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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.


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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.

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Princeton Review & USGBC: “Guide To 286 Green Colleges”

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.

Earth Day, 4/22: 40 Ways to Go Green in the Workplace

Looking for ideas for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday April 22? Check out these suggestions from Jones Lang LaSalle executives.

ASBE and IFMA Conduct Executive Order Summit

ASBE and IFMA will conduct a half-day event TODAY to illustrate how federal facility managers can achieve sustainability goals set by President Obama in Executive Order 13514.

Higher Ed Institution Noted For Sustainability

Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH is the first community college in the state to receive the Bellwether Award from the Community College Futures Assembly.

Carpet Innovators Partner To Create Filler From Waste

The partnership between Mohawk Industries and Polar Materials, Inc. will result in a carpet backing filler created from recycled carpet waste—advancing post-consumer recycling efforts and reducing the amount of carpet waste sent to the landfill every year.

Modular Building Projects Recognized

For its annual Awards of Distinction contest, the Modular Building Institute chose projects ranging from a 70,000 square foot Olympic athletes’ village to a 57,600 square foot high school.

Guidebook For Sustainable Federal Facilities

"The New Sustainable Frontier – Principles of Sustainable Development" is part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Sustainable Development Education Initiative.

Navigating A Path To Sustainability

A report released by Environmental Systems, Inc. in December 2009 is aimed at helping financial and operations professionals sort through sustainability information, understand trends, and visualize what is possible.

Florida A&M University Going Green with Siemens

Through a $2.4 million energy savings performance contract now being executed by the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc., Florida A&M University (FAMU) is now on the path to a greener and more sustainable campus for the students and faculty.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Save H2O iApp From Sloan Valve

Facility managers can calculate their facility water usage and potential savings using a iPhone.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Elevator Efficiency

With a growing emphasis on cost-effective building maintenance practices, many facility managers are looking for ways to increase elevator efficiency and performance,

University Students Tackle Sustainability

Interns at Indiana University Bloomington will build upon previous projects and lay the groundwork for new initiatives to further improve sustainable practices on their campus.

First Integrated Green Construction Code Poised For 2010 Debut

Drafters of IGCC are nearing completion of the first ever integrated green code for traditional and high performance commercial buildings, set for a public release in March.

USGBC Approves IREM Course on Sustainable Real Estate Management

The course focuses on common sense, cost effective ways to meet owner, tenant, and resident demand for “green” real estate and increase a property’s NOI through sustainable real estate management techniques.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Round And Round We Go

A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.

Bank of America Center Houston Earns LEED EB O&M Gold

The USGBC has awarded Bank of America Center in Downtown Houston's theater district its LEED® for Existing Building, Operations, and Maintenance Gold Certification.

FEA, IFMA Foundation Release EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Guide

Facility Engineering Associates (FEA), in partnership with the IFMA Foundation, has released a new publication detailing how to utilize EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the second publication in the IFMA Foundation's sustainability guide series.

Nation's Oldest Buildings Ripe For 'Green' Initiatives

DC has, on average, the oldest commercial buildings among the states, according to a new study conducted by SMR Research Corp. Older buildings are those most likely to have the greatest potential for energy efficiency improvements.

CityCenter Named Best Commercial Project of 2009 by FSC-US

The Forest Stewardship Council-US (FSC-US) has honored CityCenter in Las Vegas as the best commercial project of 2009 in the fifth annual Designing & Building with FSC Awards.

Facility Professionals Recognized By Zeftron nylon

The first annual Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award recognizes facility, architect, and design professionals who employ and use sustainable practices at work, at home, and in their communities.

Sustainability Survey by CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle

New survey shows 74% of facility executives are willing to pay a premium to retrofit space that they own for sustainability criteria.

ASHRAE Headquarters Receives Highest LEED Certification

The Society’s office building in Atlanta, GA, which underwent a major renovation in 2008, is one of only six buildings in the state of Georgia to receive a LEED Platinum rating,

Third BOMI Course Gets Approval from USGBC

USGBC has approved BOMI’s Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (Design II) course which will help LEED professionals satisfy their credentialing maintenance requirements.

Study Connects Project Delivery Methods/Sustainability Goals

The first comprehensive study to explore the impact of project delivery methods and procurement procedures on achieving sustainable design and construction goals was released earlier this month.

Frito-Lay North America Headquarters Achieves LEED Gold

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America recently announced its Plano, TX, headquarters has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

InterfaceFLOR Earns NSF/ANSI Certification

NSF International has announced that InterfaceFLOR has received certification to NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainable Carpet for both its GlasBac and GlasBac RE products.

New Student Center Incorporates Sustainability and Technology

The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Tierra By Armstrong

This ceiling from Armstrong has attained Cradle to Cradle™ Silver certification from MBDC.

Report Shows Hotel Guests Prefer Green

A recently released report by J.D. Power and Associates, the 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, showed, among other things, that green hotels made great strides in awareness, guest satisfaction, and participation in sustainable programs since the previous reporting period in 2008.

College Athletic Departments Playing Catch-up on Sustainability

New report shows that the commitment to sustainability is lower among athletic departments than compared to their institutions as a whole and to professional sports teams.

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and cogeneration).

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on City Infrastructure

The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate positive.”

The Greening of the Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly needed.

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

In what amounts to a “green” diplomatic effort, the U.S. Embassy in Panama is the second American Embassy built to meet the energy and environmental standards established by the USGBC.

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, and the International Facility Management Association will release the results of the third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) on May 6 at 10 a.m. (CST) via Webcast.

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

The survey found that overwhelmingly, almost 70% of the Americans surveyed say they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen compost.

100 Ways Commercial Real Estate is Going Green For Earth Day

BOMA International has issued “100 Days, 100 Ways,” a list of tips and strategies to help facility professionals make going green a priority on Earth Day and every day.

Partnership For Greening Hotel Housekeeping

The American Hotel & Lodging Association and the International Executive Housekeepers Association are working to increase sustainability.

GSA Submits Economic Recovery Plans to Congress

The GSA has submitted a $5.55 billion spending proposal highlighting the public building projects it plans to accomplish with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. IFMA is working with GSA as an industry partner to educate the public about GSA’s efforts.

NSF 140 Guidance Manual Published

The guidebook is designed to make it easier to use NSF 140 and to establish consistency in the data collection and documentation required for certification.

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