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With Help from Eco-Products, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival turned 180 tons of what would have been waste into compost after the four-day event.


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With Help from Eco-Products, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival turned 180 tons of what would have been waste into compost after the four-day event.

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Bonnaroo Turns 180 Tons Of Trash Into Treasure

With Help from Eco-Products, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival turned 180 tons of what would have been waste into compost after the four-day event.

Three Ways To Improve Sustainability Initiatives With Flooring

Selecting sustainability flooring is the right thing to do for the environment and can lead to healthier building occupants, higher quality indoor conditions, and improved resource preservation.

USGBC Announces 2019 Green Building Leadership Awards

Microsoft and the Minnesota Twins are among the recipients to be recognized next month during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta.

Energy Efficiency Efforts Save Manufacturer $200,000 Annually

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Better Plants partner TE Connectivity for energy efficiency leadership at its Lickdale, PA plant. 

ASHRAE Releases Expanded, Revised Version of Standard 90.1

Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world

Davies Office Founder Recognized For Remanufacturing Efforts

Bill Davies received the 2019 Remanufacturing ACE Award from the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) during its World Remanufacturing Conference earlier this month.

IFMA Releases Climate Change Report For Facility Managers

IFMA’s “Climate Change Fundamentals for Facility Management Professionals,” is the first report to address climate change as it relates to facility management roles and responsibilities.

Green Campus Revitalization

Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI campus include net zero goals for energy, water, and waste.

Greening The Building Envelope

The road to a more sustainable future for building materials and products is multi-faceted.

LEED Case Study: A Place Of Honor Sustained

Built in 1938, the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis, MO has earned LEED Gold certification.

Pursuing Zero Net Energy Buildings

Whether for new construction or renovation, early recognition of five key aspects is important.

Facility Executive | October 2019 Issue

The October 2019 Issue looks at sustainability for buildings and grounds. Plus sensor technology, keeping facility grounds safe, and lighting retrofits.

Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners Have Saved $6.7 Billion

The Department of Energy program's partners represent more than 3,200 facilities and roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.

Moerings USA To Represent GSky Living Green Wall Systems

Moerings USA will represent GSky® living green wall systems with architects, landscape architects, and developers in the upper Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

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.

New Tool Offers Hospitals Improved Energy Efficiency

The new Energy to Care Dashboard Tool from ASHE offers an at-a-glance view of healthcare facilities’ energy use.

Saving Energy, One Flicker At A Time

Learn how software technology can monitor energy consumption while improving cost savings and the lifespan of critical assets.

Montréal’s Sun Life Building Earns LEED® Platinum Certification

The facility is the first century-old building in North America to obtain triple Platinum certification for excellence in environmental performance and digital connectivity.

Energy Efficiency Can Get U.S. Halfway To Climate Goals

A new ACEEE report shows that energy efficiency can slash U.S. energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 and get the nation halfway toward its climate goals.

An Industry First: Excel Dryer Publishes Health Product Declarations

The high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco®, and ThinAir® Hand Dryers were reviewed and their materials verified by a third party.

Million Cool Roofs Challenge​ Finalists Named 

Each of the 10 projects has received $100,000 to help them deploy their solutions; In 2021 $1 million will be awarded to the winning team.

Unilever Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Across Five Continents

The company's facilities across five continents have achieved 100% renewable grid electricity use, a year ahead of the company's global 2020 target.

Three Ways Facility Managers Can Retain Their Best Tenants

To tighten bonds and boost retention rates with commercial tenants, facility managers should leverage these three evolving trends.

U.S. Cities Adopt Stricter Building Energy Codes

More cities and states are working together to slash energy consumption in buildings, with implementing more stringent building codes as a first step.

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.

USGBC Announces New Board Chair

U.S. Green Building Council welcomes Dr. Aaron Bernstein of Harvard University as new board chair, along with four new board members.

$28.5M Update Earns Whiteman AFB Clinic LEED v4 Certification

The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

Bank Of America Tower Earns Nation’s 1st Leed V4 Platinum For Core and Shell

Bank of America Tower was one of 100 projects selected for the pilot program of LEED Version 4, and was the only one to attempt the Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBCLA) credit.

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.

Boston, San Francisco, Seattle Top List Of Large Clean Energy Cities

Many U.S. cities are boosting their clean energy efforts, but few are on track to meet climate goals, according to 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Canon Canada HQ Earns LEED® Gold Certification

The 180,000-square-foot, five-story building includes elements that encourage collaboration, foster well-being, and promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint.

Insurance Company Earns Sustainability At Work Gold Certification

In recognition of its commitment to sustainable practices—including recycling, landscaping and transportation efforts—Standard Insurance Company received Portland's Sustainability at Work gold workplace certification.

Improve Sustainability At 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Attend Facility Executive Live! this September in Arlington, VA, and gain insight on building up the sustainability culture in your department — and across the organization.

New Solar Charging Kit From Legrand

The Solar Charging Kit adds USB charging for mobile devices to commercial and hospitality outdoor spaces without the time or hassle of a full construction project.

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.

Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility

At Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, a new student athletic facility achieved LEED Platinum certification.

Physical Activity, Sustainable Materials Create Healthy Residence Halls

Residence halls can be designed to promote physical activity and healthy habits, while using healthy materials and building systems to provide a healthy environment.

Bank Of America Reduces Energy Costs With Solar Panels

Through its Onsite Solar Initiative, the company will install solar panels at more than 60 locations, including financial centers, ATMs, and offices.

A Fresh Look At Green Cleaning

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

IECC Committee Approves EV Charging Proposal

The proposed code by Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) would require new commercial and high-rise residential buildings to facilitate installation of future electric vehicle charging.

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