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This textile features 60% to 85% bio content derived from sugar cane plant and can be used for wallcoverings, panels, or upholstery applications.


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This textile features 60% to 85% bio content derived from sugar cane plant and can be used for wallcoverings, panels, or upholstery applications.

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.


NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Biobased Xorel by Carnegie

This textile features 60% to 85% bio content derived from sugar cane plant and can be used for wallcoverings, panels, or upholstery applications.

Energy Star Recognizes Aggregates Production Site

In Sunol, CA, Lehigh Hanson's aggregates production site is the first of its type to achieve the Energy Star Challenge for Industry.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LED Area Lights by MaxLite

These DLC approved products can replace metal halide and high pressure sodium outdoor lighting fixtures.

BIFMA Announces Over 40 Furniture Manufacturers With level Certified Products

Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

New Report on Role of Cities in Green Economy

The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC’s The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events and outlines clear action items for Rio+20

USGBC Announces Changes to LEED 2012

Changes address revised delivery and ballot schedule; due out in 2013, revision will become LEED V4 instead of LEED 2012.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dyson Airblade™ Hand Dryer from Dyson

A life cycle assessment conducted by a Massachusetts-based university found the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer to be the most sustainable way to dry hands.

Higher Ed Buildings Earn Top Green Globes Rating

The University of British Columbia is home to two classroom facilities recognized for elevated sustainability.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Overburden Removal Warranty from LiveRoof

This applies to removing and replacing vegetative roof modules when assessing and repairing roof membrane leaks.

McDonald's Shares Green Practices Reports

The restaurant company's 2012 report addresses projects in eight categories. Suppliers recognized in another report.

Earth Week At U of Nevada, Reno

Facilities staff call attention to recycling with a giant "N" made of plastic water bottles.

AASHE's New Quarterly Review On Higher Ed Sustainable Actions

With a nearly 250% increase of participants in its STARS program since 2011, AASHE has launched a quarterly review to share best practices.

Tree Plantings On College Campuses

AASHE, a three year partner of the Arbor Day Foundation, is encouraging its member campuses to plant trees this spring.

Air Curtains Allowable In Pending IgCC

An air curtain (or "air door") employs a stream of air to create an air seal, separating different environments while allowing traffic flow.

Guide Explains How To Implement Sustainable Practices Based On Government Guidelines

U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management is available online free of charge as part of IFMA's “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide" series.

2011 Version Of Standard 189.1

When introduced in 2009, the standard was the first code intended commercial green building standard in the U.S.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Moka by Cascades Tissue Group

This new bathroom tissue is unbleached and composed of 100% reycled fiber.

First Three Landscapes Certified By SITES

The SITES rating system is focused on the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Surface Options from Kimball Office

The updated portfolio provides facility professionals with more options when seeking natural wood veneers and FSC wood options.

St. Louis Office Diverts 11 Tons From Landfill

This fall, employees at One Met Square have sent an average of 1.5 tons of food per week to be composted, rather than simply discarded.

NSF Recognizes Wallcoverings Distributor

TRI-KES of Dallas, TX is the first to be qualified as a sustainable wallcovering source under a new NSF Standard.

Davies Office First Remanufacturer To Be BIFMA level Certified

The company was recently recognized by BIFMA's level certification for sustainable practices in remanufacturing furniture panel systems.

New Research Highlights American and British Outlooks on Economic Recovery, Tenant Drivers

Despite remaining optimistic about the economic outlook, U.S. property professionals conversely voiced less confidence in the market than their British colleagues.

Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in Green Schools

The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in "poor" shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in "excellent" shape.

New Service Spotlight: Solar Power Purchase Program from Siemens

Focused toward public sector facility managers, Siemens has a program offering solar energy projects without having to make an initial capital investment in solar equipment.

September 19-23: World Green Building Week

Each year during the third week of September, Green Building Councils and their members mark this occasion with events and activities that reflect the diversity of their cultures and industries.

Defining a Sustainable Roof

In roofing, what is sustainable? Are we achieving it if we paint our black roofs white to save energy?

New Service Spotlight: Remote Energy Management Service from Schneider Electric

Previously branded as EnergyView Online, Remote Energy Management is a hosted solution that enables users to save energy from anywhere and at any time.

World Workplace First Look

In addition to a conference offering more than 60 educational sessions and keynote presentations, the event will feature an expo as well as governmental agencies including the U.S. State Department and General Services Administration.

RECAP: World FM Day 2011

“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.

Guidelines For Selecting LED Lighting Systems

Experts say it is essential to conduct a thorough review of indoor LED luminaires using six general performance criteria prior to making a final purchase decision.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Laundry Cleaning Solutions From Proteus Solutions, LLC

Diversey, Inc. and Standard Textile Co., Inc. have joined forces to bring cost-effective, sustainable options to lodging and healthcare.

Facility Management Anticipates Increased Hiring and Spending

The most recent results show a gradual increase from previous surveys in those who anticipate hiring additional FM staff in the next six months, with 24% reporting such plans.

"Green" Internship Program Launched By ARAMARK

The company has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to foster and teach environmental stewardship in a variety of job types.

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