First

Four new pilot credits in the LEED rating system include a focus on surface cleaning and indoor air quality.

Resilient Buildings As First Line Of Defense

Assess risks and access resources to fortify your facilities to withstand threats and hazards.

Facility Executive: October 2020 Issue

The October 2020 issue looks at healthy, sustainable, resilient facilities, including mass notification, HVAC, green buildings, and more.

Reduce COVID-19 Risks In Commercial Buildings Without Wasting Energy

As offices, schools, and retail stores reopen, ACEEE’s Steven Nadel discusses how to reduce COVID-19 risks without wasting energy.

PDR Designed HP Inc. Campus Achieves LEED ID+C Gold V4

The interiors of the HP Inc. campus, designed by Houston-based PDR, has been awarded LEED v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

North Carolina Hospital Honored For Rethinking Energy Use

ASHE has named the Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team its 2020 Energy Champion for leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

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